Summer dreaming

Summer dreaming

It might only be the beginning of April but already I’m dreaming of summer. And making lots of summer plans. After all, there’s just something special about summer isn’t there? The days are brighter and longer. People are happier and life is just better in flip flops right? So what have I got planned this year? Well hopefully a lot!

In terms of my blog I’m planning on upping the quality of content. I have so many ideas and plans for what I want to achieve and write about this year. And while it’s not practical to write three posts a day. Although I’d love to! I do want to change things up a little. This blog has primarily had a beauty focus. But going forward I want to move it to more of a lifestyle blog. But don’t worry! If you come here looking for beauty reviews and roundups. They’ll still be here. They’ll just be sandwiched between outfit shots, travel features and the latest afternoon tea date I’ve been on.

And speaking of travel. Another one of my big summer plans is a holiday! I’m hoping (and praying) that a trip I’m planning to Santorini happens this year. Santorini is one of those places that has been on my bucket list for ages now. I’m obsessed with the scenery. The whiteness of the building against the deep blue sea. I mean just think of all the Instagram snaps! I’m not sure when in Summer I’ll be able to head out there. But one thing I do know that is that I want to stay in a holiday villa out there rather than a hotel.  And Clickstay have some of the most beautiful holiday villas in Santorini. Like this one – it’s just gorgeous!

Aside from my blog changes and lusting over Santorini, I’m hoping to be running in my local Park 5k’s every week. For those of you who know me, you might know that while I like running on a treadmill. I hate running outside. Well that is changing! I’ve started to head out a few nights a week and while I can only manage a few miles at the moment, the plan is to get up to 5k within the next month or two – wish me luck!

So what are your summer plans? Are you heading away on holiday this year? Have you ever been to Santorini?

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.


  1. April 4, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    I am going away to Cape Verde on Easter Sunday so getting summer ready at the moment, I would love to visit Santorini one day. And agree life in flip flops is the best mine have come out of hibernation 🙂 x

  2. April 4, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    I really like that you are going to be writing more lifestyle posts as those are the ones that I most enjoy writing. I have to say your blog design looks fantastic x

  3. April 4, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    I would love to visit Santorini, Greece is so beautiful and somewhere I have always wanted to visit. I’m excited to see the changes you are planning to bring to the blog!

  4. April 5, 2017 / 9:37 am

    Sounds like a great summer plan, I really should try running a bit more too. I don’t have too much planned for the summer yet as I have so much going on during the next month or so but I know I’m planning a few UK breaks away and maybe a quick weekend away in Europe x

  5. April 5, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    I am also looking forward to summer time! One of my favorite season! Still checking out where to head. Enjoy your summer plan!

  6. April 5, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Hi Stephanie. I want to go on a holiday but my husband doesn’t want to so I’m stuffed on that idea. I might go away by myself somewhere.

  7. April 5, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    you got me dreaming about santorini now. i really want to go not and explore the streets in the sun. ahhh beautiful

  8. April 5, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    How exciting that it’s time to start making summer plans! Santorini really does look incredible 🙂

  9. April 5, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    I would really love to go away this summer, but honestly I cant see that happening. Shame! I hope you get your wish and get to go to Santorini!

  10. April 5, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    This is such a lovely picture you’ve taken for this post! I am already so excited for the summer and the hopefully good weather ahead! xx

  11. April 6, 2017 / 4:39 am

    I haven’t booked a holiday yet and I cant believe I’m saying that as usually I have at least one booked by now. I’d love to visit Santorini xxx

  12. April 6, 2017 / 6:43 am

    Greece is on my bucket list of places to visit! My next trip might be Marocco! I am really excited!

  13. April 6, 2017 / 11:52 am

    No major holidays planned yet. Trying to recover from Dubai in Dec, and Milan in Jan, lol. Would like to go somewhere in the summer though.

  14. April 6, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    No plans yet for holidays or summer but I am looking forward to the summer, its far too cold at the moment LOL
    I have never been to Santorini before but it looks like a great place to go on holiday

  15. Helen
    April 6, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    I agree life is so much better in flip flops! I’m looking forward to reading your “new” blog. My friend is getting married in Santorini this year so I’m obsessively checking the flights trying to find a bargain. It’s such a beautiful place but so expensive! Hope you get there in the summer x

  16. April 6, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    We don’t have any plans yet, I would love to visit Santorini one day x

  17. April 6, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Santorini looks beautiful. I’ve not really got any summer plans yet

  18. April 6, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    That’s awesome you’re planning to run in a 5k every week. I need to find something like that here to keep me active.

  19. April 7, 2017 / 9:57 am

    I hate running outside too! Been running 3 miles everyday hopefully will gear up and do more!

  20. April 8, 2017 / 11:09 am

    I have always wanted to go to Santorini it looks such a beautiful place Have fun organising that and can’t wait to see the pictures.

  21. April 9, 2017 / 11:13 am

    So exciting to see a change in your blog form beauty to lifestyle. I actually did the opposite and went from lifestyle to beauty to make it more focussed. I do have another blog though which I use for everything else x

  22. April 9, 2017 / 11:35 am

    I feel like I’ve been dreaming of summer for months now! The thing I’m looking forward to the most is a family camping trip to Cornwall for my birthday in June. We’ve never been to Cornwall so we’re really looking forward to it 🙂

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