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 »

Royal Thai Massage

The Royal Thai Massage company very kindly offered me a massage last week, but me being the kind wife I am (!), I asked Michael if he fancied it instead. After all, he’s never had a professional massage before. He jumped at the chance. I think he was daydreaming about a wonderfully relaxing, gentle treatment. Little did he know what he was really in for…. He was given several treatments to choose from and, without doing any research, hubby chose… Read more »

If you’ve ever read my ‘About‘ page, then you’ll probably already know that I think couch potato days are the best. If not full days, then certainly coach potato evenings. Lately, hubby and I have been binge-watching Netflix. The first Netflix series we watched and couldn’t get enough of was The Crown. As I write, the second series begins in just a few days time and we can’t wait. I’ve long been a fan of the British royal family and… Read more »


Staying warm in the winter months is extremely important to me, especially as I get older. Apart from when I’m suffering with hot flushes (!), my feet are usually freezing cold – even here in the Algarve. So imagine my delight when I had the opportunity to try out some fabulous alpaca socks from Perilla. Perilla very kindly sent me two pairs to try out. A gorgeous pair of pink bed socks and a scrumptious thick pair of brown socks…. Read more »

Alice's Pig

I’m totally in love with this coat. Isn’t it divine? I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity this month to collaborate with the total awesome Alice’s Pig, who very kindly sent me this stunning coat. Haven’t heard of them? Well, you should. They have the most amazing clothes – all with a vintage twist, which I just adore. Wonderland “Wonderland is everywhere, so you’d better be dressed for it” Alice’s Pig was created by Amanda & Nico, who were inspired… Read more »

If you follow the blog, you’re probably already aware of how much I love green. So when I had the opportunity to choose a necklace from The Eternal Collection, I couldn’t resist this stunning natural sea green abalone shell statement piece. Mesmerising This mesmerising sea green abalone shell necklace transforms into a shimmering statement piece when worn. With hints of purple, turquoise and aqua shimmering within the heart of the shell it catches the light beautifully. Superior quality oval link… Read more »

If you read my post yesterday about Woolovers, then you’ll know that I wanted to spread my joy about them over two days. So here I am with the second Woolovers Merino teal sweater I chose from one of my new favourite sites. It’s a cashmere and merino cable crew neck jumper in teal marl, according to the site. And I must say, I love it! I’m wearing it as I write and I can’t believe how comfortable I am…. Read more »


I recently discovered Woolovers, a fabulous British brand which makes the most beautiful clothes from wool (as well as silk and cotton). Having always been a fan of anything woolly (!), I was delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with them. I chose two gorgeous jumpers – the one I’m wearing in these photos, and another merino wool sweater which I will be wearing in tomorrow’s post. They’re so luxurious and pretty that I wanted to spread the post… Read more »

Mont Tremblant, Quebec

If I won the lottery with Lottoz UK, what would I do? It’s that age old question that often pops up in conversation – what would I do if I won the lottery? It’s a fun idea to daydream about though, isn’t it? But really, what would I do? Hm… I’d buy a holiday home in Canada Seriously, have you ever been to Canada? It’s probably one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Not to mention how cool… Read more »

As Christmas draws closer, our thoughts undoubtedly start to wander to what we’re going to wear on the big day, and of course to all those fabulous parties we’ve been invited to! If you’re looking for something that will stand the test of time, then these David Nieper dresses are a great place to look. David Nieper Dresses Step out in style in an easy-to-wear jersey dress or beautifully cut silk dress. Classic designs that will take you through every occasion… Read more »