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Thursday, 16 September 2021

Jury Service - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hiya my friends.
Hope you're all doing well.
I'm still on Jury Service so haven't had time to get my planned post together - do forgive me!
So I've decided to just share the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP with you,  I hope you'll add a post or two.

Next week I'll be sharing another At Home With .... post, do remember to stop back to see who it is.
Have a lovely week and don't forget to add to the linkup party. X


Monday, 13 September 2021

Midaxi dress - Have you heard of It?

Hiya my gorgeous friends.
How's it going for you today?

Another christening for me on Sunday, this is the outfit I wore.  It's a midaxi style.  What's a midaxi I hear you say?  Well it's a hemline of a dress or skirt that's in between the midi and maxi style.  It sits just above the ankle and below the mid-calf.  It's a seasonless and versatile fashion that you can wear with boots for Winter or sandals in the Summer.

When shopping in London the other week, my daughter and I nipped into TK Maxx to avoid the rain and this is what I came out with.  

I'm still on jury service for another week, so might still be a tad thin on the ground for visiting, commenting and liking your blogs.  I'll be back to normal service next week my friends.


Thursday, 9 September 2021

A Ray of Sunshine Yellow - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello my lovely friends.
How are you all?

Been a very strange week for me so far, you see I'm sitting on Jury Service and have come home everyday with a brain like mush (nothing new there people that know me will say).  It's been an interesting situation and I can't say I'm enjoying it really.  You see I haven't been to 'proper' work since before I had my first child ... she's 33 now so It's all been a bit of a shock to the system.  I've had to get up early for a reason!  I usually get up fairly early, but it's not the same when you don't have to be somewhere is it!  
Concentrating has also been a hard one for me too, I'm usually engrossed in blogging of some description or scrolling through IG .... and having not been able to get on there much am really missing it. 

Last week this was the outfit I picked to wear when it was much cooler to actually wear jeans.  With warmer weather enveloping us at the moment I'm not sure when I'll be wearing jeans again!

Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments.


Monday, 6 September 2021

August Review.

Morning all, a very different day for Mummab today!
I'm actually off to do Jury service at my local courts.  Waited 57 years for this and now I'm not sure I want to do it!  Wish me luck, I'm going to need it!

Over the weekend it's been quite a busy time.  Saturday hubby and I popped to the local shops to find him a shirt, we have two christenings this month so he's all set now.  Later Saturday afternoon we got ready to go out with friends for dinner.  You may recall I ventured to Broadstairs with the same girl friends but this time we went out with the boys.  We had a super evening and, as always the food was excellent.  I'm a  boring lady creature of habit because I ordered my usual - Scaloppine de Pollo that came with a side of saute potatoes and spinach.  No room for dessert and again rather boring finished with a cup of tea! (To be fair that was after a few glasses of fizz)!

Sunday was the first of two christenings. It was my nieces' daughter who was in the limelight and she a pretty little princess who lights up the room.  All the family were there again, so it was nice to see them all in happy & relaxed surroundings.  I found a cute little dress in my local M & Co (I'll share that another day).

Beginning of the month calls for a review, so I'm pleased to share my August Review with you today.

Having seen lots of ladies wearing white dresses, I thought they all looked so cool so decided to buy one.  This came from F & F in my local supermarket and was happy to find I needed a smaller size.  It has so much potential for Autumn too as it can be paired with loads of other colours and tones.
Here I've opted for good old black and white!


Thursday, 2 September 2021

I Love Wearing Pink - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning all.
Wow, welcome September, I do hope you wont reward us by being typical Autumnal weather - I really would like a bit more summer sunshine to relish before cooler days strike!

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to go out for the day with three friends.  We went out to play ... well have a meal and a few drinks and we caught the train to do it!
I can't tell you how excited I was, you'd have thought I was a teenager getting out in the Summer holidays.  
The station is just down the road so my daughter dropped me off.  Not having caught a train for a long time she told me where to go and what to do in order to buy a ticket at the machine and what platform to go to!  I sound like an idiot, but getting older and usually driving and not having been out much due to Covid really did squash my confidence.  It was so easy to get the ticket and I was soon waiting for the train to arrive, I'd asked my friends to look out for me, which they did and as soon as the train arrived I made my way to find them.


Monday, 30 August 2021

Statement Sleeves - Style not Age

Hello my lovely friends.
How's your Bank Holiday weekend going?
Hasn't the month just flown by!  I think it's because we've had a little more freedom as I'm fitting more and more into my weeks.  I've been enjoying it, but admit it's been hard keeping up with it all, I hope in time I'll get used to it again and fit even more exciting things in too.

