off-the-shoulder, pink and floral girlie top

This off-the-shoulder, pink and floral girlie top isn’t something you’d normally find me wearing. However, in the past couple of years (since starting this lifestyle blog) I’ve learned when shopping that I should think outside the box and try things I wouldn’t normally try. Hence the off-the-shoulder, pink and floral girlie top! Pink and floral I must admit that when I first put it on, I felt great. Not only is it cute, but it’s also perfect for those days when… Read more »

Kids section

I fell in love with this dress the second I saw it. And it wasn’t even meant for my age – I bought it from the kids section in H&M! I do that quite often, to be honest. It all started after I lost quite a bit of weight a few years ago and I figured stuff from the kids section would probably fit me. Little did I know that even now (after I put the weight back on), kids… Read more »

Floral tee

I’ve never been a huge florals person, but this floral tee caught my eye a few weeks ago and it kind of appealed to me. Initially, I thought it was a little ‘old’ for me, which made me laugh when I thought about it. In my early twenties, I wouldn’t have given it a second glance, but now I thought perhaps I could carry it off. Isn’t it funny, how certain styles look different to us at different stages in… Read more »

Yogadocious Logo

I’m super excited at the moment. I’ve just launched my latest venture: Yogadocious. As you can imagine, it is centred around yoga, but will incorporate so much more. As you might have guessed by now, I’m passionate about yoga, wellbeing, healthy-living and the power of a positive mind. Yogadocious is where I can delve deeper into all of these things. Yogadocious website/blog First and foremost, Yogadocious is my new website. It’s clearly still in its early days so needs some… Read more »

Traditional Portuguese Architecture

A the moment, hubby and I are obsessed with traditional Portuguese architecture. The plans for our new house are currently being drawn up and so every time we spot something interesting, we simply must take photos. Last week, we took a stroll through the old part of Portimao (our nearest city), taking in the beauty of tiled exterior walls, pretty front doors, Juliette balconies and everything else associated with traditional Portuguese architecture. You might remember me mentioning lovely old buildings… Read more »

Yves Rocher concentrated shower gel

For the past few years, hubby and I have become much more into organic / bio products – not just food but also beauty products that we use on our skin. So I was delighted to be sent the Yves Rocher concentrated shower gel to try out. Here’s what Yves Rocher say about their concentrated shower gel: Thanks to its innovative and sensorial formula, one dose is enough for a shower. The 100ml concentrated shower gel gives you the same number… Read more »

I love mustard yellow and white. It’s weird, because when I was younger I hated yellow. It looked awful on me. Now though, it’s a favourite. I’m sure it has something to do with changing skin tone and hair colour as we age. I don’t think it’s a bad thing. It just means we can play around with colour a little more when we go shopping 😉 Massimo Dutti Last week, we had friends over for dinner and as it… Read more »

SN & N Opticians

When something really impresses me, I like nothing more than to give credit where it’s due. Which is why this post is all about SN & N Opticians in Lagos (Algarve). Usually, when my eyes need testing, I put it off and go to Specsavers in England. But recently, I was getting the most awful headaches behind my eyes and I knew I couldn’t put it off any longer so I asked a couple of local friends for their recommendations…. Read more »

The other day we were driving through the lovely old town of Silves, en-route to dinner, when hubby decided to stop and show me one of the old pretty buildings in the town. Whilst there, it seemed a waste of a pretty location not to take some outfit shots. Especially as the light was so beautiful and soft (which is always a plus for us 40+ bloggers, right?). Old pretty buildings Regarding the old building, it was the roof line… Read more »

New glasses

Last week I had an eye test. It was my first in about two to three years and one I was desperately in need of. But I’ll tell you more about that on Friday. For the moment, suffice to say that I have new glasses, and here they are! Not the best photos, I admit. I’ve just realised that having my hair completely off my face doesn’t do me any justice. But at least I was a little cooler with… Read more »