I’ve moved!

As the title of this post suggests, I’ve moved. To another blog. Why? Well, I had been a crap person and taken a huge break from blogging and given how long the break was, it felt wrong to pick up everything exactly where I left off.  I felt I needed a fresh start. So, I’ve…

Three peaks in three weeks

  A few weeks ago I blogged about going on top of the Shard in London. Not only was it great to do a touristy thing in London – because if you live there, you tend to miss out on the main sights – but we went up early evening so we got to see the sun…

London, you make me proud. Going up the Shard

Last year, P got me tickets to the Shard for my birthday.  Despite all the excitement of getting such a good present, booking our trip up there got added to a big long list of other things we needed to do.  So, as a result, an entire year passed. Then, during a phase I went through…

Musings from a Mrs

I haven’t blogged for a while. Why is that? Well, I bought a house and moved in, experienced a death in the family, worked very hard for and then succeeded in getting a promotion at work, and, oh yes, P and I got MARRIED! Quite a lot to cram into 6 months so as you…

Copying star style on a budget

I hate to admit this but I am frequenter of the sidebar of shame. The Daily Mail’s website and its ‘celeb’ page is visited by me almost daily.  The content is light, and a lot of the stories centre around a ‘celeb’ I’ve never heard of but…I can’t help myself. The reason I make this…

Work wardrobe ideas

The seasons have well and truly changed and while the sunny period may not have lasted that long, it appears I have completely forgotten what I wore the last time it was cold and wet.  Looking through my wardrobe, certain items of clothing look old or don’t fit anymore and new clothes were the only…

My fashion lusts this week

I’ve done a lot of affordable fashion posts recently so I’m back on the LUUUUUSTS. With the new season’s wardrobe now officially on the high street, I’m compelled to buy EVERYTHING but it’s the coats that really grab my eye. A few of the pieces I’ve pulled out are expensive but when you think about…

£75 outfit from Topshop

So where are we?  £45 outfit from Dorothy Perkins, £60 outfit from Marks & Spencer….. what can we get from Topshop? Well I’m NOT going to go entirely with Sale items because frankly it would be TOO EASY to get a £75 outfit.  The site is BURSTING with bargains.  And hey, I want a challenge!…

Chocolate marble cake

This recipe is dedicated to my Grandma Edna.  Sadly she’s not very well and as the person who first introduced me to baking when I was only a wee girl, we have lots of very special memories together.  It’s unlikely that she’ll ever read this post but it makes me feel happy to share it…

£60 outfit from Marks & Spencer

Following on from my post at the weekend on how to buy a whole outfit for £60 (or £45 with a voucher code) from Dorothy Perkins, my focus today is M&S.  Marks and Spencer has always been affordable but I wasn’t sure I would be able to get a whole outfit there for £60.  But,…

Chocolate and raspberry ice lollies

On Saturday, at a friend’s BBQ, I enjoyed glorious weather and wine (and I got a little sunburnt).  None of us could believe how good the weather was and, as we all like to be an expert on the subject, a number of people were able to tell me that a full week of lovely…