A Perfect Vue! Our Trip To Vue Cinema, Altrincham. Vue sign, exterior shot, sky

A Perfect Vue!: Our Trip To Vue, Altrincham

* Contains gifted experience. All opinions are our own as always though fillies.

With the British “summer” actually not being very…well…summery, there’s only one way to spend those rain-filled days or nights – a trip to the flicks! Yes – our date night would not be dampened (both metaphorically or literally) because escaping into the world of the movies is always the perfect destination! We had been after seeing Disney’s Aladdin for some time, so one particularly inclement Saturday, one of our 3 wishes was to experience it in the best possible way. And the perfect venue to do so? Well, that had to be Vue, Altrincham. Small but perfectly formed, this is no “diamond in the rough”, but a “whole new world”of entertainment, comfort and quality. So jump aboard our magic carpet and see if our trip was everything we had wished for…

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Marvellous Manchester: A Local’s Guide To Hidden Gems

Hotels.com have gifted me spending money, but all views are our own.

Manchester – damn you are marvellous! As dwellers of this fine city, we are huge ambassadors of its hidden gems. And in order to really, truly experience a city, it is always wise to seek local advice – insider information if you will! For those that live and breath the town, they usually experience all the secret delights that can be hidden from the average tourist. Stepping off the train at Piccadilly station and checking into one of the many fabulous hotels in Manchester, it is easy to stumble into the trap of “chain smoking” – the habit of jumping from one brand named restaurant to another brand name bar on repeat till the end of your trip. Sure – there is comfort in the familiar, but heck, great things come out of stepping out of your comfort zone! So click this way and discover the hidden gems of Manchester, as us two locals take you along to our favourite places…

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Breathe in and yup, you guessed it – the heavily perfumed whiff of all things “Valentine” is distinctly in the air. Now I don’t know if you are like us when it comes to contemplating what to get your special someone, but we just love to give memories, rather than chocolates and flowers. It seems we are aren’t the only ones as apparently getaways, especially quirky ones have never been so popular as lovebirds look to fly away to places that are more for an experience rather than a place to nab a tan. And with Valentine’s Day just a cherub’s arrow flight away, there’s no greater better time than to get thinking about where to go for your lovers retreat. Whether you are doing the surprising or you are the surprised…that age old dilemma is sure to come to mind: what DO I pack?! Well, fear not – click this way and discover that packing for unfamiliar location needn’t be the biggest dilemma…

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Feeling Festive: Our Top Festival Getaways That Won’t Break The Bank

Festival season is officially in full swing and it has us dreaming of hot sunny days, boho chic, chilled ciders and enjoying the best music, fun, food and frollicks. And if the beautiful British summer doesn’t guarantee you those hot sunny days, why not consider running away abroad? Combining your festival trip with a holiday as well means a foreign festival getaway needn’t break the bank! So click this way and discover our top festival getaways that will have you feeling festive in no time…the beers are on us!

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Due to imminently moving house but still needing a break away this year, Leigh and I are looking closer to home and instead of a week in Spain, we’re discussing a week or so in the UK, hiring the classic VW Camper van and touring around to spend time in places we’ve always talked about but never been! We get to spend quality time together and go on an adventure with everything we need travelling with us! So, why don’t you be our backseat passenger and come along…

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Inspired by the lyrics from one of my fave films “Flashdance”, or as I like to call it “Flashy-Pants”, you too can take whatever it is that sets your soul on fire career-wise – and make it happen! Yes, your passion CAN be your paycheck – you just have to be smartly sussed up, be prepared to work hard…and have a little leap of faith!  So click this way as I share my top tips on taking your passion and making it happen career-wise, leg warmers optional…

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like spring fillies and that’s starting to make us feel all kinds of frisky for spring’s hotter sister – summer! We’re thinking warm nights, cool drinks, skin more tanned and golden than the whole cast of Towie put together! And the perfect bff to sunkissed skin? Why the sassiest of swimwear of course! Grab your factor 30 and click this way for our hot swimwear picks from Simply Beach…

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Come away with me to a place where magic and delight awaits around every corner and a heady whirl of joy dances in the air. Gird your loins fillies – we are going to Disneyland Paris! For me, it really is the most wonderful place on earth and has the double whammy of being in one of my favourite cities in the world – Paris. And heck, what better place for a big kid at heart to celebrate their 35th birthday hey? So click this way for a good dose of perfectly Parisian, delightfully Disney deliciousness with a hefty measure of top tips to get the most out of your stay to boot. Let’s go – your ticket is on me…

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Come Away With Me: 2018 Travel Bucket List

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling all kinds of blue. Yup, after the initial New Year buzz has died down to a whimper, your “Dry January” has gotten decidedly wet and you have broken “Veganuary” by secretly chomping on every beast known to man – the only thing to do is think about your getaway! It’s the perfect time to be the mastermind of your own great escape. So come away with me and find out where is on my travel bucket list in 2018…

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Ahhhh…date night! That designated time when you and your special someone make special time to do some…erm…special. To focus on the now, to enjoy each other’s company and escape into your own little love bubble. Is there anything better? Well yes, when you decide to make it just that little bit more magical and take it around the world! When you consider the cost of an average date night outing locally, why not be a savvy spender and go international? So whether you want to be romantic in Rome, loved up in London, parfait in Paris or naughty in New York, there’s a perfect date out there for everyone, and who knows, it just might be the one that takes your relationship to the next level! Click this way and discover the perfect destination for love…

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