Before I moved to England I created for myself a capsule wardrobe - a curated collection of tops, bottoms and shoes that would mix and match. On the whole it's served its purpose. It's been so easy to put together outfits, that feel like 'me' and apart from a few purchases for climatic reasons, special … Continue reading Jean genie
For the majority of my adult life I've enjoyed regular appointments at the hair salon. My mother and her mother always had their hair 'done' and it was a little treat I always made sure I had money set aside for. I love the whole experience - the mindless flipping through dozens of magazines, the … Continue reading Hello pixie!
This weekend Adam and I will fly to Latvia for our next mini-break of 2017. Latvia is one of the Baltic states in Eastern Europe and has a long and conflicted history, including being invaded by Nazi Germany and occupied by the Soviet Union in the last 100 years. Part of the capital Riga has a … Continue reading The suitcase guide: Latvia
A couple of weeks ago Adam and I sat aside a few days in February for a mini-break. Our first getaway in the Lake District (read about it here and here) seemed a distant memory and we were itching to go exploring again. Due to only having three days spare we decided a city break … Continue reading The suitcase guide: Gibraltar
Through my childhood reading of A.A. Milne, Enid Blyton, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters I was somewhat aware with the English obsession of walking. It wasn't until I moved to the UK though, that I fully comprehended what that meant. Whether it be a daily constitutional round the block, or a long ramble of … Continue reading A guide to fell walking
I can't believe it's almost four weeks since Adam and I arrived in Malvern - the days are just flying by! I had the sniffles at the start of the week, so that combined with a few very rainy days has curtailed my exploration of the countryside. I've been using the downtime to think about Christmas - … Continue reading Christmas in the air
When it comes to packing a bag to take on holiday, I'm pretty good - normally well under the airline weight limit, with space for shopping! I've got to say though, packing for a lengthy stay in the opposite hemisphere with an Autumn arrival, was a little tricky. I started mentally compiling a list of … Continue reading The travelling wardrobe