Shopping and Pampering at the airport with World Duty Free

Shopping and Pampering at the airport with World Duty Free

Hello Lovelies, 

I know I have been banging on about my bloomin’ holiday for what seems like an eternity but it is now less than a month away and me being me, I have made a shopping list for airport fun times.

With a lot of brands creating special editions and value packs design specially for travellers, it would be rude not to jump on the bandwagon. The savings are sometimes huge so it is always worth planning ahead and doing your homework.

Here is a few gems that have really been grabbing my attention and what is even better, I get to shop duty free at both Newcastle AND Heathrow! woo!

Elizabeth Arden 8hr Cream Travellers Set   |   £29.60 (rrp £64.80)
Set contains Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment (75ml), Skin Protectant (50ml), and Lip Protectant.

L’Occitane Fantastic 8 Hand Cream Set   |   £42 (rrp £64)
Set contains 8 of L’Occitane’s best-selling hand treatments.8 x 30ml

Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfecting Set   |   £24 (rrp £36)
A travel exclusive

bare Minerals Touch Up To Glow   |   £12.50 (rrp £15)
bareMinerals READY Illuminating Touch Up Veil compact with mirror and mini brush

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot   |   £25 (rrp £29.50)
Set contains six of Benefit’s best-selling cheek and face powders – Dandelion, Bella Bamba, Sugarbomb, Hoola, Coralista and Rockateur, along with Watts Up Highlighter and application brush.

Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses   |   £104.15 (rrp £125)

And as if these little treats aren’t enough, there is a whole heap of free beauty services I can indulge in while waiting to jet off. I leave Mr Tramp in the World of Whiskies and he never notices that I have wandered off for 45 minutes!

I think I am going to go for a Jo Malone hand and arm massage as well as the Sisley Hydrate and fly as we all know how skin gets on a plane!

You can check out all the offers and services offered in your local airport at

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Travel News – United’s new UK route

Travel News – United’s new UK route

Hello Lovelies, 

News broke yesterday of a new UK route from the American airline United.

Newcastle (my home airport) will be the proud new base point for a flight to New York.

Running an almost daily service in to Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), each flight departs at a delightfully civilised time of 09:10 getting in to Newark for noon.

The outbound flights run Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with inbound omitting the Tuesday flight.

The summer season route will run from May 2015 until September 2015.

With United having a whole heap of internal routes, it will make a great hub for us Northerners to explore more of America without travelling to London or Manchester.

United are also members of the Star Alliance network which means you can earn and burn air miles on a variety of other airlines!

Flights are on sale now for May… and I certainly hope to be on the inaugural NCL to EWR flight!

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Burts Bees Travel Essential sets

Burts Bees Travel Essential sets

Hello Lovelies,

With the summer holiday season firmly over and Christmas rapidly approaching, have you ever wanted to find a gift for someone that loves to travel but don’t know what to get? These 2 cute gift sets from Burts Bees tick all the right boxes.

Whether you are buying it for yourself to replenish your wash bag or as a gift, all bases are covered.

The Daily Indulgence Kit (£16.99) contains just about everything you could need to treat yourself. Not only that but it comes in a super cute little zipper pouch

Beeswax Lip Balm Tube 
Tinted Lip Balm Hibiscus ( I reviewed this in 2011 HERE)
Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream 
Purse Size Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion 
Fabulously Fresh Rosemary and Peppermint Body Wash 

The Essentials Kit (£12.99) represents a great selection of Burts Bees products for a first time user or topping your toiletries bag.


Beeswax Lip Balm tube 
Mini Coconut Foot Cream
Mini Milk & Honey body lotion
Mini Hand Salve 
Mini Soap Bark & Chamomile Cleansing Cream

The small sizes are perfect for air travel as you can pop everything in to your clear bag and use the zip bag for other non liquid essentials. When I opened the Indulgence Kit, Mr Tramp was very quick to point out that it contained my favourite lip balm and also his favourite lip balm so it was perfect for our next trip! The plain lip balm has however magically vanished from the pouch. Funny that!

The Essentials will be perfect for our winter trip to New York. All that walking will call for some serious foot TLC and the hand salve will sooth wind chapped hands!

Both kits offer essentials that will see you through a trip or introduce the brand to someone who hasn’t tried the wonder of Burts Bees

trtl – The ultimate travel accessory

trtl review

I am a travel napper. Planes, trains, cars and on the floor of an airport. I don’t have trouble falling asleep in uncomfortable places but I do always wake up with that dreaded neck crick. Welcome to my life – trtl!

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Grassington 1940s Weekend

Grassington 1940s Weekend

This coming weekend sees the annual Grassington 1940s Weekend held in Grassington, Yorkshire. The entire village gets in to the retro spirit and embraces the yesteryear festival.

We visited last year and are going back for the weekend this year.

The 1940s weekend features Spitfire flyovers, tea dances, Lookalikes, Military vehicle parades and musical entertainment all from the period.

Grassington 1940s Weekend

The park and ride is operated on vintage buses and there is a great re-enactment camp where they fire up a stationery Spitfire engine. My gosh that sounds insane!

This year’s 1940’s weekend is to include:
A full size 18 ton tank in Grassington Square
West Yorkshire Austin / Classic Car Club parked around the village

Re-enactor camps and displays in YDNP Car Park to include:
A large selection of Vintage Military Vehicles
Fox Commando Royal Navy and Combined Operations Unit
American encampment
German 21st Panzer Div LHG
German 1st Kompanie GD
German Heer Signals Unit
Russian 13th Guards ‘Poltavaskaya’ Rifle Division
West Riding 28th Battalion Home Guard – ‘C’ Company

Grassington 1940s Weekend

Some displays will include pyrotechnics. There is also a help for heroes stall where you can practice your shooting practice (I perfected my shot last year on a print out of the Go Compare man right between the brows!)

The best thing about the1940s is the atmosphere. Everyone is so friendly and the businesses have really embraced the weekend with everyone dressed up to get in to the swing of things.

You will find American airmen having a pint with a german soldier, with a land girl serving behind the bar. Costumes aren’t a requirement but they certainly add to the fun!

Grassington 1940s Weekend

It is just brilliant and I wholeheartedly recommend making a trip over the weekend. You can find more information on the Grassington 1940s Weekend on Grassington website here.