Blog Update: Walking on Sunshine

Hi cute geeks, did you miss me? I’ve had a little bit of a blogging break this month, mainly because the sun is frying my brain and also as I’ve had my Mum and nephew to stay. I’ve been taking loads of long walks, playing water volley at the local beach and eating some amazing seafood.

Bloggers Block

There are some brill blog posts about getting back into things and how to battle bloggers block, including this one from Little Miss Katy: 5 Things to do When Your Brain doesn’t want to Blog

I personally enjoy a clean desk, long walks and good tunes. Looking through my latest instagram pics often gives me a bit of inspiration too.

enjoy the little things

But, I thought I’d just give a little blog update to let you know I didn’t fall off the edge of the earth – I’ve just been enjoying the little things, spending time with my BF and family without worrying about blogging about it.

I manage other blogs and create content for work so although I’m not blogging about the latest cute and geeky stuff here, I do have other tasks to do elsewhere.

SPF and Travel

It’s VERY hot here in the Canary Islands at the moment (very thankful for this Dyson fan), so I’ve been buying (and applying) plenty of SPF which I will post about soon. There’s one product I’m really looking forward to trying out, La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Compact Cream SPF50. It has a tint on it and from the before and after pics I’ve seen on some blogs, has great coverage, which I’m hoping will help the melasma on my face.

I will be doing some travelling soon, so stay tuned as I turn travel blogger for a few posts. My BF and I have a holiday planned, I’m legit excited. :)

Back to School

Oops, almost forgot, I am going back to school! Yep, next month I am due to start taking Spanish classes. Up until now, I’ve been pretty much self taught (apart from high school Spanish, which was sooo long ago) so I have all these gaps, where I’m totally fluent to a point and then something just throws me.

I’ll keep you posted about how this goes and who knows, maybe I’ll start blogging in Spanish too? At the moment I’m excited about buying stationery, it’s a great excuse for new pens, notepads and general loitering around stationery shops. That smell… mmm.

What have you been up to this Summer so far? Are you headed to college or uni soon?


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Mario Kart 8 Mercedes Benz DLC

Summer for me so far has seen plenty of hot days, filled with beach tennis, coastal walks and intense games of Mario Kart 8. On completing all of the cups, I’m glad to see Nintendo have some goodies on the way for us karters.
The Mario Kart 8 Mercedes Benz DLC is available from Wednesday 27th August and will unlock a series of Mercs.

Mario Kart 8 Mercedes Benz DLC

Mario Kart 8 Mercedes Benz DLC

There are 3 new cars:

  • Mercedes GLA
  • Mercedes 300 SL Roadster
  • Mercedes W25 Silver Arrow

Mercedes Cup

This add-on content is FREE and also coincides with the Mercedes Cup which will run everyday from 27th August – 23rd September. To join in with the Cup just make sure your Nintendo Wii U is hooked up to the internet to play online, select One or Two player internet play on your Mario Kart 8 game menu, then Competition and Mercedes Cup.

This is one to look forward to and a nice end to the Summer. It looks like we can even customise the Mercedes to a degree as the video shows a few different colours.

Watch out, Luigi is about to go full gangsta with his death stare in his fancy car ;)

Who is your favourite Mario Kart 8 character?


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Dyson Cool AM06 Bladeless Fan

Summer is here and don’t we know it. When I’m not at the beach enjoying a swim, I’m #keepingcool indoors with my Dyson Cool AM06 Air Multiplier. Dyson’s bladeless desk fan is also allowing myself and my BF to get a decent sleep during these warm and balmy nights.

Dyson Cool AM06

I was first introduced to the Dyson AM06 at an event at the Trafford Centre in Manchester. A select few bloggers, including myself had the privilege of hearing from one of Dyson’s engineers about the technology behind the creation of the bladeless fan.

Prior to this, I was already familiar (and impressed) with the Dyson Airblade hand dryers that can be found at Disneyland Paris, so I was super excited to try out my first Dyson product.

Looking Good

Dyson Cool AM06 Bladeless Fan Air Multiplier
The first thing that strikes me about it is the design. Modern and sleek, it fits right into my home and my family think it’s ‘cool’ (pun intended). The remote control is a nifty touch, especially at night, allowing me to control the speed as well as oscillation and power.

There is also a timer, so I can get to sleep easily without having to worry about turning it off, although it’s currently so hot, we have it running all night. I keep the remote on my bedside at night, otherwise it’s held magnetically at the top of the fan, when not in use. I must also note, it’s so easy to put together, just a click of the base and the hoop and away you go!

Dyson Cool AM06 Bladeless Fan Air Multiplier

Quiet and Easy to Clean

The two most important features for me personally are the fact there are no blades (making it so simple to clean and gives a smoother air flow) and how quiet it is. The hoop and base are wiped clean in seconds with a damp cloth and there are no awkward cages or blades to contend with.

I’m happy to report that my light sleeper of a BF is getting on very well with the AM06, as this was my main concern. It goes to show why this fan won the Quiet Mark award and it is 75% quieter than previous models.

How does it work?

• Air is drawn in by an energy-efficient, brushless motor.

• It is accelerated through an annular aperture, passing over an airfoil-shaped ramp, which draws in further air and channels its direction.

• As the air accelerates through the loop amplifier surrounding air is also drawn in.

• This creates and projects powerful, smooth, high velocity airflow. This is a combination of the technologies used in turbochargers and jet engines.

Overall I’m very impressed with this unit and would recommend it to anyone looking to invest in a quiet, powerful and dust free fan with a modern look that’s also safe for small hands and paws.

Buy now from John Lewis – £249.95

*Disclaimer: Dyson provided me with a fan for review, all opinions are my own*


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