Sunday, 18 October 2020

When Will I See You Again

I treated myself to a new shirt yesterday as it was the 10th anniversary of my dad's death and I needed cheering up.

To celebrate the life of the amazing man I was lucky enough to call dad we had a family zoom catch up and we took my mum out for dinner at the restaurant where my dad loved to eat.

Then it was back home to watch The Sinner - yes I am late to this party!

This weekend we have my lovely little grandoggy to look after but he is a little camera shy.

He is not a people pleaser.

He doesn't like to be told to pose to order.

And I love him all the more for that.

Today I wore:
Shoes - Clarks
Jeans - Marks and Spencer
Belt - TK Maxx
Top - Mint Velvet


Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Pineapple Dreams

When I was a teenager in Manchester in the 1980s my favourite TV show was Fame.

I longed to be a dancer even though I have two left feet.

I even persuaded our local dance teacher to give me and four of my friends to give us a dance lesson.

I could see the despair in her body - her face and hair was frozen in the dance teacher mould.

In Manchester there was a Pineapple Dance shop - the closest I could get to the dance craze of Fame.

When I saw this grey sweater in my local charity shop it took me back.

And forward.

After this photo was taken I spent the day teaching yoga in two local primary schools which includes movement and singing (which is how we get early years to breathe rhythmically and yes its been Covid cleared).

So who knew that one day the clumsy teem with two left feet who couldn't sing a note would be enjoying gainful employment as a professional performer.

Today I wore:

Trainers: Nike

Leggings: Sweaty Betty

Pineapple Jumper - Oxfam


Monday, 12 October 2020

Hello Again

 It's been a while.

Over 5 years.

But I missed this blog.

I have enjoyed catching up with my old favourites.

So much has happened since my last post.

My four children are all grown up.

Briony who featured in my last post has moved out and lives with her new fiance just a 15 minute drive away.

My eldest son, Sam, moved out, got married and lives a 15 minute drive in another direction away.

Two of my sons still live at home as they have set up their own business - re-selling women's designerwear. You can see it here

And I have left the college where I worked to become a full time yoga teacher, teaching yoga to primary school children by day and adults by night (or early morning).

The problem is I spent most of my time in leggings so coming back to this blog I am hoping to enjoy wearing the clothes I have again with outfit posts.

Sadly, our labrador, Harvey, passed away but we do have a puppy who comes to stay - our daughter's naughty little French Bulldog, Bud.

I hope I will keep it up this time.

Posting tonight as my local area (Liverpool) has been plunged into the highest tier of lockdown makes me feel like I am coming home to a happy place.

See you soon,

Jane X

Friday, 31 July 2015

Beach Yoga

Briony is getting bored waiting to start university in September so we decided to take a long walk on our local beach with the dog.

Of course, I couldn't resist using the wide, empty space as  my pop up yoga mat.

Briony was not impressed.
I think she was relieved that we had the beach to ourselves.

I wore:
Trainers - Nike
Pants - Miss Selfridge
Vest - Matalan

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Holiday Capsule 2015

It's that time of year again and I am off to Barcelona again soon.
I love planning my capsule wardrobe.
Blogging since 2008 has really helped.
Here are my 6 dresses.
Two new ones and four old favourites. 
Two tops and two bottoms. 

5 bikinis

3 beach dresses
Travel Outfit
 3 pairs of shoes.
I will also add my running shoes, workout kit, nightie and underwear and that's it - all fits into a cabin bag. 
Do you have a holiday capsule formula?

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Happy 18th Birthday.

On June 12 my baby girl turned 18. 

She also shares her birthday with my brother and as we celebrated with a girly weekend in London we were able to meet up as he works in the city. 

The hotel we stayed in had a sky bar so we enjoyed a drink or two. 

This was followed by a meal at the Duck & Waffle - London's highest restaurant. 

The next day we went to the V&A to see The Savage Beauty exhibition. 

And some shopping in Oxford Street

.And her favourite shop. 

We ended the day with another meal. 

After a morning stroll we rounded the trip off at Harvey Nicks. 

I just can't believe how quick it has all gone. 

It's been a while....

So sorry I have not posted for a while but life has been chaotic. 
As well as working full time I have been teaching five yoga classes a week and attending lots of courses and workshops. 
This week I break up for six weeks holiday and I hope to have more time for blogging and catching up with my favourite blogs. 
This week I travelled to Oxford University for two days to take students on the Open Day. 

The weather was glorious and I managed to find time for a yoga class at Yoga Quota and Pimms on the river. 
We stayed at the amazing Christchurch. 

I couldn't resist an explore with some yoga thrown in!