Holiday Looming!

As requested, a peek at my cruise packing!
The borrowed case is nearly packed; I realise I should have broken it down a bit-maybe as I unpack it I will! We are away 10 nights, so I have packed 10 evening frocks and 10 day frocks. A little later I threw a few light cardigans on top-I haven't really thought through the possible need for something warmish at night yet, nor have I thought properly about handbags. I have included the gold evening bag I picked up the other day, but I would like a silver one, (to go with the silver shoes. Matchy!) and I need one for everyday traipsing around the bars.....I must put in my vintage black clutch to go with my black shoes too......oooooo, G is currently looking at images of the boat, and has just discovered the POOL BAR!!!
I've always wanted to get plastered in a pool bar!
I am taking my tan beauty case as my carry on (for the flight up), and that will have my jewellery in it. Which needs to be sorted! I have a few books, but there is a library on board, so I don't need to pack too many,which is fab! I need a couple of magazines, a wee sewing kit and I'm about done, I think.

Have some more camping pix....

Ouchie itchies.

On the way back, we had to go through Murchison due to blocked roads (from the flooding), and we stayed the night at a campground there. On the way out in the morning, G spotted a magic sign.....
That's my boy!!!
Here, have another look at our cruise . Play around, you'll be able to find images and details of the be amazed, you be impressed, you might hurl!!
A girl always needs a drink whilst travelling.
3 1/2 hours left of work!
I'm really rather excited!


Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dearest Helga, oh I wish I was going on a cruise! How fabulous!! Please take lots of pictures!

Love the Dame Edna's bedside companion, the inside of your camper van and the cheeky bottle of Tequila!

Have a wonderful time, you lucky thing! Love C xx

PS. Don't know if you'll be checking blogs whilst on the boat but I'm doing a post you'll like tomorrow xx

KibitzKnitz said...

I was originally going to post 'Swimsuit'? For looking Fabulous lounging by the pool, drink in hand. But seeing the Au Naturel shot, methinks that'd be okay for lounging pool-side. ;^D Have a great trip!!

Perdita said...

POOL BAR!?! Insanely jealous now. :( Also jealous of the wine/camping photos (cheeky skinny dip photy and all).

Not jealous of the mozzie bites though. ;)

Have a fantabulous time lady!!

sacramento said...

Helga you as fantastic in your bear skin back ( brave woman hehehe) as in that wonderful blue and red dress.
I am smiling now. You bring happiness to any heart.

Penny Dreadful said...

You saucy minx you! Glad to see Dame Edna in your packing, I'm certain I used to have that book. Might still be back in Australia. The pool bar is going to be awesome x

Alex said...

Oh you 'orrible woman. How jealous am I please??! It looks AMAZING! I hope you have the most wonderful time and take squillions of photos to show us when you get back.

Love the skinny dipping photo - you look like a goddess rising from the pool!

VildesVerden said...

Oh how I wish I was going on a cruise! Sick and tired of the snow and cold up here. wish you a wonderful holiday!

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh I wonder if Doc, Gopher and Julie will be at the pool bar! How EXCITING!! I am SO excited for you and so excited for us, your loyal followers, to see your pics upon your return as I just know you will be the best dressed on the ship, easy peasy!


You look so beautiful in the red white blue maxi - so whimsical and gorgeous.

Is the Venus rising from the lake in the camping pics??? I didn't know Venus drank tequila!

Sarah xxx

giddynici said...

Eeee cruise time... and pool bar! Fab. As everyone has said, please take a ton of pics for us to see. x

Crystal Lee said...

I really need to get myself a road trip vehicle! Wow, your camping trip looks totally fun. I'm sure you'll be over packing for your cruise, but better to over pack than under pack.

The Long & Winding Bobbin said...

Pool Bar Hurrah!

Vintage Vixen said...

Oh you gorgeous, skinny dipping tease of a twin! I love that picture, oh and that one of you reading and that fabulous frock...just everything.
I remeber a swim-up bar in a place in Brazil but I was scared to get drunk in case I drowned on the way back.
If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing (and that includes packing).
LOve you!
PS There was a programme about Brits emmigrating to Christchurch thais morning. I was nearly wetting myself.

RETRO REVA said...

You rock my world, Miss Helga Von Trollop!!!!
I so wish we were close to each other!!!
LOVE the skinny-dipping shot! perfection!
I am gonna be doing a post on "being real" soon and would love for you to paticipate. I want to include shots of us sans make-up , clothes and being real and perfectly imperfect!!!!!
Would you like to join in?
I don't know of anyone who is more real that you and I so admire and love you for it. You inspire me each and every time i visit you!

RETRO REVA said...

PS, you pack like me !!!!
Can we be triplets ???

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Oh gee, I have not been on a real vacation since I was 8 years old!

Unless you count tent camping, and I don't count that.

Have fun for me!!

Mazzy Boy said...

Good to be back!!! You look DIVINE! I have that same Dame Edna book!!

Rosina Lee said...

Helga your GORGEOUS GODDESS "WOOF" have a wonderful time.

XX Miss Rosina Lee

Mrs Cleaver said...

Luv that maxi,just gorgeous!Also luv the skinny dip shot:DYou are just as fab unclothed as you are clothed:)
I hope G & yourself have an amazing time on your cruise.

La Dama said...

I love how you pack.. I pack the same but mi buddy folds it all nicely for me.. I always over pack..such gorgeous things you have.. Cool green mamas..your such a mystical goddess.. That foto of you in the water is my fave.. Looking all whimsical amor.. Happy birthday and have the safe and fun trip.. Can you sing to the bartender.. The love boat,hahayyy

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Ooh goody, more packing shots - drool!!! I want those wedge mules and your gold sparkly shoes - 20 dresses - LOVE IT!!! Now what about a swimsuit for the pool bar? My god that is the most gorgeous skinny-dipping shot I have seen of anyone EVER!! Mwah!!!xoxoxo

Kelly said...

I can picture you now, gliding about the ship, sparkly shoes glistening.
Skinny dipping saucepot!! :)

Anonymous said...

So my tasty little Scrumpette! Im on here at last...but you know this because you are sitting beside me drinking a falling water that I prepared earlier for you! hehehe now you are off doing weese! I like your blooger buddies they write such lovely things and I think that is splendid! Because I often forget there is a whole world of lovely peeps out thur!
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xxx I still reckon you could fit me in ya suitcase! moop jealous! xxxxxxSLURP

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Helga's back! Gorgeous shot of you in the natural pool. I can't swim so I'm extra in awe. I can't wait to see all the cruise photos, sigh. It is gonna be fabulous, sipping cocktails in vintage dresses by a pool. And will you be stopping off in a couple of exciting places during the cruise trip? Perfection. xxx Comtesse xxx

Louise said...

I'd love to find somewhere remote enough to skinny dip... the UK is always so full of holidaying families in the summer that I'd probably scare some young children... plus it's that cold here that I'd probably just turn into an iceberg lol.

It looks like you are having lots of fun packing. I usually don't consider properly what I pack for trips, but I've been inspired by you and by Vix to consider it better next time.