Abbie Thorn

Beauty & Lifestyle blog

Wednesday 7 June 2017

My Birthday Weekend Away!

Last weekend, I turned 22 (I can't say I'm thrilled about being this age!). I feel like people look at me funny when I say im pretty gutted to be 22 because that isn't old in many people's eyes! To me, I always looked forward to my next birthday and always wanted to grow up and be older. I couldn't wait till I was 18 and then after I got bored of still being ID'd for plastic cutlery and Ibuprofen tablets, I wanted it to be my next big birthday, which is 21! Now I'm not 21 anymore, I just feel like the next big birthday is 30 and I am definitely not rushing to get there!

Anyway, my Fiance and I went away to Bournemouth for my Birthday weekend and we had such a lovely time! Bournemouth holds so many memories for me because it's somewhere we used to go on family holidays to when I was little. It is also the first place my Fiance and I went away to together and we've since been there for a few day trips and for another weekend away a few years back!
I got absolutely spoilt rotten for my birthday and received so many lovely presents which I'm sooo grateful for. Jamie (the Fiance) also made the weekend away so special and even surprised me with a beautiful afternoon tea! We played two games of crazy golf (one on each day and two different places). I won the first game on my Birthday (Jamie thinks he let me win but he really didn't ;)) and he won the second days game. We love a game of crazy golf and once went in search of one on a holiday in Portugal and almost got heat stroke as we were walking for so long and when we got there we got told it had been knocked down a while ago! That wasn't the happiest day of my life, I can tell you that for sure!
We also went for my birthday meal at Days restaurant in Bournemouth which is a big all you can eat buffet style restaurant and if you haven't been there, I suggest you go!!!

Abbie x


Friday 19 May 2017

Mid Week Break- Bristol & Bath

Back in December, my Fiance and I visited Bristol and Bath for their Christmas Markets. It was a lovely weekend away and we really loved both places (it was our first time visiting them both). However, being near Christmas and having all the famous Christmas Markets around, it was extremely busy and we didn't get to see a lot of each place. We said we'd definitely come back at some point maybe in the Summer.

May 17th was my Fiances birthday so we decided to take a few days off work, book a hotel and go back to Bristol for one day and onto Bath the next. On our day in Bristol we mainly did shopping as the weather was terrible and rained practically all day! We went to a shopping center just outside of Bristol which was really good. We then got back to our Hotel, got ready for the evening and headed out for a meal. When we came to Bristol last year we discovered ZaZa Bazzare and loved it so we had already decided that was where we would go for his birthday meal and it definitely satisfied our cravings we'd had ever since we left after our visit back in December!! We definitely ate waaaay too much though!

On our second day we headed into Bath. It was a much sunnier and warmer day which we were both super happy about! We had such a lovely day wandering around the town and actually being able to walk around reasonably freely without the massive crowds we experienced on our previous visit!
Places like Bath just make me feel so relaxed and happy and I always wish that one day I'll live in a beautiful City like that but I think I'll be saving my pennies for a lifetime!!
I just love Cities that are full of character and old buildings! Where I live seems super boring and has no history compared to places like Bath!

I'm now back to work and hoping to plan another little trip in the near future!

Abbie x


Thursday 20 April 2017


Wow- it's been a long time! I guess when I look back and see that my last post was on 15th March, I haven't really been gone for that long- but it just feels like ages ago that I sat and wrote a post! So yeah, here's a little update on what I have been up to!

Firstly, a little while after my last post I came down with Tonsilitis (a few days before I was due to run a Half Marathon that I had been training hardcore for-gutted!). I have never had Tonsillitis before and I was really quite poorly so I was told strictly by a Doctor to not run that weekend under any circumstances! I'm not the best runner and I can't say I ever enjoy doing it, but I was really disappointed I couldn't do it after all the training I'd done! I was also due to go on holiday the following weekend so I was kind of glad I was poorly when I was instead of missing out on my holiday or not being able to enjoy it. 
So yeah, the following week, my Mum and I set off to Gran Canaria for a week of sunshine, relaxation and cocktails (luckily, I finished my antibiotics the day before we went!!)- it was perfect!

 I had all these plans to do some blog posts about my holiday preparation in the week leading up to it, but I was obviously unwell so that didn't happen :(

Once I was back from my holiday, it was pretty much straight back to work and busy busy busy! I must admit, I thought about blogging and writing a post but I just haven't been able to find the time or be in the right mood to sit down and write. I need to sit down at some point and do some more planning as most of my plans I had for the past month or so have been and gone now! 

I am really looking forward to Summer as I brought a new camera a few months ago and I still haven't had much chance to use it as the weather has been miserable and I was finding getting blog photos really difficult as I work full time and it was always dark by the time I got home from work. I'm definitely ready to get back on it and hopefully have some decent blog posts on the way! 

Abbie x

Blogger Template Created by pipdig