Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Grey on a Sunny Day

Yesterday was a great day. Sunny, warm and lots of ticks on the to-do list. Here's what I wore....
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Grey Silky Blouse - Deja Vu, Lisburn Road
Coated jeans (look black but they're a dark dark navy) & Coat (on bed) - Mango AW14
Black boots - Clarks past season
Scarf - Zara AW14
Cross Body Bag (on bed) - Boden past season
A21 Pendant - see this post for details


After the school run, a grocery delivery and a quick whizz around the house making beds, I went over to a coffee shop on the Ormeau Road called Kaffe-O. My friend Olwyn bought me vouchers from the shop as a house warming present knowing I loved the mugs that are sold there.
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And Belfast being the size it is, I bumped my friend Peter Love - Love Fitness NI...who inspired me to book a PT session and a gym viewing. Time to get into shape for summer.


Next up, I had a deep tissue massage with another friend - Kate Morrow from Harmony Holistic Healing. I've been having a session with Kate roughly every 6 weeks or so since late last year when I had residual sciatic pain that wouldn't shift, and I really feel the benefit of her treatments. I have her under strict instructions to give it some welly so it's pretty intense but relaxing too. Kate offers a wide range of treatments and is based at Core Physiotherapy at The Arches if you're local and feel the need for a chill-out session. She's the sort of girl who will put you at ease immediately and doesn't talk throughout the treatments....I know that's a bugbear of many a busy mum who just wants silence for that precious hour of pampering.


Quick whizz to Lidl in Castlereagh then to see if they had any of the new clothing range. The good news is that I struck gold - blog post to follow - and finally on to H&M for yet another return. Not having much luck there. That's 3 tops, a jacket and 2 pairs of jeans I've returned in the past 2 weeks.


Then the sofa search continued....my head is melted with sofas. I literally would buy anything after 3 weeks of going to every sofa shop in the vicinity of Belfast. I have 43 different sofas photographed on my phone and cannot see the woods for the trees so a strong cup of coffee was required once I got back to the house and bless them, the kids gave me 15 minutes to myself to flick through a few magazines that a friend had given me.
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Love this quote from a Marie Claire interview with make-up artist Wendy Rowe...maybe the sofa isn't meant to be?? :O
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Ax


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15 comments

  1. As I said before, when I saw your blouse on Insta, I love it on you. Gosh you sound like you are busy. My head would spin. That quote is spot on, for you, because when everything is all complete you will be drumming your' fingers wondering what you can do next. H xx

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  2. Great blouse, loved it when you posted that picture on Instagram.

    Two sunny days here as well so far this week & lots of ticks on lists. Oh & washing on the line. Can't beat the smell of wind/sun dried washing!

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  3. Well it all started so civilized and then you start talking about gyms and sofa searches. Both are my pet hates. Love those mugs though. I can see where you're going with the colours Avril xx

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  4. I'm exhausted just reading that!
    The top is totally different to what you usually wear ... I'm used to seeing plain (this is good!) and lots of matching.

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  5. Oh my word I'm exhausted! And that's just from reading about your activities! Love the top .... intrigued by what you might have bought in Lidl (really??!!) and mega sympathies on the sofa search :)

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  6. Haha Helen - #middleclassproblems eh? I shouldn't complain as there is so much choice but they're hugely expensive and take ages to make so I want to be sure I order one that will stand the test of time. Our old one is 15 years on the go and I still like it...would keep it if it wasn't falling apart! x

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  7. Haha - it's time to tackle the spare tyre...it's getting harder and harder to hide it and once I get a new comfy sofa, I'll not want to do any exercise so there's only a narrow 8 week window here :) x

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  8. Cute blouse Avril. We've just bought new sofas so I know where your head is at at the moment! its a nightmare..............so many choices!! Our last one was so robust it lasted us 10 years even with 3 kids lol xx

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  9. You are right - I need to slow up....maybe that's why I'm procrastinating on the sofa? Meanwhile, we've nowhere to sit...lol x

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  10. I'm struggling with H&M this season and I always like picking up little bargains from there. Oh yep - I did - I got another plain white shirt from there for the summer but there wasn't much else really grabbing me. But I'm really looking forward to the Lidl review - I like a bit of Lidl but clothing in there is a new one on me.

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  11. Wow u were busy Avril, but love days like that cos u feel like you've achieved something and get a few things ticked off the to do list! Looking forward to hearing about this Lidl clothing range. X

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  12. Wow - how busy, slow down! We've been slowly looking at sofa's for months and nothing takes our fancy so I feel your pain. Can't wait to read about your Lidl purchases! Aldi had some great Merino wool base layers in last year but I wasn't quick enough to get my size x

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  13. Those mugs look gorgeous, just my kind of thing. And I love your daffs - it's spring! x

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  14. Love that inspirational quote Avril.....life is definitely all about the journey! Looking lovely in your grey ensemble....gorgeous, gorgeous blouse! xx

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  15. I feel your pain Avril! We were without a sofa for months when we first moved back here! Your house is looking amazing! Can't wait to see what you finally decide on! Ax

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