Last week myself and Rachel were invited along to the Caravan and Camping Show at the NEC. This is not something that I would usually choose to go to as I don’t own a car or a caravan and can’t afford to spend £50,000+ on a motorhome, however we were invited along by The Caravan Club who were looking for a young fresh perspective on caravanning and camping. The Caravan Club actually had a big announcement to make at 10:30am which was live streamed on Facebook and they also had a couple of celebrity presenters to help them with breaking the news.
As you are probably already aware, I’m a massive Harry Potter fan and the main reason why I was so excited to go to Florida in October, was the fact that I was going to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Ever since it first opened at Universal Studios, I’ve been desperate to visit and I just couldn’t wait to get to Diagon Alley! Kariss and I bought a 14 day pass to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure which cost just under £200 and set aside two days out of our holiday to visit. We decided to travel by Uber which wasn’t too expensive, it ended up costing us around $13 each way which isn’t bad at all considering it was around a 25 minute journey and all of the Uber drivers were really nice. (If you’ve never used Uber before want to save money on your first trip, use my code upb9z when you sign up.) View Post
Manchester isn’t that far away from me, it only takes me an hour on the train and if I book tickets in advance then I can get a really cheap fare as well, but I almost never visit! The weekend before Christmas, Rachel invited me along to the Mercure Piccadilly to visit the Manchester Christmas Markets and explore the city.
In typical Hayley fashion, I’d forgotten a few of the essentials when I was packing for my weekend away, so as soon as I got to Manchester Piccadilly station my first stop was Boots to buy a toothbrush, toothpaste and eyeshadow while I waited for Rachel’s train to get in. We then had quite a bit of time before we were due to meet everyone at the hotel, so we dropped our suitcases off and headed to the Northern Quarter for some food from Almost Famous.