This song was on the TV whilst I was writing, hence the title… Easy Like Sunday Morning…. la de da… sorry….it’s stuck in my head now! We had some close friends stay with us over the weekend and we just had a really enjoyable chilled out couple of days. I cooked dinner on Friday night and hubby cooked Saturday night and then both nights we watched In The Heart of the Sea with Chris Hemsworth (the first half Friday and… Read more »

Planning a holiday is one of my favourite things. Not to mention the holiday itself, of course. Hubby and I recently booked our next USA holiday, and we are incredibly excited about it. Unlike many people that go away in the summer months, we stay here in Portugal throughout the warmer months and head overseas during the winter. Planning our USA holiday Living in the Algarve means that we get sun pretty much all year-round so we’re usually wanting to… Read more »

Gothic Halloween

I hadn’t planned to post a gothic Halloween look today but then, when we had friends over for dinner a few nights ago, it just seemed to happen… a gothic Victorian teacher look – just in time for Halloween lol. I say gothic Victorian teacher because of the shoes (and the top!)… I always thought these fabulous Clark’s brogues have that (very) old fashioned teacher feel to them, wouldn’t you agree? I couldn’t find the same pair but I thought… Read more »

A Vicarage Christmas

Title: A Vicarage Christmas Series: The Holley Sisters of Thornthwaite Book One Genre: Women’s fiction/romance Release Date: October 18, 2017 Publisher: Tule Publishing Welcome to Thornthwaite, a quaint village tucked up in England’s beautiful but rainy Lake District… where homecomings happen and surprises are in store for the four Holley sisters… Anna Holley, the third of four sisters, has always felt a little bit forgotten. A family tragedy when she was a child had her retreating deep into shyness, and… Read more »

Heart of Stone

Title: Heart of Stone by John Jackson Genre: Historic Fiction Release Date: 24th October 2017 Publisher: Crooked Cat Books Dublin, 1730 When young and beautiful Mary Molesworth is forced to marry Robert Rochford, widowed heir to the earldom of Belfield, she finds that her idea of love is not returned. Jealous, cruel and manipulative, Robert ignores her after she has provided him with a male heir, preferring to spend his nights with his mistress. Power-hungry, Robert builds up a reputation… Read more »

Perfect is boring

I love slogan tops, and when I spotted this ‘Perfect is Boring’ top in C&A this summer, I knew it was made for me! If you’re a regular reader, you’ll probably be well aware that one of my favourite colours to wear is khaki. You might not know that I also happen to love all things camo. Unfortunately I don’t own that much of it so when I spot something so me, I just have to have it. And the… Read more »

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 »