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Everyone has a tendency of looking at what you could buy if you won the lottery, so I’ve decided to write about it. I’ve used the latest lottery amount, £22.6 Million and worked from there.

First off, you buy that dream home you’ve always wanted and I’ve found just the place. Located right on the Dorset seafront is a three-bedroom apartment for a casual £2,495,000 and that would be my holiday home for sure. Link: Three Bedroom Apartment, Dorse

Now, for my house in Sheffield I would go for more of a mansion than a luxury apartment so a five-bedroom manor house seems ideal to me. It’s also only £1,995,000, meaning you have more money to splash! Link: Five Bedroom Manor House, Sheffield 

Next is the motor, whether you drive or not you’re going to have a car to envy all other drivers, even if it’s just parked on your drive. For me personally, I’d be instantly at a dealership and throwing over £300,000 at a Lamborghini Aventador and yes, I would be literally throwing it, because £300,000 would not even put a dent in the £17.8 million I have left.

Now you start getting silly with it. You have over £17 million even though you have the house of your dreams, a holiday home and the car you’ve always wanted. So what else could you need? Well, you don’t need anything so you get what you want, starting off with an island. Setting you back a tasty £5,058,400  Link: Private Island, Florida, United States     

How would you get to your private island though? By yacht of course! A nice little yacht setting you back a mere £2,753,000 is hardly anything to worry about, right? Link: Motor Yacht, 4 Cabin 

Last but not least you need a villa somewhere hot to be taking selfies at to make your friends jealous. I have decided that Marbella is the place for me! A luxury villa I’ve seen is on the market for a tasty £6,738,939.70!

After all that spending you are left with £3,249,661! I’d personally then get a hell of a lot of new clothes and shoes, give some money to my family, then be boring and leave the rest in the bank, living off of the interest.

Is there anything you disagree with? Anything you’d change? If so, feel free to tweet us @citycrashpad and we will retweet the best suggestions!

Written By:  Josh – Reservations Team

Our Top Choices For A Night Out In Sheffield City Centre

Sheffield is a great place for a night out as the possibilities are endless for where to start and finish your night. For instance, speaking strictly city centre there are all the top clubs, pubs and restaurants. So to help you have the perfect night out, we have devised a list of all the best places to eat, drink and socialise.

Restaurants:

  1. The best restaurant for the City Centre is without a shadow of a doubt BB’s Italian Restaurant on Division Street. It sells arguably the best Steak in Sheffield and is more than reasonably priced. The restaurant has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the staff are all very welcoming.
  2. The next is Piccolino’s and this is a very, very close second. Serving up some of the best food in the city centre and have one of the best interiors for a restaurant in the whole of Sheffield. The recommended meal here is certainly the Pizza Piccante.
  3. Third on the list is Brown’s. A small restaurant located near the peace gardens that is very popular on a night out. Selling not only delicious food, it is also very popular due to its array of drinks. Unlike the other two on the list, Brown’s is popular at all times of the day due to people going in for coffee or a general drink. The meal recommended here: Browns classic Burger. It is divine!

Bars and Clubs:

  1. Revolucion De Cuba is certainly one the trendier places to visit and this is largely down to its exceptional atmosphere. It has live bands playing on a weekly basis and an unbelievable selection of cocktails. Definitely a place to visit for a night to remember.
  2. Closely behind is The Wick at Both Ends. Renowned around Sheffield for its wide array of real ales and stunning selection of classic cocktails this pub is one place to visit when going a night out around Sheffield.
  3. Last but not least is Be At One. A lovely bar with a London nightclub feel to it and has a late night license meaning you can party later than the standard bar! Boasting the best selection of cocktails in Sheffield whilst having barstaff trained to the highest ability to make your night of cheeky cocktails that little bit special.

Sheffield City Centre and Pokémon Go

Everybody is jumping on the Pokémon Go bandwagon since the launch of the game over  a month ago. Trainers are travelling across the lands, searching far and wide to catch ‘em all and for the folk of Sheffield, the city centre is definitely the place to hunt. Below is a list of all the places a trainer must visit.

Cathedral Quarter:

The Cathedral Quarter is a must visit for any trainer wanting to be the very best due to its endless amount of PokeStops. The Cathedral is surely the first place to visit due to it having a gym along with two PokeStops and being a 30 second walk away from some of our apartments. The gym is said to be the most sought after in the whole of Sheffield. If you wanting to be a Pokémon master, defeating this gym has to be one of your goals.

The next landmark is the Peace Gardens. This is known as lure module heaven! Literally every hunter sits there, catching an endless amount of Pidgey’s and hoping that they sight something a little more special (I’m still waiting for a Gyarados to appear!) After you’ve done there, 30 seconds away is the Winter gardens. The Winter gardens is the home to three PokeStops, once again meaning it is lure central!

West Street:

The place to be in Sheffield City Centre for all things Pokémon is certainly West Street! Littered with bars that are PokeStop hotspots it is the ideal place for Pokémon Go players to enjoy a night out whilst catching the odd Caterpie here and there. One of the bars to Pokémon Go to is Reflex 80’s bar for sure. Bang opposite of one of our apartment buildings and one of the places to be to start a weekend night out.

After you’ve caught more Rattata’s than you can count on ten hands you might feel like a change of scenery, and the Hallamshire Hotel is the next on the PokeStop hit list. With a beer garden the size of Viridian Forest it is the ideal place to sit, have a drink and catch a Drowzee or two.

