Comparing life to the ‘imperfectly perfect’ scarf.

Knitting is an interesting albeit pensive past time.

I distinctly remember my home economics class in standard 5 / 7th grade / Year 7 in 1996, we were tasked with knitting our own scarves. I chose green and grey wool – though looking back now, I can’t be certain if that was preference or need – and proceeded to knit the loosest, most amateur scarf possible. I never finished knitting that scarf and I can’t even tell you what happened to the start of it, all I can say is that I have spent the rest of my life ‘trying’ to finish knitting a scarf.

Until now.

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VOXBOX – Marc Jacobs Highliner

Pink and blue will never do, cos’ all the boys will wink at you!

It was not that long ago that I decided to sign up to Influenster, 6 weeks ago to be exact, after seeing like-minded bloggers receiving their own VOXBOX’s containing great products from high end brands to review and keep. Like many other applications and sites, I assumed that Influenster would be the same – that I would try and do all of the ‘snaps’ (survey questions) and nothing would come of it – I was wrong!

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Winter Moisturiser Trifecta.

What most of us don’t realise is that all of the Winter comforts we look forward to are part of the reason we struggle with skin hydration…

I absolutely love Winter. The prospect of staying indoors surrounded by the comfort of my central heating, being bundled up in the warmest layers, drinking hot chocolate or eating my weight in marshmallows is what gets me through the Summer heat. What I seem to forget year after year is the dehydrating effects that Winter brings to my skin and the dryness which I suffer until Spring peeks around the seasonal corner.

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Shuffle Music Tag

A blogger tag.

Where words fail, music speaks.

Hans Christian Andersen

Thank you so much to the lovely Lauren for tagging me in the Shuffle Music Tag, do be sure to head on over to her tag post and check out her 15 songs! Lauren has some good ones on there, including a Crazy Town (Butterfly) throwback. You can also follow this supportive blogger on Twitter or Instagram.

I was tagged in this back in December 2017 but my return was a little delayed due to Christmas, my daughter’s birthday and ringing in 2018!

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Living the Dr. Martens life.

…I was no more than ten years old when I first knew ‘love at first sight’ for a pair of shoes

Since the 1960’s, the iconic Dr. Martens have been beautifully perverting wardrobes everywhere. From their modest work boot beginnings to their unrivalled grunge presence, these boots have been a cultural staple globally. Where once their purpose was to protect the feet of postman and workers alike from the harsh environment and UK elements, now they serve as a style marker; a statement piece; a relic of festivals and cultural diversities past.

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My (almost) 12 year old mini-me.

From her hormonal side glances to her witty retorts, she is her mother through and through and I couldn’t be more proud.

This time, 12 years ago, I was impatiently awaiting the arrival of my eldest daughter with all of the trepidations and anxieties of a first time mum. At the tender age of 21, I thought I was ready to welcome Hayley into the world with open arms and an open heart but I was wholly unprepared for the small human that would change everything about the world that I knew.

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WOULD YOU RATHER…? CHRISTMAS TAG

WOULD YOU RATHER…? CHRISTMAS TAG (Blogger Tag)

Eek, one must contain one’s excitement! (Or not!)

This is my first ever blogger tag which is extremely important and deserves its own category, I would love to be able to do a few more of these so a massive thank you to Lisa for this, the Would You Rather…? Christmas tag.

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