It’s Monday guys and boy do I feel motivated right about now! With a little get up and go I have managed to get a gym session done, gulp down a couple of coffees, update my city (Sim City!!) and put together a wishlist or two. Yesterday I popped into TK Maxx and picked up a few bargains which I will be revealing in View Full Post
On Wednesday I got back from my most recent holiday, after a sufferance of a trip to Tunisia (we were lucky enough to go the week before the terrorist attacks) we booked ourselves up for 10 days of sun in Turkey. Let me tell you it was exactly what I needed to just chill out and reboot. Himself and I were in our element as we read, wrote and just relaxed in the sun. Hopefully by the end of the week I will be organised enough to put some pictures up – but as I am back in the real world that all depends on work.
Well, let’s get on with it . . .
This was the only actual book that I took on my holiday and despite it being slightly long winded with a sometimes less than desirable translation I am really getting into the story now. I am totally wrapped up in the world of old time Russia and society business it is truly fabulous. Despite being an extremely long read I highly recommend it as it most definitely not a waste of time.
Whilst I was either sunbathing or doing my hair on holiday I listened to a bit of this and still have a fair way to go with it. The story has picked up a bit since last time but there is still a long way to go.
This beauty was in my suitcase for the trip to Turkey – thanks to the Lush bring back service (take back 5 clean full size lush pots or tubes and exchange for a fresh face mask). After the delight of a turkish bath there was little need for this tub of gloriousness so I waited for a couple of days and put it to good use. This face mask not only smells wonderful but felt great on my face whilst applying and on removal.
Have you tried it?
Another little holiday treat for my hair was this miracle bottle. Despite being a poor design for travel as once open you cannot close it and it leaks EVERYWHERE the actual conditioner is AMAZING. Not only did it leave my hair incredibly soft and frizz free it smells great too. I managed to decant the rest of my bottle into a couple of little travel bottles to bring home as it would be such a shame to waste – this is definitely a product that I will be looking into repurchasing.
Before going away we went on a little bit of a shopping trip to pick up the last bits and pieces and as I was searching for my usual Simple shower gel but as they were on sale the shelves were bare I picked up a couple of these bad boys. Do they smell heavenly – I would be lying if I said no! Go on treat yourself and get one or even a couple!
As mentioned above we returned from our holiday last week – we are still suffering slightly with the holiday blues but after that long away from work it is quite nice to be back in the swing of things and feeling normal again.
Here are a couple of photos of what I have been up to . . .
This was the view from our room whilst in Tunisia and one of the two days out of seven that we had sun whilst away.
Whilst away in Tunisia we were trapped inside the hotel for most of the holiday as the weather was truly awful. One good thing about staying indoors apart from having a lovely indoor pool to swim himself managed to teach me how to play chess.
This was the view from one side of the pool of our most recent destination – Turkey. We stayed at the WOW Topkapi Palace and my, my was is a wonderful place.
Whilst away we did an excursion to Perge, Aspendos and Kurnsulu Waterfall it was an awesome day trip not only was the guide extremely friendly and informative but we have the chance to see some of the most awesome ruins. It was a great feeling to think that I was able to walk in the same place that such influential history took place.
This is most definitely my favourite piece of swimwear for the year (I know it’s a bit early for that declaration!) – it fit extremely well and was not painful when tied at the neck as the ties were nice and thick and the material soft to touch. Highly recommended!
For the holiday to Turkey I surprised even myself as I only packed two pairs of flip flops and a pair of trainers that I wore on the plane. In an effort to keep the luggage weight down I had to be conscious and shoes would take up the extra room. Turns out it was ok to only go with the two pairs as I kept the nice black Havaianas for the night and wore these bad boys during the day. A well worked out system!
So there is a little insight into what I (we!) have been up to over the past week.
What have you been up to & any plans for the week ahead?
Despite being away for a week it was quite a bad week away and we decided to book another trip. As this is published I will be hopefully chilling by the pool in Antalya soaking up the sun and sipping on a much needed cocktail. Whilst away I have been reading madly and managed to pick up a classic again and even finished an audio book. How has your week been going?
After putting the classic down almost two years ago now I picked it up but started from the very beginning. What a very good place to start right?! Having restarted the book with a renewed vigour and am finding the book extremely enjoying. Have you read it? How did you find it?
I finished listening to this on my return back from our recent holiday as at the beginning it really was quite dull. My review of this audio book will be up in a couple of weeks so keep those peepers peeled.
After sorting through some much needed crap I found a bag of 5 large lush jars. Lush give customers the opportunity to collect 5 large jars and return them when used and clean to swap for FREE Fresh Face Mask of the customers choice from a selection on display that waiting for you on ice. Being a Lush addict this is just something that brings a big smile to my face – not only do I get something for FREE I am recycling and giving back to ‘mother earth’! RESULT right!
Whilst making my way around the shop after collecting my free fresh face mask I picked up a pot of this wonderful stuff. Not only does it feel and smell great it works wonders for the skin and makes you feel soft, supple and ready to go. Have you used it before?
House of Fraser are currently having a 20% off event for recognition customers so I figured why not take advantage and stock up on swim wear for the next trip as the last dash and buy for swim wear left me with . . .
Not that it isn’t a nice swim set but every time I tried to get out of the water something almost fell out and for me that is a big no-no with swimwear.
What are you guys up to this week?