AD | GIFTED ⚡️ Another day, another door. I think if I don’t stop finding doors to pose in front of I’m going to have to rename my account to kirstyleanneanddoors, as it’s definitely getting out of hand now 🤦🏼‍♀️
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As this has been the first travel picture I’ve posted in a while, I wanted to let you all know that I have something VERY VERY exciting coming soon. Whilst a few of you already know what it is as you’re involved,  I’m hoping it’s something that is really going kick start the conversations needed to push the plus size travel movement forward. It’s taken MONTHS of preparation, but it will finally be coming this Friday. This is your 3 day countdown klaxon! I’m so bloody excited/nervous 1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣
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AD | GIFTED 💙 I’ve had the most productive day ever moving around three of the rooms in my house. My conservatory is now my office, my office is now a spare room and my dining room is now in the kitchen. This means I officially have a spare room so now you’re all invited over for a big sleepover 🙌🏻😂
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To reward myself for all the hard work (by hard work I mean watching my boyfriend do all of the DIY) I’m going to order pizza and spend the night watching episodes of Dexter. The perfect Sunday 👏🏻
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What are your Sunday night plans? 👇🏻 #joaniegals #joanieclothing #joaniegal #plussize #plussizefashion #psbloggers

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Do you ever get those days where all you want to do is lie by the pool in the sunshine? If only I lived in a hot country ☀️💙🌵
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I used to hate hot weather countries as I worried that as a plus size person, I would really struggle to cool myself down. No matter what I wore I’d always feel as though I was 100x hotter than everyone else, even though they were probably suffering too. Luckily, I think I’ve *finally* worked out some of the best ways to stay cool, just in time for my trip to the states next month. Good timing too, as APPARENTLY it’s going to be around 30 degrees by the time we reach Florida 😯☀️ #cactus #cactai #cactusinstagram #cactuslovers #cactusflower #instacactus #cactusporn

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AD | GIFTED ✨ Okay, okay, I know it’s not Sunday yet but after the week I’ve had I REALLY wish it was. While attempting to redo my theme I managed to break my blog TWICE - it was so bad I actually thought I’d lost my blog forever. Thankfully it’s back now and after I few more tweaks I may even have a new layout I love. Bear with me though, I’m not sure I have the patience to edit each post separately just yet 🤷🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️
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❤️ Jumper gifted from @fashionworlduk
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AD | GIFTED 🌸 Is anyone else loving this warm weather? Despite all of the hail we’ve had today the last few days have been glorious and I could definitely get used to it. As much as I struggle in the heat, I think I’d much rather be hot than cold (can always jump in the pool that way) ☀️
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Would you rather be hot or cold? ❄️☀️
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In case anyone was wondering, this jumpsuit is by far the comfiest thing I have EVER worn, and I’ll probably be wearing it for the foreseeable future. 🙌🏻❤️
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I always thought that jumpsuits were off limits as a plus size person, but honestly, I’ve realised it comes down to finding what you’re comfortable in. For me, it’s oversized jumpsuits with a little bit of colour (this one is v v oversized and would recommend sizing down potentially). Now, can @primark please make this in a million different colours and patterns? Thanks 😏👏🏻
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💙 to @violetglenton for helping add a little colour to the edit ✨ #Primark #primarkuk #primarkstyle #primarkfashion #primarkootd

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AD | GIFTED ☀️ I’m starting off British Summer Time with a very sunny photo, one that I *think* is my new favourite photo of me EVER. I’m also loving that the weather has been so gorgeous the last few days, it’s making me really excited for warmer days and NO MORE TIGHTS 🙌🏻👏🏻
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❤️ Dress gifted from @joanieclothing
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AD | GIFTED 🌴 I’ve been a little quiet around here lately and honestly, I’m so glad to finally be back to posting. The last week has been choc full of deadlines and I am FINALLY seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m definitely going to need a cocktail or two by the time I’m done 🍹
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One thing that will definitely be coming by the end of this week is my review of my stay at @thbhotels @thbtropicalisland - can I go back for this balcony view now please?! 🌴☀️ #gifted #thbhotels #thbtropicalisland #myfavouritespot #lanzarote #visitlanzarote

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AD | Have you ever wondered what you would do if you were set for life? I know I have! Although there is a long list of things I would do if I was in that position, there is one thing in particular that stands out to me ⭐
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As someone who loves travel and exploring new opportunities, it's hard to believe that there are still so many places left on my bucket list. Being set for life would allow me to travel somewhere new every month, giving me the opportunity to experience everything the world has to offer as I go. I'm thinking my first stops will involve snorkelling with sea turtles in Hawaii, completing the Inca Trail in Peru and spending the week relaxing in a floating villa in the Maldives. ☀️🍹✈
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Whilst this may seem a long way off, The National Lottery are giving you the chance to win a monthly sum of £10,000 a month for 30 years with their new game Set For Life. Launched on 15th March, this is definitely an opportunity you don't want to miss! #ad #SetForLifeTNL #AmazingStartsHere @tnluk

