Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Jumping Dogs And Running Lambs

Teeny tiny lifestyle post today about teeny tiny lambs!  Well not really but they do feature because they are so cute.  

Today a terrible thing happened to me - I was abandoned.  While Matty went to work I was left all by myself.

Since it was a nice day I decided to force his dog to come on a walk with me.  You see, Tess isn't too keen on me.  We have an odd relationship as she doesn't quite trust me, or anyone for that matter because like most springer spaniels she is completely devoted to her master.  So I naturally think she is a crazy dog since dogs love me, I am a complete dog person and pretty much a dog whisperer (this might be in my head a little bit). 

So off we went off to down the fields and eventually we both started having a good time - sticks were thrown and Tess goes mad for any running water so it was all okay.  

We even found a very exciting bottle floating in the river, which everyone knows is pretty much the best fun ever!  

Eventually we turned back up to go home and suddenly we were swarmed by the biggest and scariest dog ever! 

Not really Betty is the dumbest and most harmless dog in the country.  She's so dopey but clearly wanted to come check out what was going on.  

With all this commotion I was really surprised to look up and see a wee lamb making it's way towards us.  It was really curious to see what we were doing but at the same time worries about leaving its Mum.  We stood still as it creeped towards us as curiosity won out over fear. 

Well not all fear since Tess was very wary of this mewing machine and had to hide behind me.  At least Betty was brave- although to be honest she probably didn't even know what was going on... 

After it creeped towards us and gave us a good look (and I snapped a couple of photos of it) the lamb decided to skip off back to Mum, adventure done for the day!

And that was my excitement for the day.  I apologise for the lack of fashion in this post - here is an attractive selfie I took anyway - but with lambs as cute as this can you blame me?!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Vintage Tea Dress



As you might have guessed I kind of have this vintage thing going on right now.  Vintage is fun isn't it?  

And today's vintage look is shot at another run down petrol station - who knew Northern Ireland had so many?  I didn't!  If you want you can see my last vintage petrol station look here

Apparently in the summer a whole load of wild flowers grow all over the place and it sounds so beautiful.  So I am definitely going to make a point of coming back here in the summer!

Today I am wearing: 
Tea Dress from a random Russian shop 
Cardi from River Island



Saturday, 12 April 2014

Company Style Bloggers Award

I have been lucky enough to be nominated for the Company Style Bloggers Award and so I have a little request for all of you! 

I am really thankful to everyone who takes the time to read my posts and even more to everyone who comments on them; I would love you even more if you could take a little moment and also nominate me because the more nominations the better! 

Click here to nominate me
And I have been nominated in the category of Personal Style - Newcomer 
And the URL to enter is: http://www.liquidgrain.co.uk/  

If you have a couple of nice things to say about Liquid Grain as well that would be amazing. 

Thank you to everyone who does this for me! 


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Home Coming Queen



Today I'm channelling my inner love of all things retro with my casual look.  It' a bit thrown together but I still like it! 

My top tip for adding a vintage twist to any outfit is always add a scarf!  I have two drawers full of them and adding a scarf mixes things up.  In this outfit I am wearing a gorgeous but huge square scarf with horses printed on it.  I do love my preppy classical looks, especially when you can throw it in with more modern prints and patterns.

I am wearing:
Jumper and scarf from a wee boutique
Topshop Skirt 


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Sketrick Island Daft Eddy's

As promised in my last post on Sketrick Island this is my second post and review of our amazing lunch! 

But before we headed in we shot the look. 
But even before that I didn't look quite as glamorous - case and point, see here: 
So after looking a bit odd we headed in to Daft Eddy's for our lunch. 

Daft Eddys is always busy, we went for lunch and still had to sit for ten minutes before we got a table.  If you have time constraints or are wanting dinner, especially on special occasions like Mothers Day definitely book.  It's important to book because it's kind of in the middle of nowhere so if you can't get in there's not really much else around. 

Once we were seated we got down to picking our food.  The full time menu is nothing special in my opinion, it's all about the specials!  And let me tell you that the special board is full of choices, I could have ate pretty much everything on it.  

So I decided on the mussels as a main and doesn't it look great?  

My mussels came with warm toast and lemon and they were swimming in a white wine, cream and garlic sauce which was amazing! 

After I had picked out all the scrummy mussels I was left with the best part - the soup! 


I would definitely recommend a trip to Daft Eddys, and you have to hold out for the specials board!  It really is the best part!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Peplums On An Island



Another simple look today, I think my fashion sense is *hold your breath* growing up a little!  I dunno, maybe not!  Maybe I'm just lazier now.  

I think when the weather gets better I should liven up again, so apologies in the mean time.

Since Matty coaches a junior sports squad we started the day by going to watch the kiddies compete and see a couple of them win stuff which is great!

Then we went to Sketrick Island, which although it's an island it's tiny!  You drive over a wee bridge to get there and you only have a road of about 300 yards to work around.  

So we parked up and had a wee walk along the beach and had a look around an old castle on the island which was built in 1470, such a long time ago!  It's so small because it was a tower house rather than a full castle.  

Then to finish we had an amazing lunch at  a seafood restaurant - don't worry, full post coming up for that one!  

But I was wearing: 
United Colours of Benneton Peplum 
Primark Jeans / Jeggings