How To Get In The Holiday Spirit? || The Travel Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well. You’re probably surprised I have another blog post LOL. I made a promise that I will keep publishing again like I used to and I am going to make that happen. I have planned out so many interesting and fun blogs that I am looking forward to sharing with you in the next upcoming months. For those of you who don’t know, I have two mini holiday breaks coming up which is why I wanted to do this little holiday travel tag to help get me in the holiday spirit. I am going to Belfast on Thursday 26th July to Sunday 29th July and I am going to Budapest on Friday 3rd August to Monday 6th August. I am so happy to be going away. If you would like any specific travel posts regarding these places please comment below as I would love to do helpful travel posts. Now without further ado… let’s move straight on.

Which countries of the world have you already visited?

Unfortunately, I haven’t been to a lot of places as I didn’t begin going on holiday until I was 16 years old. The places I have been to in chronological order are Disney Land (Paris), Marsa Alam (Egypt), Manila (Philippines), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Belfast (Nothern Ireland) and a range of places in the United Kindom.

Which destination is the number one of your bucket list? 

This is very easy for me to answer as I have always dreamed of going to Australia… more specifically Melbourne and/or Sydney.

What is your most ideal holiday?

My most ideal holiday would definitely be something very spontaneous. I would love to go travelling unexpectedly… perhaps with a camper van and just see where the roads take me. I would love to do this will my boyfriend Kevin. It would be the best thing ever. It would be lovely. As long as we have a great time, I don’t even mind where we go. It would just be nice to explore, have fun and take a wild adventure.

Which place did you think was so special that you would love to go back there sometime?

Definitely, Disney Land Paris as it was mine and Kevin’s first day together in a relationship. I would absolutely love to go back there on one of our anniversary’s because it would mean a lot to me. I have always been one of those traditional people who treasure special moments like that. It would be nice to see Paris too as we never explored the city. We just stayed at Disney Land for our college trip. In February 2019 it will be mine and Kevin’s 5th year anniversary… hint hint hint LOL. I would love to go for our 5th year together.

Show us your nicest holiday photo:

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Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns (Manila, Philippines)

Did you have to travel for work sometime? If yes, where?

Sadly… no! My job does not require me to travel around the world. Although, it would be amazing to travel and work at the same time. You would be able to learn so much, not just from working, but culturally.

With who are you mostly going on holiday? 

My boyfriend Kevin. Most of my holidays have been with Kevin. It was just Amsterdam that Kevin didn’t come to as it was my sister’s hen party weekend.

Would you rather go to an amusement park or zoo?

Personally, this is rather tricky for me. I don’t do either of them a lot and I have never thought about this question before. I think I would probably choose an amusement park as long as Kevin could come with me because we would have a lot of fun whilst spending a lot of money LOL.

Would you rather go on a sun or ski holiday?

A very easy question for me to answer… SKI!!!!! Of course, I would choose that. I have never been on a ski holiday. I would always choose something that I have not done or only done a little. I love trying new things and experimenting. I have been to a range of sunny holiday places, so I would definitely try a ski holiday if I had the chance too.

What holidays do you have planned this year?

I am soooooooo happy to share this with you. I have been so excited about going on holiday which is why I wanted to do a post like this to help get all the excitement out, as well as give you more information about myself. I only have two short city breaks this year for my holidays, although I do prefer going to places for a few days as I tend to miss home in 4 days anyway. Tomorrow, I will be travelling to Belfast in Northern Ireland for 3 days to visit my family over there and to do a little bit of sight-seeing with of course Kevin. My second short city break is happening on 3rd August until the 6th August and I am going to Budapest with Kevin and 3 other friends. I am looking forward to this a lot because we have planned out the whole holiday ensuring we make the most of the time in Budapest. WE WILL HAVE A LOT OF FUN!

I am going to nominate 5 people who I think should do this blog post:

  1.  Emma 
  2. Isla
  3. Sophie
  4. Anne
  5. Life Travel Soul

Thank you so much for popping back onto my blog. It means so much to me. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. Now… I challenge YOU to do this tag if you are going on holiday anytime soon. It is definitely the perfect way to get you in the holiday spirit. If you would like me to do any blog posts specific to Belfast or Budapest please let me know. I would love to give you any advise and share my experiences with you. I hope you have a great end to the week and an amazing weekend!

