Yesterday Nick and I took a trip to Reading for an Off Road Segway Experience with Berkshire 4×4 which I was given for my birthday! Segways are those two wheeled, self balancing machines which you control by leaning. I thought I’d be rubbish but they were actually really easy to control so we had a great time. The weather was lovely and sunny yesterday which made it even better and we even managed to sit outside with an ice cream at the end!
In case you didn’t know, Mother’s Day is on the 18th of March this year! I’ve put together a few ideas for you……
1. Paperblanks sell a range of gorgeous notebooks which are way prettier than your average Staples notepad! This flowery design costs £10.99 and, I think, would make a wonderful gift.
2. I’ve stumbled across some really lovely National Trust beauty products. The packaging is smart and the scents are unique – I love Countryside: Cowslip & Meadowsweet and Coast: Rock, Samphire and Driftwood which have nice fresh, not overpowering smells and remind me of summer! I’m very surprised at how good the products I’ve tried are and I think they’d make a great Mother’s Day gift.
Coast Hand & Body Wash, £7.50
3. Blue Nun sparkling wine with pieces of 22-caret gold leaf! At £9.59 a bottle I think this would make a really fun gift!
4. St Ives products are always brilliant and this Apricot Invigorating Scrub is no different! £5.10
5. Aromatherapy Associates have lots of luxurious products. I’m in love with this mini set of bath oils, but be warned, it’s not cheap at £28.50. (Worth it though!)
6. Love Hearts, £1.39 – A quirky little gift!
For Christmas, my dad bought tickets for us to see the NoFit State Circus at The Riverfront in Newport. The show was called Mundo Paralelo and it was last night. It was fantastic so I thought I’d share a few photos with you. The circus is based on acrobatics and some of the stuff was completely unbelievable! There was some brilliant tightrope walking, a trapeze artist, amazing juggling, hula hooping and that thing where people climb up and down ribbons (not sure of the technical name for it!). There were only around ten people but they were all really skilled at what they did. It’s hard to describe so I’ve also put in a little YouTube clip for you to watch.
The performance was actually quite long – around two hours – but it seemed to go by in a flash! If you ever get the chance to go and see NoFit State then you should definitely go for it!
I’ve not done many hair posts in the past, mainly because I have curly hair which doesn’t really like to be styled. On Friday night our boiler stopped working so we have no heating and no hot water which is horrible, especially seeing as this is pretty much the coldest weather we’ve had all winter (my hands are having trouble typing it’s so cold!)! This means we have no shower and as quite difficult to wash and condition my hair in a basin, I’ve had to try and do something with it to stop it looking as though I’ve just woken up. Most hair related posts I read on other blogs are done by people with straight-ish hair so I thought maybe this might help some of my curly haired readers (if there are any!). Anyway, I was surprised but my hair actually ended up looking all right and not as frizzy as expected –I can’t remember the last time I didn’t condition my hair in the morning!
All I did was comb it through a few times to try and get the curls to drop out a bit. – with an afro comb (upside down and then the right way up) to minimise frizz. Then I rubbed some Trevor Sorbie Beautifully Moisturised Moulding Mud into the ends to try and get rid of the majority of the frizz. I also ran some Avon Almond Oil & Avocado Conditioning Mist Spray through the bottom half of my hair to get rid of flyaways and make my hair look a bit healthier. Avon seem to have discontinued the conditioning spray (it’s really annoying, they always seem to stop selling things just after I’ve discovered them. I think this is similar though.)
I realise that it doesn’t look perfect but there’s only so much I can do with my hair – I could probably get away with saying I was going for tousled beach hair?! I really hope the plumber can fix the boiler tomorrow!
On Sunday I went with Nick to Winchester to drop off Christmas presents for my cousins and do a bit of shopping at the Christmas Market. We had a great day and managed to get Christmas presents for lots of people!
The market is next to the cathedral and although it is smaller than the Bath Christmas Market, it was easier to shop as it wasn’t as busy. There are lots of different stalls selling everything from hand creams to Spanish sausages as well as plenty of places to get food and Christmassy drinks.
The town itself is really pretty and there are all the normal high street shops (and free parking up until Christmas!). Has anyone else been to the Winchester Christmas Market?
Bath Christmas Market is just so Christmassy! I had a lovely day on Saturday with my mum and sister. If you live anywhere near Bath it’s definitely worth a visit even if the trains to get there are completely packed! The market is running until Sunday 11th December and is open from 10am. We arrived at about 10.30 and it was already really busy so it’s probably better to go on a weekday if you can. There are so many stalls with so many different things to choose from – I managed to get quite a few Christmas presents but could easily have bought so much more than I did. I’m planning on going back sometime soon to get a few extra bits!
Here are some photos from our day…..