6 Things I Did On My Beach Holiday

samio in kos

I’m back from the Greek island of Kos, after a week away that I can only describe as relaxed, peaceful and self-indulgent. I allowed myself to fully wind down and do a few things that I very rarely get to do…

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I Switched Off

I put my phone onto airplane mode for the majority of the trip. By the middle of the trip (and strategically timed on a Saturday), I couldn’t help but check my emails (just incase), as being self employed gives you the fear of missing out on work anytime you decide to ‘switch off’, which is usually never in my case. I did however allow myself to wait to reply to emails after I returned home – any guesses what I’ll be doing today?

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I Sunbathed

For the first time in years I actually lay in the sun, not under the shade or wrapped in layers, and I fully let the sun bronze my skin – whilst covered in head to toe factor 50 of course – don’t get me started on skin protection.

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I Swam in the Sea

I actually got to do this once whilst still in England over the summer but it had been a long time since I dipped into the sea whilst abroad…and lets face it, it’s always better swimming in the sea in a country that has a much warmer climate than the UK.

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I ate a ridiculous amount of cheese

Okay so this is something I tend to do a lot whilst at home as well – hello, my favourite food is pizza! – But I wouldn’t usually opt for cheese with breakfast, lunch and dinner…But there was just so much of it and I couldn’t stop myself. I’m talking edam and cheddar for breakfast, pizza and feta for lunch and after dinner cheese and crackers with blue cheese every night. Yep, I’m going on a dairy free detox.

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I Read a Book

I finally got to read the book that I’d meant to finish a long while ago. I’d bought A Little Life for my flights to Cape Town earlier this year and then found myself occupied watching the entire final series of Downton Abbey, along with a selection of old movies on the plane instead…Fast forward to a week ago and I finally picked it back up again and found myself hooked. In fact I found myself crying at the end. Actual tears, which was a bit embarrassing whilst sat in the hotel lobby but I definitely recommend the read, even if it may leave you a little heart broken.

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I thought of nothing and did nothing

With an overactive brain like mine, that is somewhat impossible, but I did manage to zone out from the rest of the world (airplane mode definitely helped) and not think about the usual things that may rattle through my brain. I barely thought about my blog and didn’t even feel bad about not posting on social media. Sometimes it’s nice to switch off…It was also nice just being really lazy.

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It’s fair to say I had a great week away. I hope that you have had a great week so far and enjoy a great rest of the week too!

Samio x



  1. Pam
    October 27, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Glad you got time to enjoy it! Doing nothing whilst on holiday is the best! 😀 you look amazing in this dress!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Samio
      October 27, 2016 / 9:54 am

      Thanks Pam!

      Samio x

  2. October 27, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    I went on a holiday recently but one thing I wish I did more as well was switch off, properly. I would try and not look at my phone all day but one thing that really helps that is just putting the phone on airplane mode like you said.


    • Samio
      October 30, 2016 / 8:52 am

      It can be so tempting to look when you know it’s on but when the signal is turned off it definitely takes away the temptation. It’s the first time I’ve done it on holiday in ages.

      Samio x

  3. October 27, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Your break seemed wonderful and YASS to cheese! I love it too – cannot resist and the pics as always are gorgeous!!

    Looking beautiful hun! xx

    • Samio
      October 30, 2016 / 8:52 am

      Ah thank you Yasmin! 🙂

      Samio xx

  4. October 29, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Im glad to hear that you had a great time on Kos. We spent a week in Rhodes and I loved it. Although I didnt have my phone on airplane mode I certainly enjoyed the sun on my skin, the swims in the sea, the delicious food and sightseeing!
    Cookies, Chaos & C’est la Vie

    • Samio
      October 30, 2016 / 8:54 am

      Thanks Daniela. Ah there are so many great Greek islands to visit, they are all so beautiful.

      Samio x

  5. October 30, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    First of all, amazing look Samio! And I really like your post too! Kos and the rest of Greek islands are perfect for relaxation, swimming and of course for eating a lot of feta! ;))
    Glad you had such a beautiful time!

    • Samio
      October 30, 2016 / 12:56 pm

      Ah thank you Stella!

      Samio x

  6. October 31, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    Your holiday sounds amazing, so laidback and relaxed. I would really like to go on holiday and just switch off and think of nothing like you did. I bet it felt wonderful. Great post. xx


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