(the view from the kitchen window....even washing up was a pleasure!)I've just returned after 4 days away in Donegal....and I was properly away this time. No phone coverage, no wifi - I didn't need to charge my phone for 4 days! Now I didn't know I was going to end up so out of touch (probably a good thing or I may not have gone) but the reality was that nothing very important happened and when I did finally log back on as we crossed the border this afternoon, it only took me about 30 minutes to delete the rubbish emails and reply to the important ones.
It was a lesson learned because we fitted in so much activity into those 4 days. I finished my book club book,
(yes - it's a jellyfish!)had a sneaky few drinks out with the hubby and played two rounds of pitch and putt!
It felt like we were away for more than 4 days and really got me thinking about how much my phone eats into day to day activities.
However, I'm back in the land of wifi now and by tomorrow, my good intentions will no doubt be forgotten but we've booked a few days away on the North Coast in mid-August and I'm definitely switching the phone to airplane mode when we're doing family stuff.
The other good thing about having no coverage is that you've not seen any Instagram outfits from me since Monday so I can share them here in a photo exclusive :) This trip, I went for a stripe capsule wardrobe...starting with Monday's red/cream one:
Tuesday it was the turn of my navy/neon stripe top...
Wednesday was cooler so I wore my navy stripe knit..
Jumper - Primark (similar here)
Scarf - Old H&M
Thursday was glorious and there was even some warmth so for a day at Glenveagh Forest Park and Castle (stunning), I wore my Hush skirt!
Skirt - Hush
Handbag - Next
Friday, we headed home and it was a rehash of the day we arrived...too busy cleaning to take photos.
Best item in my suitcase? My £10 Regatta fleece! I had to laugh at my son who after taking this photo in Glenveagh said 'Mum, you do know there's not much you can do to make a fleece stylish...' Sadly, he was spot on!
Oh and before I go, I wanted to share with you my Bellamianta tan (reviewed here) after 4 days - well impressed especially as I've not really been looking after it while away. It looked so natural - even the hubby asked if it was real or not :)
I hope you've had a good week,