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Monday 30 September 2019

Style not Age - Autumn Floral's.

Hello there my lovely friends.
How are you all doing?
It's the last Monday of the month, so that means it's the latest installment from the Style not Age ladies.  This month's challenge fell into the hands of Anna - Anna's Island Style, she's given us an easier option than some of our previous topics ....
Autumn Floral's

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus


Thursday 26 September 2019

Benetton Jumper and Faux Wax Jeans - #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning all.
Hope you're all doing well.
I still haven't managed to sort through my wardrobes yet - I bet it will be Spring before I do it - ha ha ha!
I've had a cheat of a week so far, eating out three times already!  Monday we ate at my mum's, Tuesday we were at my daughter's & last night we had a lovely meal out at out local Italian restaurant - let's hope tonight I've not forgotten how to cook - lol.
Seems this time of the year is booking holidays time - we've been planning a week in Abu Dhabi or Dubai, a skiing trip in January and a cheeky weekend in Scotland.  It's so nice to have things arranged and in the diary - they seem in the distance when first booked but like everything in my mad life they come around so quickly!  Time seems to fly by now I'm over fifty - how about you?  I think I'm trying to pack too much in, but you can never have enough of a good thing - right?
So with Scotland booked and skiing being sorted I REALLY need to get my wardrobe sorted.  I've bought a few pieces already and want to try having a more stream-lined collection.  Here's two of the garments I've already bought.  A stripy jumper from Benetton in Rome and these sassy black faux wax jeans.


Monday 23 September 2019


Morning my lovely friends.
How's the over fifties doing?  In fact how are you all doing?
You may have seen my IG stories a few days ago and seen I've just come back from Rome. So you might have watched my antics around the beautiful city.
Today I wanted to share the wonderful days I spent there.  Four other couples joined hubby and me for our four day escape & we made some excellent memories visiting many of the landmarks and special places Rome has to offer.  Today I'll share what we did and what we saw - hope you enjoy joining me.
We booked separate flights, accommodation and transfers, which worked out a better deal for us.  Our flights with Easy Jet were as smooth as you like and we arrived after the 2 hour and 5 minute flight full up with breakfast and a cheeky bottle of Prosecco (small one - lol) excited with anticipation of the ensuing days.

Hey! do you spot The Vatican behind me?


Thursday 19 September 2019

Styling a LBT (Top) #chicandstylish #linkup

Morning my friends.  Hope you're all well.

I have taken full advantage of the slower week and put some time into the blog - I'd been wanting to catch up after having a full few weeks and a break to Rome.
After catching up with a mountain of washing on Monday, I've been visiting your blogs & checking out what you're all wearing.  Similar to me - in as much as looking towards an Autumnal/Fall wardrobe.
This season I plan to go through my clothes and really get rid of stuff I don't really wear and put it in some sort of order again!  I'm also planning on creating a capsule type wardrobe, just buying similar colours and shades, therefore enabling me to have a wider choice of what to wear.  Let's see if this goes my way and works!!! Lol.

Now I had planned to have a Style Steal ready for you today, but unfortunately I've not had the photos taken, so will put that one on hold for now - sorry my lovelies.
Instead I'd like to share a LBT (little black top) with you.  Finding this in Primark a few weeks ago, I thought It would be a nice little addition for Autumn.  I liked the non-crease senario - no ironing appeals to me in a big way, how about you?


Monday 16 September 2019

Dressing for Autumn (& Rome).

Morning my lovely friends.  Hope it's been a fabulous weekend for you all.
I'm just back after having a glorious time in Rome - you may have seen my IG stories featuring all the fun!
Travelling out last Wednesday with four other couples was guaranteed to have plenty of laughs and good times, with special memories to be made.  That's just what happened in the historic & majestic city.  Do stop by to catch the exciting post in the next few weeks, as I'm sharing The Colosseum, The Vatican Museum, Segway tour, Spanish Steps & The Trevi Fountain.

Today is the third Monday of the month, I know can you believe it - I can't hence no Style Steal today - will be trying to re-schedule for Thursday, photographer permitting - lol.
But what I can share with you is one of the little dresses I took to stunning Italy.  I found this in T K Maxx a few weeks ago, as it was a cheapie in the sale I didn't hesitate to buy it.


Thursday 12 September 2019

My Health Essential with LQ Liquid Health - #chicandstylish #linkup

Hi there my lovelies.
How are you.
If all goes to plan, you'll be reading this and I'll be in sunny (hopefully) Rome!
After having my Over fifty health check at the doctors I'm starting to pay more and more attention to my health.  So when I was asked to review Liquid Health Joint care from Boots* I jumped at the chance.  Whilst I try to keep myself fit and consider I'm at my fittest since my teens, my joints and bones often creak and groan after, and sometimes during, my gym sessions - I feel any sort of intervention is going to be helpful.

