A Room with a View – Staying at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl Southampton Hotel | A Review

Hi Sweeties,

If you cast your mind back to last year to my 29 things before thirty post, I listed staying at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl hotel (Southampton) and watching some cricket from the balcony as something I wanted to do. My husband and I have spent many a day at the Ageas Bowl watching the cricket and we were excited at the prospect of trying out the Hilton once the building of it was completed. However, when we looked into a night’s stay for some of the key cricket games we wanted to see, the hotel was either fully booked or over our budget so for a while I thought this was something we weren’t going to be able to do. THEN our 1st wedding anniversary happened to coincide with a friendly start of the season match and so we were finally able to try out the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl hotel.

Our anniversary fell on a Sunday, so on the day we casually made our way down to the Ageas Bowl. Although we were a little bit early, our room was ready so we headed straight to our room.

Hilton at the Ageas Bowl –

Hilton at the Ageas Bowl

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How do you Judge Beauty? -A response to Julia Roberts being voted People’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2017

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On Thursday this week, I was just finishing my lunch break and doing a quick scroll through Twitter when I saw a this from InStyle.co.uk –

Julia Roberts

“The Oscar winner has been named People‘s World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2017 and it’s an honour she has earned for a record fifth time.” –InStyle.co.uk, 19th April 2017

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Sunshine, New Blogger Friends & Afternoon Tea at Hotel Du Vin, Henley-on-Thames

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I don’t know what the weather was like for you guys last weekend, but for me it was stunning! On Saturday, after I spent some time volunteering (see my Insta), I relaxed in my garden reading Sue Perkins book, Spectacles (so funny!); then on Sunday I took myself on a little trip to Henley-on-Thames for an afternoon tea with some fellow bloggers, courtesy of Hotel du Vin.

I had never been to Henley-on-Thames before Sunday, but having driven through it once or twice, I can appreciate how busy it gets, especially on a sunny day. Sophie from Sophie-Rose.co.uk and I were DM’ing on Sunday morning and from that conversation I made the decision to get the train to Henley instead of driving and stressing about parking. Best. Decision. Ever!

Afternoon tea - Hotel du vin

Afternoon tea - Hotel du vin

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First Impressions: British Beauty Brand Glo & Ray Makeup

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If you cast your mind back to the Blogosphere Valentine’s Tea Party (here), you’ll have seen that one of the brands I met at the event were Glo & Ray, a brand to be honest I had never heard of.

Glo & Ray is a British company, drawing inspiration from the natural wonder of light. They look at harnessing each woman’s natural radiance to deliver a stunning collection designed to illuminate individual beauty.

Blogosphere Valentines tea party Glo & Ray makeup

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Why I will not be watching the Grand National

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The Grand National is a death trap for both horses and riders. I disagree with the number of horses entered; 30+ horses galloping at speed all trying to clear huge fences is just stupid and making injury inevitable. While I acknowledge the National is for the elite degree of horses and riders (much of its appeal), the height (and width) of the jumps is too great for a race; and the distance of the course –have you tried jumping a fallen log in the woods when you are feeling a bit tired? Try jumping 30 (two laps of 16) huge hedges, most with ditches before and after, across a five mile stretch.

Sandown races

Sandown Races last August

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