Friday, 23 July 2010

Sun, Sun, Sun

My family and I managed to escape the beautiful British summer (which is particularly grey and miserable up north) and fled for Mallorca to remind ourselves what sunshine looks like.

Whilst it was a pleasant trip I have decided to resign from beachy holidays - I can't deal with sitting around doing nothing in the sun for long periods of time so most of my time was spent swimming a couple of miles a day and going to the hottest gym in history. Aside from that I have really bad reactions to mosquito bites that even make doctors and pharmacists grimace... so unless its a holiday in the Alps or a city break, I'm opting out in future.

This...
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To this!
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Me and the fam... awkward pose necessary to hide the mess the mosquitos made of my left leg:
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Good old maxi to cover up nasty mosquito bites, but sadly showcases the strap marks...
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Waterside hotel restaurant... I don't care if it's not cool to wear sunglasses on your head.

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Across the sea in the evening...
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Blue tiger print dress - Alice by Temperly, Blue Maxi - H&M, Black and White Dress - Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, Gold Tote - Marc by Marc Jacobs

My dad treated me to a pair of Rayban Clubmasters in the airport after having wanted some for aaages and they were stuck on my face the entire time. He bought himself a pair too so whilst at one stage we both had the wayfarers, now we've got matchy matchy clubmasters... how sad.

12 comments:

  1. I love how you and your dad matched with the glasses, I do stuff like that all the time with my dad.

    Your whole family is so stylish. Great photos.

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  2. Your family sounds pretty amazing! Sounds like a fun holiday too, even if you didn't have the best of times. You looked good though :)

    Also, since when is it not cool to wear one's sunglasses on one's head? I feel out of the loop :P

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  3. You look beautiful! The maxi dress is so very summer! x

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  4. Awww it's cute you and your dad are both wearing Ray Ban clubmasters! The maxi dress is also lovely and Mallorca looks beautifful!

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

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  5. these photos are beautiful:)
    i feel your pain (literally) with the mosquito bites..i got my legs covered a couple of weeks ago and i can still see them:(
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  6. When my family was on vacation in Maine one summer my sister got a mosquito bite above her eye and it swelled shut and then she got one on her foot and it swelled up like a balloon and she couldn't wear shoes for a week. You should probably avoid going to Maine in the summer at all costs. The mosquitoes travel in these deathly black clouds.

    On a brighter note: the pictures are lovely, and you look tan and beachy and like you had a fantastic time! I'll take a beach holiday over a winter holiday anytime. But that's probably because I'm inherently lazy.

    Don't be a stranger,

    Teenage mutant ninja poodle

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  7. Oh that looks like such a lovely summer trip! -aside from the mosquito bites, of course :( how sad. I hate mosquito bites! We go backpacking in the mountains every summer and I always come home covered no matter how much repllant I wear. I'm sure it was nice to have a break from the regular 9-5 though (by the way I love that song!)
    It's so awesome to hear about someone else who spins poi! For some reason there aren't many people I know or know of who do it. Is it more common in Europe? I always order my poi from there :)
    Lookin stylish! Love the Clubmasters!!

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  8. That maxi dress is GORGEOUS!
    love the blog!

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  9. That is an extreme transformation in the weather. How I'd love to go somewhere sunny right now. It must have been good to have some sun but I'm sorry to hear about mosquito bites because that part of it must have been terrible. Anyway you got some fabulous photos. I really love your blue maxi dress.

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  10. Your maxi dress is really pretty. The ocean looks really pretty.

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  11. Yeahh, i love ur clubmasters.
    Really want one here!!!

    ANDWHATELSEISTHERE
    SHOP

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