Bright pink. It was always one of those colours that I LOVED wearing. In fact, my favourite dress when I was sixteen years old was bright pink. It was skin tight and super short – one of those really stretchy ones, do you remember them? My favourite way of wearing it was with high-top trainers. Like I said, I was sixteen 😉 When I brought this sweater home from my little shopping spree last week, hubby wasn’t too impressed with… Read more »

  The truth about why I never became a mother Twenty years ago, I was desperate for a baby. Little did I know at the time, that desperation would last another fifteen years, and I would never become a mother. Every month I would practically hold my breath when my period was due. I’d be elated whenever it was late. And when it came, my heart would break a little more. Every. Single. Time. I remember one particular month, I… Read more »

Yesterday was a public holiday here in Portugal, so we went out for a little drive up the mountain, somewhere to grab a cup of tea and a slice of cake and spend an hour or so in each other’s company. Hubby was determined to find a Mimosa tree to take my photo because he thought it would look good with my yellow scarf. (I’ve got him well trained, haven’t I?! lol). Unfortunately, all the mimosa trees were situated in dark… Read more »

* This is a sponsored post but all views and opinions are entirely mine. I had such a rough day the other day. I woke up with a headache behind my right eye and such an intense feeling of nausea. It didn’t immediately dawn on me what it was but twenty minutes later, I knew. A migraine. Oh, how horrible are migraines? I’d already got dressed, put on a little mascara and then it hit. Boom. I sat down on… Read more »

My name is Suzy Turner and I’m addicted to scarves. There, I said it. I’m addicted to scarves. I can’t help it. They’re just the best, most versatile accessory to completely give any old outfit a boost. Wouldn’t you agree? Here’s proof that I’m a little obsessed with them… I admit that I’ve never spent much money on scarves though. That is something I find difficult to do… probably because I’ve never spent an awful lot of money on anything,… Read more »

Something that has always intrigued me, is how some people manage to look so awake and well rested – not to mention line-free first thing in the morning. I, on the other hand, always seem to wake up with my hair looking like I’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards, and with deep lines covering my face. But I think I’ve just discovered their secret: sleeping on a silk pillowcase. Have you tried sleeping on silk? If not, read on… Read more »

I don’t usually wear such loose-fitting clothes like this – not even for everyday wear – but I was very kindly gifted this top from Goose Collection and I must admit, I think I’m converted. I knew it had to be worn with something tight fitting on the lower half which meant leggings or skinny jeans. As all my leggings seem to be for yoga, I chose a pair of blue skinnies. Can you believe I don’t own any leggings… Read more »

I don’t know what I would do without tights. Some women can’t bear the feel of them against their skin but I just love them. I love the versatility that they can bring to an outfit. The warmth they can add to a chilly day. Not to mention the coverage they give to parts of the body that many women would prefer to be covered (me included!). Although I’m perfectly content with the shape of my legs, I’m not particularly… Read more »

I’m a rabbit. A fluffy, snuggly, loving, little bunny rabbit. That’s me. If you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about, it’s related to the year I was born – yes, you’ve guessed it. I’m talking about the Chinese Zodiac (I know you’re not daft – I mentioned it in the title!). I was born in 1975 (right at the very end, I might add!) which just so happens to be the year of the rabbit. Chinese folklore The Jade… Read more »

I’m absolutely delighted to have been invited to be this month’s guest blogger with the Fab 40’s. And the theme today is one of my absolute favourite fabrics: velvet. Honestly, if I could have a third of my wardrobe in velvet, I would. The other two would be denim and lace 😉 Sadly, I don’t seem to own that much of it, which is weird considering my love for it. I think I’ve had lots of velvet over the years… Read more »