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My Table-cloth Dress

Jul 12th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 7 min read

Hello!  Feels like ages since I’ve done a mid-week post… I blame the home renovations – sorry! Anyway, this is, as promised in last weekend’s Sunday 7 – Instpiration post, a short update about this Debenhams Red Herring dress (reduced to £19.50, limited sizes available): Now I’ve already talked about this on Sunday, but a quick re-cap for you:  I’ve bought this dress a total of…



Jul 9th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 18 min read

Hello!  How are you guys?  It was lovely to have a week off last week… I had planned on doing a Boden Bargains Sales pick post, but then I got all self-doubt-y and thought why on earth would anyone want to read that? And how patronising of me… and how many others have probably done a similar blog post? So in a ‘woe is me,…


Sunday 7 – White Skirts

Jun 25th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 15 min read

So… the Sales are in full swing: have you got sales fever or are you over it and ready for new-in? The thing with the Summer sales is that they seem to go on for an age, don’t they? Though no doubt, it’s a great time to buy trans-seasonal pieces which can be worn into Autumn and pulled out again next Spring… and right at…



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…