Friday, 20 April 2018

Flight Advice: How NOT to miss your flight this Summer

“This is the last call for passengers X, Z and Y. Please proceed to the gate immediately.” We’ve all been there and it isn’t a pretty sight. The false smiles from airline staff; the stares from disgruntled passengers; and the realisation that the holiday was almost an absolute flop. Missing a flight is one of the worst feelings in the world, so why are we so blasé about the whole experience? People, your time sipping cocktails on a beach is on the line! Hopefully, the last sentence should be enough to make you see sense.

With summer fast approaching and holidays being booked left, right and centre, follow these tips to make sure you don’t end up regretting planning their trip properly and missing their flight:

Book A Hotel
Not just any hotel – one that is on the premises. Savvy businesses such as the Marriot work well with airlines around the world and, this is a huge plus for fliers. By booking into a Courtyard airport establishment, you can save the embarrassment of missing out on expenses paid holiday. The grounds are feet away from the landing strip, so there is no way you won’t be there on time. I know what you’re thinking: what about the cost? Well, a room totals around £50 for a night, roughly the amount for a taxi.

Make Use Of Lounges
I’m by no means a luxury traveller, although I would love to experience it more often if possible! However, as a Mum, I understand that getting two kids and a boyfriend to the gate on time is a tough job. So, the two-hour rule is by no means in effect. If anything, it’s a one-hour-and-a-mad-rush-through-security job. Anyway, the kids won’t last in an airport for 180 minutes, right? Maybe not, if there is a lounge. Usually, there is free food, drinks (alcohol) and entertainment included within the price. It’s fun for all the family at a low cost of £15-£25.

Get Through Security Quicker
We would all love to miss out the queues and head straight through to the duty-free section. Of course, it never works that way as there is always a line at security. Thankfully, it is possible to get through faster than usual if one is prepared to be organised and make sacrifices. For example, pack everything in your hand luggage in order of what will stay in and what will come out. Anything electronic has to go through the scanners in a separate tray so they should be at the top. It’s a small timesaver yet it works. Desperate people must ask kindly to jump the queue.

Stay Focused
Picture the scene. Everyone is through and there are plenty of minutes left on the clock. Great, time for a well-deserved liquid lunch and a bit of shopping. Although it’s fine to start the holiday at the airport, don’t forget to concentrate. According to frequent fliers and airline workers, people who miss flights are inside the lobby ready and raring to go. Still, they daydream and forget that there is a plane to catch. Don’t be a dummy – be aware of your flight time and gate number!

Have you ever missed a flight? If so, what are your methods for airline punctuality?

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Love Drop Subscription Box Review

Subscription boxes have been around now for quite a while, they’re a great way to treat yourself each month to something new! Whether its a beauty box, a box for your cats or a food box, the anticipation and surprise of what you’re going to get in it each month never dulls and it’s a great way to save money too! If you curb your spending, you know you’re still going to get a treat that month so it’s a great way to save if you’re a bit of a speedy sally! 

Subscription boxes have really upped their game and the variety available is insane so it’s no surprise that there really is a subscription box for everything, date nights included. Love Drop is a bi-monthly subscription box for couples! It includes all you could need for that perfect date night and a little more... With treats for him and her, surprises and cute date night ideas, it’s a great way to spice things up a little and know that you’ll never be bored! 

The February box was my first box and I was kindly gifted it from the guys over at Love Drop to try and test - it came at such a good time too as my maternity leave is coming to an end which means money is tight and we don’t often get chance to go and splash out on a fancy meal or trip out so most of our evenings are spent at home chilling in front of the TV - this meant we could do that and a whole lot more! 

The box was full of goodies including:
Pink Himalayan salt Chocolate (RRP £2.79)
2 x Condoms
2 x Lubricant 
Clio Love Balls (RRP £20)
Hera Cock Ring (RRP £25)
Reasons why I love you book (RRP £9) 
Love Drop prompt cards (RRP £9.95)
Tips for future date nights 

Each box is £45.00 so over the course of 2 months, it’s £22.50 a month, about average for a subscription box and knowing that you get more than your moneys worth for things that you can use over and over, it’s a great way to spend your money in making date nights exciting again! 

The February box has a little something for everyone, I think the prompt cards are a great way to spice things up a bit and do some things that you wouldn’t usually do! If you’ve both become a bit same-same when it comes to spending time together, then it’s a great way to add something new but still feel comfortable in your own home! The addition of the toys makes things extra fun - it’s a great way to try things out if you’re not used to using toys too and just remember, it’s all a big of fun and take things at your own pace. 

I think the addition of the Reasons why I love you book, the prompt cards and the chocolate, make the box appealing to everyone without the horror of simply having sex toys delivered every other month and not knowing what the hell to do with them! I think it’s a great, fun way to spice things up and especially if you have children - we all know it can be pretty impossible to spend some quality time together or even get intimate, so having this delivered gives you that nudge you need to remember to enjoy those moments with your partner! 

You can save £5.00 off your first box too if you use code APRIL18 and simply cancel your subscriptions whenever you want to - there’s no contract and you can simply get a box whenever you want, it’s all manageable on your account