5 Things to Distract you from Worrying

I am such a worry wart, it’s something about myself which I definitely wish I could change.
Worrying solves nothing, it’s a pointless act. It will never change the outcome of the circumstance – These are the things I tell myself over and over and yet I STILL worry.
My worrying has definitely led to anxiety and I’ve suffered so badly from it in past years. Luckily now I seem to have it under control but certain things can still set me off.

I have always been a worrier, I get it from my mum, she’s even worse than me! But I HAVE always had things to worry about in my life. Having Cystic Fibrosis means that you’ll go through all kinds. Operations/procedures, tests, annual tests to see how your health is doing over the years, it’s bloody relentless, so worrying comes in the package sadly.
Then there’s just general life worries like; will I ever be able to buy my own home with my partner? I’m 29 – do people laugh at me for still living at home with my parents?
So yeah, I have all kinds of worry.

 

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The past few months though I’ve learnt to distract myself from the worrying, I’ve tried to actually listen to that voice saying that worrying solves nothing.
I have found that distraction works best for me and these 5 things below are the things I do to keep the worrying at bay…

 

Exercise

You’ve probably seen exercise being the best thing for mental health all over the internet but it truly does help me a LOT!
I go to the gym 3 times a week and I feel it helps me deal with whatever I’m worrying about at the time. I concentrate on the things I’m doing at the gym and my progress and that takes me mind off the worries.

I also practise Yoga which works very well too, don’t ask me how but Yoga calms my racing worrisome mind and an early morning Yoga practice seriously does me the world of good. If you’re wanting to try it out I seriously recommend ‘Yoga with Adriene‘ on YouTube.

gym

Reading

Reading is my ultimate escape when things get too much for me. I love getting lost in a story, usually a thriller and not thinking about what’s worrying me. I do tend to stay away from anything sad though…
The book I’ve just finished reading was great for distraction as it was one of those with lots of twists and turns and I spent any time away from the book trying to figure it out!
If you’re interested in the book, I mentioned it here in my April Review post!

 

Boxsets

If reading isn’t your thing then maybe you could try tv boxsets?
I’m currently making my way through Grey’s Anatomy and omg I am HOOKED. I could definitely watch 5 episodes on the bounce and not notice!
Sometimes some people need an intricate programme to get into, to keep their minds busy. Maybe something like a murder mystery would be good, Midsummer Murders is bound to be on one of the tv channels somewhere.
Another programme I LOVE to watch and always cheers me up no matter what is Plebs on itv2. It’s hilarious and I desperately want a Grumio in my life!!!!!

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Spending time with pets

Spending time with pets is actually proven to reduce depression so it’s only fitting that when I spend time with my little dog she banishes all worrying feelings and thoughts.
Even just sitting by her makes me feel better but taking her for a little walk is the best. Getting out and about in the fresh air and looking after my pup – what could be better?

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Pampering

I’m aaaaaall about the self care. Having a warm bubble bath, shaving my legs and sometimes putting a bit of tan on can lift my mood. It doesn’t even have to be anything that big either.
Trying out a new mascara or playing around with eyeliner is a good little distraction if you don’t feel like doing much or just having a general play around with make up. I often do this when feeling a bit down and worrying a lot about something and it does help!

 

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I hope these 5 ideas help you out if you’re worrying about something, they certainly help me!
Do you have any ways that help distract you from worrying? Write them in the comments below!

 

 

Livvy x

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The April Edit

So I thought it’d be a fab idea to start doing these monthly review posts to try and connect better with you guys and hopefully have a little chit chat in the process.

In these posts, I’ll be sharing what’s been happening in my little life over the past month, what I’m looking forward to in the coming month and favourite books/products/things – stuff like that.

So here goes…

Life

April has been mostly a miserable month for me. My little pup was ill and nobody knew what was wrong with her, she kept shaking and wasn’t eating properly. My poor little love went through all kinds of tests but they shown nothing.
Luckily she’s picked up now and is having no issues, so I really hope it was a virus or something? Can dogs even get viruses? *any vets out there?* I don’t know, I just hope she’ll be okay from now on.

Another reason April wasn’t the best was that my boyfriend hasn’t been well at all. With having Cystic Fibrosis it makes me very susceptible to picking up germs and if I do catch them off someone, the cold/bug hits me a LOT harder. I’d not seen him for 3 weeks until the other night when we had a little date night to our new local Hickory’s! It was so good to see him as I was missing him like crazy.

hickorys

Yes, that is a plant on the floor – it was a windy day!