Over the weekend I enjoyed a family party at my mum's house.  Fortunately the weather was good for us and we had an outdoor event with a bouncy castle for the kids that lasted into the early evening when the weather got windy and much cooler.  We made it easier for mum by all taking a plate of food - I made some smoked salmon pate and coronation chicken with rice.  It was a super afternoon and we all had a thoroughly great time - and that was without any adults having a go on the bouncy castle!

Anyway enough of my weekend antics, let's jump into the August Style Not Age challenge.

The challenge was set by Emma - Style Splash who's prompt of Statement Sleeves certainly got me thinking!  I have many items with noticeable sleeves and knowing I've used most of them on the blog already made the challenge a little hard for me.

I've ended up picking a pretty top that you may recall seeing in the past (I've had this Bonmarche top for years).  I wanted to pair it with a classic white skirt but couldn't find one suitable so decided to go with the Autumnal transitional look and wore these grey culottes .... complimenting grey leaf on my pretty blue floral blouse perfectly.


Thursday, 26 August 2021

Coffee & Cream - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
Wow, how late am I, sorry for the delay - just been such a busy bee!
Hope you're all enjoying the last few days of August.
I've had a some nice outings over the past few days, you may have seen my IG post's sharing a belated Christmas Present at The Fordwich Arms and also my day out in London with my daughter

I have a family party on Saturday at my Mum's all the family plus my sisters family and my uncle will be there.  We're all taking a plate of food which will make it much easier on my mum, so she won't be left having to prepare food for 30!!  I've opted to make a salmon pate & coronation chicken.  I can't wait to get together with my extended family as it's been way too long - will hopefully take some photos to share with you all.

I've been to two classes today, then had my hair trimmed too!  I'm looking bright & fresh with my newly coloured and cut locks X


Monday, 23 August 2021

A Day out in London in Bonmarche.

Hiya, how are you?
I've had a busy few days over the weekend and have thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Friday the usual dancing into the weekend finishing off the waltz I started learning the week before.  As a young child I loved watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing across a huge stage with fabulous backdrops and often wished I could dance like they did.  I went on to learn ballet, tap and modern dancing and loved every minute of it.  I was involved in shows and taking exams, but rarely entered any competitions.  Since beginning Ballroom dancing a few years ago I've wished I'd have learnt earlier than just over fifty, so I'm having to make up for it now and look forward to Friday evenings with excitement.
Saturday night hubby and I got to enjoy a long awaited Christmas present from the kids.  We had a voucher to sample the tasty cuisine at The Fordwich Arms which is not too far from us. Do have a look at this post to see what we ate!

Sunday was spent in London.  My husband and SIL went to watch football at Arsenal - not something my daughter and I really enjoy so we spent a few lovely hours shopping and having a snack.  We did the usual Covent Garden and surrounding area, and had wanted to see a show but the times didn't fit for us.  It was nice to just talk about all sorts - her baby is due in November & when she finishes work I'm sure we'll have a bit more time to catch up before baby arrives - then she won't have time to think let alone talk eh!

I opted for comfort over a dressy dress, I would have preferred to flounce around in one of my buffet dresses, but the weather hinted at rain (which we got) so my jeans and trainers were a more suitable substitute.

Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments.


Thursday, 19 August 2021

At Home With ... Hilda - #Chiandstylish #LINKUP

Hello and welcome my lovely friends.
How's it going in your neck of the woods?

After a busy weekend with the family, it's been back down to earth with the usual spin classes and general household duties.  
Yesterday I caught up with a friend for a nice lunch in our local Zizzi, we had planned to visit Prezzo that was over the road, but it was closed!  Think this covid 'pinging' is affecting everyone in some form or other.  Our restaurant had run out of wine, they literally had two to offer due to lack of deliveries.  I've noticed shelves in some supermarkets have been empty of random items - it's a crazy world we are living in!
The weather has still been so changeable, I started off in jeans, and ended up in a dress with boots, does it feel like Autumn is just round the corner?  I've even put the duvet back on today - maybe that will entice an 'Indian Summer' to appear! 🌞

Today I'm lucky to share enough fabulous blogging friend with you for my At Home With .... series.

I'm so pleased to welcome Hilda - Over The Hilda to the blog - I wonder what secrets and helpful tips she may have to share!

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