Fashionista Fridays

The tulips, daffodils and flowers are vigorously sprouting around London which can only mean one thing… Spring is well and truly here!

Time to clear out those dusty wardrobes of wooly and bland clothing and fill them with vibrant and bold striped and checked items!

It’s also time to slick that quiff back boys.

Here’s my inspiration for this spring.

Enjoy!
Sam

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London winter fashion

It’s a rainy Friday morning here in London and all I can think about is being wrapped up warm and cosy in bed while watching the rain pour down outside.. Alas, it’s not yet time to pack in the day job. *sigh*

So since there’s no point in complaining about it, its time to get out into the elements while adequately protected in my Hunters wellies and Burberry trench to go explore the world of London’s winter fashion.

Who says winter needs to be drab??

Here’s some inspiration to share.

Enjoy,
Sam

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Fashionista Fridays.. Winter Blues

Yes winter is truly here now. I know this because my fingers turn a lovely shade of blue outside, then pink inside. Joy… But it’s another excuse to drag those heavy winter coats out of the cupboard and dress to impress.

Here’s some London winter inspiration.

Enjoy x

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WARNING – dreaming in progress

Hi all,

I see there’s nothing wrong with dreaming. After all it brings be aspirations and more so inspiration.

We’re surrounded by a mass of beauty in this world. So on a gloomy ‘hump day’ Wednesday it’s time for me to share with you some beautiful houses. Well.. My version of a beautiful house.

The grandure of the architecture and complete uninhibited style inspired me that there’s no limits to what can be achieved in life. If that’s what you aspire to, then there’s nothing really wrong with that. After all, there are a lot worse things in life than merely celebrating the grand architecture in this world.

Having said that… There’s no way if want to be running around cleaning any of these houses. But I’m guessing that if you’re fortunate enough to own one, then you’re fortunate enough to have it kept spotless by a cleaner…

C’mon people, share with me your architectural aspirations.

Happy ‘hump day’
Sam

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who says autumn is drab??

It’s a rainy Friday morning here in London and all I can think about is being wrapped up warm and cosy in bed while watching the rain pour down outside.. Alas, it’s not yet time to pack in the day job. *sigh*

So since there’s no point in complaining about it, its time to get out into the elements while adequately protected in my Hunters wellies and Burberry trench to go explore the world of London’s autumn fashion.

Who says autumn needs to be drab??

Here’s some inspiration to share.

Enjoy,
Sam

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Hump Day Houses

Happy Hump Day Bloggers!

Here are some of my favorite modern houses, most complete with a pool or course!

Have a happy Wednesday!

Sam

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Turning two

Well the time has come for my little girl to enter her ‘terrible twos’!! From what other parents tell me, it’s time to buckle down and just try to endure the ride that’s about to occur… gulp!

Luckily/unluckily Annabel’s already started to show signs of being a little challenging in her behavior. To her everything is “mine” and good on her for laying claim to possessions and even people. But after she lays claim to random things that quite definitely aren’t hers, we have a polite little discussion explaining that “no darling, but that other lovely ladies bracelet is definitely not yours” (but nice try…). I know it’s all a learning curve for their development and understanding but c’mon can it be over quickly?? My main worry is that my little boy Lachlan is going to pick up that her random acts of frustration are the norm. But hey, we all get our way though it.. Don’t we? Haha!! Ok, maybe not all of us.. I may be guilty of having moments when I want things that quite obviously aren’t mine. Nothing wrong with having aspirations. That’s my excuse anyway.

I do have to admit though, there are some amazing upsides to having a two year old – no lounge mr having to helicopter parent when they’re eating and playing, being able to have a somewhat rational conversation with your toddler and hope that some of its taken in, aiding them to understand the world around them (“daddy, what’s thaaaat?”), no more bottle feeding, the possibility of big having to deal with nappies (but then again, I can see the upside of them over potty training…) but mostly being able to create a world of imaginary play! Ok, as I write this I’m learning that I’ve never really grown up past two.. I just got taller..

So as a finale to my time of being a stay at home daddy I decided to ‘go big’ with Annabel’s party and create a kitch come modern theme. Bunting of course was no option. The cake area had to be simple, but help celebrate the last two years of Annabel’s life and the (what I call) tribe of people surrounding her and helping her to be the determined and lovable little girl that she is. So, I came up with the montage of photos of her and ‘the tribe’ assorted in the shape of a 2. Then a little more bunting.. There was food, food and more food. All of course handmade by moi. Plenty of kiddy and adult drinks to help celebrate. The garden was a simple kiddy paradise with a bouncy castle, dress ups and a colouring in table. In all, everything was done ahead of time, so all we had to do was heat and service food and just enjoy the day.

Which leads me to the cake.. Well I’ve got to say that’s my first 9 layer, 3 tiered cake and maybe my last.. It was a chocolate mud cake with chocolate ganache, chocolate fingers and of course chocolate smarties. Chocolate overload? Never!! I’ve got to say, it was monstrous but well worth the effort. It definitely was the icing on the party.

So, here are some of the photos. Now I’ll start planning for Lachlan’s big 1st birthday. Can’t wait!!

Enjoy,
Sam

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