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Do you know that on Christmas Day the Queen will change outfits 5 and sometimes as many as 7 times? 👑👑 Even though this is her time to relax with family the formalities don’t go away. It makes me feel exhausted just thinking about it. 😳😳 These outfits are planned months in advance, and they make sure that she never wears the same colour to church as the year before. 🤔🤔 Can you imagine the planning of not just the clothes but the jewellery and accessories? 💍👛 Like me, you are no doubt also thinking about what you might wear on the big day. My outfits vary depending on whether I am hosting or not. This year thankfully I am not, so I will be glamming up but able to help the hostess. (My big sis)! I love getting glammed up 💃💃 but equally come the end of Christmas Day there is nothing quite like putting a chunky jumper on top of whatever you are wearing and kicking off the shoes for something more comfy. 👠 🥿! I have yet to make a final decision.... What have you got planned and have you decided on what to wear yet? 🤔🤔 • • • #mylife #styleithappy #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #inspiration #inmydomaine #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #followyourdream #partytime #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #stayplayful #nestandthrive #mystylishspace #hermajestythequeen #periodhomesofinsta #mumsunited #outfitinspiration #outfitideas #fashioninsta #londonblogger #wiltshireblogger #styleinfluencer #christmas

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In my recent poll on stories you asked for more interiors related posts. So here I go. (Yes I know this is an exterior shot!) 🤣🤣 This is a place we have had longer than any other house ever. It’s in Portugal and has spanned the years from the kids being little until now. So you can only imagine the memories it holds. 🤗🤗 We have done Christmas’s, summers, half terms, easters and birthday’s. You name it we have celebrated it. 💃💃 That being said we did do rentals from very early after we bought it. The thought process being you can only be in one place at a time and I think it is a sin to leave a place like this empty. 😎😎 So we also hope that lots of other families and our friends too have equally happy memories of this house. Most importantly I believe a home has a heart and if you don’t use it, it begins to feel unloved. 😔😔 It has of course also meant we have been able to travel together as a family and discover other parts of the world without feeling we were not using this. 🌍🌍 The upshot being this house has been loved by us hugely and we have been able to share what we created here with others. So a win win. 👊🏻👊🏻 We are very proud of what we have achieved here and it is particularly special because Mr Foz has Portuguese roots. 🇵🇹🇵🇹 (Villa your saved on stories). Nothing lasts forever of course and there will come a time when we decide to do something different, but for now the memories are strong and I would happily jump on the plane tomorrow to spend Christmas here. 🌲🌲Where is your favourite place to spend the festive season? • • • •livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #periodhomesofinsta #mumsunited #winterstyle #outfitinspiration #outfitideas #fashioninsta #londonblogger #holidayhome #styleinfluencer #styleoftheday

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Kicking the week off in party mode as that’s the kind of week it’s going to be 💃💃. Starting this afternoon @the_london_influence . Can’t wait for all the fun and candy canes, lets get Christmas started. 🌲🌲Then lunch on Tuesday and so it goes on. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ When so much of what we see on these squares is staged I love this shot because that is all the things it is not. 👏🏻👏🏻 Taken in June at our daughters 21st, I was caught off guard, dress grabbed in my hand as I had replaced my heels for converse so I could dance into the small hours. 💃💃 To me it oozes memories and happiness and I think that is a good way to start Monday. 👊🏻👊🏻 What do you have planned for this week? 💕🤸‍♂️ • • • #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #inspiration #inmydomaine #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #followyourdream #partytime #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #stayplayful #nestandthrive #mystylishspace #periodhomesofinsta #mumsunited #outfitinspiration #outfitideas #fashioninsta #londonblogger #wiltshireblogger #styleinfluencer #dancingshoes

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Love goes upwards as well as downwards. ⬆️⬇️ When we become parents we naturally love our children unconditionally. 🤗🤗 They are with us 24/7 to begin with and then at some point they begin to fly the nest, and everyone starts to have their own agenda. It is at this point that you really start to appreciate the time you get to spend with them all the more. 👏🏻👏🏻 That is also so true in reverse, I know my parents love to see me, and I am lucky and grateful to have them both around. My Dad is 89 in Feb and fighting fit, he is full of the joys of life as you can see here. This photo was taken at my parents 60th wedding anniversary and to show both ends of the spectrum if you swipe you will see me as a baby with my Mama. 👶🏻👶🏻 It has not always been the case but now I am able to drop in for a coffee and I love that so much 🙏🏻🙏🏻. As a country we are not as hands on with our parents as some nationalities are, but I think there is huge room for improvement for us to remember who put us here, made sacrifices for us and loves us unconditionally. 💕💕 • • • #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #inspiration #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #youngatheart #laughter #love #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #stayplayful #nestandthrive #momentsofmine #mystylishspace #mumsunited #outfitinspiration #outfitideas #fashioninsta #londonblogger #wiltshireblogger #outfit #styleinfluencer

