Monday, 4 January 2016

My 10 Favourite Posts Of 2015

Here are some of my favourite posts of 2015.

Orlando Money Saving Tips


I love visiting Orlando and this post on money saving tips was one of my most viewed posts of 2015. Some tips you may know, some you may not - why don't you have a peek?

Beautiful Bluestone Wales 


We enjoyed our stay at Bluestone Wales in January. It is great value out of high season especially and the standard of accommodation is excellent. Perfectly positioned to visit Oakwood Park and Tenby, and with activities on your doorstep including a great pool, Bluestone Wales is a lovely place to spend a few days.

Quick Ways To Save Money On Holiday



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I enjoyed writing this, putting my years of experience in planning DIY holidays together in one post. I have an insane wanderlust and I am off to New Orleans, Nashville and Memphis in 2015 as well as a cheeky budget stay in Orlando and a wedding in Ireland. Some top tips and travel hacks on ways to save money on holiday.

A California And Vegas Road Trip 


I was lucky enough to go on a wonderful California and Vegas road trip in the summer and this post was an overview of the entire trip. Visiting San Francisco, Napa Valley, Monterey, Pismo Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego and Vegas, it was a once in a lifetime holiday. 

The Secrets to Buying The Perfect Wedding Ring




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Using my experience of running my own jewellers I wrote a post offering advice on the secrets to buying the perfect wedding ring. 

Gousto Food Box Revisited

I review many items on my blog and Gousto is a firm favourite of mine for quality of ingredients and taste. Incredible food with step-by-step instructions, you really can't go wrong with a Gousto food box.

Fairtrade From The Co-Operative 


My local supermarket, a two minute walk from my house, is the Co-Operative. Wherever I can I buy their Fairtrade products. This post really made me think about how Fairtrade works and where the money actually goes.

Flat Shoes Banned From The Cannes Red Carpet 


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The headline in May that flat shoes were 'banned' from the red carpet, highlighted inequality in Hollywood and was an interesting post to write. I honestly can't believe in this day and age that bankable stars get paid less if they are female.

Yardbird - Las Vegas Southern Hospitality And Cooking At Its Best


On our road trip we visited Las Vegas and the restaurant Yardbird was fantastic. We had eaten in a branch in Miami previously and the southern fried chicken was the best I have ever had - it is all in the marinade and the way they cook their chicken. If you ever go to Vegas you must visit.  

Digital Marketing Tips For Bloggers

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Giving simple digital marketing tips for bloggers, this post had a high amount of views and shares. If you are not sure where to start with SEO, give this post a whirl.

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34 comments

  1. Just about to check out the Orlando money saving tips as although it's a while away I'm planning a trip in 2018! Thanks x

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  2. You do indeed have an insatiable wanderlust! There are some great travel posts on your blog! x

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    1. Thank you dear Lucy, I try to make them interesting and hope my passion for travel comes through.

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  3. I love the diversity of your blog posts, and the money saving ones are always interesting and useful.

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    1. Thank you and yes money saving ones are always useful. I like luxury but I still want value for money.

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  4. Gosh, I've been blogging for over a year and half and I still don't have a clue about SEO so I should really check out that post. :)

    Great round-up of posts. I really enjoyed going through mine and picking out my favourites.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  5. such a busy year and array of posts. I'm intrigued to see what my most popular posts were

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  6. Oh my goodness I've got such travel envy! Looks like you've been on some amazing trips. I'm going to take a look at your post about Cannes as well, even just reading your summary of it has annoyed me! How dare they tell women what they can and can't wear?? I'd be going barefoot in protest. I wonder whether anybody did?x

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  7. I've heard so many good things about Bluestone and it's somewhere where I would love to visit this year, so will be definitely checking that post out!

    Laura x x x

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    1. If you go out of high season, it is a bargain for the standard of accommodation you get.

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  8. A whole world of fabulous travel related content! Perfect for tempting those itchy feet at this time of year!!

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  9. That fried chicken looks amazing. I had some pretty good fried chicken in Jamaica last year!

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  10. I enjoy reading your blog posts as they are always interesting. I like your travel ones best x

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  11. Great list of great blog posts! I would love to visit Orlando so any money saving tips are welcomed!

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    1. Hope you find these tips useful then :)

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  12. What a vast selection of posts. :)
    I hope to take the kiddies to Orlando soon as I went as a kid so that is a good post to look at here. :)

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  13. Wow, that road trip sounds amazing. And I love the sound of all your holiday plans for this year. You are certainly going to be busy. And a great idea, to use your knowledge of the jewellery trade to write a post about finding the perfect wedding ring. I think my husband and I just walked into a shop in Hatton Gardens and bought one of the first rings we saw. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    1. The road trip was amazing, I would love to go back to California one day, I think I could actually live there.

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  14. I would love to go on that road trip - what an amazing experience. Bluestone is a stunning part of the world isn't it?

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    1. Bluestone is in such a gorgeous part of Wales. I love Tenby near by and Oakwood theme park is next door too.

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  15. That southern fried chicken along with the Gousto box has got me drooling! What a great recap of the year x

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  16. I loved reading about your California and Vegas road trip, I would love to do that journey one day!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches Travel & Lifestyle Blog

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  17. Great mix of posts. I'm so jealous of your US trips, and this year's to Nashville and Memphis will be amazing. Happy new year

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  18. I love the diversity of your posts! Your trips to the US sound amazing!

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  19. I visited Orlando in 2014, wish your post had been around then to give me some great tips xxx

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  20. What a great selection of posts all covering different topics really nice to see a blog that shares so much and has something for everyone. All the best for 2016 xx

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  21. This is a great selection of posts, such a variation. Your US trips sound amazing, I'm desperate to go to Vegas x

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  22. Thanks for linking up and for also visiting lots of the other blogs people linked :)

    I love the sheer variety of your top 10 posts, I'be always wanted to put together a us road trip so off to read that post now! And don't even get me started on equality in showbiz (or anywhere to be honest!)

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  23. We had the opportunity to stay at Bluestone, it was great definitely a fond memory for the boys, they also had their grandparent come! We struggled to keep them out of the water!

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