Travel whilst pregnantĀ 

Being 22 weekend pregnant my husband and I decided we would take the opportunity to go on a baby-moon which is essentially a holiday whilst pregnant to just be a happy couple and have a bit of us time.

When me and Andrew first got together we went to Venice for our first holiday and it was great although we stayed in a hostel so wasn’t as romantic as it could have been so we decided to go again but this time stay in a hotel. It was much better. We stayed for 4 days 3 nights and really enjoyed it

Before we set off I made sure the travel insurance we purchased covered us should something happen involving my pregnancy and photocopied my pregnancy notes. I even bought flight socks which as I’ve never used any before I can say they are actually surprisingly comfy and my legs didn’t feel quite as “heavy”.

Whilst away I had growing pains once a day for about half an hour and Henry had a growth spurt or more accurately I did. I woke up the day after getting there and my stomach seemed to have sprung out of nowhere but apparently that’s a thing that happens…. Something else which provided entertainment is it was whilst away on this romantic getaway my breasts decided to start leaking clear fluid… Why is pregnancy so God damn sexy!

Packing was a bit hit and miss I wish I had brought lip balm and a different moisturiser for my stomach. It was that cold being January and all, I didn’t wear any of the nice clothes I packed and ended up wearing as many layers as possible and my coat the entire time!

Andrew was really patient with me which was amazing he didn’t rush me and constantly reminded me to go and pee before we left anywhere. Was always there to rub my back when Henry decided to push or pull or whatever it is he has been doing on the inside. So all in all it has been an amazing and very enjoyable trip. I just need a holiday now to recover from this holiday ha ha šŸ˜‚

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Phone upgrade

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So in just a few weeks i will be able to upgrade my mobile phone contract. I currently have a Samsung S4.

Now the Samsung S4 is quite possibly the best and the worst phone that i have ever had. As a media device it has been perfect. It has a great 13mp camera, a 2mp front facing camera and is able to record videos in full HD.

It is an Android device so i can get a lot of great and free apps, which includesĀ games.

My issue with this phone is the fact, sometimes i cant use it as a phone. It stops sending or receiving text messages, refuses to let me dial out and then when all of my family are getting really concerned as they haven’t received a message from me saying i’m home it can cause a lotĀ of headaches!

Anyway on wards and upwards!

 

Here are some of the phones I am looking at potentially getting!

  • Iphone 6
  • Sony Z3
  • Samsung S6
  • HTC M9

Beauty

It is my opinion that the Iphone 6 is the most beautiful of these 4 devices. I love its curved edges, how light weight it is, the colours available and the way the front screen looks. It is just a beautiful piece of metal! In second place is the Sony Z3,Ā this also has nice rounded edges, a clear straight back, the camera is flat onto the back of the Z3 so it lays flat on a table. The overall feel of the phone is a little too much plastic but the overall aesthetics are great. In third place we have the HTC M9 this phone has a curved back which is designed to fit perfectly into the hands of its owner, it is a little heavier than the M8 its older sibling but the camera is the bit that irks me. It is square and juts out a little but too far for my liking. With its curved back it doesn’t rest very well on a flat surface and i don’t really like the silver, gray or gold colours it comes in. Lastly is the SamsungĀ S6…. I really don’t like its new design. It sounded so good on paper but the camera is really jutted out quite far on the back, i can see big issues with this in the future, with cracked and scratched lenses. it is obvious they are trying to look more like the Iphone 6 but the back is too straight, there are no curved edges and the colour’s are all wrong… They have it in black sapphire… its blue… they have it in platinum… its gold… I’m just really not feeling it this time Samsung i’m sorry. I really liked the old design of the S5!

Camera

iPhone 6 –Ā 8MP Camera

Samsung S6 – 16MP Camera

HTC M9 – 20MP Camera

Sony Z3 – 20.7MP Camera

Storage

So the iPhone and now the Samsung are stuck on whatever memory you buy them at. Which is fine if you don’t use a lot. I think that it is really quite rude how these companies are taking away the ability to have a SD card and then on the next model up they can charge you Ā£100 more for the exact same phone. The iPhone goes from a 16GB to a 64GB, where has the 32GB option gone? Its a shambles! Don’t even get me started on the Samsung! Psshh

Never fear tho as both the HTC and Sony have SD memory card slots! Woo, I can buy a standard phone and for the sake of Ā£30 i can double the memory! That’s a Ā£70 saving!! It is quite possible that Storage is one of the things that i would look to have more of, in total on my S4 i have 32GB and i keep having to delete stuff! Can you imagine me on a 16GB iPhone… I don’t think so!

Battery

So battery life is always a bit tricky… We start talking about mAhs and hours on standby and well… What to the average person does this actually mean? No one uses their phone in exactly the same way. Some may actually only use it to text and make calls and some use it to write blogs and watch youtube videos, so the second person will use their battery a lot quicker than the first. So companies have to use standby to show you how well it copes with doing nothing!

Samsung s6- 2550 mAh battery 300 hours standby

Sony z3- 3100 mAhs battery 740 hours standby

iPhone 6- 1810 mAh battery 250 hours standby

HTC M9- 2840 mAh battery 402 hours standby

 

From my own research and the overall specs of each of these devices, in my mind its pretty clear who the overall winner is!

The Sony Z3, it has the best Camera, the largest battery, the ability to put in an SD card and its the runner up beauty prize winner! My only decision next is do i go for black or copper?

 

I hope this helps people who are looking to get a phone but don’t know where to look for advice, i use a website called GSMarena it has the specs of each phone and you can compare them side by side! Let me know if there are any other phones you would like a review on. Always here to help šŸ˜›