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I love the freedom and frivolity of this shot. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ It is of course also a stark reminder of the last ever school event. 🥴🥴 I was looking at my diary for December and couldn’t quite work out what was missing. Then it struck me - carols in Chapel of course!! At one point we had three Carol services each year to attend. 👼🏻👼🏻 It has always been one of my highlights of the year having a good sing song in the most beautiful surroundings, and I am forever grateful to have had that opportunity. The irony is the kids never really enjoyed the carols as much as we did, it was more of a chore for them!!! 🤔🤔 A case of the grass being greener on the other side. There are of course the alternative carols that we attend each year in Soho House which are loud, jovial, mad and great fun. 🤩🤩 Not quite the same atmosphere as a Chapel and they are complete with drinks, so looking forward to getting my song song then. Enjoy all the nativities and carol concerts you can get your hands on, because in the blink of an eye it’s all finished. What’s your favourite event in the lead up to Christmas? 🌲🌲💕💕🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ • • • • #livingthedream #mylife #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #stayplayful #nestandthrive #momentsofmine #myperiodhomestyle #mystylishspace #periodhomesofinsta #mumsunited #fashioninsta #londonblogger #wiltshireblogger #styleinfluencer

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Baby it’s cold outside.🥶🥶 The temperature has definitely taken a nose dive. But I don’t mind when you wake up to crisp and sunny mornings like today!! AND whatever the weather it’s always better when I have this one - aka Mr Foz by my side. Best friend, rock, cheerleader, and he has my back. 🤩🤩 (I know he sounds perfect heh?) RELAX he’s not. Who is? 🤔🤔 He has a fascinating habit of leaving cupboard doors open after he has got something out! It’s like the house is one massive advent calendar at the moment!! 🙄🙄 BUT I wouldn’t change him for the world. He makes me laugh, I make him laugh, in fact if he hadn’t made me laugh taking this picture I wouldn’t be wearing all the chins!!! 😂😂 So this will be our 27th Christmas together, 24 of which we have had one or all of our fab three. 🧔🏻👩🏻🧔🏼 So it’s layers and woollies all the way as we embrace the winter properly and get ready for Christmas - it might even be time for an open fire. 🔥🔥 What’s your favourite thing about the winter? That’s if you have one. 💕🤸‍♂️ • • • • #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #periodhomesofinsta #mumsunited #winterstyle #outfitinspiration #outfitideas #fashioninsta #londonblogger #casualstyle #styleinfluencer #styleoftheday #livingmybestlife

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Life isn’t black and white is it? Things don’t always go in a straight line, I often refer to potholes along the road of life that we have to find a way round. 😳😳 So many people this past month have been saying how ‘foggy’ they are feeling. Just a sense of something not being quite there or right. 😌😌 Perhaps it is the weather, or the election or just more people are not answering the ‘how are you?’ question with their usual ‘fine thanks’. I have definitely not felt as energetic as usual and am not enjoying the dark afternoons.🥴🥴Though on the upside I am not having to bundle myself into a car to wait outside school gates in the dark! AND those playgrounds were so dark. 🤔🤔 So anyway on a cheerier note we all love a polka dot and this dress was lent to me by @nasonlondon it is such a lovely fabric and fits beautifully. It looked fab framed with a leather jacket and a classic handbag. ( found in a charity shop) 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ A bit of monochrome for Wednesday, never hurt anyone huh? What are you up to this mid week? 💕🤸‍♂️ • • • •livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #stayplayful #nestandthrive #momentsofmine #myperiodhomestyle #mystylishspace #periodhomesofinsta #mumsunited

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I seem to have had a lot more time to think these past few weeks. 🤔🤔 No mad term dates to adhere to, touchline duties a distant memory. I figured I may not have written a book (yet!🤪), and I don’t think a Colgate commercial counts 🤣 but I would say my life’s work before Mushroom has been to create a safe and loving launchpad for our fab three to head out into the world. 🧔🏻👩🏻🧔🏼 Having them all out in Paris together this week makes my heart sing. The fact they want to be together and enjoy each other’s company makes me feel that it’s a job well done! 👏🏻👏🏻 so I thought I would shake it up and share my study as it has been transformed since I moved my desk. Move one thing and it feels more cosy, yet bigger at the same time. 👊🏻👊🏻 I am the only person in the house tidy enough to have a glass desk and I make a point of clearing it each evening so I don’t have to look at admin. There are days when running your own gig or being a solopreneur is tough and if Mr Foz had a pound 💴💴 for every time I have said I am throwing in the towel, well then we wouldn’t have to enter the lotto each week 🤣🤣. But most importantly and luckily for me, he has had a belief in me that is far greater than my belief in myself. 😳😳 I get messages daily from Mums whose nests are emptying or will be in the next year, and this is the drum I beat, 🥁🥁, it’s natural but HELL it hurts 😔😔. But remember we are here to support each other. AND if you don’t have someone in your life who can do that, then the upside of this IG community is you have me and many others like me! 🤗🤗 What so you have planned this weekend? Go out there and be a world beater! 👊🏻👊🏻💕💕 • • • • #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #faffthegaff #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #stayplayful #nestandthrive #momentsofmine #myperiodhomestyle #mystylishspace #periodhomesofinsta #mumsunited

