Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts

5 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone At Least Once in Your Life

I’m not going to lie the idea of going on holiday alone petrified me.
Images of me lost in a city alone or even worse getting kidnapped or robbed by the crazy natives. I also often of being billy no mates by the pool with no one to talk to. 
Last year after a purchasing my flat (Most stressful thing I have ever done) and getting over a Lupus flair I was sitting in my office stressed and tired and suddenly decided …..”I’m going on holiday!”

Love to travel HATE to fly


It doesn't matter how carefully you try to plan so,thing something can always go wrong :(

After arriving gatwick south at our planned time, handing myself keys to the parking valet and saying by to my car we mad our way to the  Thomas Cook checking desk so far so good.

No Que this is perfect handed our info to the to check in lady and weighed our luggage then I was told........
Your luggage is four kilos over!
Your hand Luggage is five kilos over! And you cannot bring your camera case as that counts as a item of hand luggage!

WTF!!

The next few 30 minutes were spent redistributing items between my hand luggage my suitcase and Sally's suitcase and deciding what I can throw away
Eventually I came up with the idea of putting my handbag into my mini pull along suite case, putting most of my toiletries into Sally's hand bag and carrying my travel blanket I'm ,y hand.

Nothing I could do about then Four extra KG's on my check in luggage. 
Me "how much will it cost for the extra weight"
Checkin lady " £18 per KG!

After some quick mathematics I realised my packing blunder would cost me £80!

I was livid but fudge it jus wanna get on the plane

Grabbed my purse but the checkin lady discreetly shook her head a told us to go to the security........
Did what I think just happened happen??

RESULT!!

Oh yeah and our flight was delayed by 1 hour and 15 mins! 

BAH

Off to security which was surprisingly painless,  Passport control is now automated so you jus scan your passport go through, 
After our bags were scanned we hit up the terminal.

Unfortunately as I had move all my stuff around I couldn't remember what bags my cameras were I. So couldn't rake pictures of how they makes over the terminal but it looks lovely.

I tried to avoid all off the high end duty free cosmetic and perfume stores but there it was........

MAC

What started as just having a look ended up in my making s purchase, I'm happy to say I didn't go while just picked ups toner and pressed powder to control ly greasy skin and off we went.

I was very happy and excited to be invited in to the No 1 lounge and after the stress of nearly throwing away my clothes the calming atmosphere was defiantly in order.

Quite a bit smaller than the Gatwick North lounge but just as tastefully decorated the Gatwick South Lounge has a fully stocked bar and offered a selection of hot food and a continental breakfast, fruits and a selection of teas and juices.

Unfortunately due to out flight being delayed we had a bit more time the. We originally accepted so we quickly selected out food and sat down to eat.
(With my distrust of airplane food I made sure to get a lot)
While keeping an eye on the departures board.

I also me up with Sue who I met last year and was on our flight and had a nice little chat.

When our boarding gat was finally announced we made out way to the gate (after a quick detour to WH Smith to pick up some magazines' water and snacks)

Before we knew it we were on the plane and in the air 
Bye Bye UK

Apologies for the lack of pics peeps

Holiday Haul 2 Confessions of A shopaholic edition


Rebecca, you just got a credit card bill of $900. You do not need a scarf.
Then again...
...who needs a scarf?
Wrap some old jeans around your neck, that'll keep you warm. That's what your mother would do.
You're right, she would.
The point about this scarf isthat it would become part of a definition of your...
Of your psyche.
Do you see what I mean?
No, I do. Keep talking.
It would make your eyeslook bigger 
Mmm...
It would make my haircut look more expensive.
You'd wear it with everything. It would be an investment. You would walk into that interview confident.
Confident.
And poised.
Poised.
The girl in the green scarf.
The green scarf, please.
Good choice. It's the last one.
That'll be $120.
How would you like to pay?
I remember watching this scene onConfessions of a Shopaholic and thinking that even those Rebecca’s reasoning was totally outlandish I had to admit that I have had similar conversations myself when justifying a purchase that I don’t neednecessarily need.
They say that admitting you have a problem is the 1st step right?
Hello My name is Lee-Anne and Iam a Shopaholic

All of my friends said I was crazy when I started packing for my holiday a month before I was due to travel but my logic was 

”If I don’t know what I have already how will I know what I need to purchase for my holiday”
 
once I was packed and had myshopping list of things I needed and an idea of my budget I felt safe to let myself loose on the stores.
 
I just needed a couple vest tops a Dermalogica travel set and some sunscreen, That seems simple enouth right??

Oh no

Managed to pick up the Dermalogica travel kit for oily skin no problem 


,
Even made it in and out of boots to get my sun tan lotion with out any impulse  buys.

Then to Primark.......
What had started out as a quicknip in to my local shopping centre to get a few bits and bobs for my holiday turned into a full on spree.
Vest tops – Tick…….. Why not just get one in every colour ….. ended up buying 20!
 
  10 of which in brown
(I need these to wear under my blouses for work, I get cold very quickly you know)
 
hold on! 

I hardly have any blouses for work ended up buying four!
 

I really need something in Bordeux this season.
These jeans are nice ..

may as well get a pair in Tan and Black also.
>


Its getting nippy out should probably get some sweaters for work, one in every colour yes please… Black, Pink, and Cream


What am I actually going to wear on the plane, Something that is not to constricting but warm ..
This peace sign sweater will do the job


Underwear two packs should do me.
 
Thank good it was only Primark lol
 
Considering I was only meant to pick up some sunscreens and about 3 vest tops
Oh yeah and I brought a book
Diary of a submissive.

Phew!!!
 
Now time to re pack  

Bikini Babe


The summer slowly and sporadically blessed us with glorious weather which have managed to take full advantage of resulting in my glorious tan (woo woo!) and my many insect bites (booo).
Woo woo look at my tan

Despite my adverse feelings towards cold weather I am I will not morn the summer this year because I will be spending my birthday/ Thanks Giving (for my pals from the US) In Cancun baby!
Jamaica 2010 I worked hard on my abs so im showing em off!!


In my refusal to waste money on a summer wardrobe that I wouldn’t get to wear I decided to wait for the summer sales to purchase my holiday wardrobe and do lots of window shopping (And working on my bikini body) before committing to a purchase.

Take a look at some of my picks so far



This is not the 1st time the Paolita swimsuit has graced my blog and I am unapologetic about that because this swimsuit is AWESOME!!



Bikini Brazil according to some of the forums these styles of bikinis are very popular in Cancun, I don’t think I will be brave enough to rock those tiny weenie bottoms though lol!



This Savanna Bikini from Beach Cafe is fierce! I would intend to have more curves than the model



How cute is the corsage detail on this Salinas Rosette Ruffle Bandeau Bikini Set from  Asos




Pineapple print bikini set by Salinas from ASOS



No swimming allowed in this Just Cavalli Sequin Triangle Bikini from Asos, Posing only please





Totally loving the bold and almost tribal print on this River Island Black Paco Cut Out Swim Suit



On 1st sighting this Pouch Over Swimsuit from ASOS seems a little frumpy but it would very handy after a night of drinking and a morning pigging out at the buffet



Heels and a cocktail would be the perfect accessory for this girly halter ruffle bikini



This tassel bikini is so hot that I would even consider rocking the top with some jeans and heels on a night out (Am I too old for that??)