Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter

Sunshine and blossom means it has to be a sunny floral top for Easter Sunday.
We are off to watch the Liverpool match at our friends' house and then a lovely yummy roast to look forward to.
Wherever you are I wish you a very Happy Easter.
I wore:
Sandals - Birkenstock
Jeans - Gap
Top - Clements Ribiero from TK Maxx

Friday, 18 April 2014

Flashback Friday

This is what I wore four years ago today.
On this day four years ago I had volcanic ash on my mind.
All planes had been grounded and we were due to fly out to Seville the following week.
Happily, we managed to catch our flight and had a wonderful time at the Feria de Sevilla which begins this year on May 6th.
It is a wonderful celebration of all things Sevillian, including food, festivals and flamenco.

Hope you have a wonderful Bank Holiday Weekend.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Blue Stripes

Just a few seconds after this photograph was taken, a seagull dropped an unwelcome present on my top.
I know it is supposed to be good luck but I was not impressed.
Then again maybe I should buy a Euro Lottery Ticket!

I wore:
Shoes - Clarks
Trousers - Gap
Top - Boden

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Birkenstock Chic

Birkenstock Chic.
Those are two words I never thought I would see in the same sentence.
But, I have just discovered that I am so out, I'm in.
Apparently, Birkenstocks were rockin' the Spring/Summer 2014 runways.
Who'd have thought a middle-aged mum of four would be on trend.
Don't believe me then take a look at this article in the Daily Telegraph.
Having said that, I am not the only 40-something mother of four to favour the 'ugly sandals'.

It's the first time I have ever seen myself wearing the same attire as Heidi Klum.

But I love my Birkenstocks because they are so comfortable.
I wear them mostly on holiday, straight out of the sea with my feet dripping wet, I throw them on for a whole day sightseeing and could still carry on walking and at home when the weather is warm enough or every time I get a manicure.
I have never paid more than £24.95 for a pair and they have been worth every penny.
I bought my first pair on 2003 for my holiday to La Manga.

My next pair for our trip to Italy in 2006.

Below are my red ones, worn in Spain in 2009.

And today I am wearing my coral pair which I first bought in 2008.

No doubt when they come back into fashion in 10 years time I will still be wearing these.

I wore:
Jeans - Gap
Top - River Island
Sandals - Birkenstock

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Simple Things

 It doesn't take much to make me happy.
Being off work for two weeks got me off to a good start.
Then the sun came out.
Today I started my day with my daily yoga practice outside for the first time this year.
Then a three mile walk with my 10-year-old chocolate Labrador, Harvey, to the beach and back.

At the end of our road we pass the allotments.

Before coming to the Southport to Liverpool rail line crossing.

Then we pass the army camp.

Almost there.

"Come on Slowcoach."

And there we are.
Our own deserted beach.

Time to enjoy what's left of the sunshine.

I wore:
Shoes - Clarks
Jeans and Vest - Gap
Shirt - Ghost

Friday, 11 April 2014

Cream of the Crop

Off out for a 50th birthday meal for my friend Di.
Di is a lovely friend who I first met when my eldest son, Sam was just a baby.
She is such a warm, caring person who was just born to be a nurse.
However, I still find it still slightly inappropriate that with a name like Di she works as a hospice nurse!

I wanted to wear this top which is cropped and means as soon as I sit down my back is on show. 
This cream jacket was the answer, light in colour and texture it means that I can maintain my modesty and wear the top.

I am not sure what this weekend will bring but I hope you all have a happy weekend.

I wore:
Sandals, Belt and Jeans - Gap
Top - Top Shop
Jacket - Boden

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Dark Vision

 I had lots of plans today.
Mow the lawn, mop the floors, clean the fridge....
But then this book arrived, a debut novel from my former Liverpool Echo colleague, Debbie Johnson.
I worked with Debbie for ten years and she was a great colleague, funny, feisty and very, very clever.
I love novels set in the city where I worked for many, many years.
Although I was born in Manchester, I have lived and worked in and around Liverpool since 1989 and consider it my home city.
If you want to know more about Debbie, you can read it here.
Now please excuse me while I follow the adventures of Lily and Gabriel.

I wore:
Shoes - Clarks
Jeans - Tesco
Top - Boden