Not only was yesterday a windy and chilly day, but I was also suffering from a horrible head cold (courtesy of hubby) but still we headed out and tried to get some decent pictures. As you can see, we mostly failed (!) but I wanted to show you my new loafers, fishnets and a cute embellished top anyway. Loafers The navy loafers were bought from Massimo Dutti in the January sales and they are very cool (if I don’t say… Read more »

It’s been a week since we returned from our holidays and life continues as normal here in the Algarve. Yesterday we headed out to see my dad for a couple of hours and the weather was lovely mid-morning – azure blue skies and a gentle warming sun. The clouds have since descended though and it’s looking decidedly grey out there. Because it was a little chilly first thing I opted to wear my recent TK-Maxx purchase, a grey woolly A-line dress with my favourite… Read more »

After six weeks away on holiday, I’m finally home. I’ve had the most wonderful time in Scotland and England and think I actually left a little bit of my heart in that part of the world (Scotland). It was the first time I’d ever visited and I was absolutely blown away by the place. It’s mind-blowingly beautiful – a bit like a smaller version of Canada (our other favourite place). During the first week, we started at Inverness and then took in… Read more »

Christmas Day outfit

With Christmas a week ago, and the new year festivities just finished, I spent some time this morning going through some of the photos taken whilst on holiday. Wonderful memories  still fresh in my mind, I figured I would share with you my Christmas day outfit… My Christmas Day Outfit Leaving it to the last minute, I picked up this little sparkly number from Oasis just days before the 25th for a steal at £29 (it was originally about 40). It’s… Read more »

I’m very late in doing this (it’s 11.30pm on Christmas Eve!), but I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I’m having a blast visiting friends and family in England at the moment, before we head north in a few days. I’m super excited about our trip but I’m sure I’ll blog along the way and share some of the wonderful sights! But for now, enjoy this fabulous festive season – eat, drink and be merry. Oh and… Read more »

When I turned 40 last Boxing Day, there were three major ‘achievements’ I wanted to do this year and as of this week, I can now say I’ve done them all. Three major achievements The first occurred a few days after my 40th birthday when I got a tattoo for the very first time. The second was to become a qualified yoga instructor which happened after I completed an intensive yoga teacher training course in October. The third might seem relatively trivial to many… Read more »

After searching for a new winter coat, I finally found this khaki one in Decathlon. I’d been on the look out for something waterproof and warm in preparation for our upcoming visit to the UK. Not only are we travelling to England, but (for the first time ever) we’re headed even further north and will be spending a few weeks in Scotland! I can’t wait. Decathlon So a very warm and waterproof jacket was necessary. Living in bonnier climes, it can… Read more »

I’d been wanting to buy one of these for ages but hadn’t found one that I loved. Until, that is, I walked into one of my favourite stores, Massimo Dutti, and finally found the perfect bodywarmer. It also just happened to be reduced from €60 to €50 at the time! Clearly it was meant to be. I do have another body warmer in my wardrobe; a grey one that I bought from Fat Face a few years ago. I love it… Read more »


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 »