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Hanging around in the boot room sporting my new @shoethebear boots! I am officially in LOVE, 🥰🥰 they are so super soft and comfy and I am going to wear them so much. Also I am loving my gorgeous skirt from @pom_london - these two are a match made in heaven, and I bought the skirt before the boots arrived so it’s as if they knew! 👏🏻👏🏻 I try not to be too serious about this IG world that I am a part of, so for the record our youngest was pulling silly faces 🤪🤪 behind the photographer aka Mr Foz. To me it is so apparent when a smile and laugh are genuine and this is one of those. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact I am never happier than when I have some, or all (always preferable) of my family around me. But equally learning to develop a new skill which is to be content when they are not around. 😌 Thereby learning to occupy myself with things that I enjoy 😊😊, and to make the most of time spent with Mr Foz. I know I am incredibly lucky and I am thankful and grateful for that🙌🏻🙌🏻. I hope that whatever you are doing this weekend you have a really relaxing and happy one. Is anything you are doing remotely Christmassy yet? 🎄🎄 • • • • #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #weekendvibes #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #stayplayful #nestandthrive #momentsofmine #myperiodhomestyle #mystylishspace #periodhomesofinsta

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Taking time out to smell the roses or kick leaves🍁🍁. Let’s face it this lot will be off the ground and on the bonfire anytime soon. (Wishful thinking, 🤔🤔). We all need to have a break from whatever it is we are doing. I love being outside and as long as I am wrapped up in this weather then all is good. As an aside, I am loving the camel coat this season . BUT I digress and looking at this photo has made me realise that the puppy 🐶🐶 who always wants to be in front of the camera is 11 years old this weekend. 😱😱 AND she is suddenly less keen to join in the kicking the leaves game, but fear not she plays a strong photobombing game. 🤣🤣 In fact believe it or not we got her into the photo booth in London a couple of weekends ago when we all got together for birthday celebrations. 🥳🥳 The evidence is still at the flat but I promise to share next time I am up there. So I think what I am trying to say is life is short, so don’t sweat the small stuff, like I was at 4am this morning (why?) 🤔🤔 grab life by the horns, go out and kick leaves and have the happiest of Thursdays. What do you like to do to break up your day? 💕💕🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ • • • #over50fashion #walltowallstyle #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #spanielsofinstagram #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #stayplayful #mystyleessential @mrsmlmode @stripeycoral

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Who says velvet is just for the evening? 🤔🤔I am loving this new season Sosandar velvet blazer. It Is the funkiest green with black satin trim. It really is all in the detail with trim on the lapel and pockets and buttons on the cuffs. It rocks 👊🏻👊🏻 This is going to be one of those jackets I will be in danger of over wearing. It will do day or evening and I will also style it with perhaps a white shirt and smart trousers and boots. I do however love mixing smart with causal. I believe it is called “smasual”. Here you have one of those jackets you can grab and instantly you will feel like a million dollars. As my great Aunt Dolly used to say, what is the point of saving things for best? 🤔🤔 She was the pioneer of leaving the house with it all on in case of a fire. 🤪🤪 So I am taking her lead and I know I am going to love this jacket this winter and wear it lots. When you find something that fits as perfectly as this then you know you are onto a winner. 👏🏻👏🏻 Bring on the Christmas parties, but bear in mind you may well see me in this in Sainsbury’s.🤣🤣. Jacket details in stories. • • • • #gift #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #stayplayful

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In the words of Arnie Schwarzenegger - I’ll be back and I said I would. 👊🏻👊🏻 IG tried to keep me away and they succeeded for one whole week 😬😬 but nothing was going to dampen my spirits. In fact the up side is I have got lots of gardening done and all sorts of jobs in the house. 👏🏻👏🏻 Apologies again for my lack of engagement but I will make it up to you. Life as they say is short and as you know I am a bit believer in NOT sweating the small stuff. 🤪🤪 Often when something is taken away from us we want it all the more, I have to say when my irritation about being blocked had worn away, it made me realise we really are just tiny fishes in this massive pond that is IG and life for that matter. 🤣🤣 There are some things you can fight in life and some that simply are not worth it. And this was one of them. So happy to be back with you gorgeous people, thank you for your support and lovely DMs they really mean a lot to me (I know this is beginning to sound like some kind of acceptance speech), but there you have it! Happiest of Mondays. 🤗🤸‍♂️💕. • • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #stayplayful #backatlast #grateful

