A few weeks ago, my daughter and I headed up to Bath to move her into her third year student house. Time certainly does fly by, although we clearly weren't expecting the complication of a worldwide pandemic when she started at Norland College in September 2019. She was one of the luckier ones with in-person lectures able to continue for large parts of her second year but there was still a lot of disruption and time at home studying online. But back to the fun of moving in ... she is sharing with two friends and lucky for me they didn't mind me staying for a few days so we were able to spend some time sorting the house, adding a few homely touches, shopping, lunching and having fun. While we were there I was invited to join a virtual 'Greek' themed cocktail making evening with Jet2holidays and Mixology.
Well obviously that got me super excited and dreaming of sunny holidays, unrestricted travel, blue skies, turquoise waters, a sun lounger with a view and lots of books for two weeks!
Blog post in collaboration with Jet2Holidays.
Back in early Spring 2021 when we still thought we might be able to fly somewhere hot like the Greek Islands or Turkey, I saw my friend and got chatting about her apartment in Cornwall, she said she was already getting booked up for the summer. I took a gamble, decided to ditch any idea of a trip abroad and booked a week at her apartment in Portwrinkle, South East Cornwall. Thank goodness I did! And how lucky were we that it turned out to be the a UK heatwave week!? Seriously, we could have been in the Med!
But arriving in Portwrinkle was a bit of an experience ... I have never visited that part of Cornwall before. Actually, apart from Bude, which is only just inside Cornwall from North Devon, I have never holidayed in Cornwall!! But Portwrinkle was so remote, our 20 year old daughter was a bit worried about being stuck with her parents in the middle of nowhere for a week!! Her worries were unfounded though and we had an amazing week, a quiet beach, views to die for, a comfortable home from home and peace and tranquility to enjoy the fabulous weather.
I'm going on holiday!
So I'm taking a little blogging break!
I like to take a step back during the summer holidays, my daughter is home from uni and we have a week in Cornwall then a few nights in Anglesey organised. I'll still be posting on my Instagram grid and stories if you follow me there.
And I'll be back to share a few personal posts in August then regular blogging with renewed energy and organisation in September (well that's the plan).
Today I am packing - and I don't like packing! I have a system of sorts, I prefer to be organised first, so tidy house, washing and ironing all up to date, outfits hanging and a capsule wardrobe ready to build on. I have a list too so I don't forget the all important basics.
Well yes I know I don't have a bigger bust but I do love flattering bikinis and swimwear and I love the cup sized swimwear options from Fantasie. I also love encouraging other women over 50 to embrace confidence and wear beautiful lingerie, swimsuits or bikinis. But as we are all mostly having a UK staycation this year, we may be feeling like we don't need new swimwear, but ... we still want to feel fabulous and embrace our inner confidence, and you never know, we might be lucky and have a heatwave summer!
I am sharing two lovely swimwear styles from Fantasie, the Fiji bikini was a previous gift and the Burano deep plunge swimsuit was gifted to me recently. Fantasie offer a vast range of comfortable and supportive cup sized swimwear with lots of different shapes, styles and coverage options, you can mix and match their bikini tops and bottoms to find the right combination for you.
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