Shari’s Life: Getting ready for holiday!

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This Sunday me and my sister will be jetting off to Iceland for our first abroad holiday together since 2010 and my first holiday since 2015! I’m really looking forward to it and have spent most of the week so far making sure that I’ve done everything I need to do for it. I like to be prepared so I have already made a packing list and put out things that I know I will need to take! My cat-sitter came by on Monday and collected the spare set of keys. Tash was very happy to see her and tried to get an extra lunch from her too! 

I’m hoping to find some time to write before I go but I’m working this week too so I’m not sure how much time I will have. Hopefully I can do some though! 

These last few weeks has also been epic for UK squish-hunting! When I started collecting it was so depressing how few squish squads the UK was getting. But in the last few weeks we have had so many new squad drops! And there is more to come! My haul has been pretty insane. It has to be 15 at least! There is a toy shop at Gatwick airport and we’re going to check that before we fly out! I’m hoping they don’t have too many of my ISOs though as I can only fit a few into my suitcase!

This will probably be the last Shari’s Life post until after I come back. We have some exciting excursions planned so I will be taking lots of photos to share with you!

 

 

 

Shari’s Life: Heatwave and almost holiday time!

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It’s very hot in the UK at the moment. Apparently there are red warnings and scientists saying it is going to be the hottest ever recorded over the next few days. A lot of people enjoy the hot weather. I really don’t. I’m not a fan of weather full stop to be honest. I like it ‘just right’ and ideally no rain and in the UK we seem to just go to one extreme to the another!

Which is why I am super excited to be jetting off to Iceland in just under a month’s time! It’s going to be averaging at a much more tolerable (for me anyway) 13 degrees celsius (55 F)! I booked our excursions the other day. We’re going whale watching and doing the Golden Circle tour. The northern lights aren’t that visible this time of year but I think we will try for this too! We have also planned in some exploring (and shopping!) time! 

My sister is coming over tonight and we are going to go through anything we still need to organise and using this an excuse to try the new Tapas restaurant that opened in town!

IMG_9545I met the lovely lady who is going to be looking after Tash for me the other week. I am worried about leaving Tash as I have not been on holiday since I got her but I am less worried now I know she will be in safe hands. Tash approves of her temporary cat-mum too which is great! 

The weekend will probably be quite busy as I need clear up my lounge and bedroom for the carpet fitters on Monday! This doesn’t sound like it will take all weekend but with the amount of collectables and other stuff I have it really will! They were going to do the lounge, hallway and bedroom over 2 days but they now think they can do it in a day which is great! 

If I have some time, I am hoping to go thrifting as well as squishmallow / toy hunting! If I’m able to fit it in too I will be sure to post about any great gets! 

I hope everyone is managing to keep cool!

Shari’s Life: Getting fit and Holiday 2022!

Shari's Life

I think I mentioned a little (long!) time ago, I am trying to diversify my blog content. One aspect of this is a little look into my life. Hopefully this is something that will be of interest and provide some insight into who exactly Shari Sakurai is!


One goal I have had for a while now is trying to get fitter so me and my sister have joined the local gym! We have been going for a little while now and we are both really enjoying it. My favourite equipment is the cross-trainer and the treadmill. I liked the treadmill so much I bought one for home so I could use it on non-gym days. I’m already starting to see some of my work pay off as I have a drawer of clothes that don’t fit, so every couple of weeks I try them all on and usually I can move at least one item back into wearing rotation!

Me and my sister have also booked a holiday! I haven’t had a holiday since Japan in 2015 so I am long overdue and keen to start travelling again now that it is possible! We are going to Iceland! I am so excited as its a country that I have always wanted to visit! We are going for a few days in August and I will definitely take loads of pictures to share with you all!