Rarotonga daybook

We’ve just had a fabulous week of relaxation in Rarotonga and while we were there I chipped away at my daybook while the kids had a bit of chill-out time with their iPads – we were pretty busy during the day so they had some quiet time and it also gave the Mr. a chance to go running!

This is what I took with me for memory-keeping (!) Four cameras plus my iphone!, a daybook, several sheets of thickers and alphas (Dear Lizzy, Amy Tangerine, Just Add Colour), some Pink Paislee ephemera, enamel dots, phrase roller stamps (Amy Tangerine, Dear Lizzy), Washi tape and some MAMBI cards and Fifth and Frolic cards. Oh and my trusty Smash pen (love the glue!) and some Versa ink cubes. Phew! But I used it all so the sacrifices I made when packing to fit it all in paid off! haha! Actually I packed fairly lightly and didn’t even use the expanders on the suitcases (which I’m wont to do most of the time!). Next time I don’t think I’ll bring the DSLR as it’s too damn heavy and I only used it once!


I started using an Amy Tangerine daybook for our holiday to Rotorua earlier this year and continued with our Rarotonga trip. I love the bright colourful pages and all the different sizes make it fun to use and look at.

Most of our activity centred around the resort but we got into a routine of swimming, kayaking, more swimming, feeding the fish, eating at the restaurant (the resort – the Rarotongan – had a great list of cocktails for young and old so the kids enjoyed having a different mocktail every day!) and playing in the ocean. The resort is set on a lagoon so it was super safe and the water was so warm!

This is one of my favourite pages. The title is from one of the songs we sing at Little Miss’ swimming lessons. I loved feeding the fish – they came right up to you and some were even game to take it from your hands.


Here are some other pages. This one is about Max’s new crush! Ahhh holiday romance. So sweet.

This one is of the beach and the ubiquitous coconut trees!



I used instax photos for my daybooks so I can scrap them there and then and use photos from my other cameras in my Project Life album.

Do you take daybooks with you on holiday? Do you tend to pack way too many supplies? đŸ™‚

Thanks for reading.


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