Saturday, 30 March 2013

Easter Greetings

Cheep, cheep, cheep!

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter break.
Loved these cute little yellow chicks all squished in together - especially their beady eyes.

And look what arrived on Thursday morning :
  Lovely flowers.- from Mr NT .. I know - v. lucky....

And a beautiful candle too - 

Have a happy time whatever you may be up to..... x

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Party Pics from last weekend (and a rather gorgeous young man for you to see)

I had to re-think what I wore to the engagement party last weekend - this was the weather on the way to the venue.... Snow and freezing temperatures.
Never mind - the khaki leopard babes are snuggled back in their box ready for another outing. Did not want to spoil their loveliness in any way the first time they appeared.

Daughter and I... ready to go.  Woollen scarves as extra accessories.  I am wearing a sparkly sequin jacket (Zara) with another little bit of sparkle in a kind of light sweatshirt type top underneath - the lighter stripes have a bit of glitter.

Us at the party... Daughter kindly 'did' my makeup

Enjoying a glass of fizz... straight to my cheeks!  You can see the sparkle in the top a little more.

And finally, the pic I enticed you with....Daughter with a dear friend of ours...  (brother of the 'engagement girl')....Such a nice young man and he is going to be a 'regular' soon on a British soap opera - HOLBY CITY.

Have you been to any good parties recently... what did you wear?  Do you always reach for the same kind of outfit and what do you feel most comfortable in for an evening occasion?

Friday, 22 March 2013

Khaki Leopard Babies

I have been getting rid of things recently rather than buying more which has fitted in quite well with the concept of Frugal February.
Sorting out and chucking clothing and possessions etc. in order to make the mammoth task of packing a little easier.   However, when these gorgeous shoes flitted by my radar I could NOT resist.  I fell for them hook, line and sinker.  Guilty as charged.

They tick so many boxes :

  • Leopardy pattern
  • Khaki colourway
  • Reasonable heel height
  • Comfortable with a slightly cushioned insole ;-)
  • Good value for money

I absolutely LOVE them....  (Oh, and if you are interested they are from ZARA and currently still on their website)

Happy weekend whatever you may be doing.  Myself and the "khaki 'pards" are off to a party together.
Very exciting.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Back again in UK

Well, I have been back for less than a week and the contrast in weather has been amazing...

When I flew from Melbourne the mercury topped at 38 degrees - too hot for me really...  Far too hot.
However, I did not bank on this when I returned to Wiltshire....  Do you know it actually snowed yesterday morning..?  It's meant to be Spring here.
Look :

Snow.. in March, who would have thought it?

Have to say the snow did not hang around long and just look at these gorgeous flowers I have seen out and about on my jogs/walks....

Beautiful aren't they...?  The first two pics are hellebores (Lenten or Winter roses I think they are also known as) and the last one some gorgeous snowdrops.

Daughter returns from university in a couple of days - can't wait to see her again although as this is her last year (my goodness it's all nearly over!) she will be hard at work during the Easter holidays and I will be on hand to wield the whip   gently encourage and keep her going with nutritious food etc. !

Oh, and talking of nutritious food this GORGEOUS man is back on TV tonight telling us all about how to make a good loaf of bread - looking forward to taking notes and staring into his beautiful blue eyes...

Mr Salt and Pepper tasty dish - Paul Hollywood

How is Spring shaping up where you are?  Or, if in 'my other hemisphere' any Autumn foraging going on?

Friday, 8 March 2013

La Dolce Vita

Well life is sweet in more ways than one for me at the moment.....
I have been in Melbourne for the last couple of weeks and for most of that time have been busy packing up the house as Mr NT and I are on the move. A little further out of Melbourne but still within easy reach of the city. And it has been good, very sweet in fact to be sharing time with Mr NT again.
Yesterday, though I took myself away from the bubble wrap and boxes and treated myself to a quick visit to MECCA COSMETICA in Camberwell. Oh how I love that place ....
And I splurged on a little treat - Nars Dolce Vita lipstick. A fabulous colour - maybe the holy grail at last. A pinky nude which doesn't wash me out and has that finished "looks natural but better than your lips" sort of look. I am impressed.
A couple of visuals for you....

Have a wonderful weekend! I am doing a garage sale tomorrow but will feel very glam with my new lippie on to face the buyers!!