Monday, 15 December 2014

Surprise Cupcakes

My boy likes to surprise his classmates 
with yummy vanilla cupcakes 
he's rather famous for. 

And trust me, he really does make 
absolutely delicious little cakes! 

He always asks me to do the frosting, though, 
and I'm happy to oblige :)

                   Gone in a jiffy, I was told!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Anxiously Waiting ...

... for St Nick, 
he's expected tonight!

My girl set the table 
& prepared a snack for the old boy. 

Let's hope he enjoys it :)

Sunday, 30 November 2014

St Andrew

Image: source

My boy's patron saint & the patron saint 
of my favourite piece of the world :)

Happy St Andrew's Day!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Three Things :)

Another lot that puts a smile on my face :)

::: my colourful pencils :::

::: lovely smelling hand cream :::

::: that ring!!! :::

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Monday, 6 October 2014

Snippets Of Summer IV.

One last account of my summer outfits, I promise. 

I took the pictures on our upper balcony, 
which is a tiny little thing, as you can see :)

My husband and I used to sip yummy wine here 
on warm summer evenings.
No such thing this last summer, I'm afraid ...
It was never warm enough!

Outfit details:

- sandals - Alpina (local brand)
- shorts - McKinnley
- beaded top - Boden (sale from years ago)
- Swatch watch - borrowed from my husband :)

Friday, 3 October 2014

Snippets Of Summer III.

Some more summer outfits from my camera archive. 

Summer, mind you. Never called for cardis before ...

Outfit details:

- shoes - old, no idea where they came from
- bermudas - Etirel
- leather belt - H&M
- embroidered T-shirt & cardigan set  - Tulchan 
(from ages ago as well!)
- sunglasses - Boden

Could actually be wearing the same outfit in October ...

Monday, 29 September 2014

Happy Things

:: a nice cup of tea & my angel ring ::

:: Rainbow Loom craze has hit my children as well ::

:: Circus ::

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Michal Negrin - New Gorgeousness Discovered

Oh my God, how beautiful is this ring? And there's plenty more gorgeousness to see here; I've only just been told about Michal by my best friend who purchased a piece of her jewellery on a trip to Budapest. I couldn't resist it myself - this precious little gem is on its way to me!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Current Read

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A bit sorry for Mr Darcy but other than that, 
it's good old Bridget, isn't it?

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

26 / 19 ...

... years with the love of my life - 

first boyfriend, then husband :)

Monday, 22 September 2014

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Ten, Oh My Goodness!

My little girl is turning ten today. 

Only yesterday she was a tiny little baby.

Now we have a young lady in our midst :)

Happy birthday, my darling!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Three Things :)

Putting a smile on my face, as always! 

:: prettily wrapped presents for dear friends ::

:: my breakfast bowl ::

:: my girl's flip-flops ::

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Snippets Of Summer II.

Still behind schedule ...

Another one of my 'summer' outfits - 
the cardi was a necessity, trust me!

Outfit details:

- heels - local shoe shop (closed by now)
- skirt - Joules (via e-bay)
- Breton top - Boden
- cardigan - Joules sale
- necklace - Oriental shop in the capital
- sunglasses - Boden

Monday, 15 September 2014

Snippets Of Summer I.

 Am officially a VBB - a very bad blogger :( Time seems to fly and what with all sorts of things to be done - from PTA meetings to home improvements I can't seem to be able to find the time to blog.

 Here are some snippets of my summer outfits 
(summer? what summer?)...

I wore this lovely floral number 
to church one Sunday 
and later for a friend's 50th birthday party. 
It was a wonderful day.

Outfit details:

- heels - local shoe shop (no longer there)
- dress - Joules
- necklace - Oriental shop in the capital

Monday, 1 September 2014

Break Over & Great Read

Right, summer break is over, the children back to school. I can't really say the summer is over as there hasn't been any proper summer around at all. So, back to our usual daily routine it is. Which also provides less time for one of my favourite occupations - reading. This is the book I've just finished:

Loved it to bits!

Monday, 11 August 2014

St Clare Of Assisi

We're celebrating her feast today.

Image: source

She's the patron saint of my little girl. 
What a role model.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Three Things - Once Again

Lots of lovely little things 
putting a smile on my face these days ...

:: a gorgeous pair of handmade earrings, 
 a totally unexpected gift from a good friend ::

:: same friend, same loveliness ::

:: a stylish pair of my little girl's sunglasses, 
a supermarket bargain :)  ::

Plus another huge thing making 
my heart leap with joy - 
I found some 'long lost' friends 
on Facebook last night - 
happy, happy, happy!!!

Monday, 21 July 2014

An Outfit, At Last!

Well, it's been a while, hasn'it? It's not that I don't get out of my pyjamas every morning, it's just that it doesn't really occur to me to take a photo every day - I think of that in the evening when I browse other people's blogs - and by that time I'm quite possibly already wearing my pyjamas ... :)

Anyway, I spotted (rather appropriate, don't you think?) this gorgeous dress on e-bay the other day - it's Boden but I don't remember it from the last few seasons so it must be from a few years ago. I loved the colour and it really was a bargain!

It cost less than my Joules bangles ...

Outfit details:

- sandals - local shoe shop
- dress - Boden (via e-bay)
- cardigan - Monsoon
- clutch - local boutique
- bangles - Joules
- ring - gifted
- angel pendant!
- earrings - Etsy
- sunglasses - Boden

Oh, I wore this to church yesterday. 
And for my Mum's birthday get-together 
in the evening!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Cycling Pilgrimage - Take Two

We did it again this year!

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook

Perhaps not the best moment to show off my new hair-do ... :)