Tuesday Shoesday – Recurring trends from Hollywood

After last week’s Tuesday Shoesday spotlight on the Golden Globes, and the gorgeous strappy shoes worn by Jennifer Aniston, J-Lo and co, I realised that this trend popped up around this time last year. Yes, I browsed back to my blog post about footwear trends from the 2014 Oscars and there they were; minimal heels with delicate […]

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My favourite childhood Christmas memory ~ TV guides

Specifically, the Radio Times. I’m sure that many of you will have had a similar experience to me while you were growing up, of getting hold of the Christmas TV guide as soon as it came out and circling all of the programmes and films that you wanted to watch during the festive period. For […]

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What to wear to a winter wedding 2014

We all know I’m a fan of a good dress. Any time that I’m shopping online or in the stores, I always head straight to the dress section and simply cannot resist a well-fitting, figure-flattering dress. There are so many different lovely styles you can choose from and they work well in a variety of […]

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Baking the GBBO Schichttorte technical challenge

Or at least, I’ve tried to make the technical challenge! I was lucky enough to be sent a GBBO mystery baking box from Stork in order to bake this week’s technical challenge – the hamper included all ingredients I should need, the instructions for the bake and even utensils and a cake tin! Just like […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ London Fashion Week, Sept 2014

It’s London Fashion Week and I for one can’t get enough of all the live video streams, Instagram photos and live catwalk updates via Twitter. Yes, I’ve been absolutely glued to the coverage and as it’s Tuesday Shoesday I thought I’d post an update on my favourite footwear trends that have been shared during the […]

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My favourite fashion trend at the GQ Men of the Year Awards

The GQ Men of the Year Awards 2014 took place on Tuesday the 2nd September and looking through all the fabulous photos of the evening my favourite fashion look from the red carpet was this traffic-stopping dress that singer/actress Rita Ora wore to the event. image source In fact, it was pretty difficult not to […]

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Summer inspiration for sunny interiors

Want to freshen up your home and create a cosy place for your family and guests to enjoy this summer but don’t want to blow the budget? Even if the Great British weather is occasionally unseasonably grey there are plenty of ways to inject a little permanent sunshine into your home without going for a full redecoration […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Summer iridescents

A really rather fabulous fashion trend for Summer shoes is iridescent uppers. Trend forecasters WGSN have highlighted (excuse the pun) this look as one of the key trends in footwear and accessories for summer. I think that one of the main reasons for this is that the reflective surface looks great at this time of year […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Shoes for Hotter weather

Excuse the bad pun in the title but I wanted to find a way of telling you that today I’m taking about summer shoes and, in particular, a pair of Hotter shoes that are perfect for this season! It’s also a bit of an excuse to share some feedback that I received from one of […]

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Pieday Friday recipes for bank holiday fun ~ it’s all about the barbecue!

Okay, I can’t fight it anymore. After almost a week of unbroken sunshine and with the bank holiday weekend and half-term fast approaching I can’t deny that barbecue season has well and truly arrived. We all knew it was only a matter of time before we started tidying up the patio and the shops knew it too: everywhere you […]

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Shaded from the sun

Summer, summer, summer. That’s the only thing on my mind these days, especially as we’ve enjoyed hot sunny weather for more than a week now and it’s led to lots of wardrobe reorganisation at this end: I’ve unpacked my ‘summer clothes’ – you know, the floral and pastel dresses and skirts that get packed away […]

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This season’s interior design trends

Let’s face it; some of us wish we could change our home’s interior as often as we could change our clothes. Whether it’s the walls or the curtains, some people just can’t stand looking at one colour for too long. If this is you, then you’ll certainly want to know what this season’s must-have colours […]

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The happiest Mother’s Day card from Oxfam

Do you want to do something special for your mother this weekend? If you’re fed up with the usual shop displays of mugs, chocolates, picture frames and flowers, maybe you could try something doing different? And best of all, it helps out a charity! So what have I done for my mum this Mother’s Day? I’ve dedicated […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ New season looks from New York Fashion Week

New York fashion week is in full swing and (along with watching some downright crazy-dangerous competitions in the Winter Olympics) I’ve been scouring all the gorgeous fashion collections over the weekend. I’ve certainly got my favourites, including Vivienne Tam’s stag dress, which is perfect for next Autumn/Winter, and there have been some looks that I […]

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My new year plan ~ a little jar of happy

Apparently, Friday was the day that most people abandon their new years resolutions and give in to their old habits or cravings. As you know, I already struggled to keep on top of my resolution to write a blog post every day and failed after only 2 – but that was down to me being […]

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Pieday Friday ~ My plans for a healthy start to the New Year

I’m taking a different approach this Pieday Friday and instead of sharing another naughty recipe to tempt you away from your new year health-kick I’m going to discuss ways that you can make your healthy-eating resolutions even easier. You may remember that last week I shared ways in which you can declutter your home and reorganise your […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Healthy feet

Welcome to the second Tuesday Shoesday blog post of 2014. It a new year and I’ve been talking all week about the good intentions that I’ve started off the year with. I’ve noticed that a lot of my friends and blogging colleagues have been talking about new year aims rather than resolutions and I think this […]

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Back to normal & back to work

Today, I’m back to normal. After all the festivities of Christmas and new year, an after a month of having a poorly hubby at home recovering from an operation, we are finally heading back to work and back into our normal routine. I know many people went back to work last week, but today pretty much everyone is at […]

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New year’s resolutions – broken already??

I can’t believe it. I’ve broken one of my new year’s resolutions already. On the 3rd of January – now that has to be some kind of record. Remember when Bridget Jones declares her new year’s resolutions to Mark Darcy on new year’s day? “New Year’s resolution – drink less. Oh and quit smoking” while […]

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This year I resolve to…

So today I’m sharing my new year’s resolutions with you. I’m hoping that in doing so it will keep me on track and I’ll be able to check back on my progress during the year. So here goes: Write a blog post every day – I did pretty well with this in 2013 so I’m […]

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Pinch, punch first of the month… or year

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a lovely evening, whatever you got up to and saw the new year in with style. Hubby and I are spending the day recovering from a fabulous night out and we’ll be sitting down to a festive dinner soon, so I just wanted to quickly wish you […]

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New Years Eve ~ Thank you all for a wonderful year

It’s new years eve and I can’t wait for tonight’s party as the clock ticks over into 2014. I really like even numbers (don’t ask me why, I’ve always been like that) and especially the number 4, so I predict that this coming year will be one of the best yet! I always get a little more […]

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