14th-20th December, 2018
Every week I showcase 10 fab finds – 5 in Interiors (At Home) and 5 in Travel (On the Horizon)
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1. This Week I'm Loving…
I love the diaries from The Works. I get myself one every single year – it has to be spiral bound so that I can leave it open on my desk to see what I’ve got coming up that week, and it has to be a week per view (the whole week spread across the 2 pages) – fussy aren’t I?
But the great news is that the diaries are super affordable – and have some fab messages on them – like the one I bought myself for 2019.
2. Something Unique…
Now this. This is just me all over. It hasn’t been that heavily reduced by Groupon, but when it looks like a work of art, the details are trivial.
The Retro Pump Espresso Coffee Machine (in a choice of colours) costs £89.99, offering a discount of 30% (it was £129).
3. Bargain Spot
This studded footrest from B&M is available in a range of colours and would suit most décor themes.
Best of all, it’s a very affordable £10!
4. New launch
Flying Tiger's beautifully designed wrapping paper celebrates this year's trends.
They include a gold and turquoise peacock designs as well as the more traditional colours of Christmas, red and green!
The 4m rolls cost £2 each.
5. I've Got My Eye On….
I really like this dark grey chequer style 12-piece dinner set from Wilko. Made of durable stoneware, it comprises of 4 dinner plates, 4 side plates and 4 bowls – and it's dishwasher and microwave safe.
1. Flight news
Jet2 is launching a new flight from London Stansted to Lleida on 23rd December 2018 for the 2018/19 winter season, opening up the ancient city in the North Eastern region of Catalonia to British holidaymakers.
The route will operate on a weekly basis, departing on Sundays, providing a capacity of 2,500 both ways during the three-month period and direct access to Catalonia’s lesser-known winter attractions.
2. UK Deal…
Travelzoo is offering a Suffolk getaway for £59 including breakfast and bubbly, equating to a 47% saving.
Ufford Park is a modern hotel with its own 18-hole golf course, an indoor pool and a sauna, set in 120 acres of parkland in Suffolk.
For £59, you get an overnight stay in a Classic Room for two, with a glass of prosecco and full English breakfast. You could even make it a 2-night stay for £99.
3. Worldwide offer
Offering an exciting programme of Christmas celebrations, the new five* fairytale-themed Fantasia Bahia Principe in Tenerife is an ideal family getaway for those wanting to spend the 25th of December opening presents on sun-drenched beaches!
The resort offers 7 swimming pools, a children’s club, teens club and a spash-filled water park.
For adults, there’s the luxury spa complete with Jacuzzi, steam room and massage room. Families will also be kept entertained throughout the holidays with nightly shows, while on 24th December, guests will be enchanted by a live choir and band performing all the Christmas favourites.
On Christmas day, Santa Claus will arrive and guests can look forward to a gala dinner and live music.
Alpharooms is offering a seven-night stay at Fantasia Bahia Principe from 23 December to 30 December from £400.77 per night based on four people (two adults and two children under ten) sharing a junior suite. Prices are on an all-inclusive basis with flights from Gatwick.
4. Bargain spot
From 31st March 2019, Norwegian will serve the USA’s Miami and San Francisco Airports from Gatwick, replacing its existing flights to Fort Lauderdale and Oakland, with fares from a very affordable £174.90 one-way.
The airline will operate daily flights to Miami and five-weekly services to San Francisco. The carrier’s summer 2019 network will feature 13 long-haul routes including a brand-new route between the UK and Brazil.
5. What's New?
Dream Yacht Charter has a range of special offers on their ‘by the cabin’ departures to get your New Year off to a great start.
Special offers include Guadeloupe Dream Premium, with 7 nights from £1,188 per person saving 20% on previously advertised prices.
While in Guadeloupe, visitors can take in Marie-Galante, the island of a hundred windmills; Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean and the Cousteau Reserve off Pigeon Island a paradise for tropical marine life.
The price is based on a 19thJanuary departure and is based on two people sharing an ensuite double cabin.