Why I’ve decided to quit alcohol – I’ve been drinking alcohol since I was thirteen years old. Shocking, right? The truth is, that was how old I was when my mum died. It was such a tough time for my family and I guess it was one of the triggers that kicked it all off. I started going out with friends and the booze always flowed. It’s crazy when I think about it now. A bunch of thirteen year olds… Read more »

I think black skinny jeans go with absolutely everything, especially this pretty floral tee. Read on to find out where I wore it… Last week we went out to a local restaurant, Solar do Farelo, with friends. Considering it’s so local, I’d never actually been before. But it’s very popular with the folk that live around here, especially other foreigners. I must say, I was very impressed. We had such a delicious meal that I’m looking forward to going back… Read more »

casual night out

The past few weeks seem to have gone by in a bit of a blur… it’s been one casual night out after another with hubby’s brother and two nephews visiting. And because they haven’t been over for quite a few years, there was plenty of catching up to do! It was truly wonderful to see them again, and we couldn’t believe how much the boys men have grown. I felt like the tiniest person on the planet around them (the… Read more »

Fall Outfit

The Blended Blog Asks… Fall Theme: I was absolutely delighted to be invited by Andrea (of Living on Cloud Nine) to take part in The Blended Blog’s fall theme this week. Andrea is one of the sweetest, loveliest bloggers you’ll ever find. I really do hope that I’ll get to meet her one day. But on with the post about Fall, or as we call it this side of the Atlantic, Autumn (and in Portuguese Outono). It’s one of my… Read more »

boyfriend jeans

The arrival of cooler temperatures means jeans are back on the wardrobe menu at last! I’m always excited at this time of year, when the summer has come to an end and the promise of cold days hovers in the air. Algarve climate Not that we ever get really cold days here in the Algarve. January and February can see temperatures plummet to a cool -3C (ish) on the very odd occasion – but that’s usually at night time or… Read more »


  This week, I’ve got Jacamo on the blog – clearly something a bit different for you. It’s one specially for the men in your life. Michael (my gorgeous hubby) was invited to try out a few of their products and feature them on the blog. I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed being behind the camera this time round, and I think Michael thoroughly enjoyed the attention in front of it lol! We took some of the photos by the riverside… Read more »

Wicked For Hire by Lotta Smith

Wicked for Hire: The Synopsis Sometimes, the opportunity of a lifetime busts your door instead of gently knocking at it… FREE on Kindle Unlimited! Medical student Amanda Meyers thought she had her life all planned out until people started dying the moment they touched her. Being cleared of any wrongdoing didn’t stop the medical school from expelling her, and it didn’t rid her of the unfortunate nickname Grim Reaper. Luckily, having a rep as the harbinger of death isn’t a… Read more »

Cold Shoulder dress

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll already know I’m a huge fan of khaki. It’s the colour that always stands out to me in the shops. Last year, it was this little cold shoulder dress that appealed to me when I spotted it. You might recognise it because I’ve worn it once before – about a year ago, when my hair was super short. It’s such a great dress for the warm weather over here in the Algarve. Actually, I… Read more »

Little Black Dress

The little black dress – they say every woman should own a little black dress. To be honest, this is one item that I have always lacked in my wardrobe. No, that’s not completely accurate. I’ve had a couple but they just haven’t felt ‘right’.  Until now. Actually, to be completely honest I’ve had this little black dress for a couple of years but, for some reason, have completely neglected it. The little black dress from Stradivarius I bought it… Read more »

Blue linen shift dress

Blue linen shift dress – a new favourite! I spotted this blue linen shift dress whilst browsing the sales in Quebramar recently and I couldn’t resist trying it on. I’m glad I did because it’s made me realise that shift dresses really do suit me (I never thought they did). But you know the real bonus? It was only 17 euros in the sale! Penina Hotel I’ve worn it a couple of times since buying it but pictured here was… Read more »