With only three suitcases between us, Packing space will be at a premium and I will really have to make my holiday wardrobe work for me this year, no taking clothes that I never wear, like I usually do and shoes which can be clumpy and heavy will be restricted to just one pair.
So its save, save, save for us now, no more impulse buying whether for more last minute summer pieces on sale nor any forward thinking Autumn must haves...although I have seen two tops in the net-a-porter sale I hadn't spotted before and really want for my suitcase........
All Dressed Up, Ruffled jersey tunic Was £135 Now £54 net-a-porter
Alice by Temperley Sleeveless striped tank Was £76 Now £38 net-a-porter
The Sale ends tomorrow so I haven't got much time to convince OH that I won't be able to go if I don't have these two versatile beauties to wear. I've bought enough sneaky things on the side without him knowing lately, I don't want to push my luck otherwise he will notice the discrepancies on the Bank Statement if too much is missing!
I also need to drum up a few new clients, things are quieter than usual this summer (for those of you who don't know me, don't worry I am not a "Lady of the Night") and I am making nowhere near the amount of money I have in previous summers, which is worrying and another reason why OH was "kicking off" about us going.
Then to top it all, when flights were booked and the deposit on the accomodation paid, Little Man said "oh Mum I think my passport has run out, I was looking at it in the kitchen drawer the other week". I rushed out to take a look and sure enough, it had expired in June, so another bloody headache and more sodding expense along with the worry about getting it back in time even if we use the Post Office's check and send process!
Then to top it all, some friends have short memories. A dear friend of mine since I was 16 and also a beauty therapist had me working on a Sunday to do all her pre-holiday treatments before she departed on the Tuesday. I rang her yesterday saying that I wanted to come in on the Tuesday (we go on a Wednesday night) either before or after my hair appointment - only to be told, she is fully booked! When I told OH he went fucking ballastic and muttered all sorts of things about people having short memories and how I went into my salon to do her stuff when I had overslept due to being up all night because my daughters went on holiday and we were up for ages, seeing them off and then couldn't get back to sleep etc etc. I only had time for a quick shower and left for the salon with no make-up on and wet hair so as not to let her down. I realise it is a day she normally works (she is only part time) and doesn't want to turn away paying customers for me, as we do each others stuff for nothing, but come on, surely she could do some rearranging or something. Oh well I won't forget it, thats the trouble with me, I may forgive, but I never forget.
Have you just any last minute things to purchase for your holiday?