Category Archives: Leisure


It is my partners birthday this coming weekend and as usual I have no idea what to buy him. However, I know he wants to buy new skis for our annual ski trip next March. Great I think I’ll buy him a voucher for Decathlon but this is the most complicated process ever. You have to go to a website called Sporeka Gift Cards which very usefully tells me I have to visit a store to purchase a gift voucher. My nearest store is either Oxford or Reading both which are at least an hour away from me on a good day.
Come on Decathlon / Sporeka in this age of online shopping and social media surely you can offer an online gift card?



iPhone 6

You may remember a post from a few months ago where I wasn’t particualrly impressed with Apple as I had an iPhone 4S which, after the IOS 7 update back in July, would no longer connect to the internet. Apple denied all responsibility and I was left with a phone which I couldn’t use wifi on.  This isn’t too much of an issue in the UK, apart from the annoyance factor, in that I’ve purchased a phone with a 24 month contract which I can no longer use effectively 18 months in.

After numerous conversations with Apple and my service provider T-Mobile I managed to get an early upgradeto EE, with the fee waived, to an iPhone 6. Initially I wanted an iPhone 6 Plus but having looked at them in the shop they are huge and not practical for someone with small hands to hold, let alone navigate around the screens.

I had my new phone a few days when I wanted to take a picture, which you can do from the lock screen using the camera icon in the bottom right hand corner.  Not on mine you can’t! So online I go again and find several other people experiencing the same issue.  Various things have worked to restore this function and mine worked by erasing all the content and taking the phone back to the factory settings and restoring it from a previous back up.

So expect a few more pictures popping up here, there and everywhere as I test it out.



Rings on her fingers & bells on her toes

I’m loving a bit of jewellery at the minute, in particular stack rings, midi rings in fact any ring. And in gold or silver. I also bought these earrings for a bargain £1.50 from Primark at the weekend. I haven’t quite got enough piercings in my ears to wear them all but I gave it a good try.

My most recent expensive indulgence was this Michael Kors, seems to be the designer of the moment, rose gold watch in duty free on my holiday to Tenerife. I really like this colour as it makes a change from gold and silver. I think some outfits looks better with yellow or rose gold as opposed to silver and I am very anal about matching my jewellery to my outfit in so far as if my sandals/shoes have good buckles I have to wear gold accessories.


Check Mate

Apologies I haven’t posted anything for a while. I have been on holiday to Tenerife and then was away last weekend on a fitness weekend with some girl friends. And also I have broken my iPad and I feel lost without it. 😥

The big thing for AW 14 seems to be checks of all sizes and colours. I have my check blanket wrap which I have already posted a while ago but another recent purchase is this check longline jacket from New Look. I have worn mine with black leggings, a Primark black vest top, as it’s still quite warm and knee length black boots which were from George at Asda two years ago. I think they make really reasonable priced leather boots that last although I will probably need a new pair for this winter.



Here we go round the Mulberry bush…..

I was feeling the mulberry vibe yesterday and wanted to try out my new blanket wrap which I’m loving for this autumn / winter.  They are so versatile and will be great for those upcoming Halloween and Bonfire night parties and will keep you nice and cosy when you are stood outside in the cold night air.  Mine is a tartan wrap p, which I will link below, but there are a whole host of colours and styles available in the high street.




I have teamed mine with black skinny jeans from H&M with a small turn up and black New Look Chelsea boots.  My mulberry coloured chiffon blouse, again New Look, and a black and mulberry Primark handbag.





Crocodile Shoes

Check out these beauties I bought today £12.99 from New Look.  They seem to be my shop of choice at the minute.  They are black with a mock croc effect.  I’m wearing these with my H&M black skinny jeggings that I have turned up slightly and a leopard print tee again from, yes you’ve guessed it, New Look.







Ladies Night

I’m feeling a little worse for wear after a long overdue night out with the girls.  It’s a rarity that we are all free on the night.  We had a few bottles of Presecco between us and a few Cosmopolitans for the road.  I wanted to be a little glam but also casual so wore my skinny jeggings with a balck silky vest top from River Island and a new little jacket from New Look with a rose print design.  I glammed it up a little with a pair of black New Look shoe boots with a great platform and the obligatory silver statement necklace.







Birkenstocks and Aviators

Apologies for not posting for a while but I have been sunning myself in Turkey.  I am still there until tomorrow but as I have previously posted I’ve been having trouble with the wifi on my Apple iPhone.   However, as usual I have treated myself to a couple of items during my trip.  The first being a pair of Guess aviator style sunglasses.  I particularly wanted a pink/brown tint to the lenses which is why I went for these ones.  These were purchased in the duty free at Gatwick airport.  My second treat is a pair of white Birkenstocks.  I’m loving anything white at the moment and these are gorgeous.  They are really comfortable and fit my feet like a glove.  Although, I would recommend trying them on before buying as I am usually a size 6 and I have had to buy a size 5.  @SunglassesShop_


Holiday Countdown Day 8 – Royal Ascot

Spent the day at Royal Ascot today and it was a great day. Weather was great and I have officially started my tan.

I wore a Windsmoor dress and a Jacques Vert hat. I don’t usually do hats but thought I would go for it this year. I teamed this with my New Look wedge sandals which are much better for walking on grass and a statement necklace from Dorothy Perkins.

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