Wednesday, 30 December 2020
Sunday, 27 December 2020
Boxing Day and my favourite day of the year.
The madness of Christmas Day is over but the austerity of New Year is still far away.
Time to kick off the heels, unbutton the waistband and grab some pull on leggings while I consume my bodyweight in crisps and cheese washed down with oodles of red wine.
I bought this BNWT petite Kimono from ebay a few weeks ago and was saving it to dress up a dressed down look.
I dressed it down with my leather look leggings and a couple of vest tops to add some layers.
The colours and fabric are so lovely and it will be very versatile.
Here's a back view from when I was chasing Frankie around the garden.
Anything goes on Boxing Day and I had a big fat chip butty on white bread with lots of salt and vinegar and brown sauce for dinner while watching the film Parasite.
One of my favourite Boxing Days ever.
Boots - M & S
Leggings - Dorothy Perkins
Vest - Oasis
Kimono - New Look
Saturday, 26 December 2020
Both are the type of grown up gifts I used to dream about when I was younger.
Sadly, even low heels are a bit of a strain on the old ankle if I wear them for too long so I reverted to my pre-loved Alexander McQueen trainers for the rest of the day.
I had bought the sequin skirt in the sale at H & M last Christmas for £5 and knew it would be perfect for Christmas Day.
My top is part of a twin set from New Look.
As we waited for the lunch to cook we played a game of Scrabble before devouring the dinner and settling on the sofa to watch Call the Midwife with my daughter's Frenchie, Bud who is staying over.
Mum only lives in the next road and she is part of our bubble.
Bud is breaching the rules as he is Tier 3 but he is going home today and I will miss him.
Santa Paws was very kind to Bud.
He bought a new personalised treat jar.
On Christmas Day I wore:
Pre-loved Alexander McQueen trainers from Luxe Collective
Skirt - H & M
Top - New Look
Friday, 25 December 2020
I am going to be a grandma!
My big boy is going to be a daddy.
Baby G is due in June.
|Sam and Sophie on their wedding day in July 2018|
They are both teachers and will make wonderful parents.
We are so happy for them.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a hopeful and Happy New Year.
Lots of Love,
Thursday, 24 December 2020
We met at a yoga retreat three years ago and she has become a very close friend.
Elaine retired early from her IT job last year and trained to be a yoga teacher which is really helpful when I need someone to cover my classes.
Our meal out last night was lovely and as I was rushing around I didn't have time to change so I just took off the tank top and realised how easy this dress can go from day to night.
I also wore my 26 year old black velvet coat which I get out every Christmas.
It still feel so luxe.
Friday, 18 December 2020
But it did mean more time for playing with Frankie and meeting friends.
I enjoyed a socially distanced beach walk with my friend and fellow yogi, Sue.
Last year we shared a room on a yoga retreat in Turkey and she comes to all my yoga retreats in Wales.
An intrepid traveller since she retired, Sue often goes to India on her own a couple of times a year.
Sue is such an inspiration and she gave me some home-made biscotti too.
Back home I recorded a yoga class video for staff at my local hospital.
Until March I taught a weekly staff class there which was lovely but they liked my idea to create a weekly yoga video which I have been doing since lockdown.
I just use youtube and upload it to an unlisted link.
So simple, even I can do it.
Next, it was time to plan my last zoom Yin Yoga class of the year.
It's not the same as a cozy church hall but at least I get to see lots of my lovely students faces even if it is on a screen.
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