Category: TRAVEL

Mexico Holiday Diary – Day 2 – Settling in

We woke at 5am on day two. I was too excited to sleep any longer and so I dragged Mr out of bed and we got ready to go and enjoy our first full day here at the Grand Palladium Colonial hotel. Sean & I […]

Mexico Holiday Diary – Day 1 – The Journey

We are now back from our Holiday in Riviera Maya, Mexico. I kept a little holiday diary which I will be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks & here’s the first instalment. We woke at 4am on Monday morning. Holiday day was […]

Holiday Countdown – What’s in my Cabin Bag?

Holiday Countdown – What’s in my Cabin Bag?

I have been going on and on at Mr about wanting one of those wheely cabin bags having watched Zoella’s travel bag video a few weeks ago and so when I finally found one that didn’t cost more than the holiday itself it snapped it up!

As this will be my first long-haul flight I am packing everything I can possibly think of as I am really dreading being stuck in one space restricted place for 11 hours +.

Entertainment

We are travelling on the new Thomson Dreamliner and so we will have access to a selection of films, TV & music for the duration of the flight but will need to take our own headphones. I have chosen these Gummy ones from Boots. I am a nightmare with stepping on or losing earphones constantly and so I’ve packed an extra pair in my main luggage too just in case.

I will also be taking my laptop on board the flight so that I can do some last minute admin work before landing in paradise. It also means I will be able to sit and edit any photos taken that morning, or on the plane right away so they’re ready to post once we are all settled in.

It is always a bit of a tradition for me to buy a few magazines at WHSmiths while we are waiting to be called at the Airport. They tend to last me the entire holiday, not to mention the flight and the puzzles at the back are ideal for passing time.

Comfort

We are taking a Neck Pillow & Sleep Mask each as there is nothing worse than getting a stiff neck after a quick nap on a long flight. Normally, I would just rest my head on Mr’s  shoulders but he is a fidget bum at the best of times. The sleep mask will come in handy as we are likely to be getting up in the small hours to travel to the airport and with the time difference being so big I will definitely be wanting some undisturbed sleep – I am useless at getting to sleep with the lights on. I got this Sleep pillow from Matalan.

I’m not sure whether it’s just me, but I get absolutely freezing sitting on the plane with the air conditioning blasting all around me. I am going to take a hoodie & some socks just in case.

Ibuprofen for just in case a headache strikes.

I am generally quite anxious anyway and so the thought of flying is only likely to enhance that so I will have some Kalms with me to try and take the edge off.

 Beauty / Hygiene

You never know what germs you will come across in the airports either side and the plane itself. I am going to be taking this Carex Travel Hand Sanitiser with me to minimise any bacteria – noone wants to be ill on holiday!

I can’t think being cooped up on a plane for 11 hours is likely to keep me smelling fresh and lovely so I am going to take a little vial of Avon’s Little Black Dress with me to spritz upon arrival in Cancun.

I picked up this little Benefit beauty pack in Boots the other day and thought it’d be perfect for touching up my makeup just before landing. It contains a miniature Pore-fection, Bad Gal Mascara and some High beam Higlighter too.

The air conditioning doesn’t only make me freeze but dries my skin and lips out too. I am taking some Vaseline shea butter lip balm to avert any lip cracking before the real holiday selfies can be taken ;).

I  am going to be taking a Miniature packet of wet wipes on board just in case there are any spillages or my make up needs removing / re-touching.

Travel Essentials

Passport

Tickets

English & Mexican Money

Is there anything I’ve missed? I’ve never been on a long haul flight before so if you have any more suggestions, I would really appreciate them!

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Holiday Count Down – Top Tips for Packing!

Holiday Count Down – Top Tips for Packing!

Packing  for a holiday *should* be easy. In fact for Mr it is. He’s bunged all of his stuff into his tiny (compared to my giant sized suitcase) holdall and he’s already ready to go! For me it’s a little more complicated. There has to be […]

Holiday Countdown – Our Mexico Holiday Bucket List

Holiday Countdown – Our Mexico Holiday Bucket List

Exactly one month today I will be heading to Mexico with Mr, his brother and his wife for a blissful two week holiday and I am soooo excited. I am going to be doing a series of count down posts in the lead up to […]

Holiday Countdown – Pool Side Fashion Haul

Holiday Countdown – Pool Side Fashion Haul

With just 32 days until we jet off on holiday to Mexico we have been doing some shopping – the best kind of shopping!

I will most likely do a series of posts about what we’ve been buying but today I thought I’d share with you what I’ll be wearing by the pool.

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Black Swimming Costume – New Look // Black Flower embellished sandals –  £6 – Primark // Sunglasses – £8 – Avon

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Navy Stripe Bikini – £4 – Primark // Navy Stripe Flip Flops – £1.50 – Primark // Sunglasses  – £8 – Avon

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Pink Bikini – £4 – Primark // Sandals – NewLook 2013

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Polka Dot Swimming Costume with Control Panel – £8 – George at Asda // Mickey Mouse Flip Flops – £3 – Primark

Are you going on holiday this Spring? Where have you been buying your Holiday clothes from?

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5 Top Tips for Camping with Friends

5 Top Tips for Camping with Friends

It’s been a while since I last went camping, but with money being so tight and Mr working as much over time as possible, it doesn’t look like we are going to get away anywhere exotic this summer. Around this time two years ago, Mr […]