Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Holiday Primark Haul!

Another cheeky Primark Haul - There won't be another for a little while but I wanted to treat myself to a few bits and pieces for my holiday! 

Let me know what your favourite item is - I'm absolutely loving the playsuit.. especially in this heatwave! It's been cool and comfortable and I wore it loads on holiday too. I might pick it up in a few more patterns.

Enjoy! xxxx

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Monday, 5 June 2017

Five Things To Do The Week Before Your Holiday

Now we're in sunny June, I think it's safe to say it's SUMMER! 
I'm heading off to Spain in two days and I can't wait for a week of sun, sea and cocktails - but right now it's all about the holiday prep! For that reason, I'm running you through my steps for the week before you go on Holiday...


Write a 'Still Need to Buy' List

The week before I tend to head out to get any last minute clothing items I'm yet to get and I'll do the big toiletries shop!

Sort out Travel Insurance

I think the Post Office is pretty reliable for travel insurance, but have a look around and get a few quotes. It's generally not too pricey. Remember you can get a quote to cover you for multiple holidays if you're jetting off more than once this year, it could save you a few pennies. 

Book your Taxi to the Airport 

Nothing worse than that last minute panic! Get it booked in earlier if possible. 

Exchange your money

The pound isn't great right now, but have a look around for the best exchange rate and remember online price could differ to in-store prices! 

Get your body 'Summer Ready'

And by this I don't mean live in the gym, eat nothing and lose a few pounds (every body is summer ready, baby) I mean those thing that make you feel a little bit more prepared to get you bikini on! I like to arrive on my first day and be able to throw on swimwear, cover myself in suncream and head straight out to the sun for a dip in the pool - I don't want to be faffing about with nail varnish at that point! 

Nails - Whether you're getting them done, or doing them yourself! 
All the moisturiser - The sun will dry your skin out, so start the moisturising early! 
Hair Removal - Book any waxes in advance or make sure you've got nice new razors! 
Pedicure -  A little TLC for the feet that have been in winter boots for far too long!
Hair - I have had my hair cut and coloured ready for Summer and I'll be straightening it before I go, so it's easy to manage on my first day, as after that it'll be back to its usual curls for the rest of the week!

Those are my top 5 (okay, maybe it's more with the body care!) things to do before I jet off on holiday!

What does your to-do list look like before you go away?

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Thanks Dad

With Father's Day coming up this month, I thought I'd spend a little time thinking of special moments I've shared with my Dad. The Car People got in touch about a new campaign about reflecting on the lovely times we have with our dads, particularly our favourite car journeys and I loved the idea.
One specific journey came to mind instantly. It was 10 years ago (which is crazy and I only know that because at the time my Step-mum was pregnant with my little brother.) My Dad was taking me down to Devon to see a group of friends in a theatre group perform their new production. At the time my Dad had just found out he was going to be playing guitar in the band for a production of We Will Rock You, so our long journey was spent listening to the Cast Recording on repeat. My dad and I have always shared a passion for music and I suppose this journey really stuck in my head for that reason. I'd never heard the cast recording of We Will Rock You before and I loved it instantly, everything about it and felt so proud thinking back to that time when I then saw him playing in the pit band months later. It's still a favourite of mine today and every time I listen to it I think of my Dad and that car journey when our shared love of music really came through. 

To anyone else, it might just sound like I listened to music in the car with my dad, nothing special... but that just goes to show how important the little moments, that we so easily take for granted, can be. 
What's your favourite car journey with your dad? 

*I was not paid to write this post. Thanks www.thecarpeople.com for asking me to be a part of the campaign.

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