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 »

Perfectly Imperfect Isn’t it funny how our body confidence seems to change as we get older? We tend to have less confidence when our bodies look their best and more confidence when the wrinkles and cellulite have set in, right? But what’s wrong with being perfectly imperfect? Absolutely nothing. In my late teens and twenties, I didn’t exactly like the way I looked. I scrutinised everything about my body, even though (looking back now), I had a perfect figure, smooth… Read more »

When planning for a holiday, one of my first thoughts is what handbag will I use? If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I hate to be uncomfortable and that includes what I’m carrying on my shoulders. For holidays (or even a long day shopping), a hand-held bag is a no-no for me. I need something that will allow me to go hands-free. So it’s got to be a rucksack or a cross body bag. And because I also… Read more »

I’m delighted to have one of my first author interviews here on this blog. I used to have a fiction blog where I would post all sorts of information about books and their authors but after I decided to focus all my attention on www.suzyturner.com, I’ve been neglecting my fellow authors. So today, I’ve got a bookish treat – an interview with author Megan O’Russell (above). Hi Megan! Please tell us a little about yourself. When I’m not writing, I’m usually… Read more »

Just before I left for my holiday, I received the most beautiful gift from The Spanish Boot Company – a pair of brown leather riding boots in the best quality leather I’ve ever seen.  When I opened the box, that delicious scent of leather immediately filled the air…mmmmmm. Don’t you just love that smell? The boots themselves are of such beautiful quality, I just wanted to look at them, not wear them lol. But I packed them in my suitcase… Read more »

After four weeks away, we’re finally home back in Portugal. Although holidays are AWESOME, coming home is always wonderful. To walk back in to your own home, sleep in your own bed and be able to cook and relax in peace. Coming home this time though, that didn’t exactly happen… While we were away, we had some work done to our open plan downstairs – all the walls were showing cracks so they had to be rubbed down and fixed… Read more »

  Aren’t these ankle boots from JD Williams absolutely divine? Sadly, I wasn’t able to take super duper photos outside because of this horrendous weather affecting parts of the US where I am at the moment. There’s one hell of a snow storm hitting the east coast as I write. Luckily, we’re safe in Saratoga Springs tonight!   Gorgeous JD Williams Boots But back to these absolutely gorgeous boots – I was kindly gifted them from JD Williams just before… Read more »

Happy 2018 my beautiful friends! As I write this, I’m curled up on the sofa in our fabulous hotel suite at the Grand Pavilion Hotel in Saratoga Springs. It’s actually much milder outside today at just –14˚C! I know, crazy right? It’s the coldest we’ve ever felt. Unfortunately, this has meant that all my plans for some fabulous outfit posts while on holiday have had to be put on hold. It’s just too darn cold to go out without my… Read more »

Ombre effect sweater

Although it might look like this post is all about our Aloe Vera plant which is the focus of this photo, it’s surprisingly not (!). Taken several weeks ago before the weather cooled down at home, I wanted to show you a favourite ombre effect sweater I bought a few years ago which has never appeared on the blog. For quite a few years I paid way too much attention to what Michael thought I should wear. If he didn’t… Read more »

Massimo Dutti shawl

I might look completely bored while wearing my Massimo Dutti shawl in this picture but I assure you I wasn’t. I was clearly just really into my nails at that moment in time ;). A few weeks back, we were headed out for a bite to eat and it was starting to get chilly in the evenings. I wasn’t quite ready for full on woolly jumpers so, instead, I opted to wear my favourite Massimo Dutti shawl. To be honest,… Read more »