10 September 2014

Holiday Inn Kiev

So, Marks just had a little business trip over to Kiev. I must admit when he first told me he had to go to the Ukraine I was a little worried, naturally. But all was fine. Kiev doesn't seem to have any problems at the moment, but I really don't want to get into that side of things, because I really do not have the knowledge about it all! I do though, want to share with you a little about Marks stay.

Mark was only there for the night and stay at the Holiday Inn in the city. Kiev has two airports. He flew into Boryspil International airport and out of Zhuliany International Airport. They say they're only 30 mins away, but allow for traffic and it's closer to an hours drive. 

04 September 2014

Stationary bits & pieces

With it being that time of year where everyones heading back to school/college/uni/work after the summer break all decked out in new shoes and jackets, I got to thinking a little about my school days and my love for stationary.

I think I got the love for stationary from my sister, who actually (even now) has the coolest and quirkiest stationary bits! Obviously, for her office now, but I used to be soo jealous of her notepads, pens, pencils and boho inspired pencil cases. I'd love it when she'd get something new and give me her cast offs!

I've found some of the coolest items online which you must have a peek at!

02 September 2014

It's been a long Summer

I don't think anyone is as pleased, that the calender has well and truly turned and is now showing September, as me and Mark are!

 To say this summer has dragged, is an understatement!

 As you know, we bought a house earlier in the year in Spain. We've had quite a few trips out there each month on the trot, as we had to finalise paperwork, be there for continuing work that the builders needed to do and also, receive our shipped items from the UK. 

It was quite a hectic and stressful, but exciting start to the year. It's been a few months now since we've been to the house and we are missing it and Spain immensely. Soon we will be reunited with our beloved.

28 August 2014

Cardi cardi

With the summer closing in and the days getting slightly cooler for some of you, or for me, that blasted air-con just keeps, well, blasting! The best thing we can chuck on, to keep our shoulders nice and cosy, is the good 'ol cardi!

Who doesn't love a cardi?!

I am in desperate need of a new one! Whenever I'm in a shop, I'm always drawn to knitwear, even living in the hot UAE climate! I'm always picking sweaters, jumpers & cardies up and Marks just like 'you live in the sun, you don't need that!'. True to an extent, but it does have it's cool days here and I hate air con and basically, I'm just a chilly morsel! Lol!

Dead easy mustard chicken

This must be one of the easiest and quickest recipes ever.
Definitely one if you're on the go and still want to keep your meals healthy and tasty.

27 August 2014

Skirts on sale

It's that time of year where the summer sales are in full swing and the autumnal clothes are starting to fill the rails.

I love a bargain and I love sale shopping! (who doesn't?!)

But, how many time have we picked up an item, because it's at a rock bottom price and then it ends up sitting in the back of the wardrobe never to be worn. 

Even if it only cost a few quid, it's still a waste if its never gonna see the light of day!

25 August 2014

Hamburg Marriott Hotel

Last week Mark had to go to Hamburg for work. It was a long old slog, he ended up being delayed out there, so he worked seven days straight. A couple of days in the office before he went to Germany and the remainder were long long fourteen hour days, early starts, late finishes. He was out there for an aircraft delivery. Even though Mark is in management now, he still has his Engineering Qualifications, so is more then qualified to inspect the new aircraft and accept that it's all tip top for the company.

24 August 2014

Dressing room inspo!

As you guys know we've recently pur-chased a house in Spain, which is a complete blank canvas, with neutral walls and floor tiles throughout. We've had our stuff shipped over from the UK that's been in storage for the last 4 and a half years and now it's time for a major sort out! Tricky when we're only there a week at a time, but nevertheless it's all good fun!

I've mentioned before that I've got the 4th bedroom as my dressing room. My dream has always been to have a walk in wardrobe and when hubby suggested, that I have one of the bedrooms as a dressing room, well, you can imagine my delight and huge smile across my face!

23 August 2014

I need these in my life!


How absolutely, outrageously, mind blowingly gorgeous, are these Michael Kors strappy sandals??????!!!!!!!

22 August 2014

Bikini Edit

Picture from The Daily Mail Online


Since seeing this pic of Kim Kardashian sporting a red bikini, not only have I seriously started to step up my healthy eating/fitness regime, as like her or loathe her, she looks flippin' amazing! It's also got me thinking, it's about time for some serious bikini buying!

20 August 2014

Internet dramas!

So, yesterday wasn't the best day for me regarding all things blog and internet related!

Mark was up mega early for work, so I got up too and made him his cup of tea while he got ready. I know I could of stayed snoozing away in the land of nod, but I think it takes the p*ss slightly, as I don't work and am completely a lady of leisure! Anyway, I am kinda ridiculously in love with the guy, so I like to do things for him! Awww....

So, with hubby safely off to work, which I will divulge more about his whereabouts in a later post for you guys! Winky face!

18 August 2014

Doughnuts and Shopping

So, this weekend of mine was a pretty good one. 

Lot's (and I mean lot's) of Krispy Kreme doughnuts 
and a spot of shopping thrown into the mix!

In celebration of India's Independance Day, Matalan were offering 25% off everything in store over the weekend! So, we thought we had to have a little look, be rude not too!

14 August 2014

Grand Hyatt Doha

We went to Doha back in September 2011.

We went just for the night, I think I was on a 'visa run' to activate my new residency visa. 
Instead of doing the usual there and back, Mark and I decided to make a night of it.

We stayed at the Grand Hyatt in Doha (check it out here)
We had a club room, so we had access to the lounge, which also meant 
free food and drink!
Yipee!!

13 August 2014

Tarragon Chicken

So, this is my first recipe post and I'm slightly nervous! 

I used to cook loads and was starting to become a bit of a whizz in the kitchen! But then we embarked on our overseas adventures and the cooking was swapped with a lot of eating out and opting for more quick and easy and well, lazy meals. 

I really want to get back into it, as I do love being in the kitchen!

OK... so here is what I made up last night, there wasn't much in the cupboards, so I threw a few things together and voilá, My Tarragon Chicken.