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It’s MATCH DAY!! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏉 and probably one of the biggest games for England of their lives. I can only imagine the nerves 😬😬 and the adrenaline as they line up in the tunnel prior to kick off. Mr Foz will play the equivalent game hanging off the edge of the sofa and going in for every tackle. 😭😭 He will also commentate the game very thoroughly and often to to cries of ‘shut up Dad!’ 🤐🤐 As he inevitably winds us all up into a nervous spin. 🤪🤪 It was the same when I used to watch the boys play. For me I would watch with my heart in my mouth, willing them to score but also not to get injured. 🤗🤗 And our boys started young with tag rugby, this one was so keen he had a try disallowed for doing a swallow dive at the age of 6 years!! 🤣🤣 So I feel it for all the mums watching their boys go head to head today on that pitch in Japan. However old they are they are still someone’s baby. They will be giving their all, as they have all tournament. COME ON @englandrugby , we are routing for you. Where will you be watching? 🤞🏻🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏉🤸‍♂️ • • • • #englandrugby #carrythemhome #worldcupfinal #matchday #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #fingerscrossed

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I am definitely a little late to the party with pumpkins in this shot. 🧡🧡 Obviously this was yesterday when the party venue was in Bellevue Road, @pom_london what a perfect combination, an invitation to the most gorgeous shop AND in my old stomping ground. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ It was buzzing with Mums popping in after the ‘school run’, the very same school run I used to do!! I felt like I was looking in the mirror, parallel lives and all that, but heh how lovely that in place of that run I was surrounded by some gorgeous, stylish and cleverly sought clothes and accessories. 👏🏻👏🏻 Cue a trying on session, a cheeky road test of this maxi skirt and it was a clear winner and got to come home with me! 🤗🤗 So you see the school run (that I thought I missed so much), has been bumped by something far more fun and exciting. It was so lovely to meet Katie who is the vision behind the brand, she has an amazing eye for that piece that you will wear again and again - like this skirt. 💕💕 Thank you for having me @pom_london & for organising such a fun day @the_london_influence - and thank you @alice_inthe_looking_glass for the sound dress advice! Nothing like swishing in a new skirt to kick start the weekend. Not going to mention the rugby 🏉 , (oops just did), but what do you have planned for the weekend? COME ON ENGLAND 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 • • • •walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofmorning #stayplayful #schoolrunready

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It’s Monday morning, and I know we got an extra hour this weekend, but does anyone else feel like crawling back into bed? Perhaps we could make today a ‘national duvet day’. Is there such a thing and if not there should be. 🤣🤣 only kidding, you know me too well, up and at ‘em, exercise done ✅, chimney sweep about to arrive and food to be bought as two return to the nest for the night. 🤸‍♂️ However, this post is because apparently you would like more of this from me in addition to pics of my outfits and 🐶. So thought for the day - Who likes a cushion on the bed? Do you think it is a waste of time each day to make the bed look lovely? Personally I like the feeling of getting into it at the end of the day, and there is something quite satisfying about lobbing the cushions onto the floor!! 🤣🤣 Never knowingly sat or lent on, they are possibly the most under employed cushions out there. 👏🏻👏🏻 Their only role is to look pretty!! I would also like to also to say a massive welcome to all my new followers, thank you for joining me as I juggle my life at 53 and rising. 🤪🥴 Enjoying the everyday and living in the moment as the nest is emptying. Family are my raisin d’etre but it’s time for me now to spread my wings and fly and embrace my love of fashion, interiors and cars. Happy Monday. 💕🤸‍♂️🐶 • • • • •walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #interiordesign #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #stayplayful #countrylife #mondaymotivation

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It’s the middle of the week already!! 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ I am still in total denial that the winter is definitely coming. Are we sure it hasn’t changed it’s mind this year and we are going to go straight from Autumn into Spring? 🤔🤔(In my dreams). None of us need reminding that the clocks change this weekend - yes we gain an hour but we lose an hour of daylight at the end of the day. Which I HATE! 😱😱 I guess it just means we spend more time inside, as I am definitely less inclined to walk the dog late, head to the shops in the dark, and I don’t have to hang around on any school gates in the dark. Yet it just doesn’t sit right with me and always takes me a good while to readjust. But because I have been wearing my big girl pants since September, perhaps I will make this the year when I am all grown up about my attitude to the clocks changing , and I do what I’m getting quite good at (though I say it myself). EMBRACING it. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ Anyway I need to go and get ready for a special lunch in London at a new restaurant- see stories. Have a gorgeous mid week. What have you got planned? 💕💕 • • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #stayplayful #smileatastranger #londonbound

