Jun 22nd, 2017 Small Talk Bean 11 min read

So… this is it: the blog post I have been threatening you all with for the past few weeks… the one about smalls. Just to be clear I do mean underwear (… or lingerie if you’re posh!) At this point I must apologise… I’d drafted an ‘outline’ for this post a couple of weeks ago, but having not looked at it since, I’ve scrapped it and…


Sunday 7-My-recent-purchases

Jun 20th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 10 min read

Hello!  And I know… it’s not Sunday at all… it is in fact, Tuesday. EEK! Apols for the delay, I’ve had a horrible fever which started on Sunday afternoon, when, in theory, all I needed to do was proof-read & publish this post; but the heat of the day, alongside my high temperature got the better of me I’m afraid. So… better late than never? I figured…


Sunday 7 – Simplicity

Jun 11th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 16 min read

Hello! What a week it’s been here… the week of the annual T-family birthday treble (more on that later) but suffice to say, I’m shattered! Today, I hope to keep my waffle to a minimum and get stuck in, but… I do want to say that it’s been a struggle to find 7 items I *love* simply because we’re getting to that funny time of year in…


Sunday 7 – Skirting around…

Jun 4th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 16 min read

Welcome to another Sunday 7… and if you’re here, reading this, I’m guessing you’re trying to dip out of the hideousness of the real world and possibly looking for a spot of escapism? So, aside from this reference, I’m not going to dwell on the dreadful news we all woke up to this morning, because like you – I’m looking for a bit of a…


Sunday 7 – The Birthday One

May 28th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 19 min read

And so it is, that my 46th birthday looms… in less than 2 weeks. Yup: Forty. Six. How…? I feel like my parents… when they used to talk about their age when I was a kid: ‘you know in your head that you are forty and you look in the mirror and can see you’re forty… but inside of your brain: you don’t feel like you are…


When it doesn’t work out

May 25th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 6 min read

So I’ve kind of given the game away in the title here, haven’t I?! My H&M order (which I talked about at the end of this post,) arrived… and even before I opened the plastic bags containing the dresses, I knew they weren’t right. Just to remind you why I’d ordered the dresses in the first place, it was this image which caught my eye: I…


Sunday 7 – Black Cats are Lucky

May 21st, 2017 Small Talk Bean 18 min read

Hello!  This Sunday I have woken up feeling every one of my 45 years (11 months & 2 weeks). My 8 year old’s busy schedule seems to have taken over: driving him an hour away to a ‘Maths Challenge Day’ on Friday and wasting my day (5 hours) waiting around for him to finish – as in, I then drove a further 2 hours round trip…


A Little Pep Talk

May 18th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 9 min read

So… I blogged about getting down in the dumps (here) when my blog turned 1: those feelings were a direct result of analysing my self-worth against my stats on social media. Namely followers on Instagram. In that blog post, rather than focussing on the negatives, I decided to look at all the positive things which have resulted from a year of being on social media and…


Sunday 7 – The One

May 14th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 18 min read

Sunday? Again?! I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly chasing my tail at the moment: time is running so, so fast and I just can’t keep up. So I’d drafted a shell of this post on Friday, found my Stinker of the Week and Wildcard straight away, but rather unusually I couldn’t settle on  my actual ‘chosen 7’ items (usually I can find the 7 and…


Random Acts of Kindness

May 10th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 12 min read

… bear with, this is fashion related I promise. Isn’t there an official Random Acts of Kindness day in February? or is it November? At the very least, there is a Foundation dedicated to the subject with numerous websites full of ideas as to what Random Act of Kindness you could carry out… you know, putting a little ‘surprise’ love note in a lunchbox for…