Thursday, 31 July 2014

Coast Trippin' & Beach Bag Necessities

My seasonal mood swings are going haywire (fullpower) in perfect timing with the sudden and highly irritating changes in the British 'summer' (#wheresthesun?) weather. 

At a time when the sun was still with us - like, yesterday, and some happy days prior (huzzah!) - I made a conscientious effort to go to the beach and do some cool beachy things. I happen to be crazeh like that!?... 


1. Fluffy towel. You need this. You always need this. The towel is your friend and you need to embrace that friendship. Nobody wants sand-sticky bottoms. Trust me. (And make it a big one.)

2. A summer novel, ooh, let us get into this one! Lately, I have been enjoying 'The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar', by Roald Dahl; the one and only. Other fictional creations that help us see the dreamy summer world through rosy filters... read onwards comrades.

Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Confessions Of A Shopaholic, Sophie Kinsella
The Handmade's Tail, Margaret Atwood
The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks
Les Misérables, Victor Hugo
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
Disgrace, JM Coetzee
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee

3. A funkylicious sunhat. Make it your chum.

4. Sunnies/ Sassy-sun-bouncing-eyewear. Embrace these beauties. I have been swooning over the more elaborate styles this season and I need to leave this dark time period of bankruptcy by getting a job at the candy store (?!) in order to buy some...

5. Fruit, snacks... or a full on picnic. Get prepared and get eating. 

6. Games are always an exciting friend when the books get drowsy. Card games may prove less functional in the British weather.

7. Sun cream, suncream, suncream, and more suncream. I like to go for the Dracula look with full-on white skin in the sunny weather because I have very sensitive skin and nobody wants a peeling tomato as a friend. They don't.


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