April wasn’t all doom and gloom though, me and my man finally finished paying off our holiday for August! We’re going on a mini cruise with Royal Caribbean to Bruges and Brussels to celebrate my boyfriend’s 30th birthday! I cant flippin’ wait!! It’ll be our 2nd cruise together and we’re going on the same ship as last time – Independence of the Seas, has anyone been on it? It’s currently in the process of having a refurb so it’ll be all new and shiny for when we go on it.
Only 116 days to go haha!

 

Blogging Life

I am still loving blogging and everything that it includes, I’m glad to say.
My little corner reached it’s 2 month ‘blogiversary’ the other day and I’m really pleased with its progress!
I took part in my first ever twitter chat on Monday and it was with Charlene from Beechat and it was great! I will definitely be taking part in more chats from now on so if anyone knows of anymore I can take part in please leave me a comment below, I’d be so grateful!

I wrote 3 posts this month and if you would like to check them out they’re linked below. I aim to write at least one post a week so need to work a bit harder on achieving this next month. My problem is that I overthink my posts and worry that they’re not good enough. I need to just write and get them out there!

What’s in my Bag
20 Questions to get to know me
5 National Trust Sites I Want To Visit

 

My Instagram has been booming this month and have had loads of new followers! It’s just fab to have actual engagement with my posts to be honest. Really enjoying getting to know other bloggers and their lives too.

My most popular posts this month were these:

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burger

God I loved that burger… Seriously, I cant believe I’d never had macaroni and cheese before but it was just amazing on a burger!!

 

Health/Exercise

On the 26th April I reached 6 months of not needing any antibiotics in hospital!!!!! It probably doesn’t sound like much to you but to me it does! I used to need to go into hospital every 2-3 months for 2 weeks at least so 6 months is pure heaven haha!

Despite reaching my goal, my lungs have been a bit iffy this month. I seem to have developed a bit of a cough and finding the gym a bit harder which frustrates the HELL out of me! I always seem to want to do better than the last time I was there too; a heavier weight or a steeper incline.
I do keep trying to tell myself that the main thing is just turning up on the bad days and whatever exercise I manage to do is better than nothing!

I have a hospital appointment next week where I’ll have some tests done so I’ll find out then whether I’ll be able to reach 7 months without antibiotics or whether I need a bit of help. Fingers crossed I’ll do okay!

 

What I’ve been loving this month…

I’ve FINALLY got back into reading! It has been so long since I’ve got lost in a book and it feels good to be lost again!
My local library has this online service where you can borrow books on your kindle/e-reader and I was looking through their new releases and came across this…

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I’d read this author’s previous book, Local Girl Missing and I’d really enjoyed it so was quite eager to give this a go.
I’m nearly halfway through and it’s keeping me gripped so that’s a good sign!
Here is the synopsis if you’re interested…

book synopsis


 

So unless you’ve been living under a rock this month you’ve probably not been able to move without seeing something about the Royal wedding. I personally have been loving it!
I think I can call myself something of a royalist but I’m not one of those who collects memorabilia or goes out to see them if they’re out and about where I live… I just like following what they’re up to and take a bit of an interest.

This past week ITV1 have been showing a Royal documentary series and its been about weddings in the royal family. I have bloody loved watching these docs! Seeing all the traditions, wedding dresses, cakes and learning about all the royals. Its been great.
If you want to watch them, they’re all on the ITV Hub to watch.
I personally really like Meghan Markle, I think she’s fresh, so beautiful and will be great for the new generation of the Royal family.

Roll on the 19th May for Harry’s big day!!

 

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So that’s it for my first monthly review!
Please let me know if it was any good because I just felt I was rambling a bit haha!

Thank you for reading!

 

 

Livvy xx

5 National Trust Sites I Want to Visit!

I love a good day out. Dragging that waterproof jacket out of the back of your wardrobe and all the family cramming into the car all excited to see what the day brings.
Said family bickering all of the journey there, generally being annoying and that one person who wants to stop at every motorway service station for the loo.
Yep, I love it all.

If I’m honest, I haven’t visited many National Trust sites in my life but this year I’m planning to change all that. I want more days out and even moreso I want more memories with my family.

There are so many National Trust sites to choose from in Britain it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed with which ones to visit. So I’m going to share the sites on my hit list and maybe I’ll inspire you to visit one of them.

