Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Summer Holiday Essentials

 Just four more days until I'll be heading off on my summer holiday to Lindos with Dan. I'm SO looking forward to spending a week away together in the sunshine after what has been a crazy year. We both really need this holiday, and some time together away from the stresses of everyday life. As we're only going for a week, we've both had to be pretty strict about what we'll be taking away with us so I thought I'd put together a post of the essentials that we'll be taking to Greece with us this Saturday!

Kefalonia, 2015

Sun-cream and After-sun

I would never go abroad without it! Taking care of your skin is so important, and if there was only one thing I could take on this list, sun-cream would be that thing. I have always tanned easily, and in recent years I have always been incredible cautious about making sure I have enough sun-cream on. It isn't worth the risk!


Not only did I find the cutest bikini with SEAHORSES on it this year, but I've basically made a promise to myself to wear nothing but swimwear next week. I've picked up a cute swimsuit too for when we head down to the gorgeous St. Paul's Bay - seriously google it, I'm all heart-eye emoji even thinking about it.

A really good book

I tend to go through a book a day when I'm on a summer holiday! Reading is one of the most relaxing things to do when I'm away and I can't wait to lie on that sunbed getting my teeth into a new book! Hopefully I'll find one that makes me laugh out loud. I'll be taking my kindle as well as a couple of paperbacks too!

Pack of Cards

Dan and I love playing cards on holiday. We never really play them at home, and it's just one of those things that really makes us feel like we're away and that we can relax! I'm looking forward to thrashing Dan at 21 and learning some new games.


For capturing pictures of idyllic beaches, bright sunsets and food to help you get through the winter. If you didn't take a picture of it, you didn't do it - Am I right? Plus I need some good pictures for this blog, and if my previous visits to Greek islands are anything to go by, I'll be in for a treat in Lindos this year.


Because of all that glorious sunshine! Protecting your eyes is pretty important, and I fell in love with this gorgeous pair of sunnies from Pimkie at ASOS. It's also a massive bonus that sunnies happen to look great in OOTD posts, and I'm hoping to do some kind of Lindos look book whilst I'm away so these will be the perfect accessory!

What do you pack for your summer holiday?



  1. I thought I was the only one who took cards on holiday, I love playing rummy.


    1. Noo definitely not! I want to learn how to play rummy! xx

  2. I love playing cards with Scott! We often have gin and poker nights on a weekend. I think I read like three books when I went to the Maldives - Ha! There's just something about lounging in the sun with a great book! Looking forward to seeing some OOTD shots. Oh, and have a wonderful time!!

    Kirsty - Life in Excess

    1. That sounds great!!! Cards are so much fun, and definitely have a holiday feel to playing them. There really is, you can't beat it - escaping real life is one of my favourite things to do!! Thank you xxx


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