From,

Bryoni X

 

 

Cider Tasting At The Stable || Blogger Event In Winchester

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well and looking forward to this brand new exciting blog post. I am very happy to be sharing this post with you which is why I decided to write it straight away and share it with you as fast as I could. Earlier on today at 15:00, I attended a Cider and Pizza tasting session at The Stable in Winchester which lasted for approximately 2 hours. This event was a special one created by Fran at Page and Peachy Events, predominantly for bloggers to meet up and interact with one another… and of course try all the amazing ciders and food that The Stable has to offer. I am so grateful I got the opportunity to attend my first blogger event especially with the lovely Fran who is very welcoming and a great host.

Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns

I was very impressed when entering The Stable for the very first time. It is absolutely beautiful with big large spaces between each table, large windows overlooking the beautiful town of Winchester and the building was just lovely to look at. I thought it was very clean and definitely a high standard food place. I am definitely so pleased with myself for attending the blogger event today and grateful for the invitation. I have met so many amazing and lovely people who I never would have met before if it wasn’t for this event and of course I have had an amazing experience at The Stable that I can honestly say I will be returning for dinner very soon. The food there is outstanding and I would love to go back to try more of what’s on the menu.

Cider Tasting Scoring System

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Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns

The Cider tasting consisted of 9 different types of Cider which are all sold at The Stable. Our task was to try a small sample of each Cider; giving our honest opinions about each one. We had to rate the Cider based on appearance, aroma, and taste all out of 10. The idea of this was to identify which one was our favorite. The total score for the Cider being tasted was out of 30. I think this was a perfect way to figure out what the perfect Cider is for you. I really liked how knowledgeable and professional the Cider Master was who was Will. He was full of information and was brilliant of him to know the answer to every question that we had. The Cider tasting event was well thought out as everything was running according to plan which was clearly represented as the host and cider master always had something going on. I was really impressed with how generous they were with the cider and always ensuring that there was plenty of glasses and water available.

Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns

Photographs Of The Cider Tasting Event

Alongside, the Cider tasting The Stable were very generous by offering us appetizers of bread, cheese, meat and dips which was a lovely surprise. I liked how they catered to those with dietary needs such as vegetarian. I enjoyed this cheese on bread as it went down well with the Cider. I thought they both complimented each other well. It also made it easier for me to get rid of the previous cider taste in my mouth. The photographs below will demonstrate the food provided along with a couple of glasses of Cider that I had the privilege of tasting.

Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns
Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns

 

Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns

 

Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns
Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns
Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns
Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns
Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns
Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns

Halfway through the Cider tasting, we were generously given 8 different pizzas for us all to try. I thought this was really nice of them to do as it was very unexpected. I thought that even just the appetizers were lovely then they did this for us too. As you can see the pizzas look incredible. I am so sorry if reading this post makes you hungry or thirsty, but honestly, they tasted so fresh and healthy and did not feel greasy at all. I thoroughly enjoyed the pizzas a lot. I am very impressed with how we were treated today at The Stable which I why I will definitely be returning very soon.

Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns
Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns
Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns
Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns
Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns
Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns
Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns

Thank you so much to The Stable who kindly held the blogger event for us. I had such a great time. I feel like I have said this a lot, but I really have loved every minute of it. It has been so much fun and I loved trying new Ciders for the first time. I am not a drinker at all, but I now feel like if I went to a Cider place or to The Stable, I would be able to order a drink that I am happy with and that I am comfortable with what I am drinking.

Goody Bag – Thank you so much, Fran, for the adorable goody bag. I love it so much. I didn’t think among everything we got and tried already today… I really didn’t expect this. You have been an excellent host and I am so grateful I was invited today. This has been a very good first blogger event for me. I am looking forward to sharing with you what’s inside the goody bag.

Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns 
Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns

Not only do I keep to keep the cute fabric bag, there is also:

Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns

I just want to say huge thank you to Fran for creating this blogger event. I have had a lovely day and I am looking forward to trying all the amazing things in my goody bag. I am looking forward to doing another blog post reviewing the products in my goody bag. I am very happy to have met you. You’re a lovely person and an amazing host.

Please get in contact with Fran here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/page_peachy or https://twitter.com/apageofme

and The Stable here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StableRestaurants

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stablepizza/

Website: https://stablepizza.com/locations/winchester/?utm_source=googlemybusiness&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=googlemybusiness_website

Thank you for visiting my blog again. It means so much to me. Don’t forget to get in touch by commenting or on social media even if it’s to say hello. It makes me so happy to hear what you have to say. I hope you have a great week ahead.