As more people are seeking ways to stay active for longer, many are now looking beyond glucosamine capsules, to new joint care ingredients - specifically collagen peptides.  The beneficial effect of Peptan (tm) marine collagen on joint health (1) and its ability to aid in the restoration of one mineral density(2) is scientifically proven by a growing body of studies, including a placebo controlled clinical trial.

LQ Liquid Health is a liquid food supplement containing Marine Collagen and Gulcosamine among other ingredients and is scientifically formulated to support healthy joints.  You can study all the science here.

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


Monday 9 September 2019

My Busy Week!

Morning lovelies.
Well that week well and truly catapulted me into September!  Since the christening on Sunday, my feet don't seem to have touched the ground!
I hope you enjoyed the post sharing what I wore to my grandson's special day at our local church.
Monday was a slow day with a photo session with Esther Ruby, shopping for the event on Wednesday and a test drive with my mum for her new car!  With dinner at my daughters in the evening it went by without any hitches and I enjoyed not having to cook dinner or wash up. 😉
Tuesday saw me having a routine blood test after my first over fifty check up followed by my spin class.  More food shopping for the next day, finished off with dinner at home and preparations for the buffet I was taking on the boat.
Wednesday was 'race day' - do you recall me telling you my son was competing in the Doggetts coat and Badge sculling race?  Well that happened on Wednesday.  We left home on a coach at 10 am, ladened with food to fill our hungry supporters!  We arrived in plenty of time, so walked to the pier via a coffee shop.  Boarding the boat we were all in good spirit, especially after the bar opened.  With 100 odd family and friends we were soon under-way, we had to wait at the finish line to keep the waters clear for the four rowers.  Hubby was on a boat following and kept me updated as to what was happening - you can see more of the event on my nephew's YouTube site.  James managed a very respectable 2nd place, so for only sculling merely 10 months and still going to his shift work job on The River Thames he did an amazing job.  I can't put into words how proud I am of him, and although he's upset with not gaining first place he did an outstanding job and should be very satisfied with his noble attempt!  Silver lining for us though, we get to do it again next year!
Waking with a slight headache, I didn't get much done on Thursday - you may have gathered that by the short and sweet blog post - you can catch that here.  I had a exciting event to attend in the evening and you can read all about it further down.
Friday the usual Spin and Pilates classes then my Friday evening ballroom dancing class finished off my busy week - the weekend has been less manic - leaving me time to tackle the garden hedge and have some 'me' time!

Meeting up with Gail - Is This Mutton?  at the Vionic Autumn/Winter 2019 launch show.


Thursday 5 September 2019

Team Blue all the way! - #chicandstylish #linkup

Morning my friends.
How are you all doing in over fifty blogging land?
Yesterday I was supporting my son on the River Thames, he was competing in the Doggetts Coat and Badge Wager and came a very close & respectable second!!  We had a wonderful day with lots of family and friends around us, and as you can imagine there was plenty of eating and drinking involved!!  Needless to say there's no post other than the #Chicandstylish #linkup today whilst I re-charge my batteries and recover - lol.
Later today I'm off to London for an exciting event, stay tuned on my IG stories to find out what.
Will also be posting about it soon too.  Happy Thursday my lovely friends. X


Monday 2 September 2019

Another day - another Dress!

Hi there.
A busy week for MummaB, and after a busy weekend too I'm starting to think about my trip to Rome for some rest and relaxation.  Well I know I wont be resting I'll be sightseeing however I wont be cooking or working so that almost counts as taking it easy - right?
Yesterday I went to my grandson's christening at the local church where daughter and SIL married, followed by a informal gathering at the cricket club for about 80 family and friends.  Such a lovely afternoon with the weather playing fair and the children playing even fairer - lol.   I made my usual profiterols topped with white chocolate rather than dark this time - I must say they went down well and were gone in a flash - fortunately I managed to sneak one before they got seen - yummy indeed.  I also made a rocky road and chicken liver pate - all much appreciated along with the hot dogs, fruit cake and chocolate cake that were among other delectable goodies. X

Looking back to Thursday, I featured a dress I found in the Debenhams/Principes sale - I also found another beauty and just couldn't make up my mind so ended up buying both!  I wore it yesterday at the christening, but had already got some stunning photos taken by Esther to share with you all.

What to wear for a christening service - well I wore something dressy & smart with a summery vibe.

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