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OH MY GOD, I LOVE THIS SKIRT! Hello, by the way. Happy Friday 🙂 Lets just get straight on with this, shall we? What do you think?     Firstly, lets address my shoe choice: Basically, If I team something with the old Loubs, then you know that I for one, think its right up there. I don’t very often get the Loubs out you see. They are way too special. (Which makes them the most pointless shoe purchase in history because I never wear them. Ever.)     This is the Lilford front split skirt, and is made out…

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Happy Friday 🙂 This week, I wanted to show my current favourite outfit: My stripy grey red combo! I love red (as you know by now) And I love grey. And I love stripes. In fact, I’m willing to bet that there isn’t a 30 something mum out there who doesn’t love at least one of these elements? I’ve featured these shoes so many times on the site now, that you may well be sick of seeing them, but I still love them – Real love never dies. I’m quite sure I will still be loving them hard in 20 years…

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Along with red shoes (Can you tell?) I’ve a thing for Blue. Blue patterns in particular. So imagine my joy at reading in countless fashion magazines this month that blue is set to ‘have its moment’ 🙂 And as I stand here, in my mirror, marvelling at a blue sky wearing a blue skirt with the blue patterned cushions on my bed, I also see from my bedside table that my allegiance to all things blue and patterny has reigned strong for a little while now … (So has my love of Walberswick in Suffolk!) And what’s even cooler, is that this season, designers…

Walking Up Ben Nevis

  Some months ago, whilst sitting in a local beer garden in the late summer of last year (after a fair few pints I imagine!) some friends and I decided that it would be a mighty good idea to do The National Three Peaks Challenge this year  … And so, out came the diaries and the scratching of heads. The “hmm’s” and the “Er, how hard will this be exactly?” quandaries… and a few “ok. how hard will the training be?” queries. But a further group meeting at my house to discuss the intricacies of such a challenge on a National scale (over more wine) was all it took to…

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I mean, I’ve got loads of favourite products from France obviously, But these are my two most commonly purchased ones: the ones I stock up on every time we go (Which, because my husband is half-French, is about 7/8 times per year) along with wine (obvs) and Coffee. I give you – the finest handsoap ever to don your sinks edge! I line my own cupboards with these here bottles, and I give them to friends too. Nowadays, such is their popularity in my village, that I tend to have friends text me their orders and neighbours stop me in the…

Girl at the table typing on a typewriter, vintage photo effect

  After just a little over year of blogging outfits on ZmG’s #FridayStylefinder post, I wanted to do a write an explanation of sorts. A conclusion, if you will. So, question: do I choose to write about fashion because I’m an expert; a qualified stylist; a total legend in the style stakes? God NO! and nor do I, for any amount of cotton-pickin’ seconds think that that I posses any particular flair for the subject. I just love it is all. And that’s all there is to it really – That’s the only reason I write these posts. I guess one of the perks…

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I saw a piece on the news last week talking about undersleeping. At first I thought it was an April Fool, like the spaghetti tree or that little Lirpa Loof fella on That’s Life but it wasn’t. Undersleeping isn’t a joke. It’s much more dangerous than that. You know oversleeping? It’s like that. But more opposite. Being serious for just one cotton picking minute, insomnia is hell for those who suffer on a regular basis and it’s proven that lack of sleep can adversely effect one’s mood and quality of life. A recent poll of 2,000 adults revealed they get an average…

Female doctor wearing protective gloves, hands close up

It happens every 3 years. Through the letterbox plops an ominously official-looking envelope stamped NHS. Every time I greet it with a shudder. A faceless administrator has printed an automatically generated letter informing me I’m invited for a cervical smear. Euch there it is again: the involuntary shudder. I have had 2 children. If you’ve had any of the little treasures yourself you will know that having a stranger’s hand disappear up your flue quickly becomes acceptable, indeed expected, behaviour. I had an 8 day slow labour ending in my baby girl being removed by what can only be described…

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Happy Good Friday all! I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend … But first… This. The Mock Collar! Have you got one?  If not, then flippin’ get one, they are a must for everyone’s wardrobe, and once purchased will be good for decades … DECADES I tell thee! Voila I got it last week from Cos in Brighton at £29 – they do a few different styles – The one I have here, a blue and white striped one, and one with scalloped edges. Its not a real shirt obviously. Instead its much like a baby bib giving the illusion of one.…

scared man

As you may know, I’m at home most days. I do the breakfasts, the school run, then I sit down to do some writing. I have lunch, then I clean and do the cooking for dinner. I’m a busy man. I don’t often find the time to walk around stark bollock naked. But I’m wondering now if I might have a reputation for doing so. This week’s writing prompt from @Post40Bloggers is ‘an awkward moment’ and so it seems like a good time to… well. Let me explain. Are you sitting comfortably? It was a normal day. I wrote for a…