Fleur Lucille

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Monday, 21 February 2022

Trying Too Good to Go for the first time | February 2022

I had started to see some posts about Too Good to Go on Instagram but it wasn't something that we had explored previously. I decided to download the Too Good to Go app and see what was available in our area. 

The purpose of Too Good to Go is to reduce food waste around the world and is an app where you can identify restaurants/cafes in your area that has unsold surplus food that would usually then go to waste. You then use the app to purchase bags (you do not know what food it will contain) from these places which you can then go to collect at a specific time. 

The first Too Good to Go bag that we secured was from our local Starbucks. The bag cost £4.50 and my understanding is that you will usually receive at least 5 items within a bag. You do not get the choice of what items you will receive but as our bag was from Starbucks, the app detailed that it would be a selection of wraps, bagels, panini, crunchy salads, sweet treats, yoghurts, healthy snacks and any of their pastry items. What you receive in your bag is dependent upon which items haven't sold. 

We actually managed to get three bags from Starbucks via the Too Good to Go app last week as we couldn't believe how much food would go to waste once we saw how much we got in our first bag. I have detailed below the items that we received from each of our bags. 

Bag 1 - £4.50 

These are the items that we received within our first bag:

  • Signature Breakfast Sandwich
  • TuNAH Sandwich
  • Cherry Crown Pastry
  • Cinnamon Swirl
This bag was reduced from £13.60 down to the £4.50 that we paid through Too Good to Go. In addition to the bag that we paid for, we also got an additional bag of food that would have gone to waste which included a number of additional items such as more sandwiches, cinnamon swirls and pain au chocolate's. We were really surprised as to how much food was included within these bags and how without these bags being purchased that this food would just have been thrown away. It is worth noting that this food is all on its date (as detailed on the packaging). 


Bag 2 - £4.50

After being amazed but the amount of food that we received in our first Too Good to Go back from Starbucks, we managed to secure another bag via the app. Our second bag from Starbucks included the following:

  • Traditional Sausage Sandwich
  • Mango Pot
  • Chicken, Monterey Jack & Red Pepper Sandwich
  • Lemon Muffin
  • Blueberry Muffin
As with our first bag, we also received an additional bag of food which included more sausage sandwiches, lemon muffins, cookies, muffin and a brownie.


Bag 3 - £4.50

  • Signature Breakfast Sandwich x 2
  • Cinnamon Swirl
  • Pecan & Caramel Brownie (Plant based) x 2
Similar to the above previous two bags we also received an additional bag of food from Starbucks. This included more of their Signature Breakfast Sandwiches, Cinnamon Swirls and Pain au Chocolate's. 

All this food has been great for sorting out breakfast and lunches and still amazes me as to how much food can go to waste. 

Overall we had a great first experience with Too Good to Go and will definitely be looking to try and get some different bags from restaurants on the app. The bags do go quite quickly once released so you need to try and get them as soon as you see them otherwise there is a chance that they can go. 

Let me know if you have tried Too Good to Go and if there are any favourite places that you have to get bags from?

Fleur xo

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Saturday, 22 January 2022

A guide to packing for a Skiing holiday | January 2022

I have absolutely loved skiing for a long time since I went on a few ski holidays when I was at school. For Christmas 2019 we decided to go on a skiing trip for the festive period and went to Sestriere for our Christmas. We had an amazing time and both loved being back in the mountains with the snow. What with everything going on since then we haven't been able to go skiing and were actually meant to have been in the mountains for Christmas just gone. Unfortunately due to all the travel restrictions our holiday got cancelled but we have managed to re-book it for Christmas 2022 and are keeping our fingers crossed that we will be able to get back to the slopes later this year. 

I know that there are still a number of skiing holidays actually being able to take place for the remainder of this 21/22 season, so thought that I would put together a packing list of all the items that we would take with us on our trips to help anyone that is unsure of what to take or is new to skiing. 



Ski clothing:

  • Ski jacket and salopettes or all in one suit
  • Thermal tops and bottoms/base layers (can get these from a range of places e.g. Decathalon, Marks & Spencers, Sno Queen, Sweaty Betty, Topshop Snow etc.)
  • Mid layers e.g. fleece if needed
  • Ski socks
  • Ski gloves
  • Neck warmers/snood
  • Ski helmet
  • Ski hats (like to have these for when not wearing ski helmet)
  • Goggles
  • Ski sunglasses
  • Ski boots (we have our own ski boots but these can usually be hired within the resorts)
  • Skis (if you have them or they can be hired within the resorts)
  • Small backpack for anything that you need to carry throughout the day

Normal clothes:

  • Jeans
  • Leggings/Joggers
  • Dress (as we have been over Christmas have usually taken something for Christmas day)
  • Tights
  • Vests
  • Clothes for the evenings
  • Jumpers
  • T-shirts
  • Hoodies/Spirit Jerseys
  • Alternative jacket (we have usually just taken our skiing jacket)
  • Comfortable clothes for travelling in
  • Pyjama's
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Swimwear (if your hotel has a pool/spa)

Toiletries:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Hairbrush/haribands
  • Hairspray
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume/Aftershave
  • Suncream
  • Moisturiser
  • Lip balm
  • Make-up and make-up remover
  • First aid kit
  • Paracetamol/Ibuprophen/Medications

Shoes:

  • Slippers (perfect for after a long day skiing)
  • Snow boots
  • Flip Flops (great for round the hotel 
  • Trainers (depends on if you prefer these over snow boots)
  • Boots

Tech/Gadgets:

  • Phone and chargers
  • Portable power bank
  • Spare cables
  • Extension lead
  • Travel plug adaptors 
  • GoPro and Cables
  • GoPro Chest Mount/Selfie-stick
  • Camera and Cables
  • Memory Cards
  • iPad/headphones (for flight)

Skiing bags:

  • Boot bag for ski boots if you have your own (we have one from Dakine which has a section for your ski helmet as well)

Hope you find the packing list use and if you are finally getting to go to the slopes this year, have a great time!

Follow #skiwithfleur on Instagram to see our previous skiing trip and planning (fingers crossed) for our future trip at Christmas. 

I also have vlogs on my YouTube channel for our Sestriere trip if you are interested in seeing what we got up to.  I am planning on vlogging our next trip so subscribe to see where we go next. 


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