Wednesday, 30 July 2014

This is basically what I've been living in since returning from Greece last week - denim cut offs and a loose-fitting shirt. Perfect in this hot weather! My shorts were a recent buy from New Look and a complete bargain at £14.99. I lived in a similar, more stone-washed pair also from New Look on holiday, they just fit so well and don't leave you looking like this. The shirt I bought from a nice Greek man in Lindos, but you can find similar in Mango - here, here and here

time out

Monday, 28 July 2014

Some of you may know that I'm a teacher (sociology A Level if you're interested) and that means I am currently on my summer holidays. Don't hate me! Having already been abroad on holiday, the rest of my time off will be spent at home in Surrey catching up with friends and family, gardening, doing some home DIY and other bits and pieces that build up throughout the academic year. 

My home projects this summer: redecorating the sitting room (see my plans here) and sorting the back garden to look vaguely presentable. The latter was also my project last summer... says a lot!

One of my concerns in the summer holidays is that I will lose contact with the outside world - yes school holidays are great, but everyone else is working! During term time I keep up to date with friends and family via email, pinging everyday chatter back and forth when I have a spare 5 minutes between lessons. Thankfully I am not tied to my computer over the summer holidays, but this does mean I slip a little with contacting people. Up til now I've put off the lure of the tablet, but I finally think it might be time to succumb to their oh-so-convenient qualities. Despite being an iPhone girl through and through, I just cannot bring myself to fork out £300 minimum for an iPad - I just don't have that kind of money (I'm a teacher, remember?!). There is so much choice today, thankfully most being entirely more affordable, one of which being the Acer Iconia A1. I love the classic white design and silver back, the fact it fits perfectly in one hand, the 7.5 hour battery life and dual speakers. That, to me, ticks all the boxes. Fear not friends, I will be back in contact in record time!

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winding lanes

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Ah, post-holiday blues. Drafting this post is making me long for the heat, quaintness and flavours of this gorgeous little place. A week or so back Rich and I headed to the island of Rhodes and to beautiful Lindos - a fairly traditional small town on the east of the island. We stayed in an apartment in Lindos Gardens, up the hill meaning we got great views of the town, acropolis and sea from our balcony. Bea-utiful! We spent most of our days soaking up the rays round the infinity pool, and the evenings took us to the winding lanes and rooftop restaurants of the town. Lindos really is Greece in a nutshell! I wont go on, but I would recommend it to anyone - we'd love to go back and visit again in the future. 

I wanted to share some of our pictures with you, and have split the posts into the three things I think are the most important - scenes, food and clothes. Simples. First up, scenes. The thing I loved most about Lindos was the maze of lanes in the town - these were filled with gorgeous restaurants, little shops, creperies, and beautiful buildings. A dream.