Well I have a very exciting announcement to make on the blog today. On Sunday I will be flying to Barcelona to join the Royal Caribbean ship, Liberty of the Seas for a short cruise around the Med. On Sunday I’ll be departing from Barcelona and calling at Provence (Toulon, France), Nice (Villefranche, France), Florence/Pisa (La Spezia, Italy) before arriving into Rome (Civitavecchia, Italy) for the return flight home on Thursday 24 October. I could not contain my excitement any longer, I am so incredibly eager I could scream.
I’ve been starting to pack today, I know, a little early, but these things take planning! Making sure I have all the toiletries, and enough evening dresses (I think my stomach just jumped) debating also whether to be the blog geek that I am and squeeze in my laptop? Well as I was doing all of this, I had a delivery, the gorgeous black bag above…
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, well in my eyes beauty is definitely in this satchel! I do have an incredible love of satchels, owning 6 now (yes really) they fill me with pleasure even on the darkest of days. 😉 However, I have yet to find a satchel suitable for travelling with. They aren’t the easiest to get in and out of, and if you are looking for travel documents or a place to carry your DSLR, they unfortunately fail. However, I think I have cracked my dilemma with this gorgeous tote style satchel. I think every thing is going to fit. It was a bargain too, I bought it using a new site from Barclays called Bespoke offers, so I got it for £100 instead of the retail price of £120.
So here I am, just a little giddy thinking about all of the excited things I am about to do and see. I can’t lie it does feel strange that I will having these experiences without the rest of my family, but I am considering it as a dummy run, for when we book and go all together – The things I do for you Tall Dad eh?
I will make sure I write-up my trip with lots of hints and tips for families looking to go on a cruise, and I promise to send a postcard, and share some photographs too. Let the packing commence!
Disclaimer : Bespoke Offers, sent me the bag to help me on my travels!