Success Is The Sum Of Small Efforts, Repeated Day In And Day Out

Posted on February 21st, 2012 in Random Thoughts by Stephanie

Found this image of a quote that has always motivated me which I thought I would share :) Hope you will find it just as inspiring!

Success Is The Sum Of Small Efforts, Repeated Day In And Day Out

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Freebies Of The Week

Posted on February 20th, 2012 in Freebies by Stephanie

This week I have free Kenco Milicano samples, free ActiMint samples and free Decleor Facial Treatment samples.

Kenco Milicano Sample – Complete the form and you will be sent a sample pack with two free samples of Kenco Millicano.

ActiMint Sample – Simply fill in the form to get your free sample pack.

Decleor Facial Treatment Sample – “Like” The Beauty Studio facebook page to get a free sample of Decleor Facial Treatment.

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Skydiving In Byron Bay

Posted on February 16th, 2012 in Alternative Things To Do,Random Thoughts by Stephanie

Skydiving In Byron Bay

Being an adrenaline junkie, skydiving is something I’ve always wanted to do so on a recent trip to the Gold Coast I finally decided to take the leap, so to speak. It was a kind of spur of the moment decision so I didn’t get the chance to tell any of my family and friends, I didn’t have any sort of life insurance and I hadn’t even packed appropriate shoes or clothing with me on the trip but luckily the skydiving company I jumped with provided all the necessary equipment. I chose to skydive with the company Skydive Byron Bay because they offered the longest freefall in the area of 14,000 feet which is a 70 second freefall!

We were picked up by the free shuttle bus from our holiday apartment in the Gold Coast early in the morning and taken to the drop zone in Byron Bay which was about 2 hours away. After registering our details and filling in all the required forms, we were given skydiving pants to wear and trainers. We were then fitted with a tandem harness which is what hooks you to your tandem skydiving instructor before the jump. After a 5 minute training session on what positions to adopt before jumping and whilst in the air in order to safely complete the tandem skydive, we were now ready to get in the airplane!

The airplane was small and the one that I jumped from fitted around 17 people. It was a little nerve-wracking sitting in the plane because the door was just a flimsy bit of plastic pulled down and I kept feeling like I was going to fall out especially because I was sat just near the door! The view over Byron Bay was spectacular and in no time at all everything was tiny and we had reached 14,000 feet!

The jump wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. I think it just didn’t really dawn on me that I was jumping out of a plane! The scenery was truly breathtaking and before you know it the tandem instructor has opened the parachute and is navigating you back to the drop zone. I opted to have dedicated photos and a video which means that I had my own dedicated camera guy who jumped out just after I did and was opposite me filming the whole time during the freefall.

Back on solid ground I felt like I had dreamed the whole experience. It goes so quickly that I would definitely recommend jumping from at least 14,000 feet so that you get a decent time freefalling. It wasn’t a life changing experience but is something I think everyone should have on their bucket list and was an experience that I really enjoyed and would definitely do again. Activity Superstore have skydiving packages in the UK so I think I may try that next time! :)

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Freebies Of The Week

Posted on February 13th, 2012 in Freebies by Stephanie

This week I have free Saaf skincare samples, free YSL Forever Youth Liberator samples and free boxes of fudge.

Saaf Skincare Sample – For a limited time Saaf are giving away skincare sample bundles. Simply fill in their contact form to request one.

YSL Forever Youth Liberator Sample – Click on the “Claim Sample” button and fill in the form to claim a 3 day sample of YSL Youth Liberator.

Box Of Fudge – For a limited time Burley Fudge are giving free boxes of fudge if you sign up to their newsletter.

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London Theatre Tickets And Breaks

Posted on February 8th, 2012 in Alternative Things To Do,Money Saving Tips by Stephanie

Wicked Musical London

London is home to all the world’s best theatre productions including long running musicals such as The Phantom Of The Opera to contemporary productions. It is also home to master musical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber who not only created The Phantom Of The Opera but West End hits such as Cats, Evita and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat to name a few.

Seeing a theatre production in the West End is a definite must do if you’re visiting or even if you’re a Londoner, catching a show is a great way to spend an evening. I highly recommend seeing “We Will Rock You” which is a musical made up entirely of Queen songs. It is definitely the best musical I’ve seen so far and even if you’re not a Queen fan I guarantee you’ll love it!

Theatre tickets can be bought directly from the box offices in the theatres or over the internet. Tickets tend to be cheaper if you can make it to a matinee performance or go on a weekday evening (except for Friday). There is a good discount ticket booth in the Clocktower Building in the middle of Leicester Square called “TKTS” where you can get half-price tickets on the day of performance for musicals, plays, opera and dance. There are also a lot of theatre breaks London websites that offer weekend breaks in London inclusive of theatre tickets to your chosen show. A good website for theatre breaks in London is TheatreBreaks.co.uk. The website allows you to easily book your hotel, train or flight and your theatre tickets all for a discounted price. They also offer city breaks in London with attractions included in the package as well as pre-theatre meal deals. With Valentines coming up it may be an idea to take your loved one away for a romantic getaway or staycation in London! :)

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