Long Time No Bloggy!

19 February 2016


Hello patient friends!! 

I'm back to blogging and I've missed you all so much! It's been a busy start of the year...we went to Ireland recently on a kind of family holiday to break up the post-Christmas gloominess and it was a week of absolute bliss. Delicious food, a beautiful hotel, quality time with loved ones and did I mention the yummy food? Oh yeah...there was a lot of that ;) I tried to keep on track with my workouts during the week but we definitely over-indulged so I've probably put on a bit of...ahem, padding! But it was worth it. Jonathan had an amazing birthday getting totally spoiled! We did some damage in Brown Thomas the day before where he got some much-needed additions to his wardrobe (I was very jealous...but I am proud to say I resisted temptation and did not cross one TOE from menswear over into the beauty department. And believe me, that took a lot of willpower!) I then organised a couples spa day on Saturday, while Emilia & Eduardo were whisked off to my mum's. Poor Jonathan was a bit nervous as he had never had a relaxing massage before (he'd only had sports ones) but he ended up really enjoying it! We both felt super relaxed and enjoyed a very non stressful kid-free room service lunch before going to my mum's for some birthday cake she made him. That evening we got all dressed up for dinner in Jacob's On The Mall which is hands-down the BEST restaurant in Cork. Their food is to die-for! I left feeling very much like a stuffed sausage (hopefully all my fellow mamas out there can relate to that post-pregnancy belly expanding bloat!!). Note to self, do not wear a figure-hugging peplum top when a huge three course meal is on the agenda, or pretty but painful Louboutins in the pouring rain. (There were actual puddles in my shoes on arrival at the restaurant...I wish I was joking.)

So now we are back to the reality of home life and I'm finding myself waiting and wishing for brighter, warmer Spring time! Although these pictures were taken on a sunnier moment today, the weather hasn't been particularly nice and it's SO cold! Which is why I'm living in Uggs and oversized jumpers at the moment. Even the rips in my jeans are getting too chilly to bear...seriously! Today I'm wearing my tan Ugg boots, Ted Baker ripped jeans, Jack Wills cream cable knit jumper & Burberry scarf. My bag is the Louis Vuitton Neverfull which Jonathan calls my "always-full" because between kids' changes of clothes, nappies, wipes and my hundred thousand lipsticks I tend to carry around with me it is always full to the brim. On my lips today I have on MAC lipliner in Soar coupled with MAC lipstick in Shy Girl. I'm also wearing my gold scorpio necklace with the 45cm chain (available here) and the matching bracelet (these just launched yesterday...so exciting!!) and rose gold Swarovski stud earrings.

To find out more about the launch of my bracelets, you can watch the video I made on them here! And let me know which type you prefer. Also I promise not to neglect my blog any more...I will try my best to upload three times a week from now on! Thank you for sticking with me even though I kept you waiting so long. I love all of you so so much! <3


  1. Anna, which size of lv neverfull have you got? It looks like the biggest one. Am
    I right?

  2. Congrats on the launching! Your bracelets are beautiful! I'm so sorry about the puddles in your Loubutins! ๐Ÿ™ˆ But glad you had such a great time with the family!

  3. So happy for you Anna and all of your success! Been a fan for a long time now, and so excited for you & your lovely family :) ps I envy your workout willpower and am trying to develop some of that myself! Haha

  4. So glad you're back blogging! Love your outfit :)


  5. Yay! So glad you are posting again! I've missed your optimistic posts and videos and pictures of your sweet family. :)

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  6. Yes! So glad you have returned to blogging. I always love reading your posts ! :)
    Holly X || www.hollyberrey.com

  7. Glad you're back Anna. I've kept up with most of the vlogs though :)

    Lizzie Dripping

  8. Congrats on your launch anna! I'm so excited you will be posting more again! I look forward to reading more of your work :)

  9. Sounds like you had a lot of fun, hope you enjoyed your time in Ireland! excited for your launch, the bracelet looks amazing!

  10. So happy that you're back! Looking forward to your new posts :) and that outfit looks sooo amazing on you! Also huge congrats on your bracelet launch! Lots of love! xo

    Klaudia // klaudiam96.blogspot.com

  11. As much as I love your blog posts, I think you did right by taking a little bit of a break. Especially with your trip to Cork, I bet it was nice to just unwind and not worry about getting a post up at all while you were with family!

  12. So happy that you're back!!!

  13. You're finally back! Lysm๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’‹

  14. Missed you here, Anna. You're finally back <3


  15. yay I'm so glad you posted again! I adore this outfit and congrats on your new edition to your jewellery line- they are stunning! x


  16. Love your outfit ! So pretty!


  17. Hi Anna,
    I have just ordered your charm bracelet and I'm super excited!
    I have an idea rings and earrings (if you didn't think about it already, and if you even want to add products) and it's using the charms because they are smaller... (but you probably thought of that already)
    I'm super excited to get my bracelet! XX

  18. Hi Anna,
    I just wanted to say that I live across the world and I feel like you are my best friend. You and your family make me smile every single day. I feel like your jewelry line connects your viewers with you and that it is like a friendship bracelet that connects all of your viewers together.
    Thank you soooo much for making my life better

  19. I'm so glad you are back - thank you!

  20. I love your style Anna, i really liked your charm bracelet. Keep it going with it



  21. So happy to hear this announcement, Anna! I'm really love your necklace line and the the bracelets are so reasonably priced that I will definitely get one for myself and one for my BFF for her birthday! Really happy for you.
    I love reading your blog, I do watch you videos, but I feel "closer" to you when I read your blog posts.
    Have a great day!

    La Belle Dame

  22. Since getting pregnant I've noticed my bump gets way bigger after I eat. Glad to know that is the new normal for after the baby gets out of there. Ha ha!!
    :) Alice

  23. I've missed you on the blog! Of course, I've been watching your videos and the vlogs and such, but still! :) Love the outfit - I'm really into the beanies with the pom! Super cute!

  24. I absolutely love the idea of the charm bracelet. I recently lost someone really close to me whi wasn't the same star sign so I think this is a really good idea to help keep them close to you. Lot of Love, Lou

  25. It's great to have you back in the land of blog Anna! Also I'm in love with that burberry scarf, been lusting over them for ages!

    beth x

  26. Your outfits are always beautiful! <3 I ordered my necklace in january and I got mine 2 weeks later already! I'm super happy with mine! Xx

  27. I love your necklaces and bracelets. I wish I could afford either but sadly they are all way above my pay grade. I think it is wonderful though that you thought about quality and that does cost regardless if people can afford it or not. It is senseless to buy something that won't last. You and your jewelry line are lovely. Thank you and Jonathan for sharing your family and putting a smile on my face. Not trying to be a damper but my life is not a very happy one so I always watch your vids and they always take my out of my world and transport me into yours and you all help people maybe in ways you never thought. I call it "good deeds" making me smile!!!! :) Good luck with the new jewelry additions. Oh, and I am not young, I am middle aged and probably old enough to be your mom lol. I just like young people so much more upbeat and happy! You guys are sweet and sincere and I am happy you all are having a wonderful life!!!!

  28. Who is the Pom Pom hat made by?? It's not listed here but saw the cute gray one is from Esprit.


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