I love the rain, I always have – albeit from the comfort of my home or car. Sometimes though, I do enjoy being out in it (provided I’m well covered up), just enjoying the sounds and the sights and the beauty of rain, of everything getting covered in droplets of water. It can be so beautiful and inspiring, don’t you agree? We’ve certainly been having our fair share of rain here in the Algarve over the past couple of weeks. Not that… Read more »

I love denim, leather and lace, especially when combined into one outfit. So today’s look is most definitely a favourite of mine. I’ve had this black lace skater dress a few years now and it always comes out during the winter months. It looks so cute with thick black tights (or coloured ones) and black boots. I bought these leather Carvela Kurt Geiger boots last winter and I adore them. I’ve been so looking forward for the weather to cool down just… Read more »

This is the perfect location for a photo shoot. I’ve had my eye on it for years (basically I want to buy it and build a beautiful house there!). It’s just around the corner from where I live so I just knew I had to check it out… there’s an old ruin, with fabulous pillars, ‘twisted’ bricks, some really cool and creepy roots crawling all over the place and an old swimming pool (you’ll definitely see more of it in future posts). Hubby and I… Read more »

This baked Greek omelette is such a delicious and easy vegetarian recipe for a simple lunch or as a side dish for an evening supper. Although we usually have it for dinner served simply with sliced tomatoes covered in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Yummy! Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 leeks 1 bag of spinach 1 bag of wild rocket 1 bag of watercress 1 packet of feta cheese Handful of fresh mint (chopped) Goats cheese (as much or as little as… Read more »

Okay so maybe it wasn’t quite as good as the Great British Sewing Bee but we certainly tried. Two friends and I got together to do a bit of sewing and we had a right laugh. I’m not the best ‘sewer’ (that really doesn’t look well written does it?!) in the world but I had a go fixing a few of my clothes. It was Sarah who pulled out all the stops though and altered everything that needed altering. She even made… Read more »

One of my absolute favourite looks is a simple white tee paired with jeans, a leather jacket, heels and a statement necklace. It’s such an easy outfit and a fabulous look every woman can wear. Replace the heels for converse and change up the necklace and you’ve got a great day time look too. I just love the simplicity of it! I bought this jacket from Massimo Dutti last winter – it’s actually got a luxurious detachable fur collar which I don’t often wear because… Read more »

I love adding sparkle to an outfit – whether it’s super sparkly jewellery, a sparkly handbag, a scarf or sparkly shoes, it often adds a bit of fun (or drama) to whatever I’m wearing. Sparkly shoes are something I’ve always adored. My dream shoes would definitely be Dorothy’s ruby slippers – I’ve been looking for some for years but still haven’t found the right pair. Hopefully you’ll see me wearing some on the blog soon 🙂 For now though, I’ll make do with my… Read more »

Last week I bought this gorgeous knit cardigan for a snip at Bershka. When I saw it was on offer for just €13.99, I quickly tried it on and fell in love with it (I have a tendency to do that). But when I got to the checkout, it went through the till for €19.99. I pointed out the mistake and was told it had been wrongly priced and should, in fact, be €19.99. The original price was €29.99 and had a… Read more »

We had the most fabulous dinner on Saturday night at a restaurant I’ve never been to before. Tasca Iberica, near Gale, Albufeira (Algarve) was a breath of fresh air. Super stylish decor, excellent service and the food? Well… it was absolutely divine. I’ll definitely be returning!   The four of us chose a few starters (tapas, really) to share between us, which were super delicious – cheese platter, sausage platter, peppers and bruschetta. Then onto the main course. I went for… Read more »

I’ve been planning a new hairstyle for a while – to coincide with my upcoming 40th birthday in December – and so decided to go ahead and do it early. Initially, I had planned to shave one side of the head (and undercut?) but then, after giving it some serious thought, decided against that and instead opted for an ombre look. I had intended to dye the ends blue but after many hours in the chair, ended up with this… Read more »