Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger for the over Fifties - sharing part of my life with you.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Lady in Red - Style Steal

Hi there how did your Christmas celebrations go?
It seems I've been away from blogging for ages, I've been so caught up in present buying, preparing and celebrating I've not had much time for blogging!
Back to normal now, just the NYE celebrations to enjoy then it's back to the grindstone.  I've got lots I want to do next year with my blog and hope to throw my all into achieving some new goals.
As I sit here full up with everything I eaten i'm wondering if I'll fit into any of my presents.
With the abundance of delicious food that's been around over the past couple of days I find it so hard to say NO!  So next week I'll be hitting the gym hard to try and lose the gained pounds before my skiing holiday at the end of January.

What with one thing and another I missed out on my December Style Steal, but it's back today for the last time this year.  I haven't had time to study as many blogs as I would have liked so no 'Style Steal' caught my eye this month.  I did see a cute outfit that a talk show celebrity was wearing some weeks ago, and managed to drop enough hints to receive a fabulous Christmas present 'copy' for myself.


Sunday, 24 December 2017

T'was the night before Christmas - Looking forward to my gravy!

Evening fellow over fifty bloggers.
Well if it's not been bought, made or wrapped by now it's too bad!  I'm too late!
I do hope you're all ready to start your celebrations.  My turkey is already to go into the oven in the early hours so that when I get up my nostrils are filled with the delightful smell of cooked turkey.  The pate is made & chilling in the fridge, red cabbage is ready and waiting to be heated - while the beers and prosecco are already nicely chilled in the cooler, but most importantly the stock has been cooked ready to make the gravy - eek the gravy I can't wait.  Phew I've made it to the finish line!

I'd just like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  May I suggest you eat, drink and be merry amongst your family and friends.  I'm really looking forward to seeing all your blog posts in the coming weeks to see how your day went.


Thursday, 21 December 2017

Sunday Funday on the RHDR - choo choo!!

Morning - are you excited? only 4 more sleeps till the arrival of Father Christmas!! 
Let's hope I get everything sorted for a silky smooth-running Christmas Day.  I simply adore the main event, but really like Boxing day too - it's so much more relaxed and chilled.  All the stress of making sure everyone has got what they want, dinner is cooked on time and I've not forgotten anything!  So boxing day I can relax, unwind & enjoy the presents, company and what's on telly without any arguments!

Last Sunday I had an exciting day out.  After an evening at a surprise party it was nice not to have to get up and cook a roast dinner!  So a day out with nearly all the family was just what I did.  My daughter had arranged dinner in a pub en route to Hythe.  I'd booked the annual Santa Special on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, a lovely family trip that all ages would enjoy.  Along with hubby I was accompanied by both grandchildren, daughters, SIL and son - although my prince is still too young to appreciate the visit, my little princess adored it.  She met Santa, rode on the 15" gauge miniature steam train, visited the model railway (she loved pushing the various buttons to start and stop trains, along with lighting some buildings) grand finale was real snow being sprayed - everyone looked really cute with snow in their hair!


Monday, 18 December 2017

5Over 5O - Sequins and Christmas Jumpers.

Hello and welcome to MummaBstylish, I'm so pleased you could stop by today.
Finally time for the ladies at 5Over 50 to attack the last challenge of the year.  We've taken on hats, orange, lace & metallics to name but a few.  All have been faced with great enthusiasm, gusto and some trepidation, but the outcome has proved first class for all of us.

The December challenge was set by Laurie.
The obvious task for the month of December festive jumpers!
Are you a Christmas jumper wearer?  Actually I'm not!  I don't know how I missed out on this tradition, maybe because I haven't been at work for years, and it's not something me or my family do.
That being said I still wanted to join in the fun, but with my kind of twist on it.

I've managed to borrow a jumper and bought a stunning little Christmas brooch to make it just a bit more festive.  So I hope I've managed to pull this one off - do I look suitable Christmassay?

My daughter supplied the gold sequined sweater which I've matched with my pleated gold skirt. I do love a bit of bling and it proved to be a winner for the challenge.  You can see what else it goes with over on my previous post Styled with tassel boots.

