My Weekly Round Up, And Relax

Ha ha relax, of course I haven’t I never get the time.

What I mean by relax, is this week I have had a little breathing space to catch up. Get the house straight, organise my desk and catch up on emails I have been meaning to send.

It has also been a reflective week, I have been thinking a lot about style and how I have lost my confidence a little in that area. I put that down to spending a year out of an industry that is so dependent on fashion. I am sure it is because when I started my blog it was a haven away from that. But now I am realising I miss it, something that has run through my veins since I got my first job in a salon at the age of 12 is not easy to get out of the system.

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My Weekly Round Up, Birthdays and Award Ceremonies

Now I am not bogged down with the negative side of the industry and education I feel ready to talk about fashion and hair a little on my blog.

Having a teen can also had an effect on your confidence. If someone believes you are not cool you start to believe it. Even if only a little. So this mama is claiming back her cool. And I have to say I am feeling just a bit giddy about it all. What do teens know anyway, they may think they know it all, but really, do they? The first step will be getting braver and putting more photos of myself on my blog.

Can you believe it has snowed this week!

It’s too early for snow and when you live on the top of a hill it’s just not funny. I have a feeling about this winter. And as one of my friends pointed out this week, there are loads of red berries. That is meant to be a sign of a bad winter. And when its bad we can’t get out at all! Add wind into the mix and we can get 6 foot snow drifts, which is fun until you run out of wine and hot chocolate ha ha.

My gin of the week is this cheeky little Tanqueray, this is more citrus in favour than berries. But really fresh and light. Maybe goes down a little to easy, the perfect bottle to always have in just in case. And at around £18 a bottle the most reasonable priced gin I have tried so far. Yet you would never know that. It is great. And check out the website for some amazing cocktail recipes. Although I am not sure I am quite ready to mix my gin yet.

My Weekly Round Up, And Relax

Next week  two of my besties are celebrating their birthdays, so sending those special ladies lots of love, I will be thinking of you both all week. I have a trip to Birmingham planned and an exciting event. We will also be visiting some favourite friends so a busy week planned. Hope you have a fab week.



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Author of Extraordinary Chaos a family lifestyle and travel blog from a 40+ mum of teenage boys, sharing our family travels, recipes, reviews and country living. Also the co editor of Cruising With Kids Family Cruise Blog

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  1. 19th November 2016 / 9:39 pm

    Stylish is something I will never be. I was never into makeup only opting to wear it for going out to a big event. I’ll look to you to be my style guru now. x #WotW

  2. 20th November 2016 / 6:15 pm

    Love that you’re claiming back your cool! Of course you know more than teens, what do they know?! Look forward to seeing it x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  3. 20th November 2016 / 9:50 pm

    Lovely week: and you are super gorgeous! What do boys know!

  4. 22nd November 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Ooo, more style posts, please!!! I’m shocking when it comes to fashion so need all the help I can get. I’d love to know more about the types of clothes you like and where you shop xx

    • SarahJChristie
      26th November 2016 / 8:24 pm

      Indeed the perfect combination x

  5. 24th November 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Sounds great that you have found time for you, and to get more organised. I love that you are ‘claiming back your cool’! #WotW

    • SarahJChristie
      26th November 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Ah thank you, and yes having a bit of time for me is fab x

  6. 26th November 2016 / 6:28 pm

    Sarah I think you always look stylish in whatever you wear. What do teen boys know anyway lol. Hope you had a fab trip down to Birmingham in the week, and lucky you getting snow. I really need to push my gin boundaries x

    • SarahJChristie
      26th November 2016 / 8:29 pm

      Ha ha ah thanks so much Tracey thats lovely, Birmingham was so much fun and yes you do need to push those boundaries I am loving it x

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