Almost time for me to come home and I have to say that I am enjoying my time away reading and chilling out. I really needed this break and feel so much better for it. It got to the point of me feeling like I was going to spontaneously combust from being purely fed up so time off is just what the doctor would have ordered!
Still powering through this tome and it just gets better. I am itching to finish it as cannot wait to see the film.
LISTENING TO . . .
Being in the spirit of finishing things off I am cracking through this one too.
Not really liking the feel of sun-tan lotion I decided to get some of this. I realise that after seeing this there will be plenty of you wanting to lecture me on my skin care but before you do I also bought these . . .
Please do bare in mind that I do not burn in the sun so I am protecting against UV rays but not as high as most. On that note onwards . . .
Before the first trip we had away I picked up a new pair of these bad boys – in my arsenal of shoes at home I have so many pairs of these lovely comfortable and what seem to be everlasting flip flops/sandals/thongs or whatever you call them where you are in the world! White was the one colour that I was missing and these were just perfect.
Just a note for you guys Spring Bloggiesta starts TODAY!
Sadly I will be taking part in small parts, partly due to being away but mostly to returning to work. Hopefully I get something done.
Well that’s my week in a capsule.
Keep your eyes peeled on Instagram for holiday snaps.
Despite being away for a week it was quite a bad week away and we decided to book another trip. As this is published I will be hopefully chilling by the pool in Antalya soaking up the sun and sipping on a much needed cocktail. Whilst away I have been reading madly and managed to pick up a classic again and even finished an audio book. How has your week been going?
After putting the classic down almost two years ago now I picked it up but started from the very beginning. What a very good place to start right?! Having restarted the book with a renewed vigour and am finding the book extremely enjoying. Have you read it? How did you find it?
I finished listening to this on my return back from our recent holiday as at the beginning it really was quite dull. My review of this audio book will be up in a couple of weeks so keep those peepers peeled.
After sorting through some much needed crap I found a bag of 5 large lush jars. Lush give customers the opportunity to collect 5 large jars and return them when used and clean to swap for FREE Fresh Face Mask of the customers choice from a selection on display that waiting for you on ice. Being a Lush addict this is just something that brings a big smile to my face – not only do I get something for FREE I am recycling and giving back to ‘mother earth’! RESULT right!
Whilst making my way around the shop after collecting my free fresh face mask I picked up a pot of this wonderful stuff. Not only does it feel and smell great it works wonders for the skin and makes you feel soft, supple and ready to go. Have you used it before?
House of Fraser are currently having a 20% off event for recognition customers so I figured why not take advantage and stock up on swim wear for the next trip as the last dash and buy for swim wear left me with . . .
Not that it isn’t a nice swim set but every time I tried to get out of the water something almost fell out and for me that is a big no-no with swimwear.
This may seem a bit meh but I quite like it and may make a sneaky purchase before I go away!
What are you guys up to this week?
As you may have seen from my Instagram photos I am currently on a chill out holiday. Until I’m back the posts over here are going to be a little thin on the ground but I have managed to schedule a couple of things. I hope the rest of your week is as relaxing as mine.
Thanks to Audible I am listening to this little anecdotal audio book which is not only written by but narrated by David Duchovny.
I will be starting this whilst away – there have been so many good things said about this book so I am quite excited.
This is not my usual type of book but its sounds absolutely wonderful to read about such a sensitive subject of history.
Not only am I listening but I am finally starting
There will be no pictures just yet but just think spa treatments, massages and just good old wellbeing and relaxation.
My, my what a rushed week it has been on top of family stress and work just being a bit full on I am glad to bid farewell to last week and welcome the new week whole heartedly. This Monday post is a little late due to a long dog walk and an array of other personal appointments that we have both had today. Himself and I have had a really tough time this week and we just want to chill and reboot a little.
Onwards . . .
For my eyes
As a hardcore Colgan I have nothing but love for this book and continuation of the Polly and Neil adventure. Must-read for all!
For my ears
Haven’t had much listening time recently so I am looking forward to picking up where I left off with this.
Despite the sun coming out the wind has also been up so I have been able to get my tootsies out whilst wrapping up around my neck to prevent a cold. My feet are one part of my body that I do not like to keep covered up if possible as the more air that gets to them the better so my Birke’s are just awesome.
Just a couple of the new products that I have been using for the past month. My favourite is the brow set as when I get up for work in the morning as I wear no make-up I put a bit of this on and I am ready to go. There really is no point in wearing make up to work as after a whole day it would most probably melt off my face!
With another week on the horizon and plenty to do this meme is the perfect way to say goodbye to weeks gone by and start afresh. This great meme is hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey and is a way for bloggers from all corners of the internet to link up and see what has been happening it other peoples world. Have you tried it yet? You really should.
I am still listening to this audio and loving it. The story is progressing at a glacial pace but from past experience with Moriarty’s books I am sure it will pick up soon. Or at least I hope it will!
My happiness could not be expressed when I got this through the door – I have started it and as suspected I am LOVING it!
Cocktails at Fontaine’s in Stoke Newington with Catherine & the men in our life.
It was the start of a great evening.
Breakfast after a block of night shifts is always necessary and Harrison’s in Balham really fit the bill.
This is one of my favourite make up brushes, it picks up just the right amount of powder without being too heavy on the face. Worth the money and when washed does not lose consistency.
This product is great for a quick fix between regular skin care routines or if you have more time leaving it on a little longer gives stunning results.
What do you have planned for the week ahead?
There are days that when going out for a coffee and a spot of shopping you don’t want to get all trussed up with literally nowhere to go. With the weather the way it is and looking to stay chilly this outfit is perfect to keep you warm and looking good at the same time.
Favourite Item of the Bunch
Not only do I LOVE Mulberry in general this bag is one that I am coveting as not only is it beautiful but it is big enough to fit all that a woman needs for her regular day.
What is your favourite?
My, my, my what a week it has been. Having just returned from one of the most romantic weekends of my life I am sorry to say that life has to resume to normal proceedings. With a week of night shifts looming I am sure that I will have plenty of time to listen to a couple of books I have in the pipeline.
After quite some time I have finally picked this book up. Despite not liking the look of the actual author and some of her comments I really do want to give it a go.
This one made it to the pile too as it was on offer and the next one on from Wolf Hall so why not!
This scrub has been a godsend over the past week – I will post a review to let you know how I got on with it.
If you didn’t know from yesterday’s post and a couple more himself booked a trip away for Valentine’s day and truly blew me away. Check out some of the photos HERE.
Happy Monday peeps!
For that night out with the man in your life to celebrate your love for each other. Not that there should only be one day of the year that we celebrate romance, love and all of the lovely stuff that happens on this one day.
This is also the point where I do not like to spoil the day for those like me that are closet saps.
I am currently away with himself on a surprise getaway that he has planned so all will be revealed when we return!
Happy Valentine’s Day lovelies!
When it is cold outside and you want to put something on to get to and from work, grab a quick coffee or just something from your local corner shop this is the sort of outfit that will keep you warm and comfortable but not look like an absolute disaster.
What do you wear when you want to stay warm and fashionable?