 

Speke Hall, Liverpool

speke hall

This is a local one for me, I’ve always wanted to go but never had the chance. Speke Hall is a Tudor Manor house located on the banks of the River Mersey. It is 400 years old and is steeped in history.
It is surrounded by beautifully kept restored gardens that once you’re in you forget that you’re in the city centre. A little urban oasis.

 

What is there to do there?

There is so much to do at Speke Hall I never even realised! Apart from walking around the beautiful gardens there (either by yourself or with a guide) you can take a tour of the house, sample scouse treats in their restaurant or have a cuppa in their very own tea rooms. In the summer they also have ice cream stands dotted around.
The main thing I want to go to Speke Hall for is the guided tour of the house. I absolutely adore finding out the history of a place. Who lived there and what happened in their lives.
There are a few spooky tales connected with this house and it’s supposed to have its own ghost, the grey lady. Why does every spooky old place have to have its own grey lady?

Speke Hall run lots of events throughout the year and even have talk/lectures there if you’re into that kind of thing.
Check out their National Trust page here 

 

The Workhouse, Southwell

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This grabbed my attention because it reminds me of a place you’d typically see on Most Haunted haha! I bloody love MH, mostly for the fact they feature old buildings and tell you a bit about their history. The ‘ghosts’, not so much…

This Victorian workhouse is located in Nottinghamshire and is where the most poorest people of the Victorian age had to work in return for food, shelter and medical care.
It was built in 1824 and is the best-preserved workhouse left in the country.

 

What is there to do there?

They have a guided tour at 11am where you can discover some outside areas not seen by the public and then when that finishes, the workhouse itself opens at 12pm. You can chat to room guides and learn about those who lived and worked there.
This place looks massive so there is a café on site that you can pop into and have a drink and a snack.

There is a recreated Victorian vegetable garden where you are welcome to eat your picnic, if you bring one of course. There is also opportunity to buy the garden’s produce too which has been grown by volunteers.

The Workhouse regularly holds events throughout the year, find them here!

 

Hill Top – The home of Beatrix Potter

Hilltop

I thought this would be a lovely place to visit as I ADORED all of Beatrix Potter’s books when I was little. I still love anything with to do with Beatrix Potter to be honest.
Hill Top was bought by Beatrix Potter in 1905 from the proceeds of her first book ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ and was the inspiration for many of her books over the years. Each room in the house contains a reference to a picture in one of her books.
The whole house is a step back in time as everything is laid out as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk.

Hill Top is only quite a small house so they have a timed-ticket system to avoid overcrowding and to protect the interior. The National Trust website also advises that Hill Top can be a very busy attraction so tourists may have to wait to enter the house.

 

What is there to do there?

Take a tour around Hill Top house guided by one of the knowledgeable National Trust experts and discover all of Beatrix’s trinkets and well loved treasures.
You can also walk around the gardens which are featured in pictures in her books.
If you want something to eat there is conveniently a pub next door called the Tower Bank Arms. The pub is also featured in one of her book too, The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck!

If you want to make a whole day of it, take a trip to the Beatrix Potter Gallery too which showcases all her original artwork.

 

Chirk Castle

Chirk

I chose Chirk Castle as some family members have recently visited and said it was a beautiful, interesting place to visit and I love me a castle!
Chirk castle is a stunning Medieval 14th Century castle found on the Welsh border that is actually still lived in today. It has a beautiful tower and state rooms filled with an eclectic mix of furniture and 700 years worth of treasures.

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I love it when I go to a place and it has gruesome elements to it and Chirk castle has them! It has dungeons, medieval toilets and even ‘murder holes’. How fab!

 

What is there to do there?

You can explore the tower, which is in an area of the castle called the West Range – which is where the dungeons and murder holes are.
Walk around the exquisite state rooms that the castle has to offer, the servant halls and working laundries. There’s also a family room where children can play games, try on costumes and explore the history of the castle.
On some days visitors can meet the castle’s very own garrison who is happy to demonstrate weapons and allow you to feel the weight of the armour. They even take younger visitors through a ‘pike drill’ so they can defend the castle.

To find out more about Chirk Castle click HERE

 

Treasurer’s House, York

York

I never got to visit here on my last trip to York last year, so this is definitely on the list for next time I go.
Treasurer’s House is tucked behind York Minster and it was built in 1897 to impress Edward VII during his visit to York.
The house is filled with antiques and grand furniture that the man who built the house collected over the years. The gardens there are award winning and beautifully presented.
The basement of this house is famous for its excavated Roman road that runs directly underneath, you can see this and hear of the ghost story connected…

 

What is there to do there?

