Saturday 31 May 2014

Celebration Party

Having a Celebration Party was one of the things I wanted to do as soon as I finished my treatment and had a few weeks to recover (and had some hair!)

Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton. Built b...

I chose Stanmer House, just outside Brighton - not just because it's a lovely location but it's also where I've met family and friends at regular intervals before, during and after treatment.  A lovely place, very friendly staff and amazing food.

Of course - if you're going to have a party, you need a cake!

Celebration Cake from The Brighton Cake Co.
Sunshine, good food, good wine, a bit of fizz and of course family and friends - thank you everyone for being there through the last few months.

(Stanmer House - Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Today I got styled!

Having a 'new' hairstyle, a little bit further into another decade and with a recent life-changing experience behind me - I needed a makeover or at least an update to my new 'look'.

Most people who know me are used to seeing me either in t-shirt and leggings, outdoor gear or occasionally something more business related when I'm out and about with work.  I definitely dress for comfort not fashion!

I booked a session with the lovely Janine at Sassy Style who came up with a few ideas to kick my wardrobe up a gear, how to add a splash of colour, as well as telling me what suits my body type from top to bottom.

I took along a few items from my wardrobe and was pleased to say that most of them met her approval but the important thing is I now know how to wear them and make more use of a few items I haven't worn for a while.

You get a very useful style board after the session to give you some ideas and act as a reminder of what we discussed as well as shopping tips - both what to shop for and wear to shop.

Great fun and definitely worth doing if you're looking for a new look or just want to update your wardrobe or find a party frock.

I will still be wearing t-shirt and shorts or leggings to do the gardening!
A fashion look from May 2014 featuring Coast dresses, River Island tops and Pull&Bear tops.
My new styleboard

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Stop me and buy one!

Thank you to the wonderful ladies in the Seaford Cancer Research shop.  I went in for a few Cancer Research pin badges and came out with a bag full of Breast Cancer Care pin badges that they can't sell in their shop.

I'll be out and about with them at various events to add to the fund-raising total.

Stop me and buy one - alternatively, you can visit my fundraising page on!  Thank you :)

Thursday 8 May 2014

May - National Trust houses and coastline

Well a flurry of activity this month - brought on by the warmer weather and a visit from a good friend.

My second visit to Alfriston Clergy House but this time in Spring not Winter.  A delightful old house that was the NT's first property.  Lovely garden and vegetable patch.  Small but worth a visit and de

Alfriston Clergy House
Now you see it, now you don't.  Last time I was at Birling Gap a couple of weeks ago, the end house was still there but in the process of being demolished - now it's gone.  Lovely new NT visitors centre and cafe - well worth a visit and a walk along the cliff tops, just don't get too close.
Birling Gap
Amazing gardens and a house with a fascinating history.  Did both the general tour and the house tour.
Just added a pamper session to the month's list.   Something long overdue and such a treat.