Luna Cinema Review – Frozen

The Luna cinema is a pop up open air cinema, that holds different showings through locations in the UK. With my nearest location being Leeds Castle (Maidstone, Kent.)

I have been to two showings with them this year one being Breakfast at Tiffanys and the most recent Frozen sing along.

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To these you can bring chairs, blankets and as much food and drink as you can carry.And if you do not bring chairs, there is an area at the front of the screening which is especially for those without so your view is not blocked. There is also food and drink available to buy on sight if you do not wish to bring your own.

VIP tickets are available to buy but you have to be quick as these are normally the first to sell out. With these you get a chair, a free drink at the bar and a goody bag from Benefit who the Luna cinema are teamed up with this year.

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Personally I wouldn’t recommend the VIP we queued over half an hour to get the free drink which was equivalent to a mouthful of wine. The goody bag only contained a couple of miniture samples of Benefit make up.
Personally the extra money just wasn’t worth that for me.

Benefit do go around selling samples of make up before the film starts. These are £2 per sample with all the money going to the Refuge charity. I loved this and bought samples both times I have been.

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The events go ahead whatever the weather so make sure your prepared.

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Overall the Lunda cinema is such a great idea. everyone is friendly and seems to enjoy the event. I will definitely be returning again next year! Just not with a VIP ticket. They have finished now for the winter months but will be back next summer.

Have you ever been to an open air cinema? What did you see?

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Folkestone Airshow

This weekend was the return of the Folkestone Airshow in Kent.

I had the day booked off for a while as this was something I didn’t want to miss. The AirShow is a local event that my parents used to take me to as a child. However it hasn’t been on for years due to financial issues.

The weather wasn’t looking that great on Saturday morning (it was chucking it down!) But we couldn’t of been more lucky, with the weather changing and the sun coming out just before the event started.

The best bit for me was the opening – the famous Red Arrows! They always put on such an amazing performance.

Here are some pictures of my weekend:

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Few points for improvement:

– First aid. The first aid area had no suncream that could be used.

– Fundraising. There were meant to be collection buckets so that you could donate so the AirShow return in 2015. But I didn’t see a single one of these on the Saturday but did manage to see one on the Sunday so I could donate. Just seems like a BIG missed opportunity to me.

Overall I have had a very good weekend chilling out with friends on The Leas. I really hope the events returns next year as I definitely want to attend.

What have you been up to this weekend? Tweet me pictures @KatieGuilding

Bucket List

I started this list a few years ago – things I would like to do before I’m 30. I mentioned it in my 25 facts about me post so thought I would share my list with you, although the list is growing and it is now more of a bucket list – no strict time frame!

Some of these I have already completed, but a lot I haven’t.

1. Go to New York City.

2. Own my own car.

3. Learn how to sew.

4. Learn French.

5. Go to Paris.

6. Do the Race for Life.

7. Buy macarons from Laduree.

8. Dance till 6am.

9. Go to Las Vegas.

10. Go to Walt Disney World Florida.

11. Start a blog.

12. Be and extra in a TV show or film.

13. Have a mortgage.

14.Go to the Lock Ness.

15. Watch the London fireworks on NYE from a hotel balcony.

16. Buy a designer handbag.

17. Have a high end afternoon tea in London.

18. Learn something practical. (I.e. how to change a tyre or a fuse)

19. Work in my dream job.

20.Go to Ireland.

21. Raise £700 for charity.

22. Give blood regularly.

23. Do the boxing day dip.

24. Do a house clearance.

25. Go to a football match.

26. Sit in a box in a theatre.

27. Stay in the Ritz, Plaza or Savoy.

28. Fly a plane.

29. Play the piano in St. Pancras station.

30. Walk over the O2.

31. See the Northern Lights.

32. See whales in their natural habitat.

33. Meet the Spice Girls – or one!

This list grows weekly! Have you got any particular things you want to do before a certain age? If so leave me a comment or tweet me what they are – would love to hear from you.

 

Les Jardains du Marasis Hotel Review – Paris

When booking my hotel for Paris there wasn’t a particular place I wanted to stay, the main attractions are spread all over the city so I was happy anywhere relatively central. I browsed the Eurostar website and came across this hotel. 4*s, lovely looking photos, good trip advisor reviews and with three sharing it came in at a really good price. Ticking lots off our list we decided to give it a go.

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It was only later when I was re-reading ‘I Heart Paris’ by Lindsey Kelp before we left I noticed that this was one of the hotel recommendations at the end of the book.

We arrived in Paris early and check-in wasn’t until 3pm but the hotel staff gladly took our bags and safety stored them so we could start exploring the city.

The room itself was big, we had one large double bed and then a sofa bed as there was 3 of us sharing. The room also had a mini fridge with space to put our own things in as well as what they provide. We also had a small kitchenette area within the room which we were not expecting – perfect it you are planning on eating in.

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We did not have a view, but we did still have a window that could be opened. Which was great as there is nothing worse than a hot hotel room that you can get no air into.

The one thing that would of made the room slightly better would of been a mirror, we did have a small mirror in the bathroom but that was all. Not ideal when 3 girls are sharing – especially 3 girls who love clothes and make-up!

The main reception was cool and modern. We didn’t eat here so I can’t comment on the food but they make a great cocktail! The staff were all friendly and spoke very good English.

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I think one of the best things about the hotel was the amazing courtyard. Seating for food, drinks or just chilling and covered sofa areas. Unfortunately it wasn’t quite warm enough to be sitting out there in March but I can image it is lovely in the summer. (This is also where I took most of my OOTD whilst here!)

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The hotel was located in the Maris area of the city. A lovely area to stay not to far from main attractions, with many great places to eat and hang out near by. You felt like you were really in Paris staying here, not somewhere completely surrounded by tourists. (However you were still made very welcome!)

Overall I had a great stay at this hotel and I would highly recommend it. If I visit Paris again I will be booking up here!

Thanks for having me Les Jardains du Marasis!

A Day at Kent Life

I have really been enjoying lifestyle posts lately because I love being nosey and seeing what people have been up to. So I thought it was about time I did a post of my own.

Me and my sister really wanted to get up close to some lambs as we haven’t since we were children so this was the perfect place to go.
For those of you who havent heard of Kent Life, it is a farm where you can go and feed animals, cuddle animals, have tractor rides and lots more.
Kent life is based in Maidstone and only costs £9.25 for an adult.

Here are some pictures from my day.

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Overall I had a really great day here – the sun was shining too. My favourite part was getting to bottle feed the lambs.
I think alot of people think Kent Life is only for families but we had a great day here and were allowed to do all the activities that we wanted to.

This is a great day out for everyone with or without kids! Take a picnic the place is lovely, or visit the tearooms and treat yourself to a slice a cake. If I lived a little closer I would probably visit every weekend! (Also if you have a dog, you can take them too!)

Have you been on any fun days out lately, if so where?