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It’s a new week and a new season, and it is definitely beginning to get chilly in the house at certain times of the day. I am finding myself reaching for a throw to keep the chill off and invariably if I’m not using it, then you know who is very happy to look after it for me. 🐶🐶 Finally this weekend we had dry weather and got out into the garden. We winterised the garden tables and chair and of course more leaf sweeping, believe you me there is plenty to go round. Feel free to come and join in the lead sweeping fun! 🤣🤣 I did learn a new trick this weekend though. I used the hand lawn mower to hoover the patio!! I know genius heh! 👏🏻👏🏻 I do need to learn than when I am in the garden clearing up leaves, to stop looking up at the trees and seeing what’s yet to fall! 😱😱. It happens every year and we have learnt it’s better to do little and often, then we bring in the big guns to help with the final clear up. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ Anyway this weekend has really got me thinking about the colder weather and as I sit here wrapped in a wool throw I am writing a new blog on that very subject. My top 5 Mushroom London throws. I will publish it to coincide with all the new stock arriving in a few weeks time. In the meantime, Minty and I wish you a happy Monday. Stay warm, have fun and enjoy the day. 🐶🤸‍♂️💕 • • • • • #spanielsofinstagram #orangeroancockerspaniel #orangeroan #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo

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When it comes to wearing casual clothes I love a bit of khaki or cargo. When the kids were growing up the boys had cargo trousers (@miniboden_ ) some of you will remember them. 👶🏻👶🏻 You could buy green or blue. But there were no pink ones and our daughter wanted cargo trousers, and they had to be pink! 💕💕 You may know by know that I like a challenge and I managed to track down a pair - I payed a kings ransom, but equality and peace was restored! 👏🏻👏🏻 Anyway I digress, as much as I love to dress up, I love to dress down. I stopped wearing polo necks back there for a while (too hot 🥵), and I was aware they didn’t hide all the chins in fact, they just seemed to shout - WE’RE HERE!! But guess what I no longer care about the chins and a lot of other things for that matter. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ And the best news it’s Friday and nearly the weekend. We have rugby to watch 🏉🏉 and we have a Birthday, AND the birthday girl flying in from Paris. ✈️ 22 years old - it seems an age since I was shopping for pink cargo pants! What do you have planned for this weekend? Ooh and don’t we all love the photobomber! 🐶🤗. • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #mystyle_essential #stayplayful #smileatastranger

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Making the most of the last of the ankles being out. 🦶🏼🦶🏼 Have to admit by the end of each day my feet are jammed firmly into Uggs trying to defrost. 🥶 I have lost the ability to remember what I used to wear on my feet before I was wearing pumps? The thought of boots has crossed my mind, but what did I wear them with? 🤔🤔 I am however finding another use for my Instagram grid, it’s becoming a useful photo album of outfits, a good reminder of what goes with what! 🤣🤣. But yesterday was a tonic when the sun finally came out after so many days of rain. Mr Foz and I even took time to sit on a bench in the garden and have a cuppa. That what life’s about isn’t it, taking the time to stop and smell the roses. Looking up from devices and having conversations with each other. 👩🏼‍💻👨🏻‍💻 Did you know there are 5 million lonely people in the UK! 😢😢I know shocking and sad isn’t it. So if we do nothing else today let’s say hello to a stranger, or pop in on a neighbour. You never know you may be the only person they see or talk to today. I also have absolutely no idea how I started talking about ankles and ended up talking about loneliness? 🤔🥴🥴 • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #mystyle_essential #stayplayful #smileatastranger

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It’s Monday and it’s definitely leather jacket time of year again. 🥴🥴Thinking back to the summer and the sun on my back, floaty summer dresses and no socks, trying to hang onto that vibe just adding layers to the dresses and avoiding socks wherever possible!! 🧦🧦 When you feel good about what you are wearing it definitely gives you a certain confidence. But really confidence comes from within and is built on your own self esteem. I also believe confidence comes from resilience, particularly if you have been through a tough life experience or a particular event that has left you truly traumatised. 😱😱Take it from one who knows. When you are in that dark place it’s hard to pick yourself up and to see anything clearly. You feel as though there is a dark cloud over your head, and you can’t escape it. But from these experiences I believe can come strength, not straight away but over time. You learn to turn the negative into a positive and you think if I can survive this I can survive anything. 🌈🌈 I am building up to telling you about something that happened to me, as I am embarking on supporting a charity connected to it. At this stage all I will say is it is related to knife crime, which is so prevalent and top of mind at the moment. 😢😢 The days immediately after the incident I kicked into preservation mode for the two children we had at the time. It took two years for the wheels to fall off and for me to go into freefall. I think perhaps a blog may be the easiest way to cover the details about it and the PTSD that followed. 🤔🤔 It is after all what has made me who I am today, although you wouldn’t wish something like it on anyone. On a cheerier note 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️- happiest of Monday’s to you all, hope you have a lovely week planned. 🤗🤗💕 • • • • #myworld #madeofstrongstuff #ptsdawareness #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #keepingitreal #survivor #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #timetotalk #stayplayful #selfesteem

