Friday, August 31, 2012

I recently travelled to Belfast for a day trip and had a super day.

Shopping in Belfast has improved so much in recent years and the new Victoria Square shopping centre is great. Despite the strength of sterling there are still some great bargains.

I still enjoy doing some grocery shopping in Sainbury's they have really great value in their medical range ie cough mixture, pain killers etc they are exceptional value and the staff are so pleasant. it is a lovely supermarket to look around. There was a notable absence of Irish shoppers compared to the last time I was there .

I bought the following everything was reduced as the summer sales were still on.

A pair of calvin Klein jeans and a pair of white trousers

A lovely linea blue scarf which is great with jeans

Kurtz Geiger scarf and hat

My ultimate bargain was silver sandals which I had lusted over after seeing them on Anne's Heart and Soul blog from Tk maxx they were on the clearance rack and cost just 3 pounds.They are definitely car to bar shoes they are ultra high for me but I laughed when I saw the price.

I really recommend a visit to Belfast my base for the day was the Hilton Hotel which is very central.


Thank you to Claire from another new day
/1. Who awarded me the Liebster Award and asked me to answer the following questions

Why did you start blogging?

It was a new years resolution at a party
2 years ago a little bit of wine was involved.

2. Are you an organised or chaotic person when it comes to blogging?

A little bit of both I think

3. Do you plan your posts well in advance or go with the flow?

Sometimes in advance but mainly it's based on the day.

4. Who are your Blog crushes?

Housewife in London, house of phila,
Fishermans wife, heart and soul, raindrops and daisies, McGee life and so many more

5. What is the main theme/themes of your blog and why did you choose these in particular?

I like fashion and everyday news events. I suppose I like to write about my interests.

6. Where is your favourite holiday destination?

I have not been in a while but I love Hawaii

7. What is your favourite chill out music track?

Anything by Diana Krall

8. What is your favourite well known saying or quote?

Treat others like you would be treated yourself

9. What is your favourite thing to do to switch off and relax?

Yoga and going for a walk.

10. Do you find it hard to turn off from blogging/twitter/facebook/instagram etc to make quality time for family?

Yes at times it is very addictive .

11. To blog or not to blog - would you recommend it to a friend?!

Yes I would but I do think you must not put pressure on youself to blog daily

I would like to award the Liebster award to the following who have under 200 followers

Clouds in the sky

If they wish they can also answer the above questions and pass on the award to fellow bloggers with less than 200 followers.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012


I can feel Autumn in the air. It is definitely much cooler in the evenings and I had myself convinced summer would happen in September.

I am a summer clothes person I do not get excited about wearing coats , gloves, tights and boots. Give me white trousers, shorts, kaftans etc.

I love colour and find winter clothes so dull so here are some bright options to put some colour with your winter outfits.

Friday, August 24, 2012


A little bit of Friday sparkle.

Have a great weekend.

I hope to have a relaxing weekend I have spent so much time travelling and packing lately I am looking forward to unwinding and spending time at home.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Losing your fur coat can be hard Rocky got cut today he is a little sad but as least he is not too hot.

Before and after.

He does like to pose.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


A little bit of pink and lace is such a feminine look.

Not sure which outfit if any I would wear but I do like the look.

Monday, August 20, 2012


Well it was a very eventful. Weekend I got a text on Friday afternoon to say my husband had a suspected clot and was in accident and emergency. Anyway he was released after many tests and we decided to go away anyway. Things like this make you appreciate your health.

I had a great weekend involving walks, dinner out, staying out much too late and attending an art exhibition.

I will show you a little coastal style from my own holiday home (please excuse the quality of photos they were taken with my iPad )

Hope you all have a great week and enjoy the last days of summer.

Thank you

Thank you so much to Evi at sexta-feria for nominating me for the Liebster Award I am very honoured.

Drop into her blog where she is answering many interesting questions today.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Thank you for all the lovely comments and welcome to my new followers.

Have a great week.

Friday, August 17, 2012


I'm off to the sunny southeast for the weekend I seemed to have just unpacked just to pack again. Preparing meals for the children who are not travelling and refilling the empty cupboards all in all a busy week.

Weather is so humid at the moment. This weekend will end my summer of fun which I have thoroughly enjoyed. Looking forward to lovely walks on the beach, eating alfresco and going out on Saturday night for dinner and wearing my new shoes (post to follow).

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 16, 2012



If I won the lotto this would be mine DREAM simply stunning and perfect

via Marie Claire

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


As we have heavy rain and storm conditions I recommend that unlike me you do not forget to close your sunroof (yes it was sunny yesterday) particularly if you have beige suede seats. Not one of my best days.


I love to find new on line magazines today I came across roco magazine check it out it is just devine you will laze away a lovely afternoon looking at this latest issue.

Here is a little taster.