Apart from discovering all the artwork, furniture and antiques that the house has to offer, you can check out hidden parts of the house with a guided tour and listen to the stories that the current owner has to share. The tour also includes the attic of the house where you can get a fantastic view of York.

Treasurer’s House also has a café which is located in the servants quarters and serves freshly cooked lunches, cakes and their infamous scones!

 

 

I hope I’ve given you some ideas for days out this summer, I plan to do my best to get through at least 3 of these this year!
The National Trust has 500 sites in the UK so explore their site HERE and see what fun you could have with your family this year!

 

Livvy xx

 

 

 

20 Questions to get to know me!

Sorry I haven’t written a post here for an absolute AGE. I’ve realised that I don’t want to ever force a post just for the sake of meeting deadlines. I’d rather create a good (I hope) post every so often than just crap twice a week. Quality not quantity dahhling (for me anyway).
I do wish I could churn out amazing post after amazing post but that’s just not the way I roll…

Anyhoo, I thought it’d be good for me and you to get to know each other better so I’ve found 20 ‘deep’ questions to answer. I didn’t want to just answer the generic ‘what’s your favourite colour’ type questions (it’s turquoise btw) so here goes…

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The Questions…

  1. What’s your philosophy in life? 
    Don’t worry about what other people think of you. This is a recent philosophy I have started to live by. From when I started high school up until I was 28 I have always gone about life worrying what others thought of me. I’d not do certain things like go into charity shops in case someone I knew saw me and thought I was poor or something stupid to that effect. Or I’d not wear a item of clothing I loved for the simple fact that nobody else was wearing it.
    Now I don’t care. I write what I want, I go where I want, I say what I want and I DO what I want. I don’t follow the crowd anymore.
    be yourself
  2. What is the one thing you would like to change about yourself?
    To be more confident when speaking. I don’t mean public speaking, I mean like just ordinary chit chat to people. I seem to get nervous and stumble over my words… Some days are better than others like but I’d definitely love to be a bit more confident when talking to people.
  3. Are you religious or spiritual?
    Yes I’m religious. I don’t attend mass but I pray and talk to God. God has been there a LOT for me in my life and I believe I wouldn’t be here without His help.
    I’m not someone who forces my beliefs on others so you wont find me quoting the Bible on my blog or social media.
  4. Do you consider yourself an extrovert or an introvert?
    Most definitely an introvert! After a day of being around people I love nothing better than to get into my bed and hide away from the world.
    Don’t get me wrong, I like going out for meals and even the odd party. But I do enjoy getting home too!
  5. Which parent are you closer to and why?
    I’m going to choose my mum for this as she is the one I’m around most of the time. My dad is usually out working or tinkering with his latest gardening project! I do consider myself close to both of them however but I think my mum just pips it for being the one I chat to most.
  6. What was the best phase of your life?
    I have to say this one now. I feel I can be myself with the world now and blogging has DEFINITELY brought that out in me. Feeling comfortable in your own skin is the best thing ever and my anxiety is at an all time low.
    I’m also doing well with exercise so my health is good at the moment. I’m managing to hit all my goals so really happy with that too.
  7. What was the worst phase in your life?
    The worst phase in my life was when something went wrong during a routine operation and I could have died. It feels like just a nightmare now but at the time it was very real and very very tough.
  8. Is what you’re doing now what you’ve always wanted to do growing up?
    Definitely not! If I had my health I’d have been in the Police force by now. Maybe one day I can get my health good enough to volunteer as a Special Constable or even just doing office work for the force.
  9. What makes you feel accomplished?
    Helping people. I really do love helping people out or doing something nice for someone.
  10. Would you ever take someone back if they cheated on you?
    No, I wouldn’t. The trust would be completely destroyed and I don’t want to waste my life worrying whether I’d be hurt again. You get one chance and one chance only with me.
  11. If you are in a bad mood, do you prefer to be left alone or have someone cheer you up?
    Left alone. I’m really snappy when in a bad mood and say horrible things to the ones closest to me. Especially at that time of the month… My poor boyfriend doesn’t half get some snappy comments.
  12. Did you ever write a journal?
    Yes, I love writing in my journal! Its so comforting and I love reading back over past entries. I only started a journal 2 years ago as I wanted somewhere to record all my memories in life and I was obsessed with watching vids of people flicking through theirs on YouTube. 
    My absolute favourite ‘journaller’ is Stephi Wild. I adore her journals!journal
  13. What are you most thankful for?
    To be alive. That I wake up every morning and am lucky enough to see the sun. Lucky enough to hear the birds and lucky enough to have my little pup in my life.
  14. Are you confrontational?
    On a whole, no. I had to confront someone a couple of months ago when they bumped into my car and scraped it. They then refused to acknowledge they did anything to my car so I got mega pissed off.
  15. What are your thoughts about online dating/Tinder?
    I know a few people who have met their other halves on Tinder and I think its a great way for people who don’t really go out much to find like minded people. But I cant help but feel a bit sad for the whole dating game though. I love hearing how people met their partners and Tinder just seems so… shallow? Going off a photo and a couple of sentences wouldn’t be enough for me anyway.
    I’m just an old fashioned romantic, what do you reckon?
  16. What did your past relationship teach you?
    Don’t ever be ashamed of your disability or be around people who are ashamed of it either!
    My last boyfriend never came to visit me in hospital because he didn’t want his mother finding out I had Cystic Fibrosis. I felt ashamed and nobody should ever make anyone feel ashamed of themselves never mind their partner!!
  17. What’s on your bucket list this year?
    To do a zipwire!! I saw they have an amazing one in Llandudno in North Wales and I really want to do it!Snowdonia
  18. What do you think about when you’re by yourself?
    Oh friggin’ hell, all sorts… Most of the time I probably just plan what I’m going to do in the week.
  19. What is the one thing that people misunderstand about you?
    I’m really quiet when I meet someone new and seem REALLY awkward and even snotty. I’m just so shy at times… Takes me a little while to open up to someone new.
  20. Who is that person who you can talk to about anything?
    Apart from my boyfriend, it’d have to be my best friend Ev. I met Ev just 2 years ago on the ward we both stay on when we’re ill. She has Cystic Fibrosis like me.
    I’ve had best friends in the past but Ev trumps them all, we like all the same things! Well apart from her love of horror films… She always gives her complete and honest opinion and is the most trustworthy person I have ever met.

