1st Holiday!!!!!

So time has flown! It got pointed out to me that we went on holiday a whole month ago and it feels like I have been at work for ages longer than that! Plus I haven’t told you anything about it in a whole month!

We went to Madeira and stayed at the Pestana Promenade Hotel. It was so lovely we had a gorgeous room and bathroom and a balcony that over looked the pool and the sea.

The pool was massive by the way split into three, a kid’s pool, a cold pool and a heated pool! We never had trouble finding two sun loungers together.

There was a buffet breakfast every morning and loads of good restaurants a couple minutes walk away which is exactly what we wanted after being out in the middle of nowhere last year.

We got some lovely sunshine but it was never baking hot you could still go for walks during the day and not melt and Madeira is amazing so green and colourful there were plants everywhere!

Our day at the beach we climbed a rock!... with the help of steps

Banana Trees!!! They were everywhere, they had allotments with Banana trees and little sheds!

Also Madiera is sooooo cheap and the food is so good if you like fresh fish and lots of it this is the place for you but they are also know for their espetadas which are giant metal kebab sticks with chunks of meat, shrimp or chicken. Bolo do caco a super tasty garlic bread and a fizzy passion fruit juice. We stuffed ourselves a lot! I got to have red snapper, scabbard fish, lemon sole, some delicious tuna steak, scallops and more that I can’t remember now. They aren’t too good at desserts but we did find this one amazing pastry place that had a buy one get one free sale every evening to get rid of pastries! Heaven! They did also have a couple more touristy places one great Italian and a couple pizzerias and chinese that we saw but didn’t try.

We absolutely loved it but we had a couple of bumps, I got food poisoning which I had never had before and was not nice I had the worst stomach ache but it was still easy-ish to find something plain for me to eat although I had lost my trust in the first couple restaurants we went too. Luckily it definitely wasn’t the worst case of food poisoning but Mark got the worst prickly heat! He would be fidgeting all through dinner and it would come back every single day, we had to stick to the cold pool for the last half of the holiday as he found that helped a lot, when I say the heated pool was heated it was about 28 every single day so there was no escape from the heat. They also had an inside pool that was so hot it was like a massive bath!  

We would totally go back again and it would be a great first place to rent a car. I have never done it and I’m not a confident driver but I think I would be okay in Madeira. We would love to go back and see the old town and find some more beaches and obviously eat more food!

Has anyone else been? Do you have any must see things for us to do on out next trip over?

Thanks for Reading xx 

What I Wore… 29th July 2014

Meant to be 27 today!!!! And its already boiling on the tube I regretted not having any water! Today I have gone with my strappy H&M dress to try and get some sunshine at lunch and even out some tan lines and my Steve Madden sandals. I also put on my blue Zara jacket as it was a little windy and grey this morning and the weather has been wrong soooo many time recently.

For hair and makeup I brushed out my hair (totally turned into a puff ball, luckily it calmed down on the journey into work) then used batiste dry shampoo, put on mascara and Show off Topshop lipstick.

Thanks for Reading xx


What I Wore… 28th July 2014

So it has been tipping it down since we woke up and thundering before that and the only water tight shoes I have at my boyfriends are my Pull and Bear wedges, so they are a must! I wore them with my red Topshop midi dress and no jacket, its been so lovely recently that I don’t have one at his anymore, luckily I am not new to the English weather and still carry around an umbrella!

For hair and makeup I plaited a quiff section of hair straight back and tied it at the bottom, put on mascara and dabbed on Beguiled Topshop lipstick to get a deep berry colour.

How did you all cope with the rain!?

Thanks for Reading xx


What I Wore… 21st July 2014

I have some flat viewings this evening and apparently its going to rain so I have gone with my New Look boots just in case and my Oasis dress to give a good first impression… hopefully! 

For hair and makeup I used batiste and brushed and then left it down and put on gel eyeliner and mascara.

Thanks for Reading xx


What I Wore… 22nd July 2014

I am really liking this Asos dress now I think I just had to commit and wear it that first time and be brave. Now I don’t see why I built it up so much, its fine! I’ve worn it my H&M pink blazer my Oasis belt and my Steve Madden sandals, it was so comfy and breezy and I got to sit out in the blazing sun and not turn into a puddle, it was lovely.

For hair and makeup I twisted a front section of hair and pinned it back and put on mascara.

Oh and what do you think necklace or no necklace?

Thanks for Reading xx


What I Wore… 23rd July 2014

I have on an old Zara dress it’s made of a heavy jersey and it used to be a little tight around the chest so I haven’t really wanted to wear it but I am getting sick of wearing the same dresses in this heat so I thought I’d bring it out and it was actually really nice to wear! It’s a little heavier and more structured than some of my other dresses so I wasn’t worried about it blowing up which made a nice change! I wore it with my Oasis orange belt and had to take a break from sandals and put on my comfy plimsolls with socks!

For hair and makeup I did two small plaits on each side of my parting and pinned them to the back of my head and put on Rio Rio Topshop lipstick and mascara.

Thanks for Reading xx

Back to Top UA-47819335-1