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Aquaventure, Atlantis, Dubai

Time to step it up!

We are well into the new year now with February lurking just round the corner, but unfortunately my Christmas weight is still here and being more stubborn then normal!

As I'm approaching my 32nd birthday I think it's time to 'step things up'! I posted a couple of weeks ago (here) about my discovery of the lolo apps and the 7 minute workout. I love them and can positively report I am doing the 7 minutes everyday and then alternating the other four apps, arms, legs, butt and abs. I do think this is helping, but I'm not really loosing anything, just maintaining.

Spanish dream, nearly a reality!

Some of you who follow my blog and my Instagram already know my husband and I are in the process of purchasing a new home in Spain!

We went over to Spain in December to view some properties and we found our dream home.

So far, everything is pretty much going to plan and hasn't been too stressful, as of yet! We are just waiting on the survey results and then its full steam ahead.

Hyatt Regency, Kuantan, Malaysia

Me, myself & my iPhone

I've been a little quiet on here the last few days. I have been about on my social media and reading my favorite blogs, but I have been suffering slightly from a bit of bloggers block!
 I'm sure this happens to us all from time to time. 
It's been a very quiet week for me so far. My husbands been away on business and gets home tonight. The house has been quite lonely and I haven't been sleeping that well. Mostly, as Poppy (my cat) and I have different sleep patterns. When it's my time to go to bed, Pops decides she's wide a wake and wants to play and doesn't take no for an answer! I do have quite a demanding kitty, but I love her and she is adorable!

Our weekend find

I thought I'd share with you guys about our weekend find! The weekend generally for us was fairly low key and quiet, but we did end up having a very enjoyable impromptu afternoon round a friends house where a mutual friend was visiting and we all had a good catch up for a few hours (and dare I say it, a couple of beers! I'm ashamed to say, I failed on my dry January challenge! but lets talk about that in a different post! Ha!).

Anantara Veli, Maldives

A splash of colour

It's that time of year when the weathers a bit gloomy (even here in the UAE) and there's the whole January lull after the holiday season. 
If you follow me on Instagram you would of seen yesterday I posted a couple of pics (yes, I'm guilty of selfies I'm afraid!)
of me wearing a bright pink t-shirt. I had completely forgotten I even owned this and it was buried at the bottom of my t-shirt drawer (which is in desperate need of tidying up!).

Question! Can we rock the bumbag!?

Ever since Carrie Bradshaw was seen rocking a Gucci bumbag in Sex and the City I have always wanted one, but never thought I'd be able to pull one off. Every now and then I see the odd celebrity wearing one and they always manage to look effortlessly cool with it slung around their hips.

My Golden Globe faves!

Well, It's that time of year again and the Golden Globes happened yesterday.

The internet, tabloids, blogs and social media are full of the fashions of the night.

So, I thought I'd get involved and share with you some of my favorite looks of the 2014 Golden Globes.

All that Sparkles

I thought we'd start the week off with a lovely sparkly post. I hope everyone had a great weekend, ours was very wet and slightly chilly (not usual for the desert, but it has been like this for a couple of weeks now!) For me it was a Uggs and hoody kinda weekend. The blue skies are trying to peek through today though, fingers crossed they'll fight off the big, bad, moody clouds! Now, enough of me being typically English and rabbiting on about the weather! Take a look at some sparkly inspiration for the week ahead.

A-Z of ME!

I got this idea from a few other blogs out there and I think it's a fab way to get to know everyone a bit better! So, I've compiled my list of A - Z! I hope you enjoy, it's just a bit of fun and to find out some random things out about me!

Working on that Workout!

As some of you who follow my blog, will know that I've been banging on about my weight for a little while now! 
I started posting my weekly weigh-ins and updates on how my week of exercise & eating went, but I haven't done that for a while as I'm embarrassed to say, it's only crept up and not down! Argh! I'm blaming Christmas! Nothing to do with my lack of willpower!

Snakeskin Anyone?

My first purchase of 2014 (or should I say present from hubby!) is this gorgeous little snakeskin handbag. I love this time of year when all the sales are on and there really are bargains to bag! Boom boom! I saw this bag in H&M a few months ago and instantly fell in love. Last weekend hubby and I were in the mall just browsing and there was the handbag I'd spied a while back. On sale! Excellent, I was so excited. I think hubby was quite surprised how excited and happy I was over a 'handbag'. (It's a girl thing isn't it ladies!)

Winter white and for the Summer time too

My sister-in-law gave me a lovely white pashmina for Christmas. As you may know from previous posts that I am a big fan of scarfs and pashminas. I think they are fabulous and are always the perfect accessory to jazz up any outfit. White is an amazing, vibrant colour. Every time I wear white I feel it gives your outfit an instant lift. White is a great colour for Winter time, but it also works so well in the Summer too. Fresh, clean and crisp for anytime of the year.

Inspired - Breakfast at Tiffany's

I'm having another Audrey Hepburn inspired moment, but instead of it being make-up it's home furnishings! Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my favorite films and I love the style of early 1960's New York. I'm thinking of having this style for my dressing room in our new Spanish house!

A Name Change?

Some of you may have noticed earlier today I had written and published a post about changing the name of my blog, which not soon after I deleted. I do like the name 'Suncream and Sparkles', but sometimes I can't help but think, it's a bit of a mouthful! Both my Instagram and Google+ names are sunsparkles282. So, I thought in my wisdom, why not call my blog 'Sunsparkles'. I thought it was a lot simpler and was more fitting.

My January Challenge....