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It’s the weekend. Happy Saturday, hope you have a fun one planned. A little bit of Miami photo booth action. Of course in America you get an action photo emailed to you, while here you get a print which comes out of the side of the machine. 🤣🤣even though I play a strong photo booth game, often In my case it resembles a passport photo as the camera always seems to catch me off guard. 🤔🥴 OR does that have something to do with the fact I am only ever in a photobooth in the evening after a glass or two of vino? 🤣🤣 Do you remember the days (some of you are of course way too young), when you took photos with a camera? 📷Mobile phones hadn’t been invented. We had something called a land line. ☎️ Yep you’ve got it, attached to the wall and therefore every teenage phone conversation in ear shot of your parents!!! 😱😱. Anyway I digress - on these cameras you finished the film up on pain of death as they were so expensive!! 💷You then took it to the chemist where if you didn’t want to pay a King’s ransom you waited 2 weeks for your photos to be developed. 😌 The upside - it was very exciting picking them up, although very disappointing if there were any epic fails included in the final prints. Now of course we can check an image and re shoot it! I have mixed feelings about both ways of life. The anticipation was something we often don’t have now in our immediate world. But the things that have come from mobiles like Instagram has been amazing and progressive. 👏🏻 Which side of the progress fence are you on? Are we going too fast or not fast enough? Have the most wonderful weekend you gorgeous people. You will find me in front of the rugby, cheering on England and wishing I was in Japan. 🤞🏻🏉 • • • • #carrythemhome #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #mystyle_essential #stayplayful #gameface

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Shimmering towards the weekend. 💃💃 This was the very last school function we attended - EVER! 😱😱The leavers ball, and what a night it was. But you know now, on reflection I am getting used to not being a parent of school children. No more having to follow term times, no bags to pack and unpack each term, AND no nametaping! 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️. So in true empty nest mojo style I have decided to embrace it. It’s my way or the highway 🥴🥴. I did have to pop back to our son’s boarding house on Tuesday this week, to believe it or not drop off a end of year present 🤔. And it felt WEIRD, I felt like I was an imposter and didn’t belong, despite the gorgeous welcome I got from the staff. (They would be mortified if they knew). I know we will always be welcome to drop in, but we are not part of the clan anymore. That role belongs to the parents of the current pupils. AND do you know what? I am fine with it!! 👏🏻👏🏻 It goes to show how quickly we adapt to our new status and move on. Perhaps after all the fuss I made throwing my toys out of the pram, the thought of it was way worse than the reality. What have you over exaggerated in your mind before? • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #followyourdream #timetomoveon #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #mystyle_essential #stayplayful #gameface @stripeycoral @mrsmlmode

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If I could have a meeting with my younger self I would frankly give her a good SLAP! 🤣🤣 I would tell her to enjoy her youthful skin, her toned body and her boundless energy and confidence. I would say don’t sweat the small stuff, and take things at face value. Relationships change and evolve and what is meant to be, stays. 😀😀 I wouldn’t change the fact that she played hard, worked hard and had a lot of fun, but I would say, as you get older live in the moment and don’t let people upset you with their pettiness and small mindedness. 🤔🤔 I wouldn’t let her change a thing about the amount of input and time spent with a young and growing family, but I would say don’t have sleepless nights wondering how you are going to protect your babies. Just hug them tight, every night because they get big so quickly and soon don’t need tucking in. 🧔🏻👩🏻🧔🏼 I would also tell her to allow herself to be complimented and to be loved. Even when things go horribly wrong and you retreat, let the people who care about you the most in. Only then can they be there for you and wrap you in cotton wool. 💑 Finally always be humble, honest, grateful and kind. I think that is a pretty good recipe for life. Off to yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️ to have some ‘me time’ (the old me not the younger version sadly)!! What are you up to today? • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #mystyle_essential #stayplayful #myyoungerself

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A couple of firsts to start the week with. My first IGTV video & my first filmed interview about the emptying nest & why I set up Mushroom London & my Instagram account. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ I have decided to take every opportunity that comes my way & grab it with both hands. That does off course not include throwing myself out of an aeroplane, wing walking or swimming with sharks. 🤣🤣 BUT I am up for trying other new things. Weirdly as you reach this stage in life, armed with lots of knowledge and understanding, confidence it seems for us women of a certain age, can be in short supply. So some days, I have to take a really deep breath, put on my game face & do these things I have signed up to do. They are never as bad as I imagined they will be & I am always thrilled when I have done something new, & grateful for the opportunity. 👏🏻👏🏻 Looking back I think it was the same with the children were growing up. Uncharted waters were often something I had to deal with, & the game face came into play then. It was just a lot younger and a lot less lined!! 🤣🤣 So how about making this the week you try something new. Something you have been meaning to do, or wanting to do. You’ve got this. 👊🏻 Let me know what it is. Enjoy. #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #followyourdream #liveyourbestlife #emptynestmojo #thiskindofevening #mystyle_essential #stayplayful #gameface @bbcwiltshire @bbc

