• Summer Driving with DAT Tyres

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    Is your car safe?

    With a heatwave just around the corner, chances are you are already planning a few trips down to your local beach or perhaps escaping for a little staycation. But have you thought about caring for your car and tyres?

    Whilst many of us are already aware of what precautions we need to take when temperatures plummet during the winter, it is easy to take your car for granted. I have had my car for just over three years now and despite passing its MOT with flying colours, I have still yet to actually get round to do a full service on it. As for my tyres I probably should check their pressures and tread. If you are like me then, here are a couple of things we can all do to ensure that we stay safe on the roads and can get back to focusing on those BBQ’s or trips out.

    • Ensure your tyres have sufficient tread, no cuts or bulges. For brand new car tyres that are in perfect condition you can get online from DAT Tyres here 
    • Check the pressures against the manufactures recommendation on a regular basis before a long journey and when the tyres are cool.
    • Check that your car has good quality tyres that meet the driving requirements.
    • Carry plenty of water both for you and your car in case it overheats.
    • Wear a hat and sunscreen if you drive a convertible.
      When was the last time you checked your tyres?

    With the wedding approaching, both Al and I are penny pinching, but if there is one thing that is worth investing in then it is some decent tyres. Not only do they reduce your fuel consumption, helping you to save more money in the long run, but they could also save your life!



    Love Emma

    Do you have any trips planned over the next few weeks? Let me know in the comments below.


    Disclaimer: This post is collaborated by DAT Tyres


    Nyman’s Garden: A National Trust Review


    If its intimate surroundings that you are seeking, then why not pay Nymans a visit this weekend for peaceful walks amongst rose gardens, discover the history behind the ‘Messel’ estate and if you are feeling a bit peckish or fancy a bite to eat, then why not indulge yourself in the café where you can grab a delicious treat. Nymans also offers a range of activities throughout the year to keep the younger member’s of the clan occupied or perhaps you might fancy taking a stroll through the woodlands with your four-legged friend. Toby our Westie was in his element and absolutely loved exploring, as for me and Al we loved Nymans so much, that one visit just wasn’t enough, so we visited two weekends on the trot.

    If you do suddenly find yourself seeking out further National Trust sites and you fancy saving yourself some money whilst you are enjoying the British countryside, then why not sign up for their annual membership? Me and Al have opted for this option as it means we get lots of days out and it costs us less than £6 each per month. This is perfect for us as we are both saving for our wedding next year and it means we get quality time together, get fit and healthy without trying and Toby also get’s to enjoy different places.

    Further Information

    Adult £12 (Access to the whole property)

    Children £6.50 (Access to the whole property)

    Under 5’s – Go Free!

    Nyman’s does also offer special discounts to families and groups.


    Don’t live near West Sussex? Don’t worry the National Trust has over 500 sites for you to choose from.

    Annual Membership


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    I hope you have enjoyed this post. If you would like to see some more suggestions from me for days out, then please do leave a comment below and I will do my best to deliver.


    Love Emma








    Summer Siesta: A Style Guide

    When you think of Spain what comes to mind? Is it tapas and sangria, sunnier climes and gorgeous beaches or perhaps it is bright bold fashion and flamenco dancers? Whatever it is, this mini Look book is guaranteed to get you in the holiday mood.

    With UK temperatures soaring to a sizzling 34 Celsius recently,  I have been inspired to make a few colourful purchases from Next and Monsoon. This is the first year that I have actually bought something from Monsoon and I just love this gorgeous maxi dress as the eye-catching colours have me feeling all summery.










    Get the look

    Printed Maxi Dress Next £38

    Preena Paisley Maxi dress Monsoon £62.30

    Blue Print Shopper Bag £12

    Scarf Vintage from Sicily


    Did you know I also have a YouTube channel where I like to share my latest fashion and Primark Hauls?

    Love Emma



    Summer Beauty Essentials


    So as some of you may already know, last week I was very lucky and got a free beauty box from ‘Boots’ when I went in to buy a few Summer essentials for my upcoming canal holiday.

    Now if there is one thing that I absolutely love more than freebies, then it is trying new things especially beauty products and as bizarre as it may sound this actually inspired me to write about my ‘Summer Beauty Essentials’. I know completely random – but that’s me. So let’s get to it shall we?

    Liz Earle - A Skincare Essential!
    Liz Earle – A Skincare Essential!

    First up, I want to talk about Liz Earle who I cannot believe I didn’t know existed until last year. I know, what planet have I been on? Liz Earle is so perfect, I could rave about it all year if you let me. As someone with super sensitive skin, this is an absolute godsend to me. It makes my skin feel amazing and so fresh. It’s also great for removing waterproof makeup without leaving my skin all sore and dry. Also if you buy three products you usually get a few freebies – perfect if you want some travel size beauties.

    After trying their cleanse and polish range, I thought I would give their hand-cream a try, personally I am not mad keen on the scent but it does leave your hands feeling silky smooth and you don’t need too much which has got to be a plus right?

    This smells divine
    This smells divine

    I have always been a huge fan of the ‘Champneys’ range and this was no exception. I am so glad Boots included this little gem in their beauty box. It smells so summery and it has a really nice consistency to it which means your skin is left feeling moisturised without feeling greasy.

    Olay - Perfect for sensitive skin.
    Olay – Perfect for sensitive skin.

    My Mum has always stressed the importance of a good skincare routine from a young age and I have to say she has got incredible skin. Unfortunately, I am unable to use the regular anti-ageing products as my skin tends to react to them. However, Olay’s standard beauty fluid is so gentle I can use it twice a day and it provides the perfect foundation for my makeup.

    Protection from the sun is crucial for the prevention of ageing.
    Protection from the sun is crucial for the prevention of ageing.

    I haven’t actually used these products yet. But I am looking forward to trying them, especially the sun cream as you can apply it under your makeup, meaning there is no excuse not to wear sun protection.

    A little thought for the day.
    A little thought for the day.


    OK so this a boring one, but this was actually recommended to me by my dentist and it is great for the prevention of cavities and makes my teeth super white, at a fraction of the cost of standard teeth whitening treatments – result!

    Jo Malone - Summer in a bottle.
    Jo Malone – Summer in a bottle.

    My all time favorite scent has got to be the ‘Wood Sage and Sea Salt’ cologne by Jo Malone. It smells so fresh and although I promised myself it would be kept purely for special occasions, owning to the fact that it is quite dear in price. I have actually found myself being unable to resist reaching for the bottle on a daily, if not constant basis. What I love most about it, is that I find that it instantly lifts my mood and I often find myself being swept away to some distant shore, where the only thing that lies beneath me is the sand between my toes and the smell of palm trees and a cold Pina Colada – ahhhh 🙂

    Have a great weekend :)
    Have a great weekend 🙂

    Have you enjoyed this Post? I am off to Bath next week on my first ever Canal Hols. Would you like to see some more travel related or beauty posts? Comment below and let me know what you would like to see next on the blog. Until then have a great weekend.

    Love Emma