Sunday 7 – My Zara Basket

Oct 29th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 22 min read

Hello! So how’s your week been? I won’t drone on about my home reno’s vs the stressed out working at home husband vs kids half term – I think I did enough go that last week! But mid-week, I got a much needed emotional & mental rest-bite with grandparents coming to the rescue!  My mum-in-law & her hubsband are the most hands-on of the 3…


Sunday 7 – Late Check-in

Oct 22nd, 2017 Small Talk Bean 17 min read

Hello! How has your week been? It’s half term here, and utter chaos in the house… a chance to do a quick blogpost is a much needed rest-bite from the kids… who are actually being pretty good, but my brain is still frazzled none the less. This week, I thought I’d tackle the issue of checked trousers on us shorties (and yes, I’m a bit late…


Sunday 7 – The Ganni Knit Dupes

Oct 15th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 15 min read

Hello! How you all doing this week? My relief this weekend is immense: relief that I got to stay in last night and sofa snuggle with my boys, whilst snacking on Doritos & the holy trinity of dips (guacamole, salsa, sour cream’n’chive) whilst only sipping a teeny, tiny amount of full fat Coca Cola whilst watching X-factor. Perhaps not quite living the dream for some, but for…


Sunday 7 – Midi Skirts

Oct 9th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 11 min read

Hello! And welcome to another another Sunday 7. After wasting a good couple of days this week, faffing about choosing a wedding outfit, I settled on a maxi skirt & top combo… this skirt would in reality be a midi length on most, but of course it was a full length number on titchy moi. Anyway, it got me to thinking about midi skirts… and…


No Spend October

Oct 4th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 9 min read

Hello Everyone – haven’t managed a mid-week post in a while but today is a special day. It’s the 4th of October and, day four of Rachel the Hat’s #nospendoctober. If you click on the link, you’ll go through to Rachel’s fabulous blogpost, all about the pressures of keeping up with the “insta-jones” and yet, because Rachel is a style blogger, surely she should be…


Sunday 7 – Get your sparkle on!

Oct 1st, 2017 Small Talk Bean 19 min read

Hello And here we are, at the beginning of October: how the frick did that happen?! Whilst most of us try and ignore the fact that the Big C is fast approaching… there’s also, no ignoring it really, right? The Big old C is pretty synonymous with sequins and a bit of bling, but for me, no sooner does the weather turn grey & gloomy and it’s open…


Sunday 7 – a bit of this & a bit of that…

Sep 24th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 12 min read

Hello! It’s been a week where I’ve felt somewhat lost… I’ve been running around like a headless chook with “renovations errands” and at home, with up to 8 workmen busy doing their thing in pretty much every room, I’ve not really been able to call home “home” during the day. So I have literally been on the move all week, from pillar to post, all…


Sunday 7 – Autumn Ankles

Sep 17th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 18 min read

Hello!  Isn’t September just flying by?! I blame the kids. Kids and their weekly routines just make each week blend into the next, with no rest-bite or break from the continuity and before you know it, it will be (whispers) C-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s! Yikes! So I’ve been feeling pretty flat this week because our builders, who were on holiday for the last week of August, and, who…


Trench Style

Sep 13th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 8 min read

So, just lately, I’ve been reaching for my non-waterproof mac-style trenches on repeat. When you’re petite (as in short!) it’s quite tricky to find a trench style coat which has sleeves the right length, not to mention the over all length of the coat. And so… I’ve rounded up some of the best trenches on offer for us petites (although pretty much all are available in…


Feeling Rusty

Sep 10th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 18 min read

Hello! And welcome back to Sunday 7! I’m feeling a little rusty after my break… and I do mean rusty: I have the colour “rust” on my brain. You will see this colour described as ginger, dark camel, burnt orange, conker (yes seriously) to name but a few… but I’m a simple 70s kid, and this colour was always described as ‘rust’ when I was…