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 😂
Hey guys so this is a follow up to yesterday’s post this is the in depth and a bit more details of what we actually got up to in chilly Norway.
The day of our departure had arrived and we were getting ready to head out on the cold January morning to go on our long overdue adventure. As we live In the city centre of Manchester and typically our flights leaving from Liverpool we got on a Terravision coach service to Liverpool Airport, It was a direct bus from Shudehill coach station straight to the front of the airport. We got a really good deal it was £20 return ticket for both of us so £5 each, each way not bad, took just under an hour to get there I total! 😘
As it was all depending on traffic we made sure we got to the airport as early as possible so we had enough time to check in and have a Frankie and Benny’s breakfast before boarding our Ryanair flight to Oslo TORP Sandefjord airport. This has got to have been the bumpiest flight I have ever been on. The turbulence was incredible!
Unfortunately it was a rather dull and cloudy day getting into Oslo but there was patches of snow on the ground so we were happy enough. Getting onto the coach from Sandefjord to actual Oslo took about 2 hours as in true Ryanair style you pay to get flown no where near where you’re going, but I can’t complain as the return flights for BOTH of us was only £55 so hey what’s a 2 hour bus ride ha!
Once we got into Oslo main bus station it was a short 15 minute walk to the hotel. HTL Grenson, it is a beautifully modern building with a full glass front, facing a few fancy shops that appear to be a bit like our Debenhams. We went into the hotel and checked in with the help of the gorgeous blonde receptionist and off to our room we went. A few floors up in the lift and our room was right opposite no mazes for us! The room was really nice with a massive bed a wet room kind of shower thing which was amazing a floor to ceiling window on one wall facing the main Street!
We walked through Oslo after we checked in and strolled down to the port front and looked out over the fjord and it truly was breathtaking. I will include some pictures so you can enjoy the beauty too! Whilst away we also hired a car from Avis and travelled out to see some of the other fjords within a 20 mile radius, we came across a beach which was the weirdest thing ever on a beach with a layer of thick ice covering everything!
If there are any more details you guys would like to know then please feel free to ask! I’m conscious of not making this post too long or no one will ever read it!
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Clarins gift set: So it was my birthday at the end of June and my very generous friend Louise bought me this awesome gift set. It has an exfoliating body scrub, a huge bottle of moisturising lotion and body oil. All three of these products smell different but just as lovely as the next.
The moisturiser is a beauty. Its not oily or sticky. It soaks right into the skin and really does make my skin feel loved! I havent looked to see how much they are as that would be rude! But im sure they are well worth the money!
The Body scrub is a small size so i have just been using this on my face to get the most out of it. It makes my skin feel really clean, soft and invigorated before applying any other creams afterwards.
Body oil i havent tried to use this yet as they do nake me a little nervous! It smells really nice tho! I will have to try it when if ever i get a day off! 🙂
2015 is going to be very big on a number of things including the following:
- Black and white.
- Kimono style long jackets.
- Shirt dresses.
Here are just a few images that i have pulled up from various sources, that are good at describing my own interpretations of the new trends. This year there are definitely 70’s vibes going on with flares and polo tops but if i was going to do a blog post about everything on the catwalk this season it would be about 3000 words long and no one wants that!
I just want to make it known now tho that Culottes are hideous… on EVERYONE. (That is all)
I love black and white with a pop of colour, its classy and timeless. You can wear it out, dressed down and at work, its universal.
Kimono’s are good at keeping away the chill, keeping you stylish and not overwhelming you with warmth on those mysterious hot days i have yet to experience.
I am pretty undecided about shirt dresses, i think they look really good on a lot of people but i just don’t like them on me.
Anyway, so yea just thought i’d update you with were i was in relation to the whole spring deal…
WARM WEATHER SOON PLEASE….
Much Love Helen 🙂