Manchester

Travel

//Happy 1st of May everyone – I hope you’re all doing great 🙂

This weekend I celebrated my graduation for my Master of Arts degree (technically finished in 2020 but…Covid!) and to celebrate my and my boyfriend went up to Manchester City Centre and stayed in Manchesters most desirable hotel, The Midland.

Superior King Room

I came up on the train and got off at Oxford Road Station, which was only a 7min walk to the hotel. I grabbed a latte in Pret while I waited for my room to be prepared and just chilled out for half and hour enjoying watching the people go past the cafe window.

Loved this robe – kinda wanted to keep it

We stayed in a Superior King Room which came with extra space and complimentary bath robes and slippers! They also bought over a bottle of Prosecco to the room for me and my boyfriend to share and extra bath robes in case we needed them. The staff were lovely and couldn’t do enough for me.

Yes, we did drink it all (plus other drinks)…

I’d also booked me and Harrison into a French Restaurant called ‘The Cote’ at 8:30pm, so once we’d settled into the room we set off to find it and enjoyed a nice walk through the city centre. It was a beautiful warm evening and the sun was setting. I enjoyed watching everyone heading out for the evening (Friday night) and seeing all the cool restaurants – there were endless ones to chose from…

Once we got to the restaurant, we both ordered French onion soup to start with a bottle of rose wine. I then ordered a mozzarella and caramelised onion tart and H ordered the pork belly with truffle chips to share. I couldn’t taste the pork because I’m veggie but H assured me it was insanely good! My favourite thing by far was the soup though – honestly it was out of this world!

Freshly made cocktails ❤

After dinner we decided to get drinks at the bar at our hotel as it was such a stunning bar and lobby it would have been a crime not to haha.

I genuinely think it’s the nicest hotel lobby I’ve ever stayed in anywhere – from the gorgeous pillars to the tree covered in lights growing in the bar, it was just stunning. It even smelled like perfume when you walked in! We ordered a daiquiri and a gin and tonic before heading back to our room for the night ❤

Couldn’t help it 😉

The next day we checked out at 11am and headed into the city for more food and some shopping before heading home. The weather was unusually sunny and warm and we had the best day exploring.

I had such a fantastic weekend I wish I could stay here every time I come to Manchester – I love love LOVE IT!//

Best wishes,

~Charlotte x

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Travel

Hello everyone and welcome to June! x

The past week as been quite lovely for me as I’ve had a week off from work to visit South-West Wales with my family and boyfriend.

The weather was surprisingly gorgeous and we had a lot of great days exploring in the sun ❤

One Thursday of last week we visited the ‘National Botanic Garden of Wales’ for the day! It’s was a fun day but sadly it actually ended up raining for the majority of the time we were there… (typical!) but it was still a great day out!

Below I have added some photos I took of the day including the tropical house and many many beautiful (and weird) flowers 🌸

Tropical House 🌴
This place was very pretty

This huge dome contained lots of plants and flowers from across the world! I’ve taken photos of a few of my favs which you can see below 😀

Humidity and hair don’t mix…
Example of ‘weird’
Like I said, LOTS of RAIN hehe

The pics below are of the very cute Japanese garden ~

So cute!!!

Hope you are having a great summer and I’ll be back on here soon lovelies ❤

Peace and love,

~ Charlotte x