Celebrating Connect’s 5th Birthday

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Connect’s 5th Birthday!

I turned on my laptop to see an email sent by Local Guides Connect congratulating me for earning a new badge which I believe all Local Guides were gifted.

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How amazing? Cheers to everyone!

It seems like a whole lifetime ago that I joined the Local Guides Programme. Who knew it would be such fun?

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Here’s a look at my top 5 contributions over the past five years

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My first foodie review was at Crepes & Cones

I ordered the ‘Holy Crepe’ for dessert, which has fresh strawberries & Nutella with white chocolate and raspberry shavings and it tasted like HEAVENNNNN.

(Now I get why its called the ‘Holy Crepe’ lol.)

I was pleased to have helped so many people with this review!

Read more here.


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Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West

I stayed in many hotels in 2019 and the Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West was my favourite stay.

A short 2 minute walk from Sloterdijk Station, 1 stop away from Amsterdam Central the location was perfect.

Read more here.


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Yotel New York

My least favourite hotel, unfortunately I was mildly impressed by the Yobot as you enter the Yotel New York hotel, it is more of something to look at than actually use. One of the main reasons I agreed to stay at this hotel was because they advertised ‘Super fast Wifi’ and ‘USB ports in all rooms’ However, this was not the case. The wifi was rubbish and as a blogger and Google Local Guide this proved as a real inconvenience for me as I couldn’t get my post’s out on social media or charge my laptop and iphone simultaneously as I had hoped to with the USB ports…

Read more here


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Chicago at The Ambassador Theatre

This was my favourite family activity to date. I came to the Ambassador Theatre to watch Chicago with my family whilst in New York and this was what my mum wanted to do to celebrate her 50th birthday. Brilliant choice, brilliant show!

Read more here


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Islington Makeup Artist

Us ladies all have our beauty go to shop don’t we? It’s Islington Makeup Artist, for me.

Aside from having amazing treatments done and leaving the salon feeling like a BAD B, the ladies here have really great vibes, the salon is just #AestheticGoals and is like entering serious beauty world when you step in. I absolutely LOVE coming here, I always leave extremely pleased and am so excited to come back for my appointments now that restrictions have been lifted and the salon is open! 

Read more here


Cheers to the next 5 years of Connect and the Google Local Guides programme, what are some of your highlights or favourite things you have connected with in the past 5 years?

Leave a comment and let me know

Sammi xx

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