I’m shopping for a new winter coat at the moment. Obviously I want something stylish but it must be waterproof – or at least water repellant. An upcoming visit to Wales makes that an absolute essential! I’ve been keeping an eye out over the past few weeks but haven’t started my ‘mission winter coat’ just yet, so I thought I’d start it online. My first port of call is Massimo Dutti where I’ve spotted at least one rainy day potential. I’m… Read more »

I love jewellery boxes. I love books. So it’s only natural that I would fall head over heels in love with the Little Book of Earrings* which is a totally cute alternative way of storing your earrings. Plus it can discreetly be slotted into your book collection for added security. I’ve got tonnes of earrings – too many really – that I’ve collected over the years and the vanity case I’ve been using to store them in is very impractical – and,… Read more »

My latest obsession is with the great and almighty Chucks. I just LOVE my Converse and cannot get enough of them. I love seeing people wearing them out on the streets, just so I can get new ideas, although thinking about it, Converse do go with pretty much anything, right?  I mean, there are women out there who wear them with their wedding gowns. Which is a pretty awesome idea! Did you know that Converse has been in existence since 1908? Cool, huh?… Read more »

I’m making a movie! Ok, so maybe I’m not the one doing all the hard work. That would be the main man, Pedro Frias. But between us we’ve written and filmed an entire movie and now Pedro is busy in the studio editing, then it’ll be over to the sound and everything else that happens once a movie has been shot. The Eye of Praxos is an independent movie in the Algarve. We met whilst working on a completely different… Read more »

This week I had the pleasure of hanging out with some of my closest friends. We’d decided to take a local train to the nearby town of Lagos… just for fun. Michael kindly drove Sarah and I to the train station in Portimao so we could meet our other pals, Christine and Denise, on the train en-route to Lagos (they picked it up ten minutes earlier in Silves). He was a little confused as to why we didn’t just drive there ourselves, after… Read more »

I’m so excited at the moment because last week I had my photo taken by Ela Models (they’ll be featured on the blog soon so keep an eye out) in order for me to be on their books. YAY! Secretly, I’ve always harboured desires to model but knew I wasn’t quite tall enough, my teeth weren’t perfect either and my weight has been a little up and down over the years. Now though, as I head towards my 40th birthday, I find that… Read more »

I’ve got a serious thing for stripes, especially this season when I appear to have bought a massive amount of stripey tops. Seriously, whenever I open my t-shirt drawer, the only thing staring back at me seems to be stripes. Maybe I need to tone it down a bit :/ Or not! The majority of these tops were bought in Quebramar, one of my new favourite stores (that I only just discovered earlier this year). It’s a fabulous shop clearly inspired by all things nautical. Even… Read more »

Over the last couple of years I seem to have won loads of stuff. Yeah I guess I’m quite a lucky person generally (I certainly lucked out meeting my hubby – I know, I’m such a soppy cow!) but what I say is, you’ve got to be in it to win it, right? Most of the things I’ve won are from entering giveaways on Twitter – if you didn’t know about these competitions then you’re losing out. Twitter is literally awash with… Read more »

Just a brief post today because I just HAD to tell you something… agave syrup, holy hell man, it’s friggin’ delicious! I wish I’d bought some before now. I’ve read about it a lot over the past couple of years. Particularly when I was doing a raw food diet (ugh… after four days of that shit, I’d had ENOUGH), agave syrup was a common addition to many ‘sweet’ dishes instead of sugar. But I never bought any – until now…. Read more »

Sometimes I wonder about what to write here on the blog. Are people bothered? Do they want to know who the real me is? Do they care? I mean, really? Who really cares about bloggers? The truth is, there’s shit loads of amazing bloggers out there who are getting millions of views per month and that’s amazing and yet there are some downright shitty blogs out there who are also getting millions of views per month (blah blah blah) but… Read more »