Holiday To France

29 July 2015

Hey guys! I'm really struggling to write this post about my trip to France and I think it's because I don't really know when what happened and I don't actually have many pictures at all. Also because I keep writing too much and then I get concerned it won't be interesting and I would split it up into the separate weeks but we didn't do much at all the first week and I just have such few pictures. But I shall not give up!


It was a very relaxed holiday mainly spent by the pool and just tanning, but how annoying for me, my legs and tummy? Super brown. The rest of my body? Not so much. How am I meant to show of my gloriously bronzed tum and legs in this english weather I can't wear shorts and a crop top, I'll freeze. Although not that I'd necessarily want to wear a crop top because boy did I eat whilst I was away. We went with two other families (well it's quite hard to explain but there was always at least 12 of us) and one of the Dads was a chef so we'd always have an amazing lunch AND dinner. Listen to this though, whilst we were all there eating away because you know, it's holiday, we all knew each other there was no one to impress who cared about our bodies? The boys were always doing workouts and exercising (they're proper fitness people) their bodies improved. On holiday. Their bodies got better. Who does that? Whose body gets better on holiday!?

We rented out a B&B and all stayed there. It was kind of in the middle of nowhere, there were a few restaurants opposite us but to really get anywhere we had to drive for ages, and none of the designated drivers really enjoyed the french roads so we mainly stayed in our little area, but we did venture out a few times. Also the B&B had three floors, 46 stairs (not including the ones outside) and the room I was in was on the top floor. Stairs are never fun, let alone in the boiling hot. Also our room smelt kind of funky, we got used to the smell but still, it wasn't too enjoyable at first.

The first few hours in France were pretty horrific due to the satnav malfunctioning and long queues, so getting to the house took a very long time and involved many arguments. Then when we arrived, to food places near us were all closed apart from one that was basically closed but we were able to order a few random items, but because it was like ending lunch time they only had like five things to offer us and all were pretty bizarre, but we were too thirsty and hungry to care. We filled ourselves up on bread and water and then waited for the other family to come (the ones who actually spoke french and could save and feed us).

1) Exploring an area whilst people were go karting
2) Me and my sister being prom dates on the beach because why not (look how tiny she is)
We went to the beach a couple of times but never properly. One day we went because people wanted to go jet skiing, but I didn't like the idea of going over bumps and waves because I get so motion sick on boats and I didn't think this would be an exception and also I thought it would stink of petrol like go karts do and that smell also makes me feel sick (but apparently they didn't). Then the next time we went I had the option to go banana boating, like I had been dying to do, but alas, I kept getting really strong, intense tummy pains that made me close to tears so I chose not to because if I had got one whilst banana boating I would have been anything but okay. Usually I don't enjoy the beach but that time I really did. It would have been better if my iPod had charge though because I was just kind of lying there, but oh well, it was still lovely.

We only really went exploring to two places during the holiday. One was to Carcassonne which was like a medieval place, it was really pretty and in the morning people went to an olive festival thing. However that day I woke up with a migraine and had to skip the olive festival, which is a shame because it actually sounded super fun, then I thought I felt better after sleeping and taking some tablets so I asked my mum to pick me up so I could meet everyone at Carcassonne, but I spoke to soon. In the car I slept then as soon as I got out I got another headache, it wasn't a migraine but still a pretty bad headache. I was struggling so much to walk I had to go super slow which must have been so infuriating. Then my headache eased up as the day progressed but man it was so annoying that on the one day we went exploring I had to feel so poopy. Then another day (well this was more of a few hours thing than a day thing) we went Minerve which I don't really know how to explain but as old and had amazing views and was just really cute.
View from Carcassonne
Carcassonne view again (photo creds to my pal)
Minerve
Minerve again (I sound like a boring tour guide oh my god)

We also went on a boat ride one day along the canal, which wasn't exactly what I expected but was fun nonetheless. The boat was extremely slow. I could have walked faster, no doubt, but it was peaceful and there were some nice views. We jammed to Taytay and Years & Years, it was relaxing. And whenever a big boat went past they would always wave which was nice. I waved at some people on a bridge and they didn't wave back so I was kind of like 'what the hell I'm just trying to spread some love' then they waved back because I done the like 'what the hell' arm thing you know where you kind of like shrug your shoulders, I don't know how to explain. But either way I got some love back even though I don't think it was a sincere wave.
Low key reminded me of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory here 
Anyway that's it for this post! It was a really good holiday and I had so much fun and I'm so grateful for being able to go. I wish I had taken more pictures to show you guys (especially the food, there was one restaurant where the portions were huge which I wish I could show you guys so we could all be impressed together) there are so many more stories from this trip, but I feel like I've already said too much. I tried to keep the pictures as unpersonal as possible mainly because if I see a picture and think awh cute I remember that day then you guys might be like for gods sake Libby we don't care about this! I might show you guys some things I bought there though I didn't buy much but still. See you soon people!

