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