OMG! My tyre burst!

So there I was driving home last night and suddenly the car started making a funny noise. I don’t know if JD fixed the previous problem with the rattling but it sounded EXACTLY like that.

I was somewhere lost, all alone and of course it was dark. I am not a country gurl! The sheep were making odd noises, I decided to try to light up the darkness with my phone and weighed up walking home, somehow. But then I realised that the phone battery would quickly die – and I might ACTUALLY die out here. I am a city girl and this troublesome episode reminded me why I don’t like the country, it’s full of nothing!

Now for anyone arriving at Google or elsewhere wondering what to do when lost in the UK countryisde there are several steps you can take before you go in your car to somewhere rural and scary which will help ensure your safety if you do get lost:

  • Make sure you tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. This means if you do not arrive when expected the person can raise the alarm that you might be lost.
  • Learn a bit about your route and what to expect on it i.e. landmarks and also what dangers there are.
  • Have a map and compass and know how to use them.
  • Take an emergency kit just in case you get lost.
  • Check the weather forecast and when sunset is.
  • Make sure you have a fully charged phone with emergency contact numbers in it i.e. mountain rescue.
  • Do not go out alone if you are hopeless like me!!!

In the end I decided to call the AA and conserve my battery. I have used them before and they said that they can give me a temporary runflat tyre but it didn’t help me as I was stuck!

So they rescued me and the kind man said that their prices are expensive for proper tyres so we decided to use Asda tyres. They are okay, and the cheapest tyres I found when using this moneysupermarket-style comparison site.

Staying the night OUTSIDE? Scary!!!!

  • Find a sheltered spot that will keep you from the rain and wind before it gets too dark
  • You will likely need to put on extra layers to avoid hypothermia setting in.
  • Do not sleep beside a river as the noise might mean you cannot hear a rescuer.
  • Start a small controlled fire. This will give you some warmth but also the smoke is a good way to signal for help.
  • Create a HELP or SOS sign with rocks in a clearing. This will make you more visible from the air.
  • Hang any colourful items of kit from tree branches around you. This will make it easier for a rescuer to find you.

5 Things For Mummies To Do At Las Vegas!

SO! Why Las Vegas??? If you’re after an escape from reality, a trip to Las Vegas is one of the best ways to get it. This neon-lit metropolis in the middle of the Mojave Desert really knows how to overload the senses – from big-beyond-belief hotels to dazzling shows and inventive food and drink. Time’s irrelevant here, too. Casinos, bars and restaurants are open around the clock. All in all, this is no ordinary city break.
In the end we booked the flights with Lastminute but their packages are horrible!! So we went with TUI and got 20% off the price, make sure to use the code MUMM20BX for your discount too I found here. And whatever you do make sure to look at TripAdvisor reviews first before GOING ANYWHERE OMG.

1. Mirage Baby!

If you are a fan of The Beatles then you should make a trip to The Mirage Hotel and Casino whilst you are enjoying your stay in LV, as we did. Daddy loves the Mirage and just would not SHUT UP about it, duh! There is a permanent show called The Beatles: LOVE, the show has won acclaim around the world and is highly recommended. Outside the front of The Mirage is a free standing marquee which happens to be the largest in the world. If clubbing is more your scene then a trip to the hotels 1OAK nightclub will guarantee you an evening of entertainment. It has a New York theme and covers an area of 1,500 square meters.

2. MGM – OMG!!!!

The MGM Grand is on the south end of the Strip in Las Vegas and is instantly recognizable by the 45 foot bronze statue of a lion at the entrance. You could easily get lost for days on end in the hotel, there are four pools, three whirlpools as well as a lazy river. There is a huge selection of live daily entertainment to choose from as well as nightclubs and fine dining restaurants. The casino at MGM Grand is huge and the largest in Clark County covering an area of 171,500 square feet.

3. Luxor Hotel & Casino

This 1990s-built pyramid isn’t one of the seven wonders of the world, but it stands out in a town where copycatting New York, Paris, Venice and other iconic destinations certainly is a compliment.
Inside, guests ride inclinators instead of elevators to their rooms, and people-movers ascend and descend at 39-degree angles along the corners of the pyramid, creating a rocking sensation that makes riders feel like they’re on a boat.

4. Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo Las Vegas – SO CUTESEY

The little animals are so cute here! They just look so happy and I am glad they aren’t wild in Africa still, where they might die _OMG_ ! This zoo-like oasis in the courtyard of the Flamingo Las Vegas is home to more than 60 exotic birds (including Chilean flamingoes, of course), 20 turtles and 300 fish.
The free attraction opened in 1996, and it’s a great place to escape from the hubbub of the Strip and the nearby LINQ Promenade. To see the animals in their most active states, swing by for one of the twice-daily feedings, held in a section dubbed “Pelican Island” at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Flamingo Las Vegas, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd., S., Las Vegas, NV 89109; +1 702 733-3111

5. Downtown Container Park

More than 40 repurposed shipping containers just east of Las Vegas Boulevard have been turned into a popular spot for shopping, dining and nightlife. OMG!!!! Don’t miss the craft cocktails at the whiskey-heavy Oak & Ivy, and be sure to take the 33-foot-long slide down from the three-story “treehouse” in the center play area.
The giant fire-breathing praying mantis sculpture out front was apparently too cool to burn. (It was created for the Burning Man festival by aerospace engineer and artist Kirk Jellum.)
Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. E., Las Vegas, NV 89101