Winter Sun in the Canary Isles


Having spent the last two weeks out here in gorgeously sunny, laid back California I can honestly say that a bit of Winter sun does wonders for recharging the batteries and making you feel good, plus it’s a great way to avoid the horrendous rain and cold back in Blighty!

Making the long trek though across the ocean to California though is a bit far for many and somewhere that is a great winter sun destination and much closer to home is Tenerife. With great resorts on offer like Las Canteras Beach the Canary Islands is a great destination for family holidays and is a perfect jet-away for some rest and relaxation.

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MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Blush Review


MAC Cosmetics ReviewI am going to put my hand up and admit to being a virgin….a MAC Cosmetics virgin.  I’ve been using make-up since I could tie my own shoe laces but have never added this hugely popular brand to my make-up box.

However, I recently started following the gorgeous Georgina over on the Fairy Gobmother beauty blog (check out her blog if you don’t already know the website) and she had been given some gorgeous MAC Cosmetics mineralize blush by her sister.

MAC-cosmetics-logoIn her photos the blusher gave a subtle glow and healthy sheen to her cheeks and it looked a really nice lightweight blush compared to the creme Bourjois blusher I’d been using this summer which had made my cheeks a little dry the last few weeks.

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It’s a New Dawn It’s a New Day….


bring on 2014Last night was New Year’s Eve and I spent it out here in California having a delicious meal of sushi with my sister in law and indulging in my new love of Pinkberry peppermint frozen yoghurt with fresh raspberries (seriously this stuff is soooo good and much more waist friendly than high calorie ice cream).

We didn’t party hard, we talked, we shared advice on things and we both agreed that 2014 held a lot of positives for us both.  My sister in law and brother have created a beautiful, almost envious life here in Santa Monica.  They live in a lovely apartment, 6 blocks from the peaceful ocean and beachfront and the lifestyle clearly suits them – the next few years for them will no doubt yield a new addition to their family and I wish them all the best for when that happens.

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Blame Me. It’s All My Fault…


becoming a single mumFunny how as a kid you seem to constantly utter the words “it’s not my fault” when you’re in trouble and get things wrong. My dad used to joke it would be written on my tombstone when I die I was always saying it. Well now age 35 and as the end of 2013 arrives tomorrow I have to hold my hands up say this, loud and clear “it’s my fault”.

It’s my fault that as 2013 closes my daughter will be spending it as one of the many children of single parent families.

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