Linen, Sequins and a Special Skirt

Today’s outfit started with the Sarah Pacinni skirt that I bought for my son’s wedding a few years ago.Every time I wear it , I fall for its dark olive green colour , fabulous fabric and style all over again. I was putting together an outfit to wear for a lunch with friends , so out came my stone and…
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Enjoying Autumn

Autumn has always been my favourite season with its clear , sunny days. After a busy Summer working more than was originally planned I am making the most of the sunny days and exploring our area before Winter sets in. John and I are planning to play tourist closer to home this year after our travels over the last few…
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New Season, New Colour

New season, new colour , in this case not the chartreuse in my coat but rather the total change of hair colour. This didn’t quite go as planned and turned our rather too dark and way too crimson for my skin tone. I really wouldn’t have minded if it was my own doing but as my hair was a bit…
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Coral and Black and White Spots

Today is a public holiday here , so we ventured out to Clarendon , a National Trust property that is about 30 minutes drive from home. Unfortunately , the opening hours had changed from our last visit and the house itself was closed but we were able to view other areas of the property that we had missed on previous…
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Postcard Wednesday- Palacio de Queluz

The Palacio de Queluz is often described as Portugual’s Versailles. While Versailles is grand and magnificent , I would suggest Queluz is exquisite with a touch of whimsy. Situated 12km. north west of Lisbon the palace is one of the last Rococco buildings to be designed in Europe. It was once a hunting lodge and converted to a royal Summer…
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