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Mar 29th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 9 min read

It’s Wednesday lunchtime, I’ve just made a cup-a-soup for a quick lunch break from the mountain of ironing that has built up from a busy weekend and the very second that I raise my first spoonful of soup to my mouth, Mr T saunters into the kitchen and announces he needs a screen break & is going to stroll into town to grab a bite to…


Sunday 7 – A Girly One

Mar 26th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 14 min read

Hello!  I did it! For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that there have been some tech-issues in the Threads household this week: Mr T’s laptops (yes, two of them!) have given up the ghost so he’s been stuck like a limpet to my (well, the ‘family’) iMac from early doors til late most evenings. Thus leaving me no scope to blog from…


Sunday 7 Bag Lady

Mar 19th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 15 min read

Hello again! It feels like a nano-second ago that I sat here and typed last week’s Sunday 7… blogging twice a week seems to make the weeks feel much shorter somehow! Today, I thought I’d talk bags. And rather selfishly, this isn’t really a list of the latest and greatest bags out there… no, it’s more a list of bags which have caught my eye…


Looking back to move forwards

Mar 15th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 14 min read

So, this is the last of my reflective posts, looking back at the past year of blogging and how I plan to move forwards. And so, thinking about my wardrobe, I feel like I’ve moved forwards quite a lot… What’s missing though are some rather boring, but much needed basics: regular long sleeve and short sleeve tees  (preferably plain, or striped); crew neck knits, and…


Sunday 7 – Spring Time

Mar 12th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 20 min read

Hello!  It is almost… almost, properly Spring: yay! We’ve had a couple of very mild, sunny 16 degree kind of days where, forget needing any kind of coat or jacket, it was almost warm enough to go short sleeved! OK, I exaggerate. But how lovely to feel the warmth from the sun rather than just the cold-crisp winter sun’s rather nothingy glare. And with Spring in…


My blog is 1

Mar 8th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 9 min read

So time sure does fly when you’re a grown-up, doesn’t it? As mentioned at the end of my last post – I’ve felt a bit low over the past week in the run up to my blog turning 1 on Monday… in part because that is just how I get about birthdays because… I’m a bit weird; but another part of me felt low because that old…


Sunday 7 – a mixed bag

Mar 5th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 19 min read

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Sunday 7. My fifth one in a row – whoop! OK, probably not quite enough cause to celebrate just yet… but feeling a teeny, tiny bit happy with myself about it. That is all. Today I’ve got another mixed bag for you, a bit of a hotchpotch, and after writing about how I may need to purge print from my…


Out of Print

Mar 2nd, 2017 Small Talk Bean 14 min read

So, can you believe it?  On Monday next week, my blog turns 1! This is a massively big deal for me… and given I started this blog to keep track of how I built my threadbare wardrobe up after several years of neglect, I figured it would be nice to take a look back, as well as forwards. So, for the whole of March, in…


Sunday 7 – Cool High St Tees

Feb 26th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 17 min read

Hello & welcome to another Sunday 7. Blimey Sunday’s come round fast, don’t they?! This week I’m going to run through 7 of what I think are the best high-street statement tee’s. And by ‘statement’ tee, I suppose I mean slogan t-shirts… which are very regular t-shirts with some added interest.   I had wanted to do a full list of tee’s which simply have…


My Daniel Galvin Experience

Feb 22nd, 2017 Small Talk Bean 10 min read

So… following on from my Hair Story post, I thought I’d share my Daniel Galvin (DG’s from here on in)…hair experience with you. Now before I get into it, if you’re wondering why I chose this salon over, say, George Northwood –  which comes highly recommended on Instagram, or indeed any other London salon for my haircut: it’s simple… DG comes highly recommended by a friend of mine here…