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So that it seems is that...🥴. Unless Mr Foz has any plans to whisk me away somewhere hot it’s woollies all the way from now on. 🧣🧤 The sandals have been pushed to the back of the cupboard, though granted a lot of the dresses will have a second life with boots, but preferably without tights. Have I ever told you how much I hate tights?!!! I love being barefoot 🦶🏼🦶🏼 so the thought of jamming my feet and legs into tights doesn’t work for me. I guess it might have something to do with the years I had working in the City when we HAD to wear skirts and therefore tights. 🥴🥴 None of those amazing trouser suits that we are seeing this season. 👖👖Anyway I digress, yesterday was not a good day for me, I know we all have them and I think for me it was linked to the weather, the end of summer, the youngest being 19 and the wretched hormones. 😱😱. I found it hard to focus and was very tearful. 😢. The day did get better and that rainbow (on my stories), 🌈 couldn’t have been more perfectly timed. So today is another day and I am back at it and looking forward to the weekend. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️What do you have planned? • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #effortlessandstylish #liveyourbestlife #mystyleessential #thiskindofevening #emptynestmojo #mystyle_essential for @stripeycoral @mrsmlmode • • Outfit - dress Oliver Bonas current - sandals Zara this summer

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As we are clearly heading full speed into Autumn I am relishing the fact we have managed to extend the summer with this little heatwave. What a bonus. September sun is so gorgeous. 👏🏻👏🏻 And I was lucky enough to disappear to Portugal for a week of wall to wall sunshine and blue skies. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 But let’s talk all things summer. What is it that makes us all love it so much? I know that some of you out there love the autumn and the winter and the cosy and the cold. Bravo, but you are hearing it here first - I am NOT one of those people 🥴🥴. This is one of my favourite (unposed) photos from the summer. In my happy place, and my happy chair (is there such a thing?) 🤣🤣Relaxed with no make up and ooh BROWN FEET! Nothing says summer to me more than brown feet! 🦶🏼🦶🏼! Not a clue why but it does. So I hope your memories of the summer past are as happy as mine. Simple pleasures as always for me! 😌 Love, kindness, fun, laughter and the bonus is the sun. What was your highlight this summer? Ooh and today’s the day we are choosing the winner from the GIVEAWAY!!! 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ Fingers crossed if you entered!! 🙏🏻🤞🏻 • • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #fun #emptynestmojo #memories #liveyourbestlife #summervibes #thiskindofevening #effortlessandstylish #chilled #happychair #happyplace

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NEW BLOG post up. LINK IN BIO... or head to stories to Swipe up and read. I love words and I particularly love writing poems or just writing. I have a notebook which I write in with a pen!! ✍🏻✍🏻 I know it’s so old fashioned heh? 😂😂 But I love putting pen to paper and my latest blog is from the heart. As many of you know I have struggled with the emptying nest and this is why you find me on these squares. Mushroom London was the result of me beginning to feel redundant as a Mama. So I have written a blog to cover this topic from my point of view. I hope it helps some of you empty nesters or soon to be empty nesters to realise it’s normal and you are not alone. There is a life after and it’s for the living. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ Share and post your empty nest adventures and tag #emptynestmojo We are off to Paris to see this little angel this weekend. Leaving the youngest in charge of the 🏠 and 🐶. You see there is an upside. Grab a coffee, have a read and let me know what you think? • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #emptynestmojo #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #growinguptoofast #liveyourbestlife #newblogpost #alwaysyourmama #bestjobever #newbeginnings

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It’s happening, the summer is coming to an end and as usual I am NOT ready. 🥴🥴 I have been told recently if you text in capital letters it is the equivalent of shouting. Well I AM SHOUTING! 🤣🤣 I am throwing all the toys out of the pram, stamping my feet , you name it. I do not want it to end. But what a final performance it has put on. Granted we extended it by a week by heading to Portugal but since our return it has been glorious- must have brought the weather back. You’re welcome!! 🤣🤣. The difference to here and Portugal is the morning and evening temperatures, it is definitely jumper weather either end of the day. Anyway I promised you I wouldn’t be grumpy about the evenings getting darker and the weather getting cooler! (Just saying) so I won’t be. In celebration of September I am doing a GIVEAWAY (with a difference). 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ It is coming this Friday and I will be SHOUTING all about it. Excited? I am! • • • • #giveawaytime #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #emptynestmojo #liveyourbestlife #giveawaycomingsoon #thiskindofevening #mystyle_essential @stripeycoral @mrsmlmode #whatweworeonwednesday @whatkathydidnext @stealmystyle40 #wearwhatyouwantwednesday @find.fashionhomebeauty

