What a month this is going to be!!!

I apologise for not posting weekly like I said I would.  

I am writing this post primarily to tell you about all the wonderful things I have been up to, and all the things that I am looking forward to.

What you’ve missed?

You may or may not know, but I have finished my second year of university. I am so happy to be announcing this as it has been a big struggle for me, especially achieving the grades that I have been pushing for. I have finished first and the second year scrapping a 2:1 so I am proud of myself. I just keep saying to myself – It’s just one more year, and it will all be worth it! I will be doing a little Instagram poll soon as I want to create a YouTube video answering all of your questions about uni, adult life, and any questions you may have. So, comment a question or direct message me personally and I will add it to the list for you.

I have also been photographing a lot more. I managed to be the leading photographer of a wedding, as well as a few uni events – including summer ball 2019 with the special guest SIGALA. These past few months have been incredible. I have learnt so much and I think I have found a photography specialism which I would like to develop further. I absolutely love creating unique photo albums for all clients to treasure for eternity.

Recently, you would have seen, probably definitely you have seen if you follow me on social media or keep up with my blog posts. I wrote a post about creating a new YouTube channel that I would actually like to keep up and running, especially alongside my blog to help show in detail some of the posts that I am writing about. I mainly create content based on ASMR, lifestyle, and travel. Again, if you have any suggestion, please let me know.

What’s to come?

So, here’s to the best part… WHAT I AM LOOKING FORWARD TOOOO!!

This month is going to be filled with a lot of happiness. I am hoping to start a new job that is the same as what I am doing now, although it is higher up in the industry which will be great for my CV. I have been really focusing on things that I can do for experience. I have one year left at uni and I am so indecisive about what I want to do after.

I have been considering going travelling next June for around 2-3 months, if not longer. I have been thinking about going travelling for some time now. And, I am at the point in my life where I am worried that if I don’t do it now, then I probably won’t do it ever. I don’t want to regret not going as it is something I have always wanted to do. Of course, I would be able to go on holidays, but there is something about travelling solidly that I want to do. On my list so far, I have decided to go to Bali, Thailand, Vietnam, Sydney, Melbourne, and New Zealand. I am sure the list will definitely get longer, but that is it for now. If you have any suggestions or advice on anything at all about travelling, please please let me know as I will appreciate it greatly.

I will also be going on holiday at the end of this month to BARCELONA. I am extremely excited – to the point where I am thinking about packing my case already. I will be going there for 5 days with a group of friends. It is actually the same group of friends from when I went to Budapest last year. We have so much planned, and of course, I have planned and thought out the whole thing AGAIN! I just want this holiday to be perfect, and I want everyone to have a great time. I think I am going to be vlogging my time away. Although, I am not sure how I am going to do it. I don’t know if I want to do daily vlogs or to just do a new vlog every other day or so. I suppose it will be down to how much footage I actually manage to film.

And lastly, I have a few brands who I will be working with this month. I do want to keep it a surprise, but I thought I would give you the warning. These won’t be revealed for a few weeks yet, as things are still being discussed. I am very excited to be working alongside these businesses and I feel happy to have accepted their products to review for you. As I have said before, I will only work with the brands who I trust and support, and if I haven’t used them before, then I will give an honest review.

That’s all for today. This post is just a casual one to let you know about what is going on in the life of Bryoni. But yeah, if you have any advice or suggestions for anything that I have spoken about, then please please please drop me a comment.

Thank you.

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Bateaux London Dinner Cruise.

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An Introduction to Bateaux London …

“Bateaux London’s fleet includes two handsome boats, River Room and Glass Room, specially designed for dining and celebrating on the water. As the boat sets sail, enjoy fresh food served to your table while London’s landscape unfolds around you. Our tailored entertainment enriches the experience and creates a truly timeless atmosphere that you, a partner, family or friends will remember for a long time to come. Choose from a classic dinner cruise, an afternoon tea cruise or a lunch cruise and enjoy sparkling wine, live music and spectacular views of London. The history of the river is narrated as you sail” (Bateaux London, 2019).

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What Did I Think of Bateaux London?

From the very start to the very end, I felt like a very important person. The staff were ever so friendly and were professional at all times. It is definitely one of those dressier events, clearly, I didn’t know that. It was a great experience to have lunch whilst taking the tour of London. I thought it was absolutely beautiful and found myself wanting to sightsee rather than eat my lunch LOL.

