An english girl who after six months in the french mountains, has left for Italia, the beautiful country. My thoughts on leaving life as I know it and beyond! Join me as I embark on a life with lots of adventure and a lack of heels!!!!

Monday, 14 June 2010

Holiday time!!

     Well I have exactly one week til Mr and I jet off to Istanbul for our last proper holiday before we leave for the mountains in november and I for one cannot wait!! I adore travelling, I love to explore new places and experience different cultures. There is a big wide world out there and life is short, so gotta get out there and see as much I can.

     Istanbul is a place that I have wanted to go to for quite some time, it just looks amazing. The mosque's, the palaces, the bazaars, the history. There is just something so exciting about visiting a country so different to our own. I've been very lucky to have visited many wonderful places but my travel bug is insatiable! I think the more places that you go to, the more experiences that you have, the fantastic memories these trips leave you with, the more you want to see.

      Obviously all this holiday talk inevitably leads us to the perfect holiday wardrobe! As a seasoned traveller you would think that I was a good, even efficient packer of said holiday essentials, but I am terrible! I have been trying to make more of an effort of late to be a little better at this, laying out outfits so as not to take excessive amounts of clothes, shoes, accessories and trying to make sure it all works as a 'capsule' (something I have a habit of ignoring!!) wardrobe. This is not easy, we all use a holiday as a great excuse to go shopping and this then leads to the problem, too much stuff to take!!

     As a more conservative and religious country it means I clearly have had to think things through a little more, shoulders and knees have to be covered when entering mosques so that means appropriate attire, not that I consider myself inappropriate at other times but you know what I mean!!!

      So this leads me once again to Sex and the City (I know, I know I am obsessed!!), but those of you in the know that saw the latest installment of our gals lives saw them in a land far, far away, in every sense. So as ever I'll be taking style inspiration from the fabulous four in my own eastern adventure. I'm thinking flowing dresses, slinky silks and a riot of colour topped of with a pile of gems, to hell with the capsule wardrobe!!!

Saturday, 12 June 2010

I hate football!

   I know that it only happens every 4 years, I know that we should all join together as a proud nation, I know that its only for a month, but I really loathe the world cup, hate football in general, actually I hate all sport, not even the eye candy is worth putting up with the incessant droning on about 'the game' 24 hours a bloody day for weeks on end.

   This is not a good start, we are only on day 2 of said tournament and it is already doing my head in. Not only have we had a year of qualifying matches, the tv has had no end of programmes over the last month or so building up to what will probably be a disapointment for England fans, ( I do not mean to offend but face it it's probably true).

   I know that people are just being patriotic but it makes me feel, I dunno the word to use( probably best not to say, I'm being polite!!), but anyway the bloody flags everywhere, the bunting, the stupid people you see on local news programmes turning their roof's into the st-georges cross, what is wrong with people????

   So far I avoided last nights grand opening (sigh.......) by going to my local late night opening shopping center, along with most of the female population of kent I think! And today whilst writing this I am trying desperately to  ignore the sound of those bloody voovoozeela's, they sound like a giant swarm of bee's!! So very annoying(1 more month to go of this!!)

  Tonight though whilst the whole of England goes into a bloody frenzy over their first game, sis-in-law and I are leaving the boys indoors (looking after baby!!) whilst we head to a nice quiet, football free bar for a tipple or two! So far so good, I also have a England game avoidance plan for next friday night with my girlfriends, have found out which places are NOT showing 'the game' and we will be making a beeline for them!

  One last little rant (I know, sorry!!) lets hope that the England team bloody pull their finger out and win otherwise all we're going to hear about is how rubbish they are for the next month, we will get it in the ear regardless at the end of the day, win and all the men will bang on about is how fabulous Stevie G and co are or lose and all they'll go on about is how shit and useless Stevie G and co are! Arghhhh... Roll on mid july!!

  Come on England!!!! (even typed you can tell my hearts not in it!!!)