Time To Cover Up With A New Jacket

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As our glorious Summer fades into Autumn it’s time to grab your jacket for that extra layer of warmth and to keep out the odd shower.   For you guys out there we have some spectacularly stylish jackets and it’s good to remember that a jacket can make or break an outfit.  I think I would go as far as saying that, in the following seasons, your coat or jacket are often an intrinsic part of your “first impression” … and we all know how important a “first impression” can be. Continue reading →

King & Country – New Hoodies in Town

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Have you seen this Brand out there yet?  King & Country is just a whisper at the moment but this could be the new stylish, casual label to sweep the country.  Yes that’s right, to sweep the UK first because it is very much a British brand.  Beautiful hoodies, T shirts, vests, backpacks and so much more to come.  The name and logo shouts out it’s origins with all their retro sports fashion products having a crafted finish in Scotland.

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Countdown to Schools Out for Summer!

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Less than 3 days to Summer break, woohoo!!  Or maybe your school/college has already finished?  Either way Summer is upon us and for once the weather in the UK is playing to seasonal expectations and more!  Have you done all your Summer holiday shopping?  If not there are some terrific bargains in the Sales and now the sun is out the heat is on to get kitted out.

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A Different Kind of Festival

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When you think of summer festivals, which is the first festival which springs to mind?  I’m sure it must be one of the high profile ones such as Glastonbury, Reading or the V Festival.  However, since having a child, music festivals have become a distant memory and I now have to settle with watching the highlights on TV.

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BIG Weekend of Sport – Wimbledon & Euros Finals!

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There’s a huge weekend in store for all you sports fans.  Sport has always been a part of my life; supporting West Ham as a kid (seeing my Dad, a season ticket holder for many years, returning from a match either deflated or happy), then watching boyfriends play park footie on a Sunday morning, being introduced to cricket & golf when I met my husband and then cheering our two sons on when playing football, basketball, cricket.  So this weekend we will be glued to the TV to take-in these three great finals.  Wimbledon Womens finals on Saturday, Wimbledon Mens finals on Sunday and the Euro 2016 final also on Sunday.

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Wedding Bells are Ringing

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Don’t you just love a good Wedding, if it will ever stop raining long enough for the photos!  Sometimes I think maybe an out of season Wedding is the better option, no expectations for beautiful weather equals no disappointment.   I’ve been down the aisle twice (well only technically the first time, second was in a Registry Office), one was a Summer Wedding and the other in Winter.   Continue reading →

Festival Fever

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Have you been to your first festival of the year yet?  Or have you got one of the most coveted tickets of 2016 for Glastonbury? The big one opens it’s gates tomorrow!  Which is your favourite Festival – quirky & laid back Latitude, seriously hip Lovebox or down & thumping Reading?  Whatever your taste in music we have definitely got it covered in the UK and I think we’ve got the event set-up nailed.  I’ve never been to a Festival anywhere else in the World but I do think the UK event organisors have definitely learnt and improved immensely over the years.  So what do you wear?

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Bags with Room for Toddler Essentials

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It’s time for me to buy a new bag – goodbye to the baby changing bag and the buggy storage compartment. The only stipulation for my new bag was to be of a suitable size for days out with my toddler. My colleagues helped me go through the selection of bags available and we had a difference of opinions on what size of bag was needed for an ordinary day out.

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Octor Who

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My 6 year old son has recently become obsessed with Doctor Who since watching re-runs of the Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant era. Therefore, I was pleased to stumble across the Weird Fish ‘Octor’ Who T-Shirt when updating the website.  I am a fan of the quirky style of the artist Rich Skipworth and how he is able to take something so iconic and put a twist on it. He certainly hasn’t failed with the ‘Octor Who’ T-Shirt by replacing the Time Lord with an octopus.

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Barefoot Blogger

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Maybe it’s a bit dull in your neck of the woods today but I can cheer you up with thoughts of shimmering sandy beaches, cool white surf, cloudless azure blue skies, exotic cocktails and all kinds of fun in the sun!  I have to say one of my greatest Summer pleasures is going barefoot – no more socks or tights just slip into flip flops for perfectly relaxed feet.

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Euro 2016

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This is the main event in the footballing calendar this year – UEFA Euro 2016 starting 10th June to 10th July. With France the host, all over Europe fans have started the countdown to this truly spectacular tournament. With 24 countries taking part every match should prove to be full of excitement and anticipation.

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Blogging or Jogging?

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So that is the question, are you a blogger or a jogger?

What do you do with your spare hours? Admittedly if, like me, you work full-time those spare hours here and there during your working week are very precious. A good few are taken at rest, sleeping that is, we all need to recharge our batteries with enough shut-eye, but what do we do to fill the rest of the gaps in 24/7?

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