I love English garden centres and I really wish someone would open one here in the Algarve! You know the kind – they’re usually huge, they sell everything (not just plants) and there’s always a fabulous coffee shop to boot. The closest thing we have to that is Giga Garden centre in Guia. There’s no coffee shop though (bummer). Anyway, we took a drive down there last week to buy a few plants for our new garden planter. We forgot… Read more »

floral choker top

Pretty floral choker top When I spotted this pretty floral choker top in Pull & Bear, I simply couldn’t resist it. The in-built choker means there is absolutely no need for a necklace. I’ve always loved chokers – I think it’s because they remind me of another era. Is it the Victorian times, perhaps? I actually had a pretty bad couple of weeks, to be honest. It started off with me overdoing it on the computer (when I get excited… Read more »

Yogadocious Youtube Intro

Hey folks! I’ve been busy with yoga lately and just wanted to share my Yogadocious YouTube channel video with you. Basically, I’m trying to get more views lol. So I’d really appreciate it if you could check it out, and maybe even share it with your pals! I know, I’m cheeky but it doesn’t hurt to ask, right? Yogadocious YouTube channel What do you think? I hope I come across okay… what do you think? It’s never easy talking to a… Read more »

Strapless black dress

Enjoying an evening out right next door wearing my strapless black dress from George. As I write this, I’m sitting indoors with the fan on, watching Journey to the Centre of the Earth. We’ve had a busy weekend of socialising and late nights and I’m so tired. But it’s a good tired when we’ve had such a lovely time! It’s also pretty hot outside. I ventured out to Algarve Shopping (another shopping centre about 35 minutes drive away from where… Read more »

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 »