Hey guys, very late bit of blogging from me as I’ve been travelling the majority of the day! Have been in London for the past few days with Matt for a few different things. I have to say no to a lot of events that I’m invited to as it costs around £100 a time for me to travel to and from London on the train, but this time it worked out quite well as Matt had a meeting/interview down there that coincided with an event for me and we decided to go down together.
My top tips for saving money in London? Travel by coach and stay in the Easyhotel! The coach can be an ordeal (as you will know if you follow me on twitter) but we found out last minute about Matt’s meeting so train prices were sky high. It worked out cheaper for us both to get the Megabus down and stay overnight than just for one of us to get the train. Richard Branson, if you’re reading this, I hope you realise how insane that is!
We stayed in the Easyhotel (£35!?) and I would call it more of a cabin than a hotel as it is essentially the size of a ships cabin, but it was all we needed! I went to Estée Lauder to see their new foundation (review coming soon, maybe a YouTube demo too?) and then had a meeting.
The next day I headed to the MUA offices to see their new collection and then it was Matt’s big meeting, and although I can’t really say anything it is possibly one of the biggest opportunities so far in his life so please think positive thoughts! Hopefully it went well. We were due to go home that night but the meeting finished later than expected and connections would be missed so we stayed another night (different Easyhotel!) on a whim. We decided to celebrate what will hopefully be a good opportunity for Matt and have dinner since the day before had been a quick chipotle run, thanks to Zoe for recommending Byron Burger, it was so so lovely and I would definitely recommend it if you’re ever in London! We had the courgette fries and they were amazing.
Our hotel “room” was literally an orange shoebox so we didn’t feel like going back so early and headed to embankment for a little walk. It was sub zero but I’m so glad we went – I always like seeing London all lit up from there and then walking down to parliament. Today we got up early and made the most of the museums, we went to my favourite, the Natural History and then to the V and A before getting the coach home. All warm and tired in Cheshire now about to watch a film. I’d definitely recommend the Easyhotel if you are in London and don’t want to pay extortionate hotel prices but the rooms are TINY. Good if you need to crash for one night before an early morning but probably not manageable for a few days or more.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far, tomorrow will be spend catching up on work and reading! I have lots of posts to write too! I am also now terribly addicted to temple run, despite having it on my phone for months and not opening it for fear I would never do work again. I don’t think that’s a bad score for my first couple of goes but I’ll never beat Matt’s 7 million!!
Edit: Just found out about Whitney Houston’s death as I published this post, so sad. I used to sing along to her songs when I was a toddler. Really sad to see a whole family torn apart by drugs like that and people with so much talent live so unhappily.