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Osram Night Breaker Unlimited

I recently upgraded my headlights on my car from the standard Osram bulbs to Osram’s Night Breaker Unlimited.

Here is a picture showing the difference between Osram standard vs Osram Night Breaker. The Night Breaker is fitted on the right-hand side on the car (left-hand side looking at the photo!).

 

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Hotel Saint Dominique

We visited Paris recently in August and we stayed in this little boutique called Hotel Saint Dominique on 62 Rue Saint-Dominique. It’s located within the 7th arrondissement of Paris and you could actually see a bit of the Eiffel Tower from outside the hotel. In fact, we loved the location, 10-15 minutes walk to the Eiffel Tower and it was only a few minutes away to the nearest metro station.

We had a room on the fourth floor at the back of the hotel looking out onto the courtyard. It was probably better that way because the front of the hotel is on a relatively busy road so it meant it was a bit quieter during the night.

View looking onto the courtyard
View looking onto the courtyard

As I said at the beginning, the hotel is pretty small but I guess its like that for most Parisian hotels. The room we had was a strange shape, it had a long hallway which adjoins the bedroom on one end and the bathroom at the other.

Front door and main hallway looking into the bedroom
Front door and main hallway looking into the bedroom

We had to unpack the suitcases because the bedroom was pretty small. So the suitcases went under the bed and we lived out of the wardrobe. This wasn’t a problem, the wardrobe had plenty of space for the week we stayed for. The room had a pod type coffee machine which we used a few times, they do resupply the pods everyday.

Bedroom
Bedroom
Bathroom
Bathroom

Overall, my wife and I totally loved the hotel. The staff were nice and helpful when we need directions. Every morning on the way out the hotel the receptionist would ask us if we were heading out for the day, so that they could do house keeping.

We had breakfast most mornings at a bakery/cafe next door to the hotel called Le Moulin de la Vierge, it was fantastic with plenty choices of pastries and hot food. (A month or two after the holiday, we say the same bakery feature on one of those short videos on Ready Steady Cook!)

The Top Of The Rock at The Rockefeller Center

When we visited New York back in 2013, we decided to view New York city at “The Top Of The Rock” which is an observation deck on top of the Rockefeller Center. The two main reason for choosing this over the Empire State Building was one, less people and two, we get to see the Empire State Building itself. The Rockefeller Center is just a short walk from Radio City, at the bottom there is a pretty water feature, good for a photo opportunity and a number of shops for those shopaholics.

Looking Down on New York

Looking down from the Top of The Rock

Central Park

Central Park

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

We arrived about 10am and there were no queues outside. Once we got inside and up to the ticket area, we only queued for about 5-10mins. Once you hace your ticket, you go up the lift and follow the route for the viewing platforms.

As you can see from the photos the view is spectacular! The morning we went on was a little cloudy and even at that, you call still see a fair bit of New York. The viewing areas were not too crowded, probably because we arrived early or, the fact it was a little foogy might have put some people off going that day. Although seeing the rooftop myself, I have to say, it is quite spacious.

Anyway, I loved the view you get from the Rockefeller vantage point and I would thoroughly recommend it.

The Difference between Tommee Tippee Complete and Essentials Starter Set

In this post I compare the differences between the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Complete Starter and the  Essentials Starter Set.

Here is the Complete Starter Set which I have purchased over the Essentials Set. I’ll explain the differences in detail below.

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Complete Starter Set
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Complete Starter Set
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Essentials Starter Set
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Essentials Starter Set

Comparison

Differences between Complete Starter and Essentials Starter Set in detail. I’ve tried to highlight the differences using orange and red colour coding. I’ve shown amber when an item in the set has a lower quantity and red where the item is not in the set at all. I hope people find this useful!

Item # in Complete Starter Set # in Essentials Starter Set
Electric Steriliser 1 1
Electric Bottle Warmer 1 1
Travel Steriliser 1 0
Insulated Bottle Bag 2 2
150ml/5fl oz Feeding Bottle (slow flow teats) 3 4
260ml/9fl oz Feeding Bottle (slow flow teats) 5 4
Milk Powder Dispenser 6 6
Medium Flow Teats 3m+ 2 2
Fast Flow Teats 6m+ 2 0
Bottle Brush 1 1
Milk Storage Lid 4 0
Soother 0-6m 1 1
Teat Tongs 1 1

 

 Price

Tommee Tippee Complete Starter Set RRPs for £109.99
Tommee Tippee Essentials Starter Set RRPs for £150.00

I do not really understand the pricing between these two sets as the Complete set seems to have more items than the Essentials set. However the Complete set is priced lower than the Essentials…?!