As many of you know, I am a make up fanatic and for a long time I was always on the look out for a decent mascara. I tried falsies but I hated how they felt on my eyes and inevitably I wold end up pulling them off! I also wanted decent lashes every single day - not just on special occasions so I fell for all the hype of every single brand, but there was one which once I had tried it, there was no looking back.
Halloween. William is fast asleep, it’s dark and silent, the shutters are closed and I’m home alone. But it’s France. The chances of someone knocking the door asking for sweets is very slim and the noises from this house that I once thought strange are now quite normal! Here, Halloween is still All Hallows’ Eve. … Continue reading Halloween and Toussaint
I am a regular Facebooker user - some may say a ‘power user’ and I spend a lot of time preparing content, engaging with followers and monitoring what works and what doesn’t. We do this for our own businesses and for the accounts that we manage for other people and it’s vital that we keep on top of … Continue reading Facebook Newsfeed – changes that could change everything.
5 I have had this blog post in my head and in the draft corner of WordPress for a while and I finally decided to set some time aside this weekend to write it. It took coffee with a good friend this week to spur me on. She knows me and I love her and … Continue reading Is it at sort of pyramid scheme?… and other challenges
The weather has been pretty chilly here in our little corner of Europe recently. Not as cold as some places of course. When I look at what some of my friends in the USA and Canada are dealing with I realise that I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to the weather, … Continue reading Staying Warm. Winter in Villefranche
One of the great things about my little part time make up business is that I can fit it into my day. So what do I do on a Saturday morning? Well usually I slap on a facemask and this weekend I decided to go live on Facebook at the same time. No big deal with that, I do … Continue reading Occupational Hazards
SMLXL Today is January 1st 2017 and I have made the momentous decision to take a little break from the booze. We love our wine and gin but even we admit it will do us good to get some water down our necks - especially after a 'heavy' Christmas. Its something I always consider doing … Continue reading Contentment and Dry January.
It feels late to say that Autumn has arrived - but it finally has. Our Summer days seemed to go on forever, with a beautiful October, and even now the temperatures are warmer than I would expect for November - even here in SW France. The most striking thing about the change in the seasons … Continue reading Autumn Falls. A burst of colour.
SMLXL SLXLM Over the last few weeks we have noticed a number of kittens invading the garden! It all started with a skinny little cat who had been in the wars and then one day she bought the family to meet us. 5 kittens, all with different markings but unmistakably hers. Mum sat and watched … Continue reading Being Chosen: A family of cats arrive
We are getting ready to welcome some guests for a photography holiday and I always make my own mayonnaise so part of my food prep always involves topping up our supplies. It's an easy method and I thought it might be useful to others. SMXLL The recipe I use is the same as any other. … Continue reading Salad Days: Foolproof Mayo