Those of you that are friends with with me on Facebook or Instagram will already know what happened to me last weekend. But for those that aren’t – my husband of 18 years proposed to me again! It was totally surreal and completely unexpected. It included him getting down on bended knee to ask me to marry him…for the second time. Not only that, but he also presented me with the most beautiful ring. Michael first proposed to me on… Read more »

black ensemble

Yesterday we went for a long drive to the small town of Rogil on the Algarve’s west coast. The purpose of the trip? To visit a favourite cafe where they make the most delicious cakes. Stupidly, I neglected to take photos of said cakes so you’ll have to do with me strolling along the beach side in a black ensemble instead 😉 On the way home, we made a quick pit stop down a long and winding road which culminates at the beautiful… Read more »

Some days things just all seem to come together, leaving you feeling really good about yourself. And this occasion was one of those days for me. Perhaps it’s because I was wearing one of my favourite combinations: jeans and dresses (like here and here, for example). My growing-out-in-between-usually-a total-mess hair was actually looking good and glossy (yay for hair straighteners). Even my silver streak was behaving itself… And my choice of clothes made me feel like a strong and confident woman. Or maybe it’s simply because… Read more »

I love pairing beautiful jewellery with simple every day outfits. Like, for example, this stunning Art Deco style necklace from Happiness Boutique teamed with a plain tee, black trousers and sneakers. The statement necklace elevates what would otherwise be quite an ordinary look. It goes without saying that the necklace would look incredible with an evening look too. In fact I’m already planning to wear it with most of my pretty dresses 🙂 Eye-catching designs I was thrilled to have been… Read more »

Hey everyone! I’ve just returned from my yoga teacher training course (TTC) and I’m feeling on top of the world…as well as exhausted and very achy lol! An experience I’ll never forget, the TTC was everything I’d imagined and more. I still can’t quite believe that I did it and came out the other side with a certificate stating I am now a certified yoga instructor! Woop Woop! I should also mention that, at first, I found it very difficult… Read more »

As you read this, I’ll probably be in downward dog, savasana or even crow pose… yes, I’m off to do some serious yoga! Not just any yoga, mind you. I’m off on a month-long yoga teacher training course. As it’s such an intensive course, there’ll be no time to do any work on my computer – so no blogging, no writing books, no social networking. Actually, I will have my phone with me so I might post the occasional snippet… Read more »

Browns Family Jewellers

  I’ve always been a huge fan of chokers. I used to wear them a lot when I was a teenager. As I was a bit of a goth, they were mostly black and mostly quite tight around the neck. Now though, although I still have a few, I don’t where them so often, not because I don’t like them, but because I prefer necklaces that aren’t quite so snug fitting around that part of my body. When I was recently… Read more »

Long black dress

Last year I bought this long black dress from Massimo Dutti and I think I’ve only worn it once. It was whilst driving to the UK last winter, in one of the Spanish hotels. I think I teamed it with ankle boots and then dressed it up for dinner. Last week, however, I suddenly thought the long black dress would look really cute with my floral FILA pumps and denim waistcoat – both of which were bought this summer. I’d prefer it if the waistcoat was… Read more »

There are times in life when all you need is a slouchy shirt. One you can wear with jeans and pumps and just be comfy, while still looking a little stylish. This slouchy shirt is one of my summer’s best buys – it was an absolute bargain in the sales. I think I paid 3 euros for it!   I love the thinness (can you say that?!) of the fabric, which makes it perfect for a warm summer’s day, especially one when… Read more »

When you’re young, there are so many things you don’t expect will ever happen to you. You think you’re invincible, that your skin will stay smooth forever and that cellulite will never find it’s way to the back of your thighs. Cellulite? The word probably never even entered my vocabulary back then. Boy, how things change
 When I was about thirty, I remember going swimming with a friend who was ten years younger than me. Yes she was gorgeous, slim… Read more »