Monthly Archives: April 2015

Pack Light for Paris: What you need for three nights

Not much is needed for a three day trip to Paris. I travelled by Eurostar so I could take more but I still pack light.  All you need is a few clothes and toiletries and some good shoes for walking.  Travelling light has many benefits.  Though travelling light, I still like to look smart – especially in Paris.  Part of the fun… Read more »

The Confidence Challenge: Is red lipstick magical?

Do you feel in  need of a confidence pick-me-up?  Feeling a bit sorry for myself because I have a heavy cold, and in need of a boost, today I decided to get up off the sofa and take up the confidence challenge – red lipstick.  The challenge is to wear a bold red lipstick for a whole day when you will… Read more »

Etiquette in the Loo: How to Go Wherever You Are

You know when you really really have to go?  But you are not sure what’s acceptable in the country in which you find yourself this week?  Well, this post won’t help you there – it’s not really a list of instructions on using lavatorial facilities around the world.  Just a couple of signs I’ve come across lately struck me as… Read more »

Mulberry Bayswater: What’s in my workbag?

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Chocolate leather Mulberry Bayswater handbag or workbag

Work bags can be a bottomless pit holding everything!  I love my Mulberry Bayswater in chocolate.  The leather is gorgeous, it smells good, it’s a beautiful colour and it’s just the right size for me.  It holds a lot of items and is large enough to hold A4 documents.  I try to keep mine slim so come and take a… Read more »

Jewels: sorting with Konmari method

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jewels collected before sorting

Minimalism has a great appeal for me.  Since I have far too much jewellery, it’s time to get it sorted.  Many of the jewels I have were gifts and those are not easy to part with.  There are memories associated with other things – my Dad is no longer with us, but I’ve kept his name badge for many years.  My Nana’s… Read more »

Furry Friends Tag: Milli

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Milli is our long-haired Jack Russell. We got Milli when she was less than a year old – she’s a rescue dog. Milli does have the tattoos in her ear that show she is a pedigree but we don’t have any papers for her.  I can understand why she was a rescue dog – she probably went out for a… Read more »

Haul: Lush, Zara, Body Shop and Amazon

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I’ve done a small amount of shopping lately – in Spain, Ireland, at the airport and online (do you love online shopping?) because it was too rainy back in England to go walking to the High Street.  I only like to buy things I need and will use. Please note: the eyeshadow is used on my eyebrows and eyelids, not… Read more »

Pamplona International Staff Week

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One of the joys of living in Europe is that so many countries are easily accessible.  To get to Pamplona from Guildford for the International Staff Week was not the easiest journey I’ve done since living here, but was so worthwhile.  Pamplona is lovely and to get there I had an afternoon in Madrid both on the way there and… Read more »