Devonshire Quarter:

The illustrious areas of West One and nearby places are another Pokémon Go goldmine. Some of the actual apartment blocks of West One are actually PokeStops themselves!

Devonshire Green however is certainly an interesting place to do your Pokémon hunting as there is a Pinsir nest there. There is also a PokeStop, meaning when people are relaxing or skating on the park, there are lots and lots of Lures, resulting in rarer Pokémon for you to get your hands on.

If you like the sound of these locations and wanting a short term accommodation to help you on your quest, why not check our availability for apartments in each of these area on www.citycrashpad.com

3 Restaurants in Sheffield Perfect for Valentines Day

 

 

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1)    browns bar & brasserie

Blending European brasserie dishes and timelessly elegant surroundings, Renowned for indulgent twists on classic comfort food recipes, Browns has offered trademark favourites since 1973, as well as choices from the specials board or the market fresh fish of the day. Showcasing striking design features and historic or listed buildings, Browns restaurants are a refined yet relaxed dining spot.

2)    Piccolino

Located in Millenium Square, Piccolino prides itself on serving the best and freshest Italian cheeses, meat, seafood and seasonal produce. Reflecting authentic Italian flavours and a passion for provenance of ingredients, the restaurant offers a wide variety of both modern and classic Italian dishes, perfect for valentines.

3)    Coast to Coast

This new exciting restaurant in situated in an outside entertainment complex where you have the option to enjoy a film either before or after a romantic meal, or you could even showcase your bowling abilities at The Hollywood Bowl which is very conveniently less than 10 metres from the restaurant.

Why not stay in one of our 1 bed Penthouse apartments to complete your romantic evening? Just £119 for one night. Free goodies included! Visit our website for more details http://www.citycrashpad.com

Happy Birthday Billy Sharp

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William Louis Billy Sharp was born on the 5th of February 1986. He is an English professional footballer born in Sheffield and currently plays as a striker for Leeds United Football Club.

The early years of Billy’s career included playing for Middlewood Rovers, he then went onto begin his career by playing for Rotherham United and then progressing even further to Sheffield United.

On the 13th of August 2014 Billy signed a deal with Leeds United and made his debut on the 16th of August by scoring a winning goal against Middlesbrough Football Club.

Keep warm this January!

Weather can sure affect a holiday or work trip, especially in January when it gets colder. Here are some useful tips on keeping warm in this cold period.

Go to bed warm

Warmth originates from within, any insulations is merely concerned with keeping it there. So take a nice warm bath before snuggling under a duvet with a preferably higher tog count.

Layer like you mean it

This is a habit most people have already adopted but not everyone gets it right – you can be warm without looking like you gained 10 pounds in material. We wear Uniqlo’s Heattech under our jumpers, or grab some tights that are fleece-lined to wear under your jeans. These are life-savers without all the thickness (excellent as well when packing your suitcase for a winter holiday)

Hot Beverages (not booze!)

Hot soups, teas and coffees will help warm your body so get a thermos flask to carry around. Note that alcoholic beverages reduce your body temperature – not the best to keep warm.

Electric Hot Water bottles are mini life savers

If you’re travelling, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to pack your favourite electric blanket. This is when your electric hot water bottle comes in handy, this handy thing charges in an instant and can warm up a whole bed. This is also a lot more convenient than filling up a regular hot water bottle!
What are your favourite tips? Share them with us in the comments.

Your New Year’s Resolutions

A New Year rolls around, and that means many people listing down their New Year’s resolutions. While fun to make, these aren’t always the easiest to maintain. Studies have shown that come around June time, less than half are still on target. Fret not, we’ve listed some resolutions that aren’t impossible to follow and are worthy of sticking to.

New Year, A Healthier You!

Don’t just say I want to lose 10 pounds this year, list out small good habits you want to adopt. Easy small ones we can all follow: get more sleep, cut your stress, aim to eat one green a day, take the stairs instead of elevators etc. Pledging and writing small goals help to achieve a bigger one without losing focus.

 

Be Nicer to People

Want a promotion in 2015? Simply try being more giving to your co-workers, studies have broken that being more generous at the workplaces leads to gaining more respect and cooperation from peers.

 

Recognise your bad habits and work to stop them

Everyone has different bad habits, take the time while making resolutions to list a few and choose which you would like to stop.

 

Switch Off & Focus on Yourself

These days when we’re ‘alone’, we never really have time for ourselves as we’re still online and connected in more ways than one. Schedule ‘me’ time by turning off your mobile phone, computer and other electronic devices. Focus on your spiritual well-being.

 

Learn someone else’s resolution

Everyone struggles to keep up with their new year’s resolution, having a buddy there helps. Learn a good friend’s resolution and help them achieve their goals, it’s likely they’ll do the same for you.

Keep it simple and keep your expectations realistic. While its great to have big goals, it can be difficult achieving those without planning small steps and celebrating the small wins. Be proud when you stick to your resolutions – it’s not always an easy feat! 

Start the New Year in Style!

30% off bookings for 5th Jan – 31st Jan

Book one of our luxury Sheffield serviced apartments for dates between 5th January and 31st January and receive a huge 30% off! Call us on 0114 267 2311 to check availability today.

In addition to some amazing special offers for 2015, we will be launching our new loyalty scheme with even better discounts and complimentary items.

 

Christmas Song Playlist

We’ve put up the Christmas trees at our office and got our Christmas jumpers on to stay warm – the only thing missing is some good Christmas music! Here are some of the staff’s favourites that we’ll be playing this month.

 

What are your favourite christmas songs? Comment down below and share them with us.