Tuesday, 27 March 2012


Last night me, the boy and his family went out for a meal to the lovely Birchwood Farm in Castleford (behind xcape).

I was exhausted after a busy day and work and literally had 5 minutes to get ready.

I decided to put on my New Look Inspire Bird print dress. I know this dress has done the rounds within the plus size circle, but look at it! Its beautiful!

I actually got mine from eBay for the bargain price of £10 inc postage.

I wore it with my Next Leggings and flats from George at Asda. I also had my denim jacket with me but didn't wear it as it was too warm.

I also got a new nail polish this week! Its from my beloved Barry M and is like a peppermint green!

Just before I go I have to show you some of the desserts that are available at Birchwood Farm.


It was so big I took half of it home!



Getting to Know You! 11 Questions

I was tagged by Becky in this question and answer post!

There are five rules:
Post these rules.
Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things.
Answer the questions set for you in the original post.
Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you’ve tagged them.

11 Random things about me!

I am a massive flirt!
I could live on just chocolate, nothing else.
I hate soaps.
my job is ridiculously boring. I generally spend most of the day on twitter and facebook, or organising plus north stuff!
Mess follows me.
I love airports.
I never try on clothes when I buy them.
I always tend to buy clothes a size too big.
I love going on holiday. Turkey is my favourite place in the whole world.
I plan on travelling across America for 4 weeks next year. BY MYSELF!!! They boy isn’t interested so away I go!
I have odd feet!

Becky’s Questions

Who is your "weird" crush? I have loads of crushes, I don’t think any of them are weird!
Who was the last person you said "I love you" to?The boy, last night before sleep!
What's the most spectacular thing you've seen (place, monument, show, etc...)The effiel tower is amazing! Paris is amazing!
What's your weird food confession? (I like ketchup on toast)I have soy sauce with most things
What was the last band you saw live?The last band I saw Oasis
Do you have a favourite Cuisine? Italian
What was the name of your first pet?Penny
Cake or Chocolate?Chocolate
If you could live in another country where would it be?Turkey, Spain or America
Do you have a style influence?No, I often mix and match styles
What's the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?Ermmmmmmmmm………….a house?

 My Questions

Have you ever had a holiday romance?

Other than your house/car, whats the most expensive thing you own?

Whats your go to outfit?

Whats your favourite film?

When you were younger what job did you want to have?

Bags or shoes?

Favourite high Street brand?

Winter or summer?

iPhone or Blackberry?

whats your worst habit?

If you were invisible for the day what would you do?

I am going to tag

Danielle - http://www.ablogfromblackpool.com/

Kaye - http://testybrunette.blogspot.co.uk/

Gina - http://fatfitfine.blogspot.co.uk/

Olivia - http://www.waituntilthesunset.com/

Friday, 23 March 2012

At the Pool!

I love my holidays! I fly out of the UK 6 weeks today for a week in Turkey, and I can't wait!

I always struggle with holidays clothes though!

So this year I had decided to do a few little posts on what I will be wearing around the pool, on trips and on the night!

First up is At The Pool!

1 & 2 - Yellow spot tankini top and shorts - £12 (top) and £9 (bottoms) both Next.

3 - Striped Canvas Bag - £12.50 F&F, Tesco

4 - Pink Playsuit - £22 F&F, Tesco

5 - Joe Browns Floppy hat - £19 Simply Be

6 - Zig Zag Bandeaux drop hem top - £8 F&F, Tesco

7 - Reebok Short - £22, Simply Be

8 - Red Pumps - £7 F&F, Tesco

9 - Bird Print Dress - £10 G21, George @ Asda

10 - Navy Jersey Dress - £20 Next

What are your Pool Side staples?


Thursday, 22 March 2012

Midi Style

When I saw this midi jersey dress on Simply Be I did a little happy dance! Its the dress I dream of!

I have teamed it with a denim waist coat and a pair of jewelled sandals from New Look Inspire.
I think this dress would also be able to be carried thought the winter, i would wear it with a pair of knee boots and over sized cardi!

1. Denim waistcoat -£16.99 New Look Inspire
2. Jersey mini dress - £38 Simply Be
3. jewelled sandals - £19.99 New Look - Wide fit


Friday, 16 March 2012

Slink Magazine Issue 5 - The Relationships Issue

When you hear the phrase 'The Relationship Issue' you immediately think of love and romance and all the other soppy stuff that most magazine issue round this time of year.

However, in the latest issue of Slink Magazine, they have taken the notion of relationships and applied it to many subjects, with My Food, My Body, My Accessories, My Child and My family all up discussion.

The My Body article was written by the wonderfully talented Becky of  www.theramblingsofmrsbebe.blogspot.com, who bares all about her past body issues and her new found love of blogging within the plus size community! She is amazing!

Issue 5 of Slink Magazine has something for everyone. As well as the aforementioned articles on relationships, this issue has an in-depth interview with the only plus size winner of ANTM and ambassador for the Nation Easting Disorder Association, Whitney Thompson.

An article from the amazing Kellie Brown of www.fatshioninsider.com.  Kellie is Slinks newest columnist and will be keeping an eye on Plus Size fashion and brands State side. Starting with LA based Tbags of Los Angeles.

Slink also has the pick of this Spring key fashion trends from metallic and sequins, florals, pastel shades, prints, sporty chic and tribal prints, as well as accessories.

Slink then offers up hair tips from Lee Stafford, recommended beauty products, a tried and tested facial, fake tan, hair treatment and boot camp, a travel guide to Cambridge and Budapest, recipes, restaurant reviews, and even a review on the brand new Ford Focus 2.0 CDTI Titanium.

This is also the first time that you can get an actual copy of Slink,  (£3.95 plus P&P shipping available worldwide), as well as in digital format and PDF format (£1)!

I really enjoyed this issue of Slink Magazine! 

The only downside is that we have to wait another three months for the next issue!



Thursday, 8 March 2012

Simply Be Launch - Doncaster

On Thursday last week I had the pleasure to accompany some of my fellow bloggers in attending the launch of the new Simply Be store in Doncaster.

Located in the Frenchgate Centre you can't miss the striking Simply Be Logo as you approach the shop!

 Upon arrival we were greated with champaine and canapes.
 Becky and Sara - photos from Simply Be
The staff in store were wonderful and very helpful, and all of them, even the straight size girls, looked stunning in Simply Be outfits.

The store is well set out and easy to look around, with all area's clearly marked. EG, Joe Browns, Underwear, Shoes, etc etc.

This is Simply Be's third store, Liverpool and Bury opened last year, with more stores in Teeside, Gateshead and Leicester opening this spring Simply Be are fast becoming a leading High St store as well as internet brand, annd long may it continue!

I can't wait for the next Simply Be event!