The view from our room, end on a nice sky pic

22 comments

  1. It looks so nice! I love your black shorts with the aztec pattern on as well, where did you get them from? I totally agree about the exercising as well, I must have gained so much weight on holiday!x
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    1. Thank you, they're from Primark! You can buy similar in Topshop and New Look though (my sister has some Topshop ones which I am extremely jealous of) but the Primark ones are slightly different. I just love the pom poms on them to be honest!x

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  2. Ahhh I'm so jel, looks like you had an amazing time look at those views!! The food sounds amazing I would of eaten so much haha x

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    1. The food was so good and once I got a dessert and it was huge and people were like how you going to finish that Libby do you need some help!? When frankly okay I definitely could have finished it myself but I had to be polite and share. It was huge, but still, I fricking love desserts.x

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  3. Aw this looks so nice, personally I have some pretty horrible memories of holidays in France but it's kind of nice to be proved otherwise ahahahaa. The pool looks beautiful! x

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    1. Oh god, well if it makes you feel any better I had no horrible memories! Not sure why that would make ou feel better in fact it just seems like I'm bragging, but I hope if you're ever back there that you and France sort out your problems aha x

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  4. i get flabbergasted when people exercise on vacation too. like when i see gyms in hotels i'm like huh? but when i see people USING them, i'm like what the actual fudge. my little rant aside, i'm glad to hear that you had such a nice time(: and i hope you get to show off your tan! (is that a weird thing to say? idk soz if it is)

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    1. No I think it's a good thing to say I am desperate to show off my tan but it is still yet to happen. I was so shocked too like 'oh we're going on a run at 9 in the morning' I thought it was a joke t first!x

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  5. Your photos are so cute Libby it looks amazing!! I absolutely love your outfits as well, the sandals look fab on!!! Looks like you had such a great holiday! I most definitely do not get a better body on holiday!! Maybe a better colour but definitely not s better shape!! Boys and their workouts, what can you do! Great post Libby x

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    1. Thank you! The sandals were so comfy as well I felt like I was always walking on a cloud. I know when they were saying what part of their bodys had got better I was just like oh yeah same aha my arms have DEFINITELY got more muscular, thanks for the lovely comment Becca :)x

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  6. Your photos are so pretty! Sounds like you had a lovely and memorable time; this is making me so excited to go away ahh.

    Olivia // BLONDE LA MODE

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    1. Thank you! Ah I'm excited for you, I hope you have a marvellous time wherever you go!x

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  7. France looks super nice :) I can totally relate to the legs and tummy tan problem! To make it worse, I always get tanned on my forehead and burnt on my cheeks??

    Edie x
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    1. Oh my god that sounds like the worst! At least some part of your face is tanned I guess aha x

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  8. It's cool that one of the people you went with was a chef, really good food for lunch and dinner sounds amazing. It's a shame you ended up being really far away from anything but the places you went exploring too look lovely!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. The lunch and dinners were good, and we always had loads of tomatoes and I never realised how much I loved tomatoes till that holiday aha. The places were so lovely, and France has got some really good icecreams which the places we went to often had :)x

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  9. I am the opposite of you when I tan in that I always tan on the top half of my body but my legs stay pretty much the same colour - to be honest not really a problem when we're back in England because it's too cold for shorts! I love France, it looks like you had a really great holiday! x

    Maddie // itsthatplacecalledhere.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you I did! Ah at least then when you do the old 'lets see how tanned I am compared to you using our arms!' you'll always appear really tanned then!x

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  10. Looks amazing! Love the photos x

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  11. Oooh this looks so lovely! All your photos are so gorgeous, I'm jel! The food sounds amazing too xo
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    1. Thank you, ah it was so pretty there everywehere! The food was amazing too aha x

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