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100 followers – thank you!

Wowsers, I’ve reached 100 followers. This is a great milestone!


Thank you so much to each and every person who has, at one time or another, seen something that interested them enough to want to follow my little blog. I appreciate you all!

I’ll be honest, when I started this blog back at the end of February last year I thought it would be easier than it is to build up a community on my site. I didn’t expect followers, but I guess I thought the traffic would be higher? Maybe I just don’t have much to say that interests people. But who cares? The 100 people that are signed up are here through choice, and that’s fab!

Here’s a party popper and a celebratory cocktail.

Party popper & cocktail


Thanks, as always, for reading! x


Feeling discombobulated

Discombobulated is such a great word. I’m a big fan of great words. Succulent is my absolute favourite word. It’s just so juicy and good, it actually makes my mouth water.


Anyway, discombobulation. That actually isn’t a word (according to my spellcheck). But it’s the state I find myself in at the moment. I’m all at sixes and sevens (stupid saying). Nothing feels quite right.

  • Work isn’t quite right. I feel like I’m failing. Or not excelling. And I don’t know what to do about it. I lack enthusiasm and feel a little bit overwhelmed. I can’t keep playing the new girl card because I’ve been here for 9 months now. But I feel like I’ve lost my creativity and vision. Gone backwards somehow. Not in terms of my job but in terms of my approach. It’s hard to explain.
  • My approach to life isn’t quite right. I have lots of good intentions around eating, cutting down on booze, living more virtuously. But none of them are coming to fruition. I’m struggling to break out of the eat, drink and be merry frame of mind.
  • I’m totally overwhelmed by the mammoth amount of stuff that I own. And how to whittle it down so I can live in the space I have without having a floor-drobe. I’ve had the intention of downsizing my personal belongings for so long now that it’s not even funny. Last year I thought I’d turned a corner with clearing out and Marie Kondo’s approach of “if you don’t love it, get rid of it”. I even blogged about it in an epiphany of “this will change my life”. But I still find myself with bags of stuff to ebay just in case it has some value. And things that I won’t part with just in case. It’s maddening!
  • Death. David Bowie’s death has affected me way more than I thought it would. I’m not a David Bowie fan, as such. I mean I like him and respect him and enjoy a lot of his music. But somehow him dying is really playing on my mind. Everything is changing. Constants that have been there since my youth are changing. Cancer is fucking scary. It killed David Bowie and it killed Lemmy. My Dad has inoperable cancer. It’s too much to comprehend.

I know that all these things are just life. And people deal with all sorts of headfucks every single day. Maybe it’s the combined January effect. Maybe it’s Christmas withdrawals. Maybe I’m just feeling a bit screwy.

But discombobulated sounds better. So I’m going with that.


A “twosie”? Twit of the Day!

I understand why a onesie is named such – it’s all in one.


But before onesies came pyjamas, which were in twos. A top and a bottom. And they were always just pyjamas. Right?

So, Tesco, what on earth is a “twosie”?

F&F tesco twosie

It’s pyjamas, isn’t it?

Admit it.

You’re just trying to be all fancy.

You can’t reinvent pyjamas!



Fabulous faux fur

As much as I’m totally happiest when the weather is warm and sunny, I’m actually pretty glad that it’s finally turned cold because it means I can bust out the fur!

One of the only good best things about winter is wearing fur. I love it. Fur coats (faux, obvs) are so glamorous and snuggly. I have 5 of them.

Which means, I’m most definitely not probably not unfortunately not in the market for a new one.

Although, if I was…

…I’d be all over this beauty from Dorothy Perkins.

Cream camo faux faur – £59

Dorothy Perkins cream camo fur coat

This one’s described as charcoal, but looks more brown to me?

Boyfriend faux fur – £69

Dorothy Perkins charcoal fur boyfriend coat

Navy fur is very unusual…I haven’t got a navy one…hmmm… (£59)

Dorothy Perkins navy fur coat

Oh, and Dorothy Perkins has 25% off today…double hmmm….

These two from New Look are lovely

Snow leopard – £49.99 currently down to £37.49 in their cyber event

New Look snow leopard coat

Leopard print – £69.99 down to £42 in the cyber event

New Look leopard print coat

Great value from Tesco F&F

Striped fur coat – £35

Tesco F&F striped fur coat

Multi fur coat – £39

Tesco F&F multi fur coat

And I’m sure there are oodles more everywhere, but in truth I’m scared to look in case I accidentally on purpose buy one.

So I’ll leave you with a (rather disjointed multi mirror) picture of me in my absolute favourite, from Tesco last year.

Me leopard print fur coat F&F

Are you a fur wearer?

Thanks, as always for reading! x





Holiday reads – One Night in Italy


When I spotted this book title on my Nook I knew it would be a perfect (and topical!) holiday read!

In the end it turned out to be mainly set in the UK, but that didn’t detract from my enjoyment at all.

I love my Nook for holidays. I read a lot on holiday so it saves on luggage allowance (my minimum 6 books weigh quite heavy, I could use that space for shoes instead) and it also means I have lots of choice in case I start something that turns out to be a bit naff.

I much prefer books in every day life, but for convenience my Nook is brilliant.

So, back to the book. It starts with the prologue – a flashback to a woman in Italy on holiday, flirting with a man. Back in the present day the book’s main characters are Anna, a journalist who is looking for the father she never knew; Catherine, a family orientated housewife who’s in for a very big surprise; and Sophie who, at the beginning of the book, is living and working in Sorrento.

As usual in feel good chick lit like this the lives of the three characters become very intertwined, despite their differences in age and character. They all end up at an Italian evrning class, with different individual connections to Italy. There’s someone for everyone to relate to – Sophie is mid 20s, Anna early 30s and Catherine late 30s, and they’re all really likable. They have their faults, especially Sophie who – at the beginning – seems rather a spoilt and selfish brat but as their stories unfold you see there’s more than meets the eye to all of them, and you really are rooting for them all to get the ending they deserve.

With each character also having a sub plot as well as the main connection that brings them altogether this is a heartwarming easy read that’s just perfect for whiling away the hours.

I’ve read other novels by Lucy Diamond and enjoy her writing, I’ll definitely read more of her books in the future.

Oh, and the prologue to “One Night in Italy” is mis-leading; that’s all I’ll say!


Things, they are a changing…

Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve invested in my very own domain name…altogether now….”Ooooooh!”

New web address

In future you’ll be able to find me at

I understand it takes around 48 hours to swap over, so please bear with me/it while the cogs in the background whir and work and do all the clever stuff to get things up and running in the new world.

Thanks for following and reading and being generally great, and I hope to see you on the other side!