Last year Phil bought his dad tickets to watch the golf up north near his home town, leaving me with no plans for over a week in the middle of July. When this realisation hit me this year, I quite quickly decided, fuck this, and after discussions with my pals, Eileen and Toni, we booked the most amazing resort in Corfu, Greece. Yes, that photo above IS OUR RESORT. Beach, tick. Pool, tick. Loungers and cocktails. BIG FUCKING TICK. We’ve booked three nights in mid July, hoping for hot, hot sunshine. Suffice to say, Phil was left a tad miffed that he was missing out on a beach resort holiday. But we still have North America coming… more on that later…
The best part about this resort is that it is ADULTS ONLY. So many beach holidays I’ve been on in July/August leave you surrounded by children. I love kids, but not when I want to sip my cocktail, read my book or get my boobs out so as to avoid tan lines.
The plan of attack now is to eat salads and hit the gym, so when I come to put on my new bathing suit, it looks as good as bloody possible.
What’s to do in Corfu? Well apart from getting a tan and reading a couple of books, we have inquired around some diving and snorkelling excursions. We’ll also have a wander around the town and test out the restaurants. But mostly I think we’re all in agreement on relaxing by the pool or on the beach. Even though we all travel to new spots every couple of months, it’s very rare to have an actual break and a holiday where you relax. Most of the time you’re out walking about and sight seeing – which I love – but sometimes you just want to do nothing and actually switch off. After our most recent adventure together, I envisage the weekend to just be a load of laughs and future stories to tell.
On Tuesday I am off to my third Gingerline experience. This time it’s titled the Chambers of Flavour. Oooooooooooooooh. Anticipation is high! Everything is kept secret until you arrive on the day, even the location is only sent to you on the day of your event. When you arrive the whole place is kitted out to the theme and the staff are all in character – it’s magic.Read More
I have got well into the swing of my 2017 reading list. I am knocking them back like a 17 year old with countless jaeger bombs on Spring Break. Let me break these down for you, see what takes your fancy – so you can be prepared for your upcoming summer holiday and not be disappointed when the only book you packed is a complete bore.Read More
In a bid to be healthier and lower our chances of a heart attack, once a week Phil and I have rolled out vegetarian night. We’ve also implemented fish night to go along with it. We are meat eaters, proper steak, chop and sausage lovers. So the break, and eating halloumi or fish with a salad and sweet potato is a welcome respite.
Flat pack furniture has long been considered DIY hell. It’s a seriously good relationship test. Phil and I decided it was a splendid idea to test ourselves with such a feat…
We popped by Argos and picked ourselves up two white bookshelves and a white coat/hat stand for our hallway. One (and possibly the only) downside of moving into our own place was the reduction in wardrobe space. As in, we now have to SHARE. Tantrums were had, clothes were thrown, Read More