New Week. New Shoes.


Well hello there. Long time no see!

I hope you have all had a wonderful summer, I know I have. And its been a busy one alright – Hence, no blogging … But I’d just like to say a very big heartfelt thanks to everyone who has messaged and emailed to say that they have missed ZmG posts each week – I was really happy to know that people enjoy reading it, much less actually noticed its absence! Thanks guys.

I made a conscious effort before my four children broke up from school to leave my laptop well alone during the summer holidays, so that I could just truly get lost in the time. I know Its a real privilege to be able to do that every once in a while and felt so good to do. Granted I still clearly have a terrible habit of checking my phone/emails every half an hour, but apart from that, the tech break was well overdue and I was quite good at it actually!

And so today, on this wet and miserable Monday morning, and as half of my family venture back to school (I’ve still got the teens at home) I’m finding myself taking that all important and very obligatory September life stocktake and self-analysis… so this is what I know to be true : I’m absolutely talked-out; I’m exhausted; I’m really happy to be at home permanently again (I do so love my home); I’m half a stone heavier (whoops!), my house is a total tip (and I reckon it will take at least 2 weeks to return to some sense of order); I’ve got a new naughty little lunchtime beer habit to kill thanks to time spent in Spain and France; I’m SO very excited to be getting back to work; and I SIMPLY CANNOT WAIT to hit the gym again (man, my body’s gone soft!) …

But its all good, as these are all signs of a successful summer in my book. If you haven’t earned yourself a muffin top together with a pair of super wobbly butt cheeks, you haven’t lived!

So, with lots of plans and ideas for the coming months, I’m firing up the old ZmG and you will once again be hearing from me (as well as other writers) each week. You lucky things, you!

Anyway, shoes. Shall we talk shoes? Ok. let me quickly show you my shoes and then we can talk again on Friday for #FridayStylefinder (And a SERIOUSLY nice dress!)

Here we are, have a butchers at these leopard print trainers from Boden –


I love. Very much!


Perfect worn with simple black (Even if you struggle to do the buttons up on the said simple black because you ate too many burgers)

Trust me, these are the most comfortable smarty flats I’ve got. Much more comfy than my favourite Converse too. Honestly, If you try them on, you’ll know what I mean.

Available in tons of different colours, I couldn’t recommend them more… My 17 year old daughter wears them too, so they must be alright.

If you like them as well, you can check them out and the other colours available HERE.

Ok, I’m off to tackle a mountain of mess and washing, see you Friday? Hope so.

Anna x



13 comments on New Week. New Shoes.

  • Rhian Westbury

    Welcome back, the summer holidays went so quickly it’s crazy. Love the new shoes x

  • Harriet from Toby & Roo

    So pleased you had a good summer – we have too! Our big holiday starts in a week though – we’re going to Disney World! Woo! H x
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  • Elizabeth

    Those are some seriously snazzy new shoes! Did you do the new shoe walk when you first wore them? 🙂
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    • Anna (author)

      Always Elizabeth, always! 😉 x

  • Alison Mead

    Really like those shows 🙂 Welcome back.

    • Anna (author)

      Thanks Alison!
      It’s good to be back, thank you for reading x

  • Ana

    I love those shoes, I have a very similar one but in a checked pattern. I thought for a moment is already out of style but i might have to wear them again. It’s so comfortable
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    • Anna (author)

      I think this style of trainer is going to be around for a while yet … Get those checked ones back out, Ana!
      Anna x

  • Kerry Norris

    Welcome back. Sounds like you’ve had a great summer. No wonder you’re tired. As for those shoes..I love them!!! X

    • Anna (author)

      Thanks kerry, it’s really nice to be back. Thanks for reading x

  • Toni | Gym Bunny Mummy

    Glad you had a fab summer and all that but THOSE SHOES! Love them 🙂
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    • Anna (author)

      Thank you Toni! Many thanks for reading.

  • mummyofboygirltwins

    LOVE these and welcome back 🙂 Hope the week went well xx

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