The blogs have been quiet over Easter, especially Sim’s Life, for good reason as Liv and I took some well earned rest and enjoyed an Easter break away or two! You need to recharge your batteries every so often and I have now returned fully relaxed and ready to crack on with blogging again.
As the Easter holidays started, I found myself moving 4 websites over to a new host and I only wish I had made the move sooner. I chose SiteGround after many recommendations and the whole process was seamless and their customer service second to none. Seriously, I can not rate them highly enough and if you have a problem, they are there to help immediately to avoid downtime. Needless to say, they are my new favourites!
Our first break was a holiday in the South West France to visit my parents. It was lovely to see them again and enjoy the relaxation the area offer, discounting breaking up logs and repairing a sit on lawn mower! I was expecting the weather to be somewhat better than that experienced over the past few months in Manchester alas, it wasn’t meant to be! Despite being slightly warmer, there were far too many overcast days and too much rain for my liking – the hopes of returning with a tan were dashed immediately. Even a trip into Spain for the day didn’t bode well either, as you can see below!
One of the things I love about France is stationery… I do not know what it is but I do go gooey over the rows of notebooks and cute accessories that all seem so different to what is available in the UK. We visited the local Action, a national chain – it’s a bit like Home Bargains and B&M rolled into one and their crafts section is AMAZING!
I was able to stock up on lots of cute backdrop items for blog images and was grateful I had enough space in my case to bring them all home, they were all so reasonably priced that I couldn’t resist. The weekly planner will be so helpful as I try to get myself back on track after the break and will certainly keep me more organised!
No sooner had we returned from one Easter break away than we went on another! This time for a Travel Guide Blog review trip to the wonderful Rossendale Holiday Cottages that are pretty much on our doorstep. We enjoyed a fabulous night in one of the cottages and woke up to such stunning scenery… check out the review when it goes live next week over on TGB!