Thursday, 27 February 2014

February's Tale of 2 Kitties...

This month Fitz & Darcy have discovered the joy's of laying in front of the fire. Several times this month the Kitties and I have cuddled in front of the fire on the damp wet evenings. Its not been on for long but they have taken the most of the opportunity when it has. Darcy tries to get as near to the flames as he possibly can without scorching, where as Fitz is happy to laze in his basket.Its the first time that I've seen them curl up away from each other and sleep, usually they have to be in touching distant of each other or laying across themselves...
They are growing fast and continuing to explore and chase each other all over the house. Fortunately we haven't had any more shocks like last month. They have become little lap cats, as I sit and type this one is tucked up on my lap and the other is along a leg, which has become a nightly ritual of late....
It seems its not just me who has fallen in love with kitties.... these 3 very cute Ads have aired over the last month, much to the delight of cat lovers!... in favourite order:
No 1. Cat & Budgie for Freeview
No 2. Moustache kittie - 3
No 3.  McVities Kitties -

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Totes Amaze Tuesday

Welcome to my 2nd Totes Amaze Tuesday for 2014.... If you missed the first one, check it out here. This month with the weather having been so miserable for such a long time, I needed to inject a little colour into my daily commute to brighten my days. With it being February I opted for my gorgeous red Mulberry Effie Tote.
This tote is a perfect for commuting. It can be carried as a tote over the arm or alternatively across the body. It also has lots of compartments inside and holds lots!!... perfect for me. As with every bag change over,  my bits & bobs inside get a make-over. Kate Spade, and Michael Kors have assisted with the styling. Clarins has been invaluable with its Hand cream and beauty flash balm and my must have accessory for each day has been an umbrella!
Mulberry is a fabulous British brand, and I really hope with its new changes at the top it doesn't loose its British heritage. This video details what it does best.
 So many people have commented when I use this bag, accessorised with a red Alexander Mcqueen scarf, with  a black coat and boots its made me feel fabulous on the wet, grey February days. Here's how I've been styling my bag during Feb.
I am very fortunate to be able to but such gorgeous handbags with a very generous discount, however a large number of red handbags are featured on the high street. I highly recommend a red bag as an instant 'pick'me up... its as effective as the red cups from starbucks at christmas... it gives a little red glow from the inside!!

Monday, 17 February 2014

Cupcakes & Kitties!

Today is my nieces's 11th birthday. I'm not sure where the time has gone but 11 years have passed since she arrived very quickly (nearly in the hospital carpark) screaming into the world. I think it set a precedent for what was to come, as she is a little chatterbox and full of beans!
Friday night she called me and asked if I could make her a birthday cake for her & her friends.... her only request was a giant chocolate cupcake. This did send me into slight manic mode, as I was working Saturday which only left Sunday. So a hastily pulled together cake was constructed!
As I couldn't finish work early today, I arranged to have a birthday breakfast with the little lady this morning. So cake and cards were delivered at 7.30 this morning to an excited birthday girl.
 Lib's favourite chocolate is the Ferrero Rocher which was my inspiration for the cake & cupcakes.
Thankfully it all came together and she was very pleased with her presents and treats.
I did have one near catastrophe, thankfully I had just finished boxing the cake up, so no damage was done....... Fitz took an active interest in the cake & its box!!.... inquisitive  little kitties & cakes don't always mix!!

 

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Wednesday Words- my february 5

