Winter’s wrapped up

ZaraYou can never have too many coats, and a good quality one is always a worthwhile investment – well, so I tell my credit card anyway…

For my annual Winter coat purchase, this year I’ve decided on this cream wool coat with pockets and an uber-soft fur lapel – £89.99 from Zara.

A classic yet slightly over-sized shape, and a suitable length to hide my bum and thigh-tops (phew!). Many of my coats nip in at my waist or are dark or bright in colour, but I wanted to try something different this year, and sometimes change is good…

I just need to make sure I avoid any coloured food, drink, paint, or any other liquids whilst wearing this coat! With the fun festive season soon approaching it will be interesting to see how I get on with that….. 😉



Oreo fudge brownies (yes yes yes)

As part of my “easing my way back in to the kitchen” plan, I decided to pick up my Baking Made Easy book by Lorraine Pascale and opted to try her Cookies & Cream Fudge Brownies.Brownies 2

They are so easy to make, and yet taste pretty damn good too! One tip however…Lorraine uses 1 pack of biscuits in her recipe, but after trialling a couple of batches, I prefer using 2 packs!!

Here’s how to make these oh so good bad boys…

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Dance For Evermore with Si!

Being a huge lover of all things rock ‘n’ roll, soul and Motown, I always get very excited to discover new modern day artists who capture the influence of the early sixties.

Here in London we are so fortunate to be inundated with intimate live music venues – especially in Soho – so I was only too happy to head down to The Borderline last night to check out Si Cranstoun – branded as the new King of Vintage Soul.

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Live life to the fullest

It’s sadly too common for all of us, that at some stage one may go through the occasionally “rough” time. It’s been nearly two weeks since my last blog post…

My father was recently diagnosed with the dreaded c-word and last week had a lifesaving operation. Life suddenly became a whirlwind of worry, fear, sleepless nights and frequent hospital visits. I am so thankful that now he’s at home recovering, but it hit me hard how precious life is, and sometimes you simply have to stop, put everything in to perspective, realise what makes you happy and what makes you sad and where changes need to be made (relationships, work, health – whatever) – then make them. Easier said than done I know!

During one of my many sleepless nights recently, I began to daydream about one of my favourite passions – travel – and I really have been so fortunate enough throughout my life to visit some amazing places. (And recent life events has given me even more desire to travel more – and as quickly as I can afford to!)

I was once lucky enough to experience the magical world of French Polynesia – a faraway part of the world that oozes stunning beauty like no other – turquoise waters, playful stingray and the natural scent of vanilla in the air.

I wrote a travel review for some time ago, and now I want to share it with you. If you are ever lucky enough to enjoy this paradise, then go for it – as you never know what life is going to throw at you…

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