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.
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.
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 : )
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.
I’ll be back on your screens raring to go on 5th September and am very much looking forward to that.
See you soon.
P. S These are our Big Deals this week:
First, from KitchenAid (have a look at this short video for more detail)
Don’t miss out!