Welcome to my Wednesday words.... so far this month I have read 5 books on my daily commute.
Books are an integral part of my commute and if I don't have at least 2 options available either in book form or on kindle I get a little anxious! ... silly I know, but I really cant do the commute without. Thankyou ladies for taking me to other peoples lives on my daily commute. Alas not much reading done last week due to the commute being by car to deal with the tube strikes which seemed to last for days.... but determined to make up for this week!
Here's what has kept me entertained:-
  • Make my Wish Come True - Fiona Harper. This was a hangover from my Christmas pile, it features 2 sisters her are quite estranged purely through such different lifestyles, Juliet a domestic goddess, control freak single mum and Gemma the career focused single assistant director. Juliet's plans for a perfect Christmas start to unravel until a mini meltdown ensues resulting in Gemma offering up her 2 weeks holiday vacation to the Caribbean, swapping life with her sister. With a handsome next door neighbour and a need to pull off the perfect christmas, both sisters go on a journey into each others lives. I enjoyed this book, it was an easy read, a little predictable but perfect to while away a couple hours escaping the horrible weather outside. ***
  •  Here's looking at You - Mhairi McFarlane . Anna Alessi is a history and art expert within her field. She has a job she loves, great friends and is now just looking for the ideal guy for a little romance. Things however never used to be so ideal, life at school for Anna was some of the worst years of her life and some she would rather forget.  However very soon Anna's nemesis and the high school hunk who was responsible for her final humiliation at school walks back into her life. .... he however has no idea who she is. Can Anna deal with all the demons she thought had been laid to rest and how long is it before James realises who she is.  This book is so much more than a chick lit read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, its not as predictable as you think and it has some laugh out loud moments along with some heart wrenching parts. ****
  • Heaven Scent - Sasha Wagstaff. Cat Hayes impulsively marries a penniless waiter, she, within weeks finds herself  a widow. Unbeknown to Cat she finds out that Oliver is part of a French perfume dynasty. Cat finds herself in the south of France dealing with a disconnected family headed by a formidable matriarch of a grandmother. This book takes you to a world of glamour, family saga and romance. I loved this book, escapism at its best, completely enthralled with the whole perfume making business accompanied by gorgeous french men!....perfect for a wet and cold february commute. ****    
  • The House that we grew up in - Lisa Jewell  This book details the life of the Bird family, 4 children growing up in a lovely home in the country, with 2 parents who love them.  On paper its idyllic, however one Easter tragedy strikes and suddenly the lives of the Bird family  will never be the same. This book is so many layers and slowly as you peel each one back the story develops. The story jumps between 3 time spans which takes some adjusting to however once you have I couldn't put this book down. It deals with some gritty issues and it really struck a chord with me. Not always an easy read, but an enjoyable one. ****
  • Take a Look at Me now - Miranda Dickinson. Nell Sullivan has always been known as ‘Miss Five-Year Plan’. But when she finds herself jobless and newly single on the same day, Nell decides it is time to stop planning and start taking chances. Nell blows her redundancy cheque on a life changing trip to San Francisco. Bunking down at her cousins she embarks on an exploration of both herself and San Francisco. In a vibrant colourful city she meets many characters, one of which is the dashing mysterious Max. Nell falls in love with the magic and sparkle of the city, but soon her adventure is over and she is heading back to London. Will she revert back to the 'old' Nell?  This is my favourite read of the month...... I loved Nell, there was a little bit of me in her! and I fell in love with San Francisco, through Nell's adventures.  In fact I loved it so much I have spent hours pouring over google exploring holiday options!... not this year but on wish list for next! This is my ***** book for Feb
    What have you been reading this month?

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Tuesday TV Treats

This weekend saw me finally get some 'down' time and chill and catch-up on a little TV. Thankfully it seems that most of my favourites have been saved for February's scheduling so perfect time to curl up on the sofa.
There isn't a great deal of UK TV that grabs my attention, however I did get home a couple of Fridays ago just in time to watch the lovely Martin Kemp on Piers Morgans life stories.... from his Spandau Ballet heartthrob years, through his courageous battle with 2 life threatening brain tumours, actor, director he has had an interesting life. I was gripped from the start, he came across as a really lovely guy, loves his wife, kids  and led this fascinating life without the hint of scandal, so rare in today's society. Thoroughly enjoyed it. 
My other guilty pleasure is the gorgeous bad boy Danny Dyer into Eastenders. Fell out of favour with EE many years ago, but love this character so bucking the trend of his usual casting,  easy watching to dip in & out of!... especially Danny Dyer walking round in his boxers!
Sunday night TV is my treat, its probably the only time I sit and watch 'live' Tv, loving Mr Selfridge being back.... some great additions to the cast. (look out for a Mr Selfridge post all to itself soon!)
Across the pond 3 of my favourite US shows have aired in the last couple of weeks. Great to see Revenge back for Season 3, I'm intrigued to see where Emily goes in this season, especially as so many people know her secret now. The Good Wife is back for season 5. Anything with Chris North in ticks my box, so this is fab viewing for me, followed by Nashville this is perfect Thursday night viewing for me....
< Finally, very late to the party I have finally watched season 1 of White Collar.... Oh MY!!!!!! Matt Bomer is just beautiful, effortlessly styled, slick, I've loved it.... set in my favourite city NY, its just perfect for me!
What has been grabbing your TV attention of late?.... would love to hear what you have been watching x

