Hello my lovelies,
I am currently writing this as I sit waiting to get ready for our last night in Barcelona before we fly to Rome tomorrow morning. I had planned to post regularly about my travels but unfortunately technology does not want to co-operate with me, my iPad just does not like uploading pictures.
I am quite gutted as I wanted to share with you my adventures in real time, looks like it will have to be retrospectively when I return home.
I hope you don't mind this, i just wanted to fill you in so that nobody thinks I have gone missing and left the blogging scene. I love my little corner of the Internet, just not technology.
If you do want to keep up to date with what I'm doing then feel free to follow me on instagram as I have been able to post pictures on there. My instagram is www.instagram.com/shannonp07x
Thank you for sticking with me, I shall be back to posting regularly soon enough.
Sunday, 13 July 2014
Tips For Packing For an Extended Trip:
- Whatever you think you will need, half it.
- Separate items into categories, e.g. plain vests, patterned tops, trouser.
- Put items into plastic food storage bags as you can squeeze all the air out of them, saving you more space.
- Label the bags so it is easy to find what you are looking for without having to take everything out.
- Ensure items are easy to mix and match
-look for materials that do not crease easily and that also will dry quickly.
- Lists are your best friend. Write down everything you want to take and cross it off as you do, this means you are less likely to forget anything.
What I'm taking in my hand luggage:
- Hair accessories
- Tangle Teezer Brush
A lot of the items have been put into my hand luggage as due to having a backpack I fear they will get broken when being checked in. I wouldn't usually carry my jewellery and hair accessories however, I don't want them to get ruined so for this particular trip they will be accompanying me.
Hope you enjoyed! Are you going travelling this summer?
Monday, 7 July 2014
Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me! So that's it another year older.. I have reached the grand age of 21 and now another milestone Birthday shall not arrive until I'm 30. Now that is scary.
I have been thoroughly spoilt this year by my lovely friends and family. I received some beautiful Swarovski jewellery off my best friends, a Michael Kors watch off my parents, a Michael Kors bag and MAC make-up off of my wonderful Fiancé and lots more amazing and thoughtful gifts. I am extremely grateful for everything I received this Birthday and it's sad that it's over now for another year.
The day started early with me opening my presents like an eager child on Christmas morning. It was then spent a little more grown up with a champagne breakfast in the garden whilst the sun beat down on us. There is nothing better than sipping on prosecco and eating strawberries in the summer sun. I spent the majority of the day relaxing and having some me time, which has been rather lacking as of late.
When evening rolled around me and my family went out for a nice three course meal at a local pub. I can certainly say that I have been well indulged this birthday, not only with beautiful gifts but with divine food and plentiful amounts of alcohol.
My mum, dad and Fiancé have made my Birthday very special this year and I am eternally grateful for having them in my life.
Now that my Birthday has passed it is actually only 6 days until I set off travelling around Europe, and even though I have done lots of preparation, I still feel totally unprepared. I am the type of woman who likes to plan. I like to prepare, I make lists, I research everything, I re-make lists. It's just who I am, however with a trip like this it is impossible to plan every minute to the T, and winging it is a scary prospect to me. They always say an unplanned journey is the best, let's hope they are right.
So here's to being another year older, yet probably not any wiser!
Thanks for reading!
Sunday, 6 July 2014
Well this weekend has been jam packed with activity! Friday I finally had my hair done after months of it being ignored, it has finally had a new lease of life. I have had a full head of highlights and a good cut. It feels so much better now.
Then Saturday night me and all our friends all decided to go out for my 21st Birthday which is actually tomorrow! We had a little pre-party at mine with cake, strawberries and champagne. The night was full of vodka jelly shots and dancing. The perfect way to spend my Birthday with all my favourite people. My dress is from Marks and Spencer's, I hunted everywhere for a smart fitted dress and finally found the perfect one. If you know me by now you will know I like a good monochrome outfit. I had a bright pair of coral stilettoes from New Look to add a pop of colour to the outfit.
Today will be spent relaxing and recovering at home, probably reading blogs and drinking endless cups of tea. Am I getting too old for this? Haha.
Hope you all had a good weekend!