Thursday, 16 November 2017

A night at the Dalmahoy Country Club Edinburgh

 When planning our trip to Disneyland we needed to find a hotel close to Edinburgh airport, we did the usual travelodge and premier inn search then we stumbled up on this beauty, the Dalmahoy Country Club and Hotel. The price for one night was just slightly higher than that of a standard airport hotel, meaning there was no way we were missing the chance to stay in a fancy hotel with a spa, two golf courses and a nature trail the night before we flew. It turns out the hotel is only a 10 minute drive from the airport and super easy to find and the drive up to it is beautiful, the whole place is beautiful! We checked in very quickly with some lovely service and headed to find our room, this place is massive so if you stay I'd definitely recommend using the map they give you!
We opted for a basic double room since we'd only be staying the night to be close to the airport and weren't expecting too much. However the room was absolutely massive, with views of the grounds and the comfiest bed EVER. The room even had a mini fridge which we were buzzing about since we could use it to stash our Irn Bru and chocolate haha. We quickly hurried out though as we wanted to do the nature trail and wander the grounds before the sunset. 
The grounds are beautiful, so much to see! The hotel have their own honey bees and the hives are so cute, they have a pond? or a lake I'm not sure which is classes as since it was massive and a bird hide so you can watch all the swans and geese. Although when we were wandering there were a few geese upon the lawns! The grounds are very big and pretty definitely worth a trip to wander around, after an hour or so we headed back to our room to warm up a little before heading for dinner, we got lost looking for the brasserie so I'd 100% recommend using the hotel maps. 
The food was so yummy and reasonably priced it was well worth a visit. After dinner we were exhausted and decided to head back for an early night since our flight was super early and we had to be at the airport for 6am. Our stay at The Dalmahoy was wonderful and I'd love to go back and try their spa out. My only issue is they woke us too early with the clocks changing but I can forgive that since clocks going back confuses everyone. 

I cannot wait to share my Disneyland trip and Paris trip with you all over the next few days, but first I had to share the Dalmahoy because it was such a lovely stay!

Kloe. x

Sunday, 1 October 2017

The Countdown To Disneyland Paris!

In exactly 4 weeks I'll be skipping down Main Street towards Sleeping Beauty's castle filled with insane amounts of excitement and most likely a ton of sugar from breakfast. I can't believe it's 4 weeks today until I'm in Disneyland, I've been counting down since January and its finally the month we go. This years trip is 5 days so we have waaaay more time to do everything and see Paris properly compared to last time where we only had 1 full day. There's so much I'm excited to see and do since last time the park was getting a lot of refurbishment done, so I am majorly excited about soooo much. So since I have so much pent up excitement I decided I'm going blog weekly leading up to the trip with Disney related posts, so to kick it off here's a lil list of things I cannot wait for. 

Big Thunder Mountain and Star Tours
Last time we went both of these attractions were shut which was majorly disappointing, Thunder Mountain is one of my favourite rides in the park probably because of it being in Frontierland but it is also a great roller coaster. As for Star Tours I've only ever been on it once! So I am majorly excited to ride it since it has been done up and has new features. 

Character Breakfast at Plaza Gardens
On this trip I'm determined to try more foods and places to eat, lucky for us character breakfast was included with our booking so we get to do this Halloween morning! I can't wait to try Plaza Gardens from photos the breakfast looks unreal plus Characters milling around is always fun. 

Parades and Firework Shows
Last time we felt like our time in the parks was pretty limited so avoided waiting for parades and fireworks due to exhaustion but with having tons more time this year we can totally make the firework show and parades at least once which is fab. I loved watching the parades as a kid. 

Omg I am finally trying inventions, I've wanted to set foot inside the Disneyland Hotel for aaages. It looks so beautiful and I've heard so many people rave about inventions, I was really worried about getting a table but we have one reserved and I am ridiculously excited about this. Clearly a lot of this trip is food centered because I am determined to eat all the Disney treats possible. 

Halloween is my favourite season ever, like I love it. I'm super excited to see all the decorations I know this year most of them have been moved to Frontierland which is a bit disappointing from past years but it's still gonna be fab. Plus we have tickets to the Halloween Soiree which is going to be so so good. I am way too excited to get dressed up, I can't wait to share my costume with you all. Halloween food, oh my god all the themed foods are the best thing ever, I am so excited to eat so much food. 

Basically I'm just stupidly excited for my trip and I've pretty much decided what I'm wearing every day and I honestly cannot wait to take a million photos and go on every ride tons of times. I'm also super nervous about the trip though because I am not prepared at all and I'm not a good flyer I panic haha. 

Have you visited Disneyland Paris before? Do you have any tips for my trip?

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Why's A Raven Like A Writing Desk?

First up it shocks me how much I like these photos, I hate my body so usually delete every outfit photo I've taken. Also I cannot stand my face on most photos like I just think it's grim but I wanna use these for everything props to my mam for taking some decent photos her first time using a camera in like 10 years haha. I'm also really conscious of the fact my hair is a ridiculous array of colours right now but I'm trying to be good and not dye it so I can go back natural once most of the green has gone so for now I have to deal with hair that makes me think of algae and seaweed haha.

Anyway, I was invited to the most beautiful wedding a few weeks ago and the theme was Alice in Wonderland let me tell you the decor and cake everything was just so beautiful and perfect I was just like wow I want to get married and trust me that is a very rare thought haha. So I thought it was the perfect occasion to finally wear this dress I picked up in Lincoln a few months ago, I can't even remember the store it was on Steep Hill I know that much tho. The second I saw the dress I had to have it, I love Alice in Wonderland everything about it is brilliant, it's the first book I remember bringing home from school and asking my mam to read with me. I decided to wear it with the cutest rose gold heels from River Island and of course needed a sparkly bag to match which I found in New Look.

I really just loved my entire outfit and felt adorable all night, even if I did end up running around bare feet cause I'm no good in heels haha. These photos have definitely boosted my confidence and I'm super excited to get back into posting outfits and trying more outside shoots. I'm hoping to pack this dress for my trip to Disneyland too, so no doubt it'll be making an appearance here again soon! So there we have it my current favourite outfit ever, I just want to wear the dress every day for the rest of my life because it's so perfect.

Do you have an outfit you just feel adorable in and want to wear forever?