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Social Media Sunday

As mentioned on my January round-up, Social Media has really played a part in keeping me entertained during my stressful January. Last year I discussed my thoughts on Social media, here  is that post, it now is so much of my daily like I have decided for it to become a regular feature each month.
Here are are my Social Media favourites from Jan 14.
Blog world

I still love blogging and this post from Stephanie Howell kick started me into thinking about making some changes to my blog this year. Stephanie is one of my favourites and thoroughly enjoying her life adventures with soldier & 4 girls in Italy.
Joy the Baker - homemade kitty treats... added to my things to make this year for the kitties!
Nouvelle Daily - a fabulous lifestyle blog - with a much needed blog post of "Keeping hair fresh for Longer" perfect for my early morning and late nights in Jan.
Lisa Moorefield - 10 Scrapbooking apps... great list which I am going to explore  and a fab craft blog.
Instagram
I have quite a diverse follow list on Instagram, these 6 snaps put a smile on my face in Jan
Mrs Button; toad in the hole bake made my mouth water and lust after the gorgeous pink mason mixing bowl.
Coach - huge fan of coach accessories and their snowy yellow taxi had me day dreaming of a trip to NY.
Tea & Crafting - loved their wool pile from The Homemakery, really need to get my crochet & knitting needles out again.
Jane Means - ribbons and twine to dribble over... loving these new boxsets.
Talking of dribbling... the delicious David Gandy's instagram account is one of my daily treats... this towel snap completely brightened one of my days at my desk!
Mrs's M's sea scape snap is just gorgeous... snapped from the train on her way home from her 2 days in London.
Twitter
Along with my fun filled tweets from James Haskell it was lovely to see Ali Mcnamara back in tweet world, with her inspirational quotes and teasers of her new novel. Another favourite is the MPS helicopter, fascinating in site to the police services in the sky, complete with stunning photos and some very humorous tweets.
Pinterest
my favourite this month was Henri Bendel's project life pins for Jan.... I will be exploring more of these in detail throughout the year.

what has been grabbing your attention on the social media scene this month.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

#Project Life 2014 ~ January

So a twelfth of 2014 has passed and it what a blur it was!. January is never much different for me and this year it has been even more stressful. Hopefully this will be my last weekend at work and I can start to enjoy February and catch-up on life, friends and sleep!
Although the majority of January was spent at my desk, I did manage some down time and have fun.
January saw me try some new things with my blog and launch some features which will appear monthly this year.
Here's a re-cap :-
Social media has provided lots of entertainment and fun for me during Jan, starting with this funny tweet and response from the lovely James Haskell (England rugby player) as my Jan feature on my calendar.
It was lovely to see my friend Ali back on the social circuit after a Dr endorsed hiatus over the holiday period... knowing how much she loves inspirational quotes and the family being big fans of Mr Selfridge a little yellow gift box found its way to her door to brighten january.
It was also lovely to catchup in person with my blogging/twitter friend Caroline who popped into the big yellow store with her mum and we grabbed a cheeky glass of wine and a gossip.. so lovely to see them both.
This month also saw the family get together to celebrate my cousin's sons 21st birthday. Lewis lives 'up north' so doesn't get down to us often due to university and home commitments to it was extra special that he came down and spent his birthday weekend with us. As a huge Dr Who fan, I teleported together special Dr cupcakes just for the occasion.
Over the last 4 weekends when driving into work I have parked up at the same spot along the embankment and enjoyed the fresh air and admired the view. Each week I have taken a picture to record the changing tides. The river has been a talking point this month due to persistent rain that has deluged the country this month.
Finally I would like to thank H&M and my team for the fabulous new shots of David Beckham in his pants .... not many men could make grey smalls look to effortlessly sexy but he manages to tick all the boxes. I have on several occasions this month found these pics in paperwork or tacked to desk when returning from challenging meetings along with a cup of coffee and a cupcake. My team really do know me well!!!.... its the little things that often mean the most!
As February dawns I have set myself 5 things to do.
  1. Alarm to go off later than 4.45am at least once a week
  2. be home before 8pm at least once a week
  3. Spend a Sunday on the sofa and not at my desk
  4. Eat a dinner that doesn't ping in the microwave or arrive via the toaster.
  5. See my friends .....x
    Hope you have all had a jolly January.... here's to a fabulous February.
    .... pop back tomorrow for my Social media Sunday... 14 treats on the ipad during January.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

February's Tale of 2 Kitties...