The food was really nice, although there was not a vegetarian option available. They just took out the meat from the main course of what everyone else had. The starter was a choice of bread and butter, soup, and a couple other things. The food was not anything special, but I do think that you pay for the experience of the whole thing, rather than the food specifically. Sadly, the drinks were not included and the prices were extortionate – for two small Proseccos we paid £18.00. As the meals were spaced out over the 2-hour tour, I found myself not getting very full. I was still hungry by the time we got off. Personally, the food isn’t really worth it, so if you’re going to expect an amazing meal, then this isn’t the place. If you want an exceptional experience and an amazing tour of London, then you will LOVE IT!

Check out the website here: https://www.bateauxlondon.com/

Reference: 

Bateaux London (2019) Bateaux London Dinner Cruise. Available at: https://www.bateauxlondon.com/. [Accessed 24 May 2019].

 

 

 

I’ve Created A YouTube Channel…

It’s done.

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I have only gone and created an actual YouTube channel (Bryoni Burns) with a design I am obsessed with. I have been thinking about YouTubing for a while now, especially after taking a year out with a joint channel with my friend. I have finally got the courage to start making my own videos and sharing them with the rest of the world.

The main reason why I decided to create a YouTube channel is to provide a detailed account to support the posts that I publish on my blog. I have realized that by creating a post based on traveling, beauty, and fashion, that it would be good to also film a video to give you more based on a particular subject. You can expect to see videos based on reviews, fashion, beauty, travel, ASMR, and of course VLOGS!!!

I am so excited to have created a new YouTube channel, and I have lots planned for the upcoming months. I have started off by creating a short introductory video which I think was a complete failure, but it is a NEW YOUTUBER TAG, so you can get to know me. I haven’t answered all of the questions, just the ones that I thought were relevant. I am apologizing now if the video is a little awkward, it was my first one, so I was a bit scared LOL.

Here is my first ever YouTube video (on this channel):

If you enjoyed that little snippet and love reading my blog posts, then I suggest that you hit that SUBSCRIBE button!

Please comment down below any YouTube videos you’d love to see on my channel…

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjaUcJsO7B7_4gxAvlTBYLQ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bryoni.burns/

Staying At Villages Nature In Paris.

Just a heads up, this post will mainly consist of photographs as I think they speak well for themselves…

As you are all completely aware, I went to Disney Land Paris with Kevin and his family a couple of weeks ago. This accommodation was booked by Kevin’s parents which is the NEW resort introduced by Center Parcs, known as Villages Nature Paris. We stayed in this beautiful resort for 3 nights, whilst we visited Disney Land for two days – see post here. The dates of travel were Saturday 20 April 2019 – Tuesday 24 April 2019. This resort is in partnership with Disney Land Paris and is one of their recommended accommodations. The good thing was that we were able to collect our park tickets at the reception here at Villages Nature and hop on the number 47 bus which took us to Disney Land for 2 euros.

What Did The Accommodation Look Like? 

Our accommodation was absolutely beautiful! We had a 3 bedroom apartment that was designed for 6 people. This worked out well as there was 5 of us, so we had no issues there. There was one bedroom upstairs with two single beds, as well as a second bathroom. Then, downstairs had a king size bed which led to the other bathroom and jacuzzi. The final double bed was in the lounge area. I absolutely loved the layout of the apartment and I thought it was very spacious considering there was 5 of us. My favorite part was, of course, the jacuzzi and the balcony with the most incredible view. I have never stayed somewhere with a jacuzzi, nor somewhere with an incredible view like this before. I was very surprised to have been given towels, dressing gowns, and slippers which are complementary to all guests. I loved the whole atmosphere and the vibe this apartment gave. I cannot fault it at all…I mean it’s PERFECT!

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What Activities Can You Do?

There are many activities that you can do at the Villages Nature Paris resort, such as:

  • Bowling
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Bike Riding
  • Karaoke Nights
  • Arcade
  • Farm

A majority of these activities are free, although there are some which you do need to pay for. I think the prices are reasonable considering it is a popular tourist resort. During our stay there, we went to the farm, bike riding, arcade, and swimming pool which was so much fun. There are many pools indoors and outdoors with floats, slides, and many things for you to do in there. I had so much fun in this swimming pool and I 100% can recommend it. In my opinion, I think that it was a little over-whelming staying in a resort like this with so much to do, but then having to leave to go to the Disney Land resort. There are so many activities to do in Villages Nature, so if you’re visiting for a week – I would 100% recommend, purely because you can spend two days in Disney Land, and then explore the beautiful Villages Nature resort – which is totally worth it!

