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Ibiza – July 2019

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Cala Llonga Ibiza – about 5 days ago

10 Year Old Me Would Be So Happy!

One things that I forgot to mention in my previous blog was that I got to relive my youth whilst on holiday. For years and years I would go on holiday with my parents and I would ask if I could get braid done and they always let me have one… It was usually bright orange! I even had a braid machine for Christmas one year so I could do them myself however they were never quite as good as the ones you would have done on holiday.
One evening while we were away I saw a lady doing a braid for a young girl and I couldn’t stop myself I just had to have one. For the last 10 years I probably haven’t got a braid done because I was probably trying to be cool alongside my peers. But this year I decided I was old enough for it to look vintage and I absolutely love it. I still have it in now and I am hoping that it will be a while before it starts to look damaged and I have to take it out.
I don’t know why for so many years I felt that I was too old to have a braid when there isn’t an age limit to having one. I actually saw a few girls of a similar age to me having one and it made me just feel happy that people were embracing braids again. Maybe a new fashion craze could start and everyone would be embracing there holiday braids. I don’t see why it has to be something that you have done when you are younger. It still looks pretty no matter how old you are.

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IBIZA BLUES

A week ago I returned from my summer holiday to Ibiza so I am starting to feel a little bit of the holiday blues this week as I have gone back to work. I stayed in a place called Cala Llonga which had a beautiful bay with a lovely beach. There was a couple of shops and restaurants but nothing to crazy like San Antonio. I have stayed in San Antonio before and really enjoyed it but this time I was looking for somewhere a little quieter so I could relax and just soak up the sunshine.
The hotel I stayed at had everything I needed and I couldn’t of asked for any more. The hotel was so close to the beach that I could just go between the pool and sea all day. The sea was so clear that we even spotted a squid … I could have watched him for hours peacefully going about his day.
I really had a great time and I didn’t want to come home. I managed to unwind from work and I even began to reassess my life. A lot of my energy goes into my current employment and by having time away from work it made me realise that maybe I should put some of that energy into something else. Not that I want to try less hard at work but sometimes not everything in life has to focus on work or how good you are doing in your job. It gave me the opportunity to realise that eventually I would even like to work for myself.
Even though we had chosen to go to a quieter part of Ibiza we still decided to go out on one of the nights and we went to Ushuaia and went to see David Guetta. Ushuaia is probably one of my favourite places to go see someone play in Ibiza just because it is outside so it doesn’t seem as busy and there is just generally a really nice vibe there. I have seen David Guetta once before, a few years ago at Creamfields festival and he was amazing and he didn’t let us down this time either as he was equally as good.
We visited Es Cana and went to their Hippie Market which was amazing, I loved browsing though all of the jewellery, hippie blankets, t-shirts and trying the different foods and drinks. It was really enjoyable although we did make sure we went there as early as we could because by mid-day you would not be wanting to walking around the market because it gets so hot and is very busy.

I also went on a boat trip in San Antonio so that I could see the famous sunset and we also got a chance to explore San Antonio. This gave me a chance to show my boyfriend the places in San Antonio that I had visited a few years ago. The sunset in San Antonio is amazing and is something that I would recommend if you are visiting Ibiza.
I had a really great time in Cala Llonga and would definitely go back there again as we could relax when we wanted to but we were also close enough if we wanted to go on any trips or days out. The highlight for me was just playing in the sea and getting to see the squid.

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10 Holiday Essentials

1. Factor 50 Sun Cream
As a ginger I have to be very careful in the sun as I will burn really easily so the last couple of times I have been on holiday I have used the same sun cream as you only need to put it on once a day ( well most people do… I usually put it on a few times as I get paranoid about turning into a beetroot). The sun cream that I use is the Riemann P20 SPF 50. It is so simple to use because you just have to spray it on so you don’t feel as slimy as you do with normal sun cream and I have found that it works really well previously so I have decided to go for it again this year.
2. Cute Bikini
I do like to get a new bikini if I am going on holiday; I do use my old ones too but I like to add a new one to the collection so that I am never without a decent bikini to wear. This year I have ordered one from ASOS. I have got high waist black bikini bottoms and a red crop bikini top. It arrived in the post the other day and I love it! It is so comfy and a completely different style to the other bikinis I have.
3. Sandals
As you will see in my previous post I have brought some glittery jelly sliders from Primark for the beach and I am so excited to wear them. I like to make sure that I have a pair of sandals I can wear in the sea because until you arrive at your holiday destination you never really know what the beach will be like and sometimes there can be a lot of stones and it can be quite painful getting in the sea.
4. After sun
As I am very likely to burn at some part over my holiday I do like to ensure that I have a good bottle of after sun. This year I have decided to go for the Malibu Aloe Vera After Sun Gel Spray. I have not seen this after sun before but I am looking forward to using it after a day in the sun.
5. A Good Book
I am not a massive reader but I do like to try to read a book while I am on holiday. My boyfriend gave me a copy of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho about a year ago and I got half way through and never finished it. I really enjoyed the book so I have decided I am going to take it away with me and finish it once and for all.
6.  A Game
I usually take a pack of cards with my on holiday so on an evening we can play a game of poker or something while having a few drinks. I had recently heard of a game called Dobble and had been intrigued by it but I have never played it. While I was at a car boot sale yesterday I just happened to see it there for 50p so I thought why not take it on holiday so I brought it and this year this is going to be my holiday game.
7. Music
I always like to ensure my iTunes is updated ready to take on holiday so I can listen to my favourite music while on the beach but this year I think I am just going to rely on my Spotify account. I am fairly new to Spotify but it is so easily to use and I can listen to all my favourite tunes.
8. Magazine
I enjoy buying a magazine in the airport and having a read while I am on the plane. I never buy magazines any other time so this is a little luxury that I allow myself to have when I’m going on holiday. I usually buy cosmopolitan but depending of what is there on the day I will just look for what seems the most interesting.
9. Bug spray
I for one and that type of person who seems to get bitten quite a lot when I am on holiday. When I get bitten the bites seem to swell a lot as well so bug spray is a definite essential item for holiday this year.
10. Euros
Money is definitely a holiday essential; even though we are going all inclusive and won’t need a lot of money I will take a few euros just in case we decide to go out on an evening to somewhere different or fancy doing an excursion. We have seen the David Guetta and Tinie Tempah are at Ushuaia while we are there so who knows what will happen.