With Alt Summit just over a week away my mind is on what I’ll be taking in my suitcase. Who doesn’t love packing for a fun week in the California sun? If you’re coming and not sure what to pack here’s my advice.
If you’re flying in you might want to cut back on some of the weight in your luggage.
The sun was setting as we swooped over the small volcano island of Nisyros, giving us the perfect view of the crater. I gazed at this gaping hole dominating the island and wondered what it was like.
As soon as the Thomson Holidays reps talked about the day trip to Nisyros taking in not only the volcano but traditional Greek villages I knew we had to visit.
I don’t think I’ve properly relaxed on holiday since becoming a parent. It seems strange but when ever minute of the day is spent thinking about everyone else’s needs even time spent reading a good book is punctuated with thoughts of what to make for supper.
This summer all that changed. Thomson Holidays invited us to Blue Lagoon Village, Kos for a resort family holiday.
White floorboards bounce light into dark spaces and boy is our sitting room a dark space. When we made over our ground floor last year the varnished wooden floors stood out like a sore thumb. They were dark, shabby and bordering on orange. Something had to be done.
At the B&Q press day I was talking to the team about my dilemma when they introduced me to their new renovation paint. Family life can be tough on painted surfaces, the hallway and sitting room are the main thoroughfares of the house so there was no doubt that we had to find a paint which could withstand it.
You can see the before above and here is the after…