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As I’m now in the last two months before my Trek America trip I have been trying to save as much money as I possibly can so I don’t have to worry about spending money 🇺🇸💰
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To be honest, I’ve never been great at spending bans so when I saw this cute dress in Primark it was obviously going in my basket. I couldn’t resist treating myself and throwing it back to the 90’s with my giant earrings and pineapple hair. You can tell the Spice Girls I am ready to join them on their tour now 💁🏼‍♀️
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2017: A Year of Travel

A couple of weeks ago I posted about my highlights of 2017, however I decided to leave out anything travel related as it was enough for a whole post in itself. I’ve actually been dying to write this post for a long time, but the last two weeks have been so busy with the launch of my freelance business that I have accidentally neglected my blog, oops…

2017 was definitely the year of travel for me and I hope that my new venture pays off so much that I can make 2018 just as, if not more, travel filled.

I visited new countries, went back to countries I had fallen in love with and really discovered what it is I want from travel – to be able to see and experience as much as I can, while I can ✨

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PARIS


The year started off to a trip to Paris which was a Christmas gift from the boyfriend. We decided rather than getting Christmas gifts we wanted to travel somewhere new, and Paris was high up on both of our lists. We spent three full days in Paris, however for the second day we went to Disneyland Paris as it seemed a once in a lifetime opportunity – until I got so excited I immediately booked a four-day trip there as we left. 

The trip was…. interesting. It POURED it down the whole time we were there and it made it quite difficult to do anything as it was that torrential being outside for a few minutes meant you were drenched through. When I worked at London Zoo I SWORE I would never be one of those people that bought a poncho but by the end of the three days I had to, it was that bad.

A Magical Day at Disneyland Paris ▪️ A Weekend in Paris: Day 1 ▪️ A Weekend in Paris: Day 2 ▪️ Picture Perfect Holidays?

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CHESTER


One weekend we decided we were fed up of sitting around and doing nothing that we jumped on a train and made our way to Chester. Considering we live so close I was amazed we had never visited before as it was the cutest, quaint city I have been to in the UK. We walked the city walls, visited the Roman Museum and ate our body weight in food at an amazing American diner on the river. 10/10 would recommend.

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WROCLAW


Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Wroclaw – where do I start?

I had no idea how much my trip to Poland would change the way I thought about travel, but visiting a place that was NEVER on my radar and falling head over heels for it has made me want to visit as many places as I possibly can – even if I’ve never head of them before!

The buildings, the people, the food, the atmosphere – absolutely everything about it was perfect, which is why I booked a second trip in June.

72 Hours in Wroclaw ▪️ Wroclaw Dwarf Hunting ▪️ 7 Reasons Wroclaw Should be your next City Break

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AMSTERDAM


Booked as a girly weekend to get away and explore a new city, my trip to Amsterdam was definitely that. Although we didn’t cover much ground I had an incredible weekend and I realised how much I love going away with the girls. As much as I loved the city, I sometimes think it’s the people you go on holiday with that make it, not where you visit. 

We ate lots of good food, drank A LOT of cocktails and shots, walked the canals for hours, saw a million tulips (even if they were wooden) and so much more. I’m actually hoping to go back to Amsterdam and explore more, hopefully before the year is out.

A weekend in Amsterdam ▪️Amsterdam: Teleport Hotel Review ▪️ My Amsterdam Highlights ▪️Why I Love Amsterdam

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WROCLAW (AGAIN)


Having fallen in love with Wroclaw in April when I visited with Ashton, I had to go back a second time, this time with my boyfriend. The weather was A LOT kinder to us this time around and we spent an incredibly sunny weekend walking around the food festival, stumbling on a random colour festival, taking a boat tour around the city and drinking lots and lots of 50p beer.

I’m actually STILL not done exploring Wroclaw so guess who is going back at the end of January 2018? Yep, this girl right here. 

22 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Wroclaw ▪️Wroclaw Holi Festival

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MALLORCA


Ah, Mallorca. What an eventful weekend.

Planned to be a fun and relaxing weekend spent by the pool drinking cocktails with the girls, that is NOT HOW IT TURNED OUT. When I got to the airport on the Thursday night I managed to do the stupidest thing I have ever done and I lost my passport. I panicked, cried, panicked some more and somehow managed to sort out an emergency passport before I flew home three days later.

