Top Holiday Destinations

I am badly in need of a proper holiday. It has been a busy year so far, and a nice mini break is already needed. I have a few holiday destinations in mind, and I need to get planning. I am hoping to visit 3 countries this year as I did last year. Last year, I visited Italy in January, and Dubai and Oman in summer. I am not 100% sure of which countries I want to visit this year, but I am hoping they will be as much as fun as my holidays were last year.




Here are 3 holiday destinations I have in mind –



I never really wanted to visit Iceland until some years ago. It has become a very popular holiday destination, and I now badly want to visit it. I would love to go ice-climbing in Iceland one day. I took some ski lessons last year with the family last year, and planning on having some more ski lessons this year. I have heard a lot of good things about ski lessons les menuires, so will be checking the snow school out later in the year.

Learning to ski professionally has always been a dream of mine. I hope it becomes a reality one day.


New York

I have never been to New York – The Big Apple before, but I plan to visit really soon. I have heard a lot about this amazing city, and I can’t wait to see it all for myself. It also sounds like a lovely winter destination. Especially if you are after the cold temperature, as I hear it gets really cold in the Big Apple. Even colder than in London.

New York is definitely a romantic winter destination for love birds, and a great all year travel destination too!


Los Angeles

Visiting this Southern California city is high on my travel list. Escaping to sunny Los Angeles would be an amazing idea right now as it is painfully cold in Cheshire.

I have always wanted to visit Los Angeles, thanks to the many reality tv shows filmed in the city. God knows I have seen loads. It would be great to visit the Disneyland park over there and experience the Hollywood city. There is a lot to see in this city and I am seriously looking forward to the day we would make a trip down.

It is quite a distance, so not sure this trip will be happening anytime soon with the kids. Maybe when they are a little older.


What travel destinations do you have in mind for 2018?


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Inflate the Trend: Pool Floats to Purchase in 2018

Stunning Instagrammable, inflatable swimming pool toys are the must-have holiday accessory this 2018. They are beautiful and so very useful. If you don’t believe me, do some research. If you look around, you will find discover lovely in poolside shoots on social media are in about 111,405 posts, with the hashtag #poolfloat and up to 171,095 with the term #inflatable. But which swim toys will be on trend for summer, 2018? `


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Trend 1 – Magical Creature Inflatables

A wealth of magic can be found in the sea, inspiring the first trend in our cool pool floats countdown. Think ethereal mermaids, precious seashells and, dubbed the Unicorn of the Sea, the giant narwhal. Thought to possess supernatural healing powers, the Narwhal’s protruding horn came to be a symbol of true magic. So much so, it is rumoured ancient Kings and Queens would trade gold and jewels to acquire it. If it’s fit for a queen, it’s fit for you too!


Trend 2 – Edible Food Inflatables

Is there any better excuse to purchase your favourite foods in inflatable form? From donuts, to avocado and pizza – each treat provides a unique quality. Prefer an innertube decorated with sprinkles? Choose a doughnut! Do you (and seven other pals) have a pool party to attend? A slice of floating pizza each can provide you with the perfect photo opportunity! More of a dessert person? Why not opt for an ice lolly or chunk of pineapple!


Trend 3 – Classic Romance Inflatables

With a summer of love hot on everyone’s mind, inflatable hearts are an emblematic purchase. Available in the form of a raft or as a jumbo innertube, this romantic inflatable lounger will capture the holiday essence. Likewise, an exquisite diamond ring “floatie” is perhaps the perfect match for loving dreamers, adored fiancés and enamoured newlyweds! Full of sparkle and promise.


Trend 4 – Colourful Kitsch

Colour-lovers, this one is for you! A fashion trend since the 70’s, kitsch is everything that looks excessive, cheap and FABULOUS. Think rainbow, neon bright colours, inflatable martini glasses, gummy bears and glowing flamingos! The latter is the perfect addition to a late-night pool party, with LED flashing flamingo floats summing up everything kitsch is: fun, cute, comical and certain to shine a light on your personality!


