Reformer #Pilates – Not for the faint- hearted.

  I’ve just been to my first reformer Pilates class. Was it difficult? Yes. Was it fun? Erm, I wouldn’t say so. Do I think it will get results? Absolutely. Do I want a body like the instructors? Yes, yes, yes – I do! So, what to say about reformer Pilates? Well, it’s hard. It’s…

Little Black (Leather) Jacket

I am the queen of leather jackets. I wear them all year round no matter what the weather or the occasion. My favourite leather jacket is a Preen one (that’s me wearing it in the pictures above and below)  which I bought about six years ago. It’s ruched and patched and fitted and it goes…

Let’s talk #yoga…

I have a love -hate relationship with yoga. When I started doing it about eight years ago I absolutely loved it. I loved the peace, the stillness, the relaxed and gamely attitude of the group doing it with me. Then something happened. I hurt my back and nothing I did took the pain away. The…

Shift Dresses – my #oodt – Mary Katrantzou

What I’m Wearing Today – #ootd – Mary Katrantzou Dress, YSL tribute shoes I knew today would be tough. Having said that, it was actually light when I got out of bed at the crack of dawn. It makes me laugh that school calls it the ‘Spring Term’  when most of it actually takes place…

#Oscar Frocks

Before social media existed what I most looked forward to the morning after the Oscars was a peek at all the frocks. Since the Oscars takes place in the middle of the night UK time, there was no chance, unless you stayed up all night on a Sunday (not likely), to see what the stars…

Winter, move on please

What I’m Wearing Today – #ootd – JBrand Jeans, Mary Katrantzou Jumper, Furry Coat I hate this time of year in the UK. I hate it from the moment the clocks turn back (in October) to the moment they go forward (in March). And even then I hate it because the weather doesn’t do what…

Teenage make up dilemmas

I have just spent an hour and over £100 at the #MAC cosmetics department in Selfridges with my pre-teen daughter. This shocks me for several reasons: The fact that I lasted an hour sat at a make up counter That I let a make up artist apply ten tonne of make up to my daughter’s…

Orange is the Happiest Colour…

…so Frank Sinatra says and who am I to argue. What I’m Wearing Today – #ootd – Peter Pilotto SS 14 So, inspired by this quote – which i nabbed from #Instagram yesterday – I’m wearing orange. Bright orange in fact. In fact, it’s so bright I’m nearly blinded by the dress. It’s sure to be…

Yellow for Spring

Today the sun is shining and I’m feeling optimistic about Spring. I always feel this way after the Half Term school break. The mornings are lighter and the evenings too. With only a month to go before the clocks go back it’s time to think about packing away the Winter wardrobe and digging out the…

#Oscar winners? My predictions…

I love the cinema. I go a lot. I’m lucky, there’s a big multiplex at the end of my road so there’s simply no excuse. At this time of the year there’s an abundance of films to watch, what with them all vying for awards glory. I like to see them all before the Oscar…

Super Cool #Stockholm

I’ve travelled a fair bit around Scandinavia and the Baltic States but somehow Stockholm has eluded me – until now that is. With the announcement of cheap fares by SAS Go direct from the North of England we didn’t have an excuse not to visit. So, after a mammoth seven week half term (our daughter…