The weekend was still spent by the pool (and on the Magaluf strip) but the whole time I was worried about whether or not I would be making it home as planned.

Lesson. Well. and. Truly. Learnt. 

A Weekend in Mallorca ▪️ Why I Love the Beach ▪️ What I Wore in Mallorca ▪️ That Time I Lost my Passport ▪️ VLOG: A Weekend in Mallorca

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CROATIA


After a brief travel break while I waited for my new passport to arrive I kick started being able to travel again with my first press trip of the year. I was invited to spend the week in the most stunning villa I have ever seen with my boyfriend and my brother.

This was hands down one of my favourite trips of the year as I fell in love with Split, got to spend some much needed time relaxing in the sunshine and pushed myself to do things I probably would have been too scared to do before.

A Week in Paradise with Clickstay ▪️ Preparing for a Week in Croatia ▪️ Climbing Marjan Hill, Croatia ▪️ Climbing Klis Fortress and Conquering my Fears ▪️ VLOG: Croatia Days 1-4 ▪️ VLOG: Croatia Days 5-8

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DUSSELDORF


The week after Croatia I was invited to Dusseldorf by Cheap Flights to see if I could complete their challenge. All I needed to do was spent £500, all in, on a weekend away for two in Germany. The trip went incredibly fast but I loved exploring a new city in a familiar country and we had THE BEST and most Instagramable Airbnb apartment.

The #CheapFlightsChallenge in Dusseldorf ▪️ VLOG: The #CheapflightsChallenge – A Weekend for two in Germany?!

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PARIS (AGAIN)


The week after Dusseldorf (October was a busy month) I flew to Paris for the weekend with my boyfriend. We decided to do the trip again after the first time was a wash out and as Buy a Gift had gifted me with a European Hotel Stay for Two, it made sense to fly out a few days before our Disney trip and do some more exploring.

We decided to get a Hop On Hop Off tour bus on our only full day in the city and it was such a good idea as we covered so much ground. Although we didn’t get off at every stop we were still able to see everything and we learnt so much along the way. I’m tempted to start doing this whenever I visit a new city!

10 Things to Do in Paris ▪️ VLOG: Two Days in Paris

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DISNEYLAND PARIS


DISNEYLAND PARIS OMG.

My trip to Disneyland was one of the most incredible trips of the year, purely because of how magical it is. I’m such a big kid and both me and my boyfriend are HUGE Disney fans so it is basically the perfect destination for us.

In four days we still didn’t manage to get everything we wanted done so I am 100% planning another trip back in the near future. WATCH THIS SPACE.

A Guide to Disneyland Paris for Non-Ride-Goers ▪️ Cheyenne Hotel Review ▪️ VLOG: Disneyland Paris Days 1-2

Here’s to an incredible, travel filled 2018.

Kirsty Leanne

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9 Comments
  • jess
    January 12, 2018

    Sounds like you have had an awesome year! This year I’m really hoping to make travel a priority again as I really miss swanning off when ever the opportunity arises

    Jess x
    alrightblondie.com

  • Emily Ray
    January 12, 2018

    I love that you fell in love with Wroclaw so much you went TWICE! What a fab year of travel for you. Also, I totally feel you on the passport front – I lost my passport 5 hours before my flight home from Cuba and completely missed my flight. Absolute nightmare – I’m still recovering!

    • Kirsty Leanne
      January 17, 2018

      Hello Emily, oh god yes! It’s so beautiful! I go again next week for the third time in the space of ten months, ha ha!

      Oh gosh!! What happened? How did you get home?!

  • Imogen
    January 15, 2018

    What an incredible insight into your year! I really want to experience Croatia looks like you had a great travel filled year 🙂 I loved your talk at #blogatthebeach on Saturday thanks for being incredibly inspiring :)x Imogen

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    • Kirsty Leanne
      January 17, 2018

      Thank you, I am so pleased you loved my talk, I was so nervous! Croatia is incredible, definitely go if you get the chance! x

  • Julia
    January 19, 2018

    Wow you’re so lucky, you got to go to such incredible places in 2017! Happy travel plans for 2018, I’m sure you’ll go to more amazing places as well 🙂

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Kirsty Leanne
      February 20, 2018

      Thank you Julia, I hope 2018 is just (if not more) adventure filled! xx

  • Kelly
    January 29, 2018

    We always do a hop on hip off bus tour when we visit a new city – it’s great for getting your bearings, finding out some history and deciding the places you want to spend more time at.

    • Kirsty Leanne
      February 20, 2018

      I have only started doing them recently but I have found it really helps!

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