Saturday, 12 April 2014

Facing April

Spring weather has been a real mixed bag so far and my skin doesn't know how to cope: I've been using Skinesis for a while and then we had a really hot sunny spell so I dashed out to buy a new moisturiser with a 30 SPF by This Works, then it went cold and wet again so I switched back to Skinesis but it wasn't helping my drier patches (I have combination skin) so I stopped by L'Occitane and bought the Shea Butter Creme with SPF 20. Yes fickle beauty junkie me... any excuse to purchase new lotions and potions!

The L'Occitane is a more solid moisturiser, balm like which needs to be warmed up more in your palms before applying to the face. The Shea butter smells wonderful and leaves my complexion really soft.

I've now heard the weather forecast is going to hot up again with a 3 month heatwave hitting these shores- unreal!! But at least I have the This Works lotion ready to protect my face. I truly thank the hindsight I had at 30 to stop sun bathing and use all season sun protection - its really helped prevent the deep wrinkles and preserve what I had. I'm not trying to hold back time and look younger, that would be silly, I'm proud to be in my 40's !

Saturday, 5 April 2014

International Pillow Fight Day

We didn't get the memo so currently trapped around Trafalgar Square whilst International Pillow Fight Day happens around us!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Out and about in London

Living in the burbs and working in Central London I sometimes need a reminder how great this capital city is with so much to offer. Recently I've been out location hunting for a British themed party venue and took in some stunning views along the riverside at Somerset House, Globe theatre, Tate Modern. Its good to take some time out and be a tourist in your own backyard. 

The first photo is from the rooftop bar Vista - from up there you can see right across the city centre: can you spot the Shard & the London Eye? The next photo is Nelsons column , St. Martins in the Field church & ENO. St.Paul's cathedral and the Millennium bridge (on windy days I wish they had selected the covered walk way design).  

Then as I was killing time in-between appointments at the South Bank centre I wondered into the National Theatre and came across a wonderful photographic exhibition Photo Noir. These beautiful portraits of actors were simple in their execution but very stunning and just oozed glamour and real star quality. They don't make em like they used too! 

Yesterday HRH The Queen was in the neighbourhood to officially open the dance studio where Curly Haired Beauty has her classes... her teacher got to speak to her Majesty and we joked with the Receptionist who said her desk was all tided up and the royal bottom got to sit on her chair whilst signing the visitor book! This couldn't happen anywhere else lol. 

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Belated Half Term post

The South Bank is one of my favourite venue and over the school half term, ran a wonderful book themed event for children. I had quickly snapped up tickets to hear Sir Quentin Blake speak and draw (I am such a massive fan). Plus a story telling performance based on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The set was a giant bed where all the children could sit and hear the story. I took along Curly Haired Beauty... well I would have looked funny at a children's event without one!

We had such a great time and I feel so lucky to be able help bring to life all the books I had read as a child for my own child. Nothing beats a good book to fire up your imagination. xxx twosp

Friday, 14 February 2014

Happy Valentines Day

I've made it to 12 years of marriage, 3 kids, countless house moves, and career change. Now celebrating tonight with lots of yummy goodies twosp xxx

Sunday, 9 February 2014

on Target

ooh I had been so good at the start of the year, I hardly bought anything in the sales. There didn't seem to be anything that caught my eye and frankly I'm so over A/W13-14 and really cannot wait to embrace S/S14 (fickle fashion me).

So obviously the Peter Pilotto for Target collection really caught my eye, currently available at Net a Porter. The zingy bright prints which Peter Pilotto is known for and amazing price point was too good an opportunity to add to my ever expanding dress collection. Of course the material is polyester and I cannot vouch for the quality and fit until it arrives in a few days - Hurry up Fedex!!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Happy Chinese New Year

I should have posted this on Friday but I've been tinkering with the blog to give it a bit of a face lift and update my blog roll.

Friday, 3 January 2014

New Year, New You

This picture by Twisted Doodles has been doing the rounds on Twitter and Facebook and I think this rings in very true for the start of 2014!!!

Hey ho but I won't be beating myself up for indulging during the Festive season life's too short and I don't want to start this New Year with low self-esteem and be miserable.

Sorta helps that I got sucked into watching Channel 5 last night where is was back to back 'Fat Shows', seriously there are some unhappy folks with Food addictions, poor body image, bullied by bullies for their size and of course the repercussions on their health. Put's my life into perspective and the adage 'eat less/move more' was never truer...

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Festive Fizz

If like me you love your champagne but being one of the Middle Squeezed cannot afford to indulge in the finer sparkling wines, then you will love this French wine by Cremant de Limoux. Produced in the South of France the same way Champagne is, its perfect mixed with Creme de Cassis for Kir Royale cocktails or with peach puree to make delish Bellinis. Drunk on its own its very dry with no acidic after taste. I will be seeing in 2014 with a few glasses ! Available from Waitrose and Ocado (or Avocado man as the twins call him) £10.99

twosp xxxx