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My new Quilted Dr Martens

I gave in. A couple of weeks ago I added one more pair to my collection of Dr Martens boots. I fell for these – a black quilted pair of these Core Coralie Quilted in black. You like? The boot, which has a women’s fit (slightly narrower than the unisex boots Dr Martens make), has that go with anything look that

A Mini Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving, an old and traditional holiday and festival over in the USA, is one that has always fascinated me. The idea of openly being thankful for what you have by sharing a celebration meal with your family and friends really appeals. With Black Friday slowly becoming part of the English shopping calendar thanks to large retailers such as

Bring out the Black Boots

Today I went into a shoe shop in town to check how much a pair of black boots I’ve had my eye on were. These boots, by Dr Martens, have been in the store for quite some time – maybe even this time last year – but I’ve been good and have waited until the

Dr’s Orders: “Flat, Wide, Soft Soled Shoes”

I’ve been having some trouble with my foot recently. I have a significant pain across my toes, down the outside of my foot and in my ankle. After a month of it getting more and more painful, and more and more stiff making it hard to walk on it, I gave in and went to

Giveaway: Ely Series Wood Watch by JORD

Wow what an interesting bunch of readers I have! You came up with some fantastic ideas for what you would make out of wood if you had the opportunity. I was impressed that only one of you said “a fire”!!! The winner of the Ely Series Wood Watch by JORD, selected at random from all

Converse versus Vans

I mention Converse on here a lot. I love them. They are comfortable and I love the style. They go with everything and last for ages. But when a blogging friend from the States commented on my most recent post featuring Converse that he prefers Vans, it got me thinking. I wear both. There is no denying I

Review: TeaVivre Black Teas

There is simply nothing nicer than sitting down in your own living room, putting your feet up, and sipping your way through a pot of freshly brewed tea.  TeaVivre is a group of tea lovers from China, Canada and France, who all share a passion for drinking great tea and appreciate the healthy life style it

Everyday Shoes from Outdoor Brands

I love being outdoors and know for sure that when you’re enjoying the countryside what you need is something decent on your feet to make getting around nice and comfortable. I lean towards decent outdoors footwear brands such as Merrell, KEEN, The North Face and Salomon (to name just a few – I’m not fussy

Casual Wedges for a Day on the Cobbles

When you live in a city where cobble stones are a regular feature on the streets, wedges are a vital part of a girl’s wardrobe. You get the height that you would from any pair of heels alongside the stability of having a flat sole. I normally think of wedges as being styled for a

Review: The North Face Thermoball Hoodie Jacket

I’ve been testing out some brand new technology from The North Face over the last couple of weeks. This is the Thermoball Hoodie Jacket – a light weight insulated jacket designed to keep you toasty warm whatever you are up to. I won’t lie. When this jacket arrived and I took it out of the

#BEDN 29 > All I Want for Christmas

I had a big wish list type post in my head for today’s #BEDN topic – I was going to do a “luxury gift ideas” mood board that included all sorts of expensive I-can-dream kind of items. I started by searching for images of my chosen items… first up, an iconic pair of Christian Louboutin

Back to School Shoes for Me?

All the back to school talk has different meaning for me than it might do for some of you. If you have kids then you either love or hate this time of year – or both. One of the things you will no doubt have to do is go shoe shopping; finding sturdy but comfortable

InstaChimps Smartphone Photography Exhibition #2

The second annual InstaChimps photography exhibition opens on Monday, and I will once again be showing a handful of pictures I’ve taken on my iPhone.  InstaChimps is a group of mobile photographers based in Lincolnshire. After the success of our inaugural exhibition last year, the group has doubled in size and has expanded beyond its

Review: The North Face Base Camp Duffel Large

In this bag I have packed… three thick ski coats, two ski pants, two ski helmets, two pairs of ski goggles, twelve pairs of ski socks, all my base layers and thermals, a couple of micro fleeces, a handful of t-shirts, a hoodie, and a pair of skate shoes. And there is still room for

Black Court Shoes – A Wardrobe Staple

Black court shoes are an absolute wardrobe staple for women. This type of high heeled pump is totally versatile – a pair can be worn with pretty much any dress, any pair of trousers; for work, for a meal out, for a cocktail party, a concert, for a film première  The traditional shape with narrow toe