Trip Report :: Lytham StAnne’s

At the end of last year the boyfriend and I took a trip up to Blackpool to see some of his family. We only had a few days but made the most of it by seeing as many things as possible. I’ll be breaking up this trip report into two parts, starting with Lytham StAnne’s which is just outside Blackpool.

We headed out early for breakfast in Lytham then wandered around the small boutiques, finishing off in a branch of the famous Booths where everything was gearing up for Christmas.

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Later we drove back towards Blackpool to St Anne’s wandering around the charity shops bagging a few records and stumbling upon an antiques warehouse full of wonders. A late lunch at the Olive Tree Brasserie and then a final stop at the Lytham Windmill and there ended our day. It was wonderfully relaxing to wander around and explore, eat good food and be suitably blown around by the Northern air!

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Caley x

The Boots Haul

So I ran out of pretty much all my beauty essentials at the same time, cue a trip to my favourite Boots. I’ve edited out the ‘fun’ highlights like mouthwash and cotton rounds and left you with all the interesting goodies. So let’s get into it ::

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Dry Shampoo – I love the Batiste tropical dry shampoo but going to try this as a change, it smells good is all I know so far. Luckily I don’t have to worry too much about the product being white as I have light hair anyway.

Tan – I cannot recommend St Moriz enough I think it’s great. I usually just go for the lotion but they had sold out so I’ll be interested to see how this mousse version fairs.

Foundation Sponge – I’ve been so interested to try out a beauty blender type product so finally took the plunge with this Real Techniques version. I’m not entirely sure I’ll have the patience every day to apply base with this but it’ll be interesting to compare this vs brush vs fingers with the same foundation.

Eye Cream – I don’t need anything fancy for my eyes at the moment, no amount of cream is going to erase my under eye circles. So I went straight the for the French pharmacy section where you find amazing skincare products that are fuss free, great value and generally fantastic.

Powder – I succumbed to the blogger/YT hype and bought this powder, my L’Oreal true match is on it’s last legs and I brought it along with me to match my shade in store.

I can’t wait to try out all these products, especially as I left the entire bag at my parents house for over a month! So it’s like I’ve bought them all over again. I’ll definitely report back on my thoughts of these in upcoming posts.

Caley x

Breakfast and Memorial Gardens

Sometimes nothing beats exploring around places near where you live, which is exactly what Matt and I did this past weekend. To start off though, we were celebrating some great news I received at work and decided nothing said celebration like breakfast out. We decided on Carluccio’s; I had toasted panetone, a latte and freshly pressed apple juice and Matt an eggs benedict and mocha.

While it was perfectly fine it definitely didn’t blow me away, I’m still on the hunt for the perfect breakfast spot. Too many options have eggs and I really can’t stand them!

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After breakfast we took the quick drive to visit the recently re-modeled site of some local war graves. After years of vandalism the graves themselves were moved but the beautiful red brick walls remained. Years later a group of volunteers got together to create a Memorial garden. Through the double gates, the infinity pool leads the eye forward to the simple memorial at the far end. Perfectly calm and quiet, despite being just meters away from a main road. The team really did a fantastic job and it’s a lovely place for quiet reflection and to honor those fallen. I hope to revisit in the Summer when everything has had a chance fill in a little and the flowers are blooming.

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Have you been anywhere wonderful that’s just on your doorstep?

Caley x