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.
What is a staycation!? It is a holiday spent in one's own country rather than abroad or one spent at home involving day trips! Mmm when my children were younger we often used to stay at home and have outings and we loved a traditional 'bucket and spade' holiday in the UK - especially to Devon or Dorset. For a while we had a lovely big touring caravan which both children adored and although it was hard work for me, I agree it was a fantastic way to holiday with young children. But I didn't expect in 2020 and 2021 to have no alternative but to 'staycation' .... I wouldn't say I am a big fan of travelling but I like to have the choice and as my children have got older I have enjoyed guaranteed sun and sun-loungers even more! But here we are with the the UK government and governments around the world still restricting our travel (remind me what the vaccine is for if it isn't to save lives, reduce serious illness and open up the world economy and allow travel again)?
But it is what it is and nothing I can do! I am very fortunate to have booked a week in Cornwall at a friends apartment overlooking the sea near Portwrinkle. It was a spontaneous decision months ago, she said she had slots available still and I decided it was best not to hesitate!
I will be honest, I have found lockdown and easing of lockdown hard. I have found the work from home situation really difficult. You can read my thoughts on work from home here. It has been a full house with my son working from home, my daughter back from uni for longer than planned and my husband working sporadic hours. So a few weeks ago I hatched a plan to have a couple of nights away by myself. Its the kind of plan that often gets talked about and thought about but doesn't actually happen. But with no girls weekend this year and no little trips to Bath to visit my daughter, I decided I needed it to happen. So once we were allowed to book an overnight stay, I did, in Lymington in the New Forest.
My #beingfiftyandfab post this month is therefore going to be about my few days away, in diary format. I am planning a social media break but I am going to take my Mac with me and write about each day as it happens.
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