Friday, 30 November 2012

Friday Feature: Lovely Leather?

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How do you all feel about leather trousers? Personally, I think the only way I could pull off this trend without looking like I stumbled out of the last scene of Grease is by softening the look with a lace blouse or suchlike.  

How would you wear them?

Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday Feature: Festive Jewellery

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Do you have any specific pieces of festive finery? Some particularly jolly jewellery? I like to get extra sparkly over the holiday season, maybe it's the grey weather. Or maybe I secretly want to be a Christmas tree. Either way, you can guarantee at least one of the items above will be on my Christmas wishlist.

Will this Christmas make you a little sparklier?

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Win a Shopping Weekend for Two (in my Home Town!)

Most of you will know I don't often update Charade now, and it's very rare for me to post a competition that's not my own - but this one seemed just too good not to share!

With a simple 'Like' of the Visit Bristol Facebook page, you could win luxury shopping weekend in Bristol for 2 which includes; 

  • Two nights at the 4-star Bristol Marriot City Centre hotel 
  • Afternoon tea for two at Harvey Nichols 
  • £300 of Debenhams shopping vouchers plus a personal shopping session 
  • Dinner & drinks for two at Piccolino Italian restaurant. 

Plus five runners up will win £100 of Debenhams shopping vouchers. 

Enter now! Of course, you don't have to take me along if you win - but there is always the option!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

BRAVE-living 2012


New Years Eve 2011. My family and I are gathered around the dinner table. I suggest that each of us say what we have been grateful for in the year that has passed, and what we hope for in the year to come. One by one, we move around the table and each say a few words. Eventually it comes around to me.

I say what I have been grateful for, and then I pause for a moment to think. What haven't I had enough of this year? What really gets me excited about 2012?

I look at my family and say: "In 2012 I hope - and plan - for more adventure."


If you hadn't already noticed, 2012 is rapidly approaching it's climax. There are six weeks left until the year in which you were going to *insert whatever goal/goals you set yourself for 2012* will be over.

Did you achieve them?


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