A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a Stagecoach event for bloggers. It was a crafts night where we decorated a phone case, nibbles and drinks. The main point of the event was to find out more information about Stagecoach bus app and how the busses are more user friendly.
About Stagecoach and the app
Who can remember the times when you used to dread getting on the bus because of the journey time and the boredom? Stagecoach buses now have free wifi for you to connect your phone up to. So no more having to use your 3G/4G internet or having no mobile data on your phone. I know having free wifi is a big bonus to me as I am constantly on my phone checking social media/emails etc. Also, if you worry about using up your phone battery or if it's running low Stagecoach buses now have charging devices. This lets you charge your phone whilst you are on the bus.
The app gives you updates about buses e.g when they will be arriving, what's the fasted route and how long you have to wait for the bus. You can also buy your ticket inadvance using he app and you simply show this to the bus driver.
Where the event was held and cocktails
The event was held at Jalou in Newcastle. This is a 2 minute walk away from Central Station.
As soon as we entered Jalou we were asked what drinks we wanted. I picked a Blue Lagoon as that's my favourite cocktail. If it's on the drinks menu that's what I pick straight away.
Cookie Monster cocktail
There was a wide selection range of cocktails on the menu. The cookie monster's main ingredient was Bailey's.
Making of the phone case
Before the event we got asked what type of phone we had. So that they could provide us with the right phone case.
When it comes to crafts I am the first to admit I am not very good. I literally just go along with whatever craft item I am doing and hope for the best. We were provided with stickers, spray paints, glitters etc to make our phone cases.
How I designed my phone case
I never even attempted to do an intricate design incase it ended up a major fail. I decided to 'play it safe' and spray paint the case pink (which is my favourite colour). I then added silver glitter (we all know how much I love glitter) and then finished off with my initials.
I am happy with how my phone case turned out as it could have turned out a lot worse given my craft abilities (or shall we say my lack of craft abilities)
The Goodie bag
At the end of the event we were given a goodie bag which included sweets, nail varnish, popcorn, vouchers etc. But the thing that caught my attention the most was this Portable Charger. As carrying one around with you is always handy, so you don't have to worry about whether your phone will last you the rest of the day/night.
The event was really enjoyable and I had a good time. Buses have come so far in terms of improving the journey for users.
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