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Monday 27 October 2014

HAVE A FEEL !!!! ……….

October has been Breast Cancer Awareness month for quite a few years now but, this year, I haven't heard so much about it, so I thought that I give everyone a gentle reminder  { men as well as women } to get them out and have a little rummage around just to make sure that all's well in that area !!

Just popped that one in to remind the men { …. and as a memory training course for me !!!! }

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Tuesday 14 October 2014


Our By Invitation task this month is to share our thoughts on a piece of clothing that we know will serve us in good 
stead this Autumn.

Here is mine ….. 

It's my All Saints Nia coat.
 Autumn/Winter is my time, fashion wise. I LOVE coats, jackets and boots so, I'm in my element as soon as Autumn sets in and set in it has !! There's not much to say about my coat apart from how much I love it  …… shallow, I know, but there you are. I love the handkerchief hem and all of that pleating. Alexander McQueen had a similar one in his collection but was a great deal more expensive and I like mine more !!!!

….. and, finally, last years picture of me in my pork pie hat that always comes out at this time of year !!

For more Autumn fashion inspiration, please visit Marsha to be transported to all of the By Invitation contributors.


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Sunday 5 October 2014


I'm not a great lover of Charlie Chaplin but, I do love the song ' Smile ' that he wrote. Covered by so many artists such as Nat King Cole, Barbara Streisand, Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Josh Groban, Judy Garland, Diana Ross .. even Eric Clapton to name but nine versions but, I really like the John Barry instrumental and the John Barry/Robert Downey Jr. versions from the soundtrack of the film 'Chaplin' 

Press play, have a little listen, scroll down whilst it's playing and perhaps have a smile on this sunny Sunday …..

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