Tired of breaking the same old New Year promises? Start your own Resolution Revolution today!


Are your friends all on a health kick? Colleagues lurking in the murky depths of dry January? Boo to all bores! Sounds like it’s time to shake up your season and escape the winter blues with a fun-filled weekend in Scotland, England or Wales.

Snap up a ‘Long Live Fun’ Weekend by heading over to our Facebook page and starting your own Resolution Revolution!

Banish the blues this January

Simply fill in our competition entry form and you could find yourself enjoying a decadent weekend away at a Thistle hotel of your choice, complete with chocolates, champagne and breakfast – on us! But you better move fast – the competition closes at midnight, Monday 13th January.

And if you don’t want to wait, you can still make the most of our 7 day New Year online sale by bagging yourself a budget bargain at 29 Thistle hotels across the country. With prices starting from as little as £50 per night, that’s really something to smile about.

Enjoy your perfect winter weekend

Still need a bit of inspiration to get out and enjoy yourself this winter? We asked a few top bloggers to tell us a little more about some of their favourite weekend activities they can enjoy whatever the weather.

Laura, author of This City Life London likes finding her own slice of serenity in the middle of the capital.

after capital

 Laura said: “There’s nothing quite like a stunning sunset. I took this picture across the Serpentine in Hyde Park after work one night in October, just before the clocks turned back. It reminds me how great it is that there’s always a little piece of calm to find in a bustling capital city.”

On the flip side, Helen of livelifelovecake loves nothing more than catching up with friends over cocktails. Helen told us: “We went for warm winter cocktails at Kensington Rooftop Gardens one afternoon for a treat and spent a while looking around the stunning Italian-style garden complete with its very own flock of flamingos! Going for cocktails in London is our favourite pastime.” (We’re with you on that one, Helen.) 

 after helen

Away from the city, blogger Emma of lifeofyablon.com likes making the most of some of nature’s greatest offerings, as shown in this picture entitled ‘Space. Surf. Sunshine. Sand.’

after sand

Emma said: “Initially my blogging was all about the words. But now my obsession with words is linked to the photography aspect of storytelling too. I find myself snapping everything I experience. This photo of my Smalls captures the freedom they feel as they run along the beach.”

Maybe your perfect weekend involves shopping, wining, dining or movie-binging…but whatever your pleasure, there’s no reason to banish fun from January. So we say down with cutting back and giving up – enter our competition or book a great value Thistle Hotel break before midnight, Monday 13 January, and start 2014 off with a smile.


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