One of the best things about being able to drive (late learner, only passed a few years ago) is the utter freedom it gives you. My best friend has now moved to Sheffield – my home-town and my mum still resides there in the family home I grew up in. Therefore it’s great to be able to hop in my new Smart ForFour car and hit the road to see them.
Here’s my beautiful social butterfly! Check out the doors!!! It may seem like a small car but some of the doors open 180 degrees making it really easy to load.
We hit the road. There’s so many functions that make the car so easy to drive – from a limiter (stopping you speeding in inner-city areas), cruise control through to even the in-built sat nav telling you the time you arrive and even what the weather’s like at your destination!
Since it was a bank holiday, we stopped off by Harrogate, in a little village of Ilkley, for a quick break. AND I bumped into some old friends in the car park. Seriously hadn’t seen them for 15 years or more and they live in Manchester. Complete fate that we stopped in that car park and that my friends had stopped there too. Sometimes my Smart car is seriously smart.
We enjoyed some home-made Yorkshire ice-cream, mini golfing and a nice stroll by the river.
I dropped off the boy at his parents, then dashed off to enjoy a girly weekend, chilling out with my mum and for a night out with the bestie! And there’s seriously nothing better than mum’s home cooked food is there?!
My best mate and my mum LOVED my Smart car too and after decades of my mum driving me around, I got to drive her around in my new car. She adored the chauffeur treatment!
Only a few days but it felt like a proper holiday and I felt so rested and happy after seeing so many of my loved ones. Here’s to many more weekends of play with my Smart car…
If you loved the car, even to a small portion of how much I adore mine, you can pick one up for only £149 per month. Serious BARGAIN. That includes loads of stuff like free MOT, breakdown cover and lots more. Bag yourself a free test drive pronto – check out the Official Smart Car website in Newcastle here.
Thanks for reading and ciao for now! x
Another month, another plethora of fashion events in the city. Here’s what not to miss:
1st – 17th October – Turn Over a New Leaf
This Autumn, make sure you pop to intu Eldon Square, as they host a new pop up style advice area in St Andrew’s Way Mall. The pop up aims to give shoppers inspiration for the coming autumn/winter season. There will be style advisors on hand, great giveaways and fun competitions.
Shoppers can share their inspirations for the coming season in a competition to win a £250 intu gift card to refresh their wardrobe, and there’s the chance to ‘Strike a Pose’ and share a #newleaf snap on Twitter, FB or Instagram. PLUS one lucky shopper will win a £50 intu gift card every day from 1st – 17th October.
2nd October – First Friday Steamer
Held on the main concourse at Newcastle Central Station, First Friday Steamers are monthly art and craft markets, on the first Friday of the month. There are stalls from twenty of the region’s best artists, crafters and designers.
5th October – Fashion & Style Event
The gorgeous designer Love Niche is back this Autumn for another stylish event. This one takes place in the beautiful Bonbar and features lots of fantastic collaborations including shoe designer Terry De Havilland and the brilliant hairdressers Hooker & Young.
Tickets available here.
6th October – Student NightStudents, grab yourself a bargain. The region’s most popular student shopping night is back at intu Eldon Square. If you’re a savvy student shopper, you won’t want to miss this.
Discover all the details here.
8-11th October – Fashion Live
Autumn/Winter fashion is here and intu Metrocentre are introducing you to this season’s new trends with their Fashion Live Autumn/Winter ’15 event.
Don’t miss their popular in-centre fashion shows on every day. Find out more here.
24th October – Newcastle Does Vintage
Get in before all the Christmas parties kick off and find your one of a kind vintage outfit at this popular vintage fair.
Find out more on the Britain Does Vintage website.
That’s it for another month, hope to bump into you at one of these fashionable events! Have I missed any out? Let me know if so!