B E A U T Y | M&S Beauty Advent Calendar Reveal

Gift with no obligation to post. Contains spoilers

Christmas comes but once a year and seemingly earlier every year.

I used to absolutely love Christmas, then we lost Mum and for the past 2 years it’s never felt the same.

Christmas without mum felt like bread without butter. Nice … but something delicious was missing. Although bread is nice its a lot better with lashings of butter.

This year however I’m actually looking forward to it , in a “well I’m not dreading it kinda way.”

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Doing that 70’s thang …Archive by Alexa 

I love fashion . Let’s be honest I think most of us do! The thrill of finding the perfect outfit…

That doesn’t mean I know what I’m talking about. Hell no … I’m no fashionista. Far, far from it. I just like what I like be it in ‘trend’ or not.

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. 

When I heard about the second collection Alexa Chung was designing for Marks & Spencer’s  I must admit I got a tad excited. I didn’t however think I’d be-able to get my hands on any of it, expecting it to sell out more or less straight away.

So imagine my delight when I called into Marks last week and there it was sat smiling at me as I walked in. There was still a lot of stock available. Yay!

I tried on a few items but the one that stood out for me was the plain silk, oyster ‘Elland’ shirt . It can be yours for £35.00 and currently all sizes are available on-line. Perhaps there’s only me that likes it then!

Simple, pretty with a definite 70’s feel thanks to the slightly larger than usual pointy collar. It’s darling. Continue reading

Wildlife and Wardrobes …

Hello it’s been a while…

The house is finally coming together. Yay! While this is music to my ears  it’s also meant that it’s been pretty hectic with workmen EVERYWHERE trying to tie up loose ends.

Will these loose ends ever get tied, will they?!

It’s been noisey ( and very sweary  ) to say the least.  I’ve sat down a few times to write a post and given up after 5 minutes !

Hence the reason I’ve been quiet.

Here’s a sneaky peak…but just the one.

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All I could hear was the banging of tools combined with some music courtesy of some non-descript ‘bang bang’ radio station and the c- word.

Lovely lads. Foul mouths.

I’ve not been too well for the past few days either  . Dodgey tummy and a headache that wouldn’t shift . Nice combination…

Woe is me !

Good news – I’m feeling slightly better today. So here I am. I’m all yours for the next hour or so. Continue reading

Let me have my Private Benjamin moment …#ootd

It’s been a long time since I did an outfit post …


However I thought I’d share a recent purchase with you. It’s one I’m rather fond of.

I give you my camouflage ankle grazers from good old Marks and Spencer’s.

I had gone into M&S with every intention of getting a camouflage jacket (and a moussaka)

My BF decided in a recent clear out to throw away the one I had ! I wasn’t happy. I loved that jacket;  it had a big sequined eye on the back. It sounds awful but it wasn’t . It was delicious.  A purchase from La Redoute many, many  moons ago.

So anyway I failed miserably on the jacket (and moussaka) front and came away with just the trousers. Continue reading