Saturday, 18 March 2017

The Best of Budapest #1

Hello and Welcome to Leeny Loves and to a little mini series all about our Budapest Adventure. 

So the wonderful Mr Wind turned 30 at the end of February so we decided that we wanted to celebrate by going on an adventure. We had been looking and trying to book something since Christmas but we just didn’t find the best deal.


Andrew has been to a lot of the typical European cities so he wanted to go somewhere different and somewhere he hadn’t been before. This made the search even harder.

After many arguments and missed deals we finally stumbled across a steal of a deal in Budapest on booking.com.


The deal was 4 days, 3 nights staying at the Mecure Korona Hotel in the city centre for the both of us at the amazing price of £430. The only catch was that the flights were not direct. We had to change planes there and back but it was so straight forward and only really added 45 minutes to an hour to our overall travel time.


So once we booked it, it was then the task of finding out what the heck was there to do in Budapest so naturally I headed to the place for all knowledge, YouTube. There were so many vlogs and well, it made me fall in love with the city so much. The very beautiful Amelia Liana has done two vlogs on Budapest and a blog post and they were so helpful and helped us plan our trip.

Let me tell you a little more about Budapest. Now what surprised me the most was that it is actually the Hill of Buda and the Plains of Pest which are separated by the River Danube and then connected with all of the fancy bridges and seriously they are fancy. Budapest its super famous for its thermal baths and having been I can tell why. 

 

W H E R E   W E   S T A Y E D / M E C U R E   K O R O N A

Now lets start by saying I was a tad unsure about this hotel, as well, the truth is the reviews on TripAdvisor are the WORST. 

When you arrive you are met with a super glam walkway and revolving doors. In the large entrance foyer there was loads of people on the desk ready to help. Now I can see why some people said the staff were rude but I don't think they meant to I think it is just language barrier and for the rest of the week they could not be more helpful.


The large reception area to the hotel had a bar, a shop and a little internet corner. You walked through the  reception to the lifts and they took you to your floor.

The hotel is split over two buildings which are on different sides of the street, they are connected with a walk way. In the walk way is a restaurant which was so cool to sit in and look out over Budapest.

Over the bridge in the other building was a swimming pool which I loved, now I am not going to lie, it was a strange one but it was cool. Men and Women had separate changing rooms and you access these using your card from you room. You got changed in there and then walked through a door to the pool and sauna, now it was tiny but it was perfect for what it needed to be plus Budapest is famous for its thermal baths so you don't really need that pool if you go and explore them.

Now the rooms, they were small and compact but they were clean and well looked after. The bathroom was large and every room came with a desk, tv, mini bar and a large wardrobe. The rooms were fine but one thing I did think was strange was that the rest of the hotel felt quite modern but the rooms weren't. But we were fine with that because lets be honest, what we paid for the hotel was nothing.

When we arrived the hotel gave us a FREE voucher for 500 Forints off a drink which I thought was super kind. The hotel also let us store our luggage on the last day after we checked out for free.

All in all I would give the hotel a 4/5. It could do with some work but lets face it on a city break you hardly spend any time there and it was more that perfect for that.

Coming up in Part 2 of The Best of Budapest I tell you a little more about how we spent out time and what we did.

Have yourself a super Saturday.

 Love Leeny
xxx

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Primark Haul March 2017

Hello Strangers. 
So yeah, let's address the issue! 
I've not blogged for a month. Reason being, I HAVE BEEN SO BUSY. 

Mr Wind turned 30 at the end of February and well we celebrated hard. Parties, presents, trips away and so much more. Due to that I have just been abit awol. 

But I am back and I am so excited to get back into this blogging malarkey and being honest I have missed it big style. 

So if you follow me on Instagram, if you don't make sure you do. I had a rare day off in the week so headed to the beautiful place that is Primark. Nothing makes me more happy than a quiet mid week shop to Primark. I didn't need anything but the thing is you never do, do you, But two bags later I clearly needed something. 

In the last week I have watched a TON of Primark hauls on YouTube so I was literally chomping at the bit to get there and £50 later I picked myself up quiet the haul. 


So enough waffle! Let's show you Primark fans what I got my hands on. 

BEIGE AND BLACK FUR COAT / £5

This coat should of been £28 and it was down to £5. I know right, what a steal! 
This coat is two sizes two small but you wouldn't know! It's just so beautiful. I can't wait to rock this now, with out the fur collar as the weather gets warmer. 


NAVY PINSTRIPE DRESS / £5

This again was a impulse purchase but to be honest everything I bought was, this was on a rail near the entrance and when I saw that it was one £5 I thought why the heck not. I can imagine wearing this in the summer with bare tanned legs and sandals or even little ankle boots now. 


OVERSIZED BLACK TSHIRT / £4


I am all about the oversize tshirts and when o saw this it was put in the basket without thinking. I work with kids so tshirts like this are essential and some days you just want to rock a large tshirts, skinnies and trainers and this tshirts is for that. 


WHITE TSHIRT / £3


Being quite honest this will probably be worn once before I get a stain on it or before it gets dyed another colour in the wash but the feel of this fabric and how soft it is, is amazing. 


VESTS / £1.80


I am a girl who wears a vest under any top, dress or any item of clothing. I always have and always will, not sure what it is but I won't leave the house ever just wearing one top, it's all about the layers. 
These best are only £1.80 and well you can never have too many can you. 

SHOES / £3 - £8


This was the one thing I actually needed. After spending the whole of winter wearing boots or trainers I am more than ready to get some ballet pumps on my feet and I think my feet are excited to breathe again. Ok ok, the gold shoes are ridiculous but we all need some gold in our life. The black shoes are practical and the leopard ones are for fun and a bit of adventure.

NIGHT SHIRT / £8


I am all over the Victoria Secret inspired nightshirts and this one is my favourite and so soft. This little gem was only £8 and having worn it for bed last night I can confirm it is softest fabric. EVER. 
Now that the warmer nights are coming, those fleecy pyjamas are away and I am loving these SO MUCH. 



GLASSES £3 / SOCKS £1


These two things I picked up as I was queing to may for my things, Primark know how to do it don't they. These glasses are amazing, Mr Wind didn't agree but you know what I love them. Every girl needs sock and when I saw these ones I had to get them although I have chunkier legs and they definitely don't go over my knees. 

PRIMARK HAUL DONE. 

So there we have it all the things I didn't need from Primark. Have you guys been and picked anything up recently? Comment below and let me know. 

Don't forget if you haven't already to follow me on Bloglovin, Twitter and Instagram, I will appreciate muchly. 

Have a great weekend. 

Love Leeny
xxx