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Wednesday 14 December 2016


Hiya, and I hope you're all doing well.

Having not posted a blog since last week, I'm feeling ashamed, especially when reading other fantastic daily blogs by ladies who also have a job and kids at home!  I've only got the latter and they are old enough to care for themselves (although much easier for mum and dad to carry on cooking and laundering) but I've still not managed to produce anything suitable for bloggers consumption!
Maybe it's just me, but the older I get the longer everything seems to take me.  I had some presents sitting in their bags waiting to be wrapped, but I've still not got round to even buying the paper let alone artistically wrapping or adorning  them with beautiful bows, frills or ribbons! 
Maybe  I'll have to call in the big guns and enrol my hubby to join in the fun of wrapping my presents - I'm sure if I involve a bottle of Baileys and a tub of Quality Street some of the kids will join in too - bribery always a good back-up plan!
Last weekend we finally got round to putting up our outside Christmas lights, I say 'we' however my only input was making a mug of coffee for hubby and youngest son, and making the odd 'suggestion' as to what to do, lol
Starting mid morning on Saturday hubby set to work clipping tree, arranging the net lights - with the help of extended plastic poles - getting the net lights caught (it's a Hawthorn tree!) arranging the lights again, getting scratched, saying a few 'choice' words! and finally getting bitten by a bug. About and hour and a half later the tree was be-decked with beautiful flickering white lights.  Some 60 minutes after this the house had a string of icicle lights flickering and cascading like a meteor shower amidst a snow fall.  Pretty.

Today I've been shopping with my eldest daughter and my princess, and I've spotted some cute dresses in a variety of colours, that'll make a stunning change to wearing the usual  'little black dress'. I hope you like my choices.
Have you opted to wear something different to the LBD over the festive season?  I'd love to hear what your colour schemes are.


For a mere £40, this keyhole cross over stretch dress in a jacquard rose print can be in your wardrobe in time for Christmas.  Matched with a sparkling court shoe and clutch, you'll certainly be the belle of the ball. Check out Roman Originals for this and many other stylish dresses to make you feel extra special over Christmas.


How about midnight-blue sequin shift dress, I adore the ombre effect - you'll stand out in any crowd wearing this one.  From Roman Originals,  £70 will have this gorgeous dress hanging in your wardrobe just waiting to be worn.  You'll be waiting for any excuse to wear it!


If it's velvet your liking, this plum cowl neck fitted dress with ruched side detail giving a flattering look that will make you feel a million dollars.  Also available in two other jewel tones the choice is yours, and for £45 you could buy all three colours!

Coming home with only a few Christmas presents and some wrapping paper - plan A is now on the agenda!

Bye for today. X

         Jacqui B.


  1. It can be hard to get everything in, especially this time of year! These dress are gorgeous holiday choices:)

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

    1. Glad you agree, I look forward to Christmas Eve, when I know if it's not done - it's too late to do so don't worry about it! x

  2. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  3. Pretty dresses! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy


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