Okay, so yes going on holiday is supposed to be wonderful, relaxing and a thoroughly enjoyable experience, but I can’t be the only one who finds the build up a little stressful? Trying to get ahead at work, making travel arrangements and trying to ensure you haven’t forgotten something super important, it can all get a bit much, and the last thing you want is to arrive at the airport too frazzled to enjoy the start of your trip. Over the years I’ve put together a bit of a list to make the pre holiday buildup less stressful, and since when you’re reading this I’ll be off on my travels, it seemed like the perfect time to share my pre holiday checklist.
August is starting off on a high note this week, as I’m off on a whirlwind trip to Ibiza tomorrow with some other blogging babes! I’ve never been on a girls holiday before, I’ve always traveled with Connor or family so this is a total first for me and I’m so excited! I’ve got quite a bit of travel themed content coming your way this month because of that, but I’ve also got an impressive August to do list that should keep things busy around here this month even after the post-holiday blues hit.
Splurge on some new sunglasses with my prescription in. It’s getting a bit silly stacking my driving glasses and sunglasses to drive, I think it’s about time I admit defeat and order a pair of prescription sunnies. I’ve got my eye on a pair of folding RayBans, but there’s also a Fendi pair calling my name.
Have another wardrobe clearout. The move has unearthed a lot more clothes than I remember having and I’m almost slightly ashamed of the number of jumpers in my wardrobe right now. I’m hoping to rope a friend into a day of wardrobe clearing out, with try on sessions and ruthless decluttering!
Pick up more cushions for the sofa. Now that we have a whole sofa and not just half, the cushion selection is looking a little sparse. I’m thinking some white fluffy cushions and maybe something with a gold accent?
Look into some counselling sessions. After the whirlwind year and a half we’ve had, losing my grandad and Connor’s dad, my dad’s accident and my health problems, I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed. I think so much happened I’ve just been getting through it rather than dealing with it, and perhaps looking into some counselling sessions wouldn’t be the worst thing. Gotta look after the brain you know!
Treat myself to a silly summery manicure. Neon green with gold glitter, or palm tree nail art. Just something over the top and bold before Autumn creeps in.
Visit Candlelight Nights in Bournemouth Gardens. Every August Bournemouth Gardens is filled with tealights laid out to create beautiful patterns, and you can visit just after dusk to help light them all. It’s something I remember doing as a child and I’d love to go down there again!
Make Connor my Champagne Sangria. A discussion with Connor the other day led to the realisation I’d never made him Champagne Sangria! It’s a recipe my dad and I have honed over the years, that we pursuaded a bartender in a tiny bar in the south of Spain to share with us. It’s delicious, and the perfect summer evening drink!
Don’t forget to follow me over on Instagram to keep up with our adventures in Ibiza!
What’s on your August To Do list?
July favourites time is here and honestly I feel a bit shell shocked that tomorrow will be August. Someone at work was talking about Christmas this week and I was nearly sick, where is time going?
July has been a manic one for me and it doesn’t look like it’ll be letting up any time soon! I’m headed to Ibiza this week on a press trip which I’m so excited about, but also means things are going to be busy work wise when I’m back – it’s all a balancing act I suppose!
It’s been a while since we’ve talked about a few lovely, simple joys round these parts, so time for some more I think!
I’ve never been much good at dressing for summer, jeans and jumpers make up 90% of my wardrobe so when the temperatures top 20 degrees I start to panic. I’ve been working this month, with the sudden influx of heatwaves we’ve been having, on trying to build up my summer wardrobe staples and have managed to tie down a few that I now wouldn’t be without! That being said, as I write this the temperature’s dropped back down to 16 degrees and it’s peeing it down with rain, but hey that’s the great British summer and that’s what we’re working with! So when the sun is shining, here’s what I need in my wardrobe.
Hey hey ladies, long time no haul amirite? Coming into your YouTube sub boxes today with a super affordable summer clothing haul, because my wardrobe was SERIOUSLY lacking. There’s a bit of Zara, ASOS and Monki in there, with a splurgey bag purchase at the end!
Let me know what you think and tell me about your favourite summer pieces!
The hot weather we’ve been having in England this year is no joke, we’re a country designed to keep heat in and so with temperatures regularly above the late 20s this Summer, it’s been a difficult place to live! It’s hard to enjoy the heat when you’re hot and sticky, so I wanted to share a few of my tips on dressing for hot weather, in the hopes it might help keep some of you cool this summer!
Little known fact, if it weren’t for my glasses I definitely wouldn’t be road safe, so when the lovely lot at David Clulow asked if I wanted to pop down and pick up some new Ray Ban specs I was all ears!
I’ve been so excited to get back into reading over the last couple of months! After having more than a healthy dose of general anaesthetic at the beginning of the year, it was a really long time before I could concentrate on anything, books, tv, even scrolling through social media was a struggle. My head felt like it was full of porridge, and concentrating on anything was a struggle! Over the last six weeks or so, I’ve finally started to get some of that back, so I’ve been powering through my growing reading list, and plotting my next reads! So today I’m sharing my summer reading list, featuring a few books I’ve already read this summer!