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed finding out a bit more about me and the type of person I am.
Now I want to find out about YOU!!!
Please do this as I really think it’d be fun and a fab way for us all to get to know each other…
Write just 1 thing about you in the comments below. It can be anything!
Looking forward to hearing from you all!

 

 

Livvy xx

 

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Staybridge Suites, Liverpool – Hotel Review

This year for my birthday I actually didn’t want anything.
“WHAT?!” I hear you cry! Well I say that because I couldn’t think of anything I wanted or needed – I must be getting old ehh! Plus the fact that both me and my boyfriend are saving for a house and for our cruise later on in the year, I thought it best not to go big for my 29th…

So this year, I left my birthday completely in my Mr’s hands. Bit risky but hey, he’s got good form. He once organised a surprise weekend away in the Lakes for Valentines Day one year, it was beautiful!

On the morning of my birthday I woke up to a cute text from my boyfriend saying to pack an overnight bag as we were off to Liverpool to stay in our favourite hotel! Perfect!

 

Staybridge Suites, Liverpool

This is our absolute favourite hotel we have stayed in, it was our 4th time here! I say hotel, but really they’re mini apartments.
Each room/apartment has kitchen facilities, a bathroom and depending on whether you go for a studio or suite, a bedroom. This place is fantastic for extended stays and for people who have to work away from home for a long period of time as it’s just like a home away from home.

Staybridge is part of a collection of chains that is owned by the company IHG. They own chains such as ‘Holiday Inn’, ‘Crowne Plaza’, ‘Hotel Indigo’ and ‘Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants’.

I actually didn’t realise IHG had that many Staybridge suites all over the world! They have hotels in; Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Lebanon, Mexico, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, The USA and the UK.
There are several Staybridge suites in the UK; Liverpool, London – Vauxhall, London – Stratford City, Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle.
I have only had the pleasure of staying in their Liverpool suites but my parents gave me money for a weekend away for my birthday, so we’re going to stay at their Birmingham suites in the very near future!

Instead of going out for dinner, my boyfriend thought he’d be all romantic and cook me dinner in our room using the kitchen facilities. So before check-in at 3pm we went to the supermarket and picked up a few bits for a curry.
If you are staying at Staybridge and find yourself with nothing in the fridge to eat, head to their ‘Pantry’! Its like a little mini shop where you can buy microwave meals, snacks and drinks. They even have toiletries and other useful things you may have forgotten to pack. Really is such a great thing to have in a hotel.

