Kalimera from Crete!



I’m writing this blog to you from a beautiful beach on the Greek Island of Crete!


What a difference in location from my last blog written in rainy London – keep reading to find out how the rain followed me however!

The main objective to this holiday was to unwind, catch up with reading and be outside as much as possible. I’ve decided to give you a little diary recap of the first part of the holiday rather than bore you with a full itinerary.


Elliot and I arrived in Chania at 5.30am to find it hot already. As soon as you arrive you see huge mountains and palm trees. We hired a car as the first part of the holiday was in Sougia in the south, which is about a two hour drive. As we approached the car park we realised our car was the old tin can in the corner, every time you closed the boot it felt like the wheels may come off! But the air con worked, so all good.

The car did get us to Sougia however and by the time we arrived it was already 30 degrees! En route we saw so many mountain goats and cats – not together. The goats are amazing as they stand on the smallest rocks for long periods of time without moving.

Goats and cats


This part of Crete is secluded and relaxed. It’s essentially a tiny fishing village with a long pebble beach and crystal clear water. The second thing we did after checking in to the sweetest little apartment is put on loads of Ultrasun Glimmer (Elliot’s favourite. He says he likes how it sparkles – true fact!) Then we headed to the beach. It was the first time I’d been in the sea for a year. It felt fantastic! I do love the sea but I’m not a strong swimmer and the sea can be pretty choppy so with that in mind I stayed in the water for about three mins then hopped back to the beach. For more on my fears of the sea, take a look on my Instagram.

Eilidh Nairn

Food and floods:

I have been very excited about eating fresh fish, salad and chips!! I know it sounds ridiculous but I love the Greek chips! I rarely eat chips at home so it is a little odd that I love eating them so much here… I could eat Greek salad until the cows come home. Fresh feta, tomatoes, cucumber and olives is a firm favourite of mine.

In the photo below we are sitting at dinner in the middle of a freak thunderstorm!! I couldn’t believe it. The thunder, lightning and torrential rain kept going for a night and a day. You can’t really see in this photo but trust me the streets were flooded. It was during this dinner that we decided to play Mastermind on our favourite subjects. Elliot chose Jaws the film. Like I said, check my Insta to see pics of me after having scared myself out of the water. My chosen subject was viniculture : )

Eilidh Nairn

I’m going to round this up now with a final pic of some of my holiday faves that I took away. I’ve just started using the Decleor balm and it is utterly gorgeous. Have a look here to find out more hints and tips from Fiona our brand ambassador and beauty expert for Decleor.

Beauty products

I’ll be back on your screens raring to go on 5th September and am very much looking forward to that.

See you soon.
Love, Eilidh
P. S These are our Big Deals this week:

First, from KitchenAid (have a look at this short video for more detail)

We also have fantastic offers from Kim & Co and Decleor.

Don’t miss out!


  1. Sally Jones September 4, 2018 at 12:03 pm -  Reply

    Yup it hammered! Whatever rain we didn’t get in the winter, landed in that 24 hour window! Personally it was a very welcome respite but not so welcome for folks like you on their holidays! The rest of your weeks weather though was good so hopefully it didn’t mar the holiday.

    • Eilidh September 5, 2018 at 5:20 pm -  Reply

      Great to hear from you Sally. What a weather eh! The rest of the hols was lovely though thanks. Back to London now and it’s actually really nice here too! 😊🌟

  2. Sharon wright September 5, 2018 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Eilidh
    Looks like you are having a lovely vacation.. Thanks for sharing this with us.. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.xx

    • Eilidh September 6, 2018 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

      Hi Sharon, thanks so much for your message and for reading my blog. It was a lovely time on holiday and now I’m ready to get back in to the normal life routine.im back early doors on the morning show tomorrow.Hope you’re keeping well.Eilidhx

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