Wednesday, 3 April 2013


I'm leaving on a jet plane!

Today I'm off on a train to London for 2 days, then flying to Edinburgh for 4 days, then back to London for 4 days, then to Swindon for a couple - and for this I need to PACK like Steven Seagal - Aka, like a NINJA ASSASSIN.
 It's all gotta fit in this bad boy...

100ml containers for shampoo, conditioner and Sea salt spray!  You're only allowed to take ten 100ml liquids!  I've already got eleven without trying!

Bought these in Carmarthen the other day > >
Travel size of my  skin care regimen.

Sea salt spray, Shampoo, Body wash, face wash, toner, night and day creams, conditioner, BB Cream.  Face wipes and deodorant aren't counted.  BUT - what about tooth paste?  I still need a travel size dry Shampoo - that's eleven already! #stressmounts.
I've packed my handbag!

I chose this bag for it's fantastic compartmentalisation!  It has more pockets then an army flack jacket!

Gloves (might be snowing in Scotland), Oyster card, cell and Ipod (gotta have me tunes), Ear buds, 2 lipsticks, Lip balm, perfume oil, hand cream (12th liquid!!) Chewing gum, band-aids (heel wearers savior) Mirror - everything in a cute little pouch so it doesn't all get lost in there.

I've decided I only need 2 necklaces (then I can buy more while I'm away) and one bangle.  For hats I have a warm one (wooly one with rose) and a cute one (red newsboy cap)

< < This is my outfit for the train to London

* White Blazer - Zara
* Pink mini - M&S
* Scarf - Lakeland
* Leggins - Select
* Tops - Witchery
* Necklace - Tenby
* Bangle - Boutique in Cambridge (NZ)
* Heels - New Look

I just bought this skirt the other day - I LOVE it, such a bright color and the fabric is quite thick and kind of wooly - so its a mini skirt, but it is warm.

It's going to be a varied few weeks so I need my packing to multi task.  I'll be walking around doing touristy things #saintPaulsCathedralHolla, I've got 2 high teas in London (gotta dress fancy for that) and Ange and I are going to try fit in some jogging = clothes I can sweat into #euw

 Ive only packed 2 pairs of shoes!!  The heels and my blue converse All Stars.  Thinking I might bring my knee high boots as well if there's room once it's all in there.

I've sort of made a list of things I'll do while away - one thing I have found to be a total saving grace in a new city is my Android smart phone and Google maps!  You can type in an exact address and star it on the map so you don't forget all the places you want to see!  I bought a giffgaff sim card and bought the 12 pound goody bag on pay as you go. I get unlimited texts, 250 minutes of calls and unlimited mobile internet - so the only thing I have to worry about is my battery dying!  If you're here even just for 2 weeks I would recommend buying a UK sim card unless you have a great deal with your mobile provider for overseas roaming - it can end up costing you thousands depending on what you use your internet for.

Wow - this is the most writtey post I think I've ever written!  Hope I didn't bore you guys!

 I will be away from the blog, still posting but probably won't have much time to respond to comments, or visit your blogs - but I will miss you guys!! - I get email alerts on my phone when you leave a comment so if ya want feel free to get in touch :-D

You can see my real time exploits on Instagram @crimsonking1984

Hope you guys have a great two weeks and I'll see you all real soon :-D

♥ ♥  Paula Shoe Fiend ♥ ♥