Southern Yacht

My little take on plus size fashion, life, travel and smurfs

Friday 15 July 2016

Plus40Fabulous - holidays

Hello everyone

It's that time of month again! As you might have seen on Facebook, myself and the lovely Sarah from Plus Size and Proud are helping out with the running of this group for a while to give the creators Leah and Mookie a bit of break. You can keep up to date with what's happening by checking out the Facebook Group Plus 40 Fabulous

The theme for this month is holidays (rather optimistically thought up by me whilst sheltering from the British weather). Now not everyone has a holiday booked and some may have even had their holiday already (you lucky things) so this post is looking more at memorable holidays, either recent or from your childhood. Maybe a holiday where you were brave enough to wear shorts and a swim suit for the first time!

For me, I've picked a holiday from a couple of years ago when we went to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.

Now we're not really beach holiday people, we prefer to be out and about and doing stuff. So quite why we booked a last minute beach holiday was anyone's guess! But we did - and we loved it. And, I wore shorts, sleeveless tops and short skirts and didn't think twice of it. I'd been blogging for about 18 months at this point and the extra confidence it gives you is amazing.

(and yes, there was a pineapple theme with my tops)

I even went swimming (I use the word loosely - I can't actually swim so it was just a lot of splashing).

I remember someone saying that the world won't stop if you go bare armed or wear shorts and I love that phrase. It really is true. No-one gave me a second glance and if they did, I was too busy having a good time to notice. Esp here in our favourite restaurant (take me back there now someone please......)

As I'm writing this, I'm thinking of either a) getting a jumper or b) putting the heating on. So this is a lovely look back on a fabulous holiday and a reminder that last minute plans can work and that good weather does exist!

Don't forget to check out #Plus40Fabulous, our Facebook and Instagram pages and of course the other lovely ladies taking part.


Thanks for reading



  1. I have never been to the Canaries I must say it looks lovely, also loving the pineapple theme. Do you know I still don't own a pair of shorts I must rectify that x

    1. You can never have too many pineapples I say!

  2. Hubby and I (before we were Mr & Mrs), went to Fuerteventura for our first holiday together, and we loved it, especially the bit off off-roading we did in a hire car to see the shipwreck! Remind me next time I see you to tell you the store of the nudist beach.... Lol! Also loving the pineapple theme! S x

    1. Ohh! Now we definitely didn't see the nudist beach - that sounds interesting! xx


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