Throwing in the Towel

Having Sunday lunch with my other half, Simon and my two children on a day when Simon’s favourite football team – Tottenham Hotspur – are playing, always involves a laptop sitting pride of place at the table.  This Sunday at Porta Gnesta just outside Barcelona, at the new Russian themed pizzeria Madrelievito, was no exception. … Continue Reading

Que des Culottes

Just as Denim jeans were originally created for men and evolved into being everyday, essential unisex wear, culottes were traditionally knee breeches for gentlemen of the European upper classes from the late Middle Ages to the late nineteenth century, and were also worn as part of the military uniform.

Time will tell

With a jump on my head, the screams of delight signal the arrival of my two morning alarms.  Another day has started.  I peer from beneath my warm and cosy duvet to find two smiling faces peering back at me. Wincing in the early morning light, I grudgingly pull myself out of bed and get … Continue Reading

Scrapbook Challenge

Even moving to Sunny Barcelona doesn’t preclude those dreary, dull and rainy Sunday mornings.  It’s 9:12 am, the kids are already crawling up the walls.  We’ve already been outside, splashed in puddles, changed out of their wet clothes, finished some painting, and I am already wishing away the hours until bedtime. I’m running out of … Continue Reading

Divine Denim. Part 1.

It’s always good to push yourself in every aspect of your life, preventing yourself from getting stuck in a rut. In work, at home and in fashion. Jeans are one area of fashion, where once we find a shape and style we love, then we stop looking at anything else and stop pushing these denim … Continue Reading

Swimming against the tide

As I impulsively decided to take all three boys swimming on my own on Mothers day on Sunday morning, it dawned on me as Cbeebies was blasting out in the background, that the only swimsuit I had was a Zoggs maternity one, and that all my other swimwear consists of bikinis. The Zoggs swimsuit served … Continue Reading

A spaceship in a book. Am I asking too much?!

If you had told me that there was a hardback book that through some origami miracle converts from a book into a playmate into a spaceship, I wouldn’t have believed you. Well, non believers, here it is. It’s a clever concept,a great book and is hardback, so even with three strong boys, after one year, … Continue Reading