After two weeks of lovely Spanish sunshine, I’m back in freezing, rainy Glasgow . But do you know what? I couldn’t be happier to be home. Is it just me or do all your home comforts seem so much more perfect when you’ve been away? From my favourite scented candles (White Rose and Lemon Leaves by Jo Loves) to my deep bubbly bath, and a really great cup of tea, I’m loving every minute of being in my own cosy house.
After a summer spent entirely on Scottish soil, I’ve finally managed to organise a little holiday with the family this week. But while I’m baking in the Spanish sunshine and the kids are splashing in the pool, I’m secretly plotting my escape - a shopping trip to check out some of my favourite Spanish brands. They’re all available online, of course, but it’s always more fun to actually shop in store. Uterque , Stradivarius , Bershka and Adolfo Dominguez are top of my hit list.
I spent most of this week in Arran with the family in zero make-up and with my hair scraped back in a messy bun. Sometimes it’s nice to give your skin a break for a few days and let the fresh air work its magic. Picnics on the beach, paddling in the sea and hiking through the countryside wouldn’t have been my ideal holiday five years ago but with the kids it’s brilliant to let them see a bit of Scottish countryside.
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