The gold jumper is covered in sequins giving a shiny finish, jazzing an otherwise plain jumper.  This belongs to my daughter, and I'm chuffed that I fitted into it!


Thursday, 14 December 2017

Sharing my dress from Abu Dhabi.

Hello there, thanks for stopping by I really appreciate it as I know how busy you all are. X

Up to my eye balls in present buying & wrapping, along with a couple of lunches and coffee's with friends.  Are you all done yet? No me neither, but hey ho we've still got over a week to get everything in order. (she says through gritted teeth and panicked eyes!)
Hope you saw my Christmas Tag on Monday, that was fun to join in with.  If you missed it catch it again here.

Seem to be running around in circles over the past couple of days.  Never actually getting anywhere!
Oh well that's part and parcel to the build up for my Christmas and I'm sure many of yours too.

So this morning I was up and out early to take some photos, okay it wasn't that early if my hubby is reading, but early for me lol!


Sunday, 10 December 2017

Things I love about the festive season .... The Christmas Tag!

Hi there.

Rather a different post for my today, you see I've been tagged in a Christmas themed Tag.
This is the first time I've ever been personally earmarked for a challenge like this, so I'm looking forward to tackling it.

My blogger friend Claire from I wasn't expecting that! tagged me a few days ago & jumping at the task I set to work ....

For someone who loves every aspect of Christmas this is easy peasy!!
So let's get started.

Things I love about the festive season.


Thursday, 7 December 2017

Reliving Adu Dhabi.

Hi there - how are you?

How's the Christmas shopping going?  Is your house bedecked with decorations?  Yes mine is and I adore seeing the house festooned and looking all Christmassy.

If you've been watching me on Instagram you'll see I've just returned from a week in Abu Dhabi to watch the Grand Prix.
I had made a start on my gift buying before I went on holiday, but now home I'll be tackling the job full on, aiming to get all the presents within the next week - ha ha, who am I kidding?  I'll still be running around on Christmas Eve buying last minute gifts & wrapping them whilst stuffing the turkey and making pate! 😁

We flew with a wonderful airline that I knew nothing about.  Etihad Airways have got long haul flights sorted.  With a speedy on line check-in meaning you only have to drop your bag and go. 
The usual security checks completed we were now free to start enjoying ourselves.  Into the bar for a bite to eat and drink.  Followed by a quick wiz around a couple of shops for last minute goodies!
I had been a little nervous about the time of the flight, having only been on one long distance flight many years ago, but I need not have concerned myself the flight was a breeze!  Drinks served and dinner eaten I settled down to watch the in-flight films.  I was rather taken by the camera views - watching take off and landing, along with all the details of the flight!

Arriving at the Intercontinental Hotel, I couldn't get enough of the opulence and beauty.  Enormous Chandeliers, beautiful couches, grand piano and an aroma to die for!  Whisked away to our room on the 7th floor, I was wide awake and wanting to see more!


Monday, 4 December 2017

Back to reality.

Hello there,  I'm back and raring to go.
December already and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Full steam ahead for present buying, card writing, food shopping and partying!  How's your preparations going?

What a fantastic time I've had in Abu Dhabi, I'll be featuring this in a blog post within the next few weeks.

Sharing today one of the dresses that accompanied me on my holiday.
This Asos Warehouse dress has a Swirl print, & is a midi length AND it's now in the sale for under £35. Not my first choice as it wasn't my favourite, it was my daughter's pick which, once on, actually turned out to be my personal best, getting a big thumbs up for the unusual style and design, making it a real statement dress.
A partially lined dress with a one side off the shoulder detail, with a drawstring waist and striking tie sleeves this dress is just that little bit out of the ordinary!

I've fallen for not only the style, but the colours as well. Navy blue and yellow are great colour matches.  I've worn plenty of outfits with these hues, you can see Mustard and jeans & Mustard dress with blue scarf are two options.
My Asos dress ended up being the perfect holiday dress and went down a treat on my visit to Abu Dhabi last week.

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