This month Fitz & Darcy have discovered the joy's of laying in front of the fire. Several times this month the Kitties and I have cuddled in front of the fire on the damp wet evenings. Its not been on for long but they have taken the most of the opportunity when it has. Darcy tries to get as near to the flames as he possibly can without scorching, where as Fitz is happy to laze in his basket.Its the first time that I've seen them curl up away from each other and sleep, usually they have to be in touching distant of each other or laying across themselves...
They are growing fast and continuing to explore and chase each other all over the house. Fortunately we haven't had any more shocks like last month. They have become little lap cats, as I sit and type this one is tucked up on my lap and the other is along a leg, which has become a nightly ritual of late....
It seems its not just me who has fallen in love with kitties.... these 3 very cute Ads have aired over the last month, much to the delight of cat lovers!... in favourite order:
No 1. Cat & Budgie for Freeview
No 2. Moustache kittie - 3
No 3.  McVities Kitties -

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Totes Amaze Tuesday

Welcome to my 2nd Totes Amaze Tuesday for 2014.... If you missed the first one, check it out here. This month with the weather having been so miserable for such a long time, I needed to inject a little colour into my daily commute to brighten my days. With it being February I opted for my gorgeous red Mulberry Effie Tote.
This tote is a perfect for commuting. It can be carried as a tote over the arm or alternatively across the body. It also has lots of compartments inside and holds lots!!... perfect for me. As with every bag change over,  my bits & bobs inside get a make-over. Kate Spade, and Michael Kors have assisted with the styling. Clarins has been invaluable with its Hand cream and beauty flash balm and my must have accessory for each day has been an umbrella!
Mulberry is a fabulous British brand, and I really hope with its new changes at the top it doesn't loose its British heritage. This video details what it does best.
 So many people have commented when I use this bag, accessorised with a red Alexander Mcqueen scarf, with  a black coat and boots its made me feel fabulous on the wet, grey February days. Here's how I've been styling my bag during Feb.
I am very fortunate to be able to but such gorgeous handbags with a very generous discount, however a large number of red handbags are featured on the high street. I highly recommend a red bag as an instant 'pick'me up... its as effective as the red cups from starbucks at christmas... it gives a little red glow from the inside!!

Monday, 17 February 2014

Cupcakes & Kitties!

Today is my nieces's 11th birthday. I'm not sure where the time has gone but 11 years have passed since she arrived very quickly (nearly in the hospital carpark) screaming into the world. I think it set a precedent for what was to come, as she is a little chatterbox and full of beans!
Friday night she called me and asked if I could make her a birthday cake for her & her friends.... her only request was a giant chocolate cupcake. This did send me into slight manic mode, as I was working Saturday which only left Sunday. So a hastily pulled together cake was constructed!
As I couldn't finish work early today, I arranged to have a birthday breakfast with the little lady this morning. So cake and cards were delivered at 7.30 this morning to an excited birthday girl.
 Lib's favourite chocolate is the Ferrero Rocher which was my inspiration for the cake & cupcakes.
Thankfully it all came together and she was very pleased with her presents and treats.
I did have one near catastrophe, thankfully I had just finished boxing the cake up, so no damage was done....... Fitz took an active interest in the cake & its box!!.... inquisitive  little kitties & cakes don't always mix!!

 

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Wednesday Words- my february 5

