We’ve all seen Matilda, that childhood classic. The story of a bright and rebellious little girl, with special powers. Matilda’s parents, Mr and Mrs Wormwood, have no time for her and treat her as a nuisance. She spends most of her time reading books from the library astonishingly quickly, whilst they watch TV. Life for Matilda is no better at school despite the care and support of her teacher, Miss Honey. Matilda decides the grown-ups should be taught a lesson and in the process discovers her supernatural powers!
Roald Dahl’s Matilda is performed at the Sam S Shubert Theater on Broadway! Such a beautiful theater only a stones throw away from Times Square. I was so excited to see Matilda on Broadway as I’d heard great reviews of the show! We headed off to TKTS ticket booth to pick up our last minute tickets for the show and, of course, the only tickets available were in the upper tier. FEAR NOT FRIENDS, this matters not! The theater itself is small in comparison to so many others so although we were ‘high’ up, this was nothing compared to the seat’s we’ve had in the past.
Freightliner Cruise Ships, yep you heard me right. Until recently I didn’t even know this was a thing but alas, search hard enough and you’ll find just about anything on the web.
To those, like me, who are not familiar with this concept here’s what I’ve discovered. Cruising on cargo ships might seem like an odd concept, and like me at first, you envisage being cabined up on a working vessel, however this is not quite the case. People who travel on freighters are along for the ride on a vessel that frequently stops to drop off cargo at a whole multitude of ports. These ports are sometimes, but not always, freight specific, giving the traveller the novelty of avoiding the gaudy tourism and experience rural attractions usually only experienced by the locals.
Sounding better? Ports are usually only a stone’s throw from commercial ports and cities making it easy to venture out to experience the local tourism as desired. When in port passengers are required to make their own arrangements, no organised trips are planned for freightliner cruisers.
One main perk of this whole experience is that timescales are far more relaxed with freight cruises, passengers generally have much more time to explore cities than scheduled with regular cruises. Although it’s key to remember that freights aren’t cruises, passengers are left to their own devices whilst away and mealtimes are taken with the crew.
Travelling, wonderful as it is, doesn’t bring with it too much luxury. As a traveller you must be prepared to leave the glam and the style at home, this is why I honestly feel something as simple as a luggage tag is one of the most important travel accessories you can take with you. Travelling back from Thailand to the UK this summer I lost my bag, well I say lost, but what actually happened was somebody with the exact same bag took mine. Shock when he got home and discovered my bloomers right? I’ve been shopping around for unique pieces that reflect my personality and stumbled across a fantastic, unique brand HYKC who make handmade and up cycled accessories for travellers!
Kenji, creator of HYKC, kindly made me my very own personalised luggage tag, I love it! How cute!
Kenji’s reason for making luggage tag’s was due to a friend being in a position where their luggage was taken by someone since all the luggage’s look so similar, and so Kenji thought why not put a tag on my luggage to avoid this confusion again in the future. Kenji wanted to make their brand look stylish and stand out from the crowd, he chose this thick leather material to make it more durative as well as striking on the eye!
Kenji told me abit about his background: “I am a fashion designer and I am always enthusiastic with applying leather into my design. Before I graduated with a fashion degree, I often designed some handbags to my friends as a gift. They absolutely loved my design and thought I would start up a good business on my own. So I decided to give it a go”.
Kenji is one talented designer and I would highly recommend his products, take a look at alternative products he produces such as cardholders and camera straps. These are all tailor made via request, products can be purchased via his Etsy shop.
Kenji is found on social media as below so be sure to check him out!