Something to bear in mind during your summer holidays:


Advice from the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS), UK:


On average, more than 400 people drown in the UK each year. Nearly 60 of these are children and young people. We believe that most drownings are preventable through good knowledge of water safety in swimming pools. Top tips:


  • Keep young children under constant supervision.
  • Follow the pool rules (don’t dive into the shallow end.)
  • Take time to check the depth, water flow and layout of the pool, especially at leisure pools and holiday resorts.
  • Never enter the water after drinking alcohol.


Do you have any summer holidays planned? Where are you off to?


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7 Things Good Dancers Do Differently

Becoming a good dancer is something that requires hard work, dedication, and drive. Most dancers just learn the basics of dancing but do not evolve to the point of becoming great dancers. A good dancer has to maintain control over his or her environment and push harder than everyone else – this might deter lazy people from doing their best.


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Here are seven things that good dancers do differently:


Overcome Excuses

Becoming a great dancer is something that takes many hours of practice. If you want to become a good dancer, you should not allow yourself to have any excuses. Although many circumstances affect session results or delay practice, you should not have any excuse for not giving your best.

As you grow, your practice time should become more in-depth and important. Unless you nurture your craft with practice, you will never reach your full potential. When you walk into the dance studio, you should be ready to give it your all unless you have an injury that prevents you from doing so.


Choose the Right Clothes

According to the owner of, dance slippers, shoes, and dancewear all play an important role in determining your success as a dancer. This is because dance costumes are made to allow your body to breathe while letting your movements to flow smoothly. For dancers, the body is a tool that needs care and nourishment.

When learning different dance moves, you push your body out of its comfort zone, so it is important that you allow it to recover. You also need to wear the right dancewear for safety reasons. As you turn, step, or jump around, you should not be worried that your clothes will cause you to slip and fall.


Avoid over the Counter Medication

Because we live in a fast-paced world where everything moves by so fast, the stresses of life catch up with most of us. People rely on medications to sleep, wake up, and keep going. You might even need medication to relax if you suffer from anxiety. Drug-induced sleep and drug-induced wakefulness are artificial, which means that you should do your best to avoid drugs.

To keep yourself in top shape, you should consider using natural supplements that will optimize your health. You should also look for some great coffee that will keep you awake during your dance sessions.



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Use Mirrors

Most dancers do not like practicing in front of mirrors because they do not want to look at their imperfect moves. However, using a mirror during practice is a good idea because you will see the mistake and correct them. Although an instructor will tell you the areas of your routine that need work, seeing the actual missteps for yourself is will give you a chance to work on them immediately.

If you practice in a dance studio, make sure that you overcome your shyness and start dancing in front of a mirror. Doing so will help you to learn the moves faster than everyone else.


Listen to Their Bodies

A good dancer knows his or her body well. When you are feeling some discomfort or unusual pain, you should not ignore it; make sure that you seek help. Unless you know that it is safe to do so, you should never push through pain because it is minor. Your dance instructor has a good eye and he will let you know if something is wrong.

However, because your body belongs to you and you will feel the pain, you should know how to prevent a small injury from blossoming into a big one. You can do this by giving yourself enough time to heal before you attempt to dance again. If you have a swollen ankle, you should avoid putting weight on it and ice it plenty of times.


Are Not Predictable

Good dancing is quite easy to spot because the timing and technique are pleasing to the eye. However, great dancers will stir the mind and inspire the audience. To be a great dancer, you should deliver something that is out of the ordinary and give your audience something that it is not expecting.

This does not just apply to the dance choreography. You should also choose outstanding music, wear some surprising outfits, and try new concepts occasionally. Good dancers are unapologetic, impossible to predict, and refreshing.


Are Always Students

If you venture into dancing with a fixed mindset, your growth will be stunted. However, if you are open to learning, you have boundless potential to be great since you will not cap your own growth. Just like most students, you will be open to taking constructive criticism.

To be a great dancer, you should be willing to look to other dancers and choreographers for inspiration so that you can learn from their experiences. As a student, you will not have room for envy or competitiveness because you will be too busy learning new things daily. To be a great dancer, you should be willing to learn from others.

If you are a novice, you have to be patient with your instructors because dancing is an art that takes time to learn. You cannot just walk into a dance class and expect the instructor to perform miracles. Learning to be a good dancer is a two-way street – the instructor must teach you with patience and you must be willing to put in the hard work.



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