Welcome to my Wednesday words.... so far this month I have read 5 books on my daily commute.
Books are an integral part of my commute and if I don't have at least 2 options available either in book form or on kindle I get a little anxious! ... silly I know, but I really cant do the commute without. Thankyou ladies for taking me to other peoples lives on my daily commute. Alas not much reading done last week due to the commute being by car to deal with the tube strikes which seemed to last for days.... but determined to make up for this week!
Here's what has kept me entertained:-
  • Make my Wish Come True - Fiona Harper. This was a hangover from my Christmas pile, it features 2 sisters her are quite estranged purely through such different lifestyles, Juliet a domestic goddess, control freak single mum and Gemma the career focused single assistant director. Juliet's plans for a perfect Christmas start to unravel until a mini meltdown ensues resulting in Gemma offering up her 2 weeks holiday vacation to the Caribbean, swapping life with her sister. With a handsome next door neighbour and a need to pull off the perfect christmas, both sisters go on a journey into each others lives. I enjoyed this book, it was an easy read, a little predictable but perfect to while away a couple hours escaping the horrible weather outside. ***
  •  Here's looking at You - Mhairi McFarlane . Anna Alessi is a history and art expert within her field. She has a job she loves, great friends and is now just looking for the ideal guy for a little romance. Things however never used to be so ideal, life at school for Anna was some of the worst years of her life and some she would rather forget.  However very soon Anna's nemesis and the high school hunk who was responsible for her final humiliation at school walks back into her life. .... he however has no idea who she is. Can Anna deal with all the demons she thought had been laid to rest and how long is it before James realises who she is.  This book is so much more than a chick lit read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, its not as predictable as you think and it has some laugh out loud moments along with some heart wrenching parts. ****
  • Heaven Scent - Sasha Wagstaff. Cat Hayes impulsively marries a penniless waiter, she, within weeks finds herself  a widow. Unbeknown to Cat she finds out that Oliver is part of a French perfume dynasty. Cat finds herself in the south of France dealing with a disconnected family headed by a formidable matriarch of a grandmother. This book takes you to a world of glamour, family saga and romance. I loved this book, escapism at its best, completely enthralled with the whole perfume making business accompanied by gorgeous french men!....perfect for a wet and cold february commute. ****    
  • The House that we grew up in - Lisa Jewell  This book details the life of the Bird family, 4 children growing up in a lovely home in the country, with 2 parents who love them.  On paper its idyllic, however one Easter tragedy strikes and suddenly the lives of the Bird family  will never be the same. This book is so many layers and slowly as you peel each one back the story develops. The story jumps between 3 time spans which takes some adjusting to however once you have I couldn't put this book down. It deals with some gritty issues and it really struck a chord with me. Not always an easy read, but an enjoyable one. ****
  • Take a Look at Me now - Miranda Dickinson. Nell Sullivan has always been known as ‘Miss Five-Year Plan’. But when she finds herself jobless and newly single on the same day, Nell decides it is time to stop planning and start taking chances. Nell blows her redundancy cheque on a life changing trip to San Francisco. Bunking down at her cousins she embarks on an exploration of both herself and San Francisco. In a vibrant colourful city she meets many characters, one of which is the dashing mysterious Max. Nell falls in love with the magic and sparkle of the city, but soon her adventure is over and she is heading back to London. Will she revert back to the 'old' Nell?  This is my favourite read of the month...... I loved Nell, there was a little bit of me in her! and I fell in love with San Francisco, through Nell's adventures.  In fact I loved it so much I have spent hours pouring over google exploring holiday options!... not this year but on wish list for next! This is my ***** book for Feb
    What have you been reading this month?

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Tuesday TV Treats

This weekend saw me finally get some 'down' time and chill and catch-up on a little TV. Thankfully it seems that most of my favourites have been saved for February's scheduling so perfect time to curl up on the sofa.
There isn't a great deal of UK TV that grabs my attention, however I did get home a couple of Fridays ago just in time to watch the lovely Martin Kemp on Piers Morgans life stories.... from his Spandau Ballet heartthrob years, through his courageous battle with 2 life threatening brain tumours, actor, director he has had an interesting life. I was gripped from the start, he came across as a really lovely guy, loves his wife, kids  and led this fascinating life without the hint of scandal, so rare in today's society. Thoroughly enjoyed it. 
My other guilty pleasure is the gorgeous bad boy Danny Dyer into Eastenders. Fell out of favour with EE many years ago, but love this character so bucking the trend of his usual casting,  easy watching to dip in & out of!... especially Danny Dyer walking round in his boxers!
Sunday night TV is my treat, its probably the only time I sit and watch 'live' Tv, loving Mr Selfridge being back.... some great additions to the cast. (look out for a Mr Selfridge post all to itself soon!)
Across the pond 3 of my favourite US shows have aired in the last couple of weeks. Great to see Revenge back for Season 3, I'm intrigued to see where Emily goes in this season, especially as so many people know her secret now. The Good Wife is back for season 5. Anything with Chris North in ticks my box, so this is fab viewing for me, followed by Nashville this is perfect Thursday night viewing for me....
< Finally, very late to the party I have finally watched season 1 of White Collar.... Oh MY!!!!!! Matt Bomer is just beautiful, effortlessly styled, slick, I've loved it.... set in my favourite city NY, its just perfect for me!
What has been grabbing your TV attention of late?.... would love to hear what you have been watching x