 

Arrival

We arrived at Staybridge, went straight to reception and the fantastic Guille was there to take care of us. He checked us in and took details of our car so we could park in their secure underground parking.
Since our last visit the hotel has had a bit of a refurb and it whilst it looked fab before, I love this new refurb more!


We got our key card from Guille and headed to our room on the top floor. Room 618.
How gorgeous is the set up in the lobby where the lifts are? I love that mirror!

hotel room

Excuse our bags!

hotel room view

Check out that view!

staybridge bed

How I wish I had that bed throw… and that wallpaper… and the pictures…

We opened the door and it was just like coming home…
My boyfriend had booked a studio suite this time and it’s just perfect for one night. I saw that the rooms have been refurbished as well as the main areas of the hotel. The new design is beautiful and I love the colours that they have used!

staybridge kitchen
The kitchen has everything you could ever need for your stay and includes a dishwasher, because after all, who wants to wash dishes whilst away?

When booking the room online my boyfriend also mentioned that it was my birthday. As a very kind gesture I was given a card and some chocolates as a present from Staybridge which I thought was so lovely! These were scoffed watching tv in bed that night haha!

chocolates

‘The Social’

When we checked in Guille told us that ‘The Social’ was on in the main breakfast area that evening from half 6 to half 7.
We have been to a couple of Staybridge social events in the past and were so pleased that we’d be able to go to another.

The hotel runs ‘The Social’ every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and its a chance to meet and chat to other guests. Each evening is hosted by a member of the Staybridge team, they’re ever so friendly and they come over for a chat too!
On previous stays we’ve loved chatting to Elaine, she does all in her power to make you feel welcome and take good care of you. This place is seriously full of amazingly friendly people, it’s one of the main reasons we like coming back so much!

On this occasion our host was Lisa and this was the first time we’d met her. She was lovely, kept our drinks topped up and asked about our plans for the night.
Staybridge Suites treat their guests like Kings and Queens and all the snacks and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) served at The Social are completely FREE!

alcohol
My boyfriend and I love The Social and find it’s a great opportunity to meet people from all over world and learn about their culture. This occasion we spoke to people from Ireland, India and the Czech Republic! Love the new chairs too, Staybridge!

 

The rest of the evening…

After the Social we headed back to our room where my boyfriend got his cook on whilst I enjoyed a lovely warm shower using the luxurious products that were in the bathroom. The shower gel smelt gorgeous!

Everything in our suite was exceptionally clean and I watch Four in a Bed so I know what to look out for, haha!

I would’ve had a picture of my meal that my boyfriend made but I was just so hungry and relaxed after my shower that I scoffed it so fast it didn’t touch the sides!
Such a lucky duck to have a boyfriend who is an amazing cook! Ooh, that rhymed!

We spent the rest of the evening eating snacks we’d bought, in bed, watching tv.
My boyfriend got a bit peckish later on and we discovered a card in our room informing us that we could use Deliveroo to order in a takeaway direct to our room. How awesome?! I looked on the Deliveroo app and found a dessert shop nearby called ‘Heavenly Desserts’ and I was SO tempted to order one… Next time maybe!

 

Breakfast

staybridge breakfast

After a very comfortable sleep, we woke up around 8am to get ready for breakfast. Breakfast is served in the same place that The Social is held and is included in the price of your stay.
There is everything you could ever wish for to eat for breakfast served in a self-serve, buffet style and there is also a member of staff at hand to help with any requests you may have.

My boyfriend opted to have a cooked breakfast and I just had toast. So exciting aren’t I?!
There are also a variety of juices, teas and coffees on offer. Again, self serve, but you can eat and drink as much as you want here and you don’t have to pay extra -fantastic! One guy we seen went up 4 times getting food!
My boyfriend enjoyed his breakfast and said everything was fresh and cooked perfectly. My toast was.. toast haha, not much you can say about toast is there? But yeah I enjoyed my breakfast too.

After breakfast we just sat for a while and chatted to each other and others around us before going back to our room to pack.
Check-out came around and it was time to say another farewell to our favourite hotel.

We both had a fantastic stay (again) and can’t wait to return once again to Staybridge Suites. Thank you for a wonderful birthday stay!
Watch out Staybridge Birmingham, you’re next!!!

 

 

Livvy x

 

 

 

 

I was not paid for my review and is entirely my own views.