Grab and Go!

One minute you are lying on a beach in the South of France, sun beaming down under an array of palm trees and then all of a sudden your back in the UK, sun not so warm and instead of the path of palm tree shadows, it’s Horse Chestnuts and a path of conkers  All […]

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You Beauty!

As the Autumn shows her presence and we say goodbye bye to warmth and Summer days,  long nights, no coats required, just good old Summer fun, I also have to mourn those  good old liberating make-up free days that somehow you can just get away with in Summer…..But as soon as the nights draw darker, […]

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The Good Week- A week on The French Riviera.

So when everyone else is embracing the new season and are happy with the change (like really?) and leaving Summer behind, I am still harping on about the Summer and hanging onto those last days of sunshine. For me those said Summer days took place in a sleepy French Village in the Cotes D’Azur. Six […]

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Potty Over Spotty

One of the good things about going away at the end of the Summer is picking up the odd really good Summer wear bargain but if you’re anything like me your eye is constantly drawn to the new beautiful and shiny, full priced clothes, bags, shoes and you are left with justifying to yourself your […]

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The Last days of Summer

…..The last days of Summer are most definitely approaching, September has arrived, and although the sun is still shining there is a hint of autumn  in the air, with some leaves already fallen and the the temperatures dropping……But woe, woe, woe if you don’t mind. Let’s just put the breaks on, just for a while. […]

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Casa Modesta- Olhão, The Algarve

Welcome to Casta Modesta. A white haven of tranquility, tucked a stones throw away from the sleepy Fishermans village of Olhão, in The Algarve. A place so warm, so, so welcoming, so peaceful and so serene. You cannot but help but slow, slow, slow right down as soon as you step foot into this rural, […]

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A beach day in Cascais & our last night in Lisbon.

On our second day we decided to jump on a train and head out to the beach.  After deliberating  over breakfast in the apartment on which beach to discover for the day, we went with Cascais, mainly because I had heard lovely things about this idyllic beach town. It also seemed the easiest in reach […]

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