I am sure you know that we have had so many events and have been working really hard for a lot of weeks on end. This is our first chance to get away and Egypt is on my bucket list of things to do and see. Now I am working like a honey bee because we leave on Wednesday! Eeeck!
Book available on AmazonWe have a week on a cruise and a week in a hotel - Eeeee! I haven't cruised before either - how STYLISH. I will be lapping up every moment,and probably not sleeping much for over excitement.
Apparently the shopping out there is pretty good - though of course not for vintage wear, so I am not sure there will be much for me. Has anyone been before? Any tips?
I have to tell you something a bit funny. It is of course, the Pyamids that are highest on our priority list. Normally when booking anything Mr Wolf and I fuss and fuss about dates and researching our destination, sometimes then missing a deal, or getting to a stalemate of indecision and not going. This time we just went online and did it - and so chuffed with ourselves we were!
Then we realised we were going to Luxor... and the Pyamids are in Cairo! NOoooo! And it is not like they are close! So, we will probably get a day trip to go and see them anyway.
It will be a LONG day trip, but better than not seeing them at all.
Since I knew that crocodiles lived on the Nile, and that we were cruising the Nile, I got a wee bit freaked about crocodiles swimming underneath the boat while I was asleep. Never mind when I was awake, it was the sleuth like steath of a croc while I was un-awares that scared me...
Until Mr Wolf checked out the croc stats, and found they have all been moved on when the dam was built. Now I am disappointed I won't see ANY! (Honestly, there is no pleasing some people!)
Now gorgeous Lovelies, I need to pack to be cool, and respectful of the culture, and lightweight of course. Being a vintage gal seems to be an advantage as all my dresses and skirts reach to below the knee, and I have lots of sleeved options too. While I might not risk taking too much favourite vintage, even look-a-like Repro items have these features.
I will be hemming a pair of my own design beige trousers (above) to take because of their lightweight viscose content, and one of the cotton Olivia blouses will come too, along with at least one high-street peasant blouse
this one from here
I am wondering if I risk taking a couple of vintage favourites, one rayon and one moygashel linen dress? They are lovely and cool and I can hand wash them anyway. A vintage swimsuit and possibly a playsuit are also on the list (for in the hotel complex of course). And I will be taking my Fleur wrap dress too.
Speaking of the wrap dress, you may be wondering what will happen with my give-away, as the finish date is while I am away? Well, the talented AND gorgeous Fleur, the dress's own namesake, is going to manage the selection and posting of the prize. Thank you dear Fleur!
I am so thrilled that I am now nearing 200 followers! Yikes! Does this mean I need to do another give away? Oh no point asking you lot, you will just say yes won't you?