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Social Media Sunday

As mentioned on my January round-up, Social Media has really played a part in keeping me entertained during my stressful January. Last year I discussed my thoughts on Social media, here  is that post, it now is so much of my daily like I have decided for it to become a regular feature each month.
Here are are my Social Media favourites from Jan 14.
Blog world

I still love blogging and this post from Stephanie Howell kick started me into thinking about making some changes to my blog this year. Stephanie is one of my favourites and thoroughly enjoying her life adventures with soldier & 4 girls in Italy.
Joy the Baker - homemade kitty treats... added to my things to make this year for the kitties!
Nouvelle Daily - a fabulous lifestyle blog - with a much needed blog post of "Keeping hair fresh for Longer" perfect for my early morning and late nights in Jan.
Lisa Moorefield - 10 Scrapbooking apps... great list which I am going to explore  and a fab craft blog.
Instagram
I have quite a diverse follow list on Instagram, these 6 snaps put a smile on my face in Jan
Mrs Button; toad in the hole bake made my mouth water and lust after the gorgeous pink mason mixing bowl.
Coach - huge fan of coach accessories and their snowy yellow taxi had me day dreaming of a trip to NY.
Tea & Crafting - loved their wool pile from The Homemakery, really need to get my crochet & knitting needles out again.
Jane Means - ribbons and twine to dribble over... loving these new boxsets.
Talking of dribbling... the delicious David Gandy's instagram account is one of my daily treats... this towel snap completely brightened one of my days at my desk!
Mrs's M's sea scape snap is just gorgeous... snapped from the train on her way home from her 2 days in London.
Twitter
Along with my fun filled tweets from James Haskell it was lovely to see Ali Mcnamara back in tweet world, with her inspirational quotes and teasers of her new novel. Another favourite is the MPS helicopter, fascinating in site to the police services in the sky, complete with stunning photos and some very humorous tweets.
Pinterest
my favourite this month was Henri Bendel's project life pins for Jan.... I will be exploring more of these in detail throughout the year.

what has been grabbing your attention on the social media scene this month.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

#Project Life 2014 ~ January

So a twelfth of 2014 has passed and it what a blur it was!. January is never much different for me and this year it has been even more stressful. Hopefully this will be my last weekend at work and I can start to enjoy February and catch-up on life, friends and sleep!
Although the majority of January was spent at my desk, I did manage some down time and have fun.
January saw me try some new things with my blog and launch some features which will appear monthly this year.
Here's a re-cap :-
Social media has provided lots of entertainment and fun for me during Jan, starting with this funny tweet and response from the lovely James Haskell (England rugby player) as my Jan feature on my calendar.
It was lovely to see my friend Ali back on the social circuit after a Dr endorsed hiatus over the holiday period... knowing how much she loves inspirational quotes and the family being big fans of Mr Selfridge a little yellow gift box found its way to her door to brighten january.
It was also lovely to catchup in person with my blogging/twitter friend Caroline who popped into the big yellow store with her mum and we grabbed a cheeky glass of wine and a gossip.. so lovely to see them both.
This month also saw the family get together to celebrate my cousin's sons 21st birthday. Lewis lives 'up north' so doesn't get down to us often due to university and home commitments to it was extra special that he came down and spent his birthday weekend with us. As a huge Dr Who fan, I teleported together special Dr cupcakes just for the occasion.
Over the last 4 weekends when driving into work I have parked up at the same spot along the embankment and enjoyed the fresh air and admired the view. Each week I have taken a picture to record the changing tides. The river has been a talking point this month due to persistent rain that has deluged the country this month.
Finally I would like to thank H&M and my team for the fabulous new shots of David Beckham in his pants .... not many men could make grey smalls look to effortlessly sexy but he manages to tick all the boxes. I have on several occasions this month found these pics in paperwork or tacked to desk when returning from challenging meetings along with a cup of coffee and a cupcake. My team really do know me well!!!.... its the little things that often mean the most!
As February dawns I have set myself 5 things to do.
  1. Alarm to go off later than 4.45am at least once a week
  2. be home before 8pm at least once a week
  3. Spend a Sunday on the sofa and not at my desk
  4. Eat a dinner that doesn't ping in the microwave or arrive via the toaster.
  5. See my friends .....x
    Hope you have all had a jolly January.... here's to a fabulous February.
    .... pop back tomorrow for my Social media Sunday... 14 treats on the ipad during January.