Saturday, 25 June 2016

Preparing for our holiday ....

So, next Friday marks the beginning of July - er, how fast is this year going?!?!?

This time in three weeks time, our bags will be packed and we will be heading off on our annual family holiday, our first as a foursome since Hector arrived and we cannot wait!!

This year we are off to Lemnos with Mark Warner. We have loved Mark Warner holidays ever since we went on our first one to Turkey a couple of years back. This year we are venturing to Greece for the first time and it's somewhere that I have always wanted to go to. 

Mark Warner, Lemnos, Greece

It's also at about this time when I start to get together all the little bits and bobs for our holiday. This is the first time that all four of us have traveled abroad so we have an extra couple of little people to think about it's best to be extra organised.

Here aside from the usual pants, bras, toothbrush here are a few extras that I will be slipping into our suitcases this summer....

A while back whilst instashopping I stumbled across this cool brand called, Salt Water Sandals. Growing up Mum always used to buy my brother and I leather sandals from Spain and these reminded me somewhat of them. Hector is just starting to toddle so a pair for him and Charlie are definitely going in the online basket - oh as well as a pair in gold for me too! They are suitable for walking on the sand and water and you need not worry about them being grubby as you can rinse them down with no worries at the end of the day! Prices for the little ones start from just £38.

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So, if I am having matching sandals with the boys then it seems only right that Tom should have matching trunks with the boys! We love Next clothing and was super excited to see that this year they have introduced a range of matching trunks for the dads and the boys! With prices starting from just £7 I could not resist getting the blue chevron ones!

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We were lucky enough to be sent a couple of months ago just as the weather was heating up from our friends at Nivea Sun Care some of their new kids roll on SPF - well it's fantastic! Charlie would always whinge at the spray being too cold and this roll on rolls on with such ease and really great ease. It's small enough to pop in the nappy bag to always have to hand and small enough that it does not take up vasts amount of space in your suitcase, prices start at £4.99 which I think is very good value for a mid to high end SPF brand. Thank you to our friends at Nivea for ensuring that our skin is protected in the sun this summer!

I love a good Harem pant and I think this style of trouser are really nice when teamed with a simple plain t-shirt or vest. I have some super ones from Primark from last year but have just seen that Marks and Spencer are doing similar this season in an array of quirky patterns which would be great for dinner in the evenings and at £15 a pair they definitely won't break the bank!

M&S Harem Beach Pant - £15

I am sure that in the next three weeks there are bound to be a few more sneeky purchases that jump in to the online basket - but in the meantime I am off to compile my "what I must pack" holiday list!

Much love,

Nathalie x

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