Sunday 7 Man Repeller

Apr 9th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 15 min read

What warm, gorgeous sunny spring weather we’ve had over the past few days? Lovely! Today has been scorchio! As was yesterday… my 12th Wedding Anniversary. Whoop! It wasn’t an out of the ordinary day for us, it was a regular Saturday spent with our two fractious and tired boys. We just did what every one else in the country was doing – got out there &…


Feel Good Feet

Apr 6th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 8 min read

So, here’s the post I attempted to write a couple of weeks ago, from a PC at the public library…failed miserably. But I have my own laptop at home now, so better late than never though, right? I’m talking feel good footwear. And I don’t just mean footwear that’s pretty or comfortable or makes you smile when you catch sight of them. Nope, this brand…


Sunday 7 – April’s here

Apr 2nd, 2017 Small Talk Bean 16 min read

Hello there!  Whilst we’ve all been moaning about how long this past winter has been… now that April’s here, I’m kind of thinking ‘wow! the year is flying by!’ Anyone else? In the on-going tech-saga in the Threads household, you’ll all be delighted to hear that Mr T’s new laptop arrived on Thursday. He’s spent most of the weekend installing stuff on it, and… and……


Next: Heritage Jacket

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…