Thursday, May 31, 2012


Some of my favourite things from my holiday
My Marc Jacobs sunglasses

My Tory burch bag

My green and brown sarong

My havaianas

My orange and pink dress which would probably be too bright at home but I live to wear in the sun

Finally my penneys straw hat which my husband laughs about when I wear it but it keeps the sun off my face and I love it.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Countdown to home only 3 days left. It is countdown to going home we have had a wonderful holiday but I am looking forward to going home to see the family and of course rocky the dog.

It will be detox and fitness for the next while I have over indulged but is that not what holidays are about.

We stayed in the Princess Yaiza Hotel the staff are superb service is fantastic and always with a smile.

I hope I return to good weather because you feel your holiday continues when you continue to wear your holiday outfits.


If you are in Dundrum this evening the Harvey Nichols summer event takes place. This is a lovely evening with champagne, nibbles plus great discounts.

The 15% off cosmetics is particularly good and I recommend Caroline on the Elemis counter and the lady on the Laura Mercier counter as very helpful. I find the staff in general are so friendly and helpful.

It is lovely to go ou for something to eat afterwards and discuss your evenings purchases. (by the way I have no connections with the shop). If you are not on their mailing list give them a ring. This evening usually starts my summer fun.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Cesar Manrique
Cesar Manrique was an architect and artist who lived in Lanzarote and was responsible for lobbying the politicians for responsible architecture to ensure there were no high rise buildings in Lanzarote.

I do not usually enjoy being a tourist however his house is one of my favourite places to visit. It looks like something from an Austin Powers movie. It brings a smile to my face every time I see it.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


We enjoyed a gorgeous lunch in one of my favourite places El Golfo. We ate outside beside the sea eating prawns and freshly caught fish.

It is a stunning landscape with the waves crashing against the rocks. We spent almost 5 hours having lunch (a record) and had great fun being part of a local family christening.

Friday, May 25, 2012


I love Melissa Odabash swimwear and fashion pieces. Here is just a little selection. I think they are so chic and stylish. I love the colours.


Thursday, May 24, 2012


Sun Tan Lotion

This post is for my children who are currently sunning themselves in my back garden.

As you know your father tans himself like a chicken on a rotisserie although he does use sunscreen he has sallow skin and does not look like the lady pictured below.

I have fair skin and am careful in the sun I am a factor 50 girl. I am a fan of piz bun. However before I came out I bought boots soltan 50 for kids (very reasonable) best sun product I have ever used and it is not like so many factor 50 so thick it is hard to apply no this is a milky consistency.

So please kids buy this sun cream and I will reimburse you on my return.


Maybe it is because of our weather inIreland (but i do understand i sent some sun your way) but my favourite time to eat is at lunchtime sitting outside with a glass of rose with no time constraints and just lots of chat and fun.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Holiday couples

You know we all do it on holidays spend our time looking at people deciding in our mind who they are or what the do. I am not going to comment on the is that is daughter or his wife couple but rather 2 couples who stand out because they love each other so much.

The honeymooners
Of course I'm not sure they are on honeymoon but they act in that adoring way. He does everything for her fixes her sunbed, lovingly puts on sun cream puts oil on her hair. While she drinks her cava at lunch he sits there so happy. They are fit and such a good looking happy couple. This is young love.

Older couple
This couple are in their eighties and the poor husband is frail and has a bad stoop. But they have such fun and are so happy and polite. It was funny they were walking on front of us to lunch and she pulled his shorts up at the back and my husband laughed to me nagging never stops. But they are so kind and loving to each other. I just love looking at them.

When you can laze around doing nothing people watching is fun.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Okay i need to have a little rant and I know this may not be politically correct but why oh why do the fattest, most well endowed, least attractive people go topless.

I did in my late teens go topless in Greece like most Europeans and then I got sense.

This ladies as Joan Rivers would say has breasts that are down to her knees and she has not seen size 8 to 20 on any clothes labels in a long time. Couple this with the fact her elastic is gone in her bekini bottoms you get the picture. If you can afford to stay in a five star resort you can afford a new swimsuit. Everyone is looking at her.

The problem is she sat on the bed beside me I am not so rude as to move but all I see are these enormous breasts. It's put me off my lunch and glass of rose (well maybe not the wine).

The chicest lady at the pool is a lady in her eighties wearing a black swimsuit lovely kaftan and straw hat. You can look good covered up.


I have to say the service in our hotel is superb and yesterday we got a lovely gift from the hotel to celebrate our anniversary.

I am glad to hear the sun is finally shining at home.

I had a lovely reflexology treatment yesterday and I am exhausted doing nothing but I suppose that's what holidays are about.

Monday, May 21, 2012


Greetings from my sunbed. Celebrated my husbands birthday yesterday and today is our wedding anniversary do not know what excuse I'll find for tomorrow but I'm sure I'll find one. Sadly weather is cloudy today but fingers crossed it will improve. But it is lovely to escape and spend time reading relaxing and just having fun.

Friday, May 18, 2012


It's time suitcase is packed nail varnish on, desired, light (fake tan), skin exfoliated and moisturised bring on the sun. I do hope to keep in contact if wi fi permits.

Have a great weekend.

Funny how easy it is to get up in the middle of the night when you are going on holidays.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012