Travel: Long Haul, Long Weekend Part 1

I used to only have to travel for pleasure – well if I put aside my incompetent packing and naturally poor travel ability that is! But you know I have improved a lot with my packing skills and picked up a few tips that work to make it easier physically. In recent years, I’ve had to travel abroad for work which is always challenging when children have to be looked after and organised. As my 3 grow older, it’s become easier in some ways but more difficult in others so I’m not sure where we stand at the moment on that front! Continue reading

Colour and Pattern

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I used to be so afraid of colour and pattern that I avoided them entirely – what a waste! With age comes a certain confidence (if nothing else …) and I ventured in both colour and pattern starting with those that I always liked such as blues, yellows and pinks to lift my beloved neutrals of navy, tans and whites. Now I find myself mixing everything and loving it. These two scarves were bought separately a long time apart and only recently did I see how the colours are echoed in both – the magic of Hermès! Continue reading

The Scarf

imag5818An important element in my wardrobe is my scarf collection. I’ve always loved scarves and used to wear them since I was a young teen. The Hermès 90cm above is a very useful colourway for me. I’ve had so many compliments from a range of different age groups of women including a little lady of 4 yrs old! Although the green is khaki, I love it with navy such is the magic of Hermès colours. I’ve been wearing my trusted brown brogues all Winter when I’m not in boots. They kind of balance out the femininity of the scarf. This is typical of how I wear a scarf – slung on! Honestly I don’t feel the need to try out lovely knots, folds and pleats.

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