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Tips & Advise 

  1. If you are staying in a similar apartment that I stayed in, then I would suggest that you either bring your own snacks and food or purchase food from the Supermarket on site. The reason for this is that the food restaurants on site are extremely expensive. I had small macaroni cheese and diet coke for £15 which is just way too much. If you can afford to eat out every night then that is up to you. I would recommend eating out one of the nights, and then make your dinner for the other nights. In our apartment, we had a fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, and cutlery, etc., so you have everything you’ll need in that area.
  2. For the dates that you are traveling, I think it would be wise to check what times the buses run from Villages Nature to Disney Land. On our way there, we got lucky as it arrived when we got there, but the second time, we had to wait around 30 minutes for the bus. There is a timetable of what times they arrive, so double check it so you aren’t wasting time just hanging around.

I hope you enjoyed this little accommodation review. If you would like to see more of these on my blog, then please let me know. Also, if you are considering visiting this resort and you have any bursting questions, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Have a great week!

48 Hours In Disney Land Paris.

I have had the most incredible 2 days (Sunday and Monday) at Disney Land Paris with Kevin and his family. I thought it would be a lovely idea to tell you all about it and show you some beautiful shots I managed to capture. I have actually been to Disney Land before, but to be honest I couldn’t remember anything as it was five years ago, so it was like I was visiting it again for the very first time.

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We travelled to Paris on the Eurostar in the morning of Saturday 20, 2019, at around 10am and arrived outside Disney Land at around 2pm. I 100% recommend travelling on the Eurostar, if possible, as it is so much easier than a plane and completely stress-free. I will be doing a separate post about that, so stay alert. We then travelled to our accommodation which was absolutely incredible and soooooo beautiful – it was called Villages Nature: Paris which is an alternative for a Centre Parcs. Again, I will be doing a separate post about this. We were booked in to stay here until the morning of Tuesday 24, 2019. Although it appeared that we were visiting Paris for 4 days, it was technically only Sunday and Monday as Saturday and Tuesday were days to travel to and from.

Oh, and the weather was beautiful, we definitely got lucky with that!

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If you know Disney Land, then you’ll know there are two parks. We decided to spend Sunday and Monday in separate parks to get all the things done that we wanted to. The park we went in on Sunday was the big ride park – well that’s what I called it! It had pretty much all of the adult rides in, except Space Moutain which was in the other park. We managed to get on all of the rides that we wanted to, except Aerosmith as it broke down when we literally got to the barrier of being the next people on.

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As well as that, we were lucky enough to watch a few street performances which included, magicians, juggling, hula-hooping, dancing, and a special performance from many superheroes as part of there Avengers which was great to watch. In between both of the parks, there are many restaurants and shops that you can go in. To warn you though, the prices can be excessive – please see my post here with tips and advice.

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And then, we went to the park which has all the kid rides, adventure parks, main street, and the famous Disney Castle. I thought it was absolutely beautiful and of course, I had to get lots of photographs taken. If you follow me on Instagram, then you would have seen the overload of Disney pictures – I can’t help it that I love them all! It is such a magical place and when you’re there it is like you’re in somewhere fake, like a movie. I loved it so so much, and the feeling when you see it for the first time is just breath-taking. There is so much to see, and many things which just look spectacular.

Walking down Main Street was my absolute favourite thing…

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Main Street is the most perfect spot for getting all those Instagram shots. Although it’s very busy – you have to wait sometime if you want a clear background. Along the street, there are many Disney stores, restaurants, and many other specialized shops. It is a beautiful street with friendly people which leads to the most famous castle of all.

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I cannot recommend Disney Land enough. It is absolutely beautiful and perfect for getting some beautiful shots, as well as having a great time watching performances and going on rides. I can whole-heartedly say that visiting Disney Land is up there in the top 5 things I have ever done. I don’t want to spill too much or share a lot of photographs as I want to leave some surprises for yourself.

If you’re visiting Disney Land Paris and you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to write them in the comments. I would love to answer any of your queries.