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A different front door but the same old me. 🤣🤣This front door has belonged to us longer than any other front door we have owned. It seems like a lifetime ago that we embarked on the journey of owning abroad. At the time I think some of our friends thought we were mad, I think we did too!! 🥴🥴It was 17.5 years to be precise and we felt outside our comfort zone with three small children, but did it anyway!!! BEST thing we ever did, we have been making memories here ever since, as a family with the kid and their friends, and with our friends. Just when we think, is this the time to move on? 🤔 we pay the fabulous Portugal another visit and quickly realise that our hearts are so entwined 💞 with the wonderful people out here and the country. So we are still very much ensconced and I am pretty sure it will be for a long time to come. We may change front doors at some point (Mr Foz and I dream of building something), 🏗🏗 but without dreams what is life? So make this Monday a day for making dreams, for moving forward on anything, big or small. And remember you are capable and you have got this. 👊🏻👊🏻Take it from one who has seriously winged it on many an occasion and is still here to tell the tale!!! Let me know how you get on..... 🤸‍♂️💕. • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #dreams #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #postitandsmile #emptynestmojo #liveyourbestlife #mystyleessential #thiskindofevening #styleandsmilemonday #stylemeonamonday #mwahtomonday #mystyle_essential for @stripeycoral @mrsmlmode

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When Sosandar invited me to choose something from their range, I was immediately struck by this fun and stylish denim dress. One that will span the seasons I decided to pop it in the case for this weeks trip to Portugal. Voila a beach to bar dress in the making. So comforatble and cool and perfect with summer feet - grab a pair of wedges and you are straight up from the beach and bar ready. As you know I like to travel light and this little beauty doesn’t crease (it has a little bit of stretch in it), I know, it’s the dress that just keeps giving. Looking forward to styling it in the winter too with boots and perhaps a cheeky polo neck. To be honest I don’t want to think about winter as I am lying by the pool and soaking up the last of the summer sun for a while. This is one of the perks of not having term times, or weekend matches to watch, so already I am beginning to grasp this emtpynestmojo. Quite easy when you are on a lounger or on one of the most beautriful steatchs of beach in the Algarve. Life’s good, taking it by the horns, rocking the denim dress and loving life. What’s your favourite versitile item of clothing? • • • • #gift #sosandarstyle #whatweworeonwednesday @whatkathydidnext @stealmystyle40 #wearwhatyouwantwednesday @find.fashionhomebeauty #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #liveyourbestlife #thiskindofevening

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Stepping into the weekend and heading to Portugal for a cheeky last week of sun. ☀️☀️ Which means I get to wear the summer dresses for a bit longer. 👗👗AND that is all I have packed so I hope it’s not too cool in the evenings. Making the most of the fact this is our new future and we have no term times to worry about. But here’s the thing it doesn’t feel like a holiday. It feels like we are playing hooky! And I have this feeling of GUILT! 🤔🥴The best thing is that the decorator is moving in to do the hallway, so we have to hope I have nailed those paint colours. It will be a lovely surprise to come back to (or not), and I love the fact I will avoid the chaos that will ensue. We are leaving the youngest 🧔🏼in charge - so what could possibly go wrong. 🤞🏻🤞🏻 At least he is not colour blind like Mr Foz. So I think I need to learn to let go, kick back and relax.... 🍸🏝 easier said than done. What do you worry about when you go away? • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #bestoftheemptynest #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #styleinspo #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #emptynestmojo #liveyourbestlife #mystyleessential #thiskindofevening #weekendvibes #mystyle_essential @stripeycoral @mrsmlmode Outfit details Dress Francechaulet (current) Sandals Zara (summer) Sunglasses YSL (last summer) Sunhat Accessorise (current)

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Hanging onto the summer & my favourite accessory of all time. Sunglasses were one of my first loves 😎😍, partly because I have blue eyes which are very sensitive, but also because they finish off an outfit & you can make your mark or a statement by wearing them. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ I have been known to walk through the airport in them to the horror of the kids when they were younger! But people do wonder who you are!!! 🤣🤣. NOBODY - but it made you look!! 🥴🤣 My first pair of branded sunglasses were Ray Bans. I had the tortoiseshell and Mr Foz had the black. Swipe to see the evidence of us on our wedding day!! 🕶🕶. We still have the black ones which are now vintage albeit a little loose from being worn as a hair band. (Sorry Mr Foz). Don’t do that anymore.... Anyway moving swiftly on if Audrey Hepburn could rock a pair of sunglasses & she certainly could then, I plan to do the same in all weathers. They may prove useful for any of you dropping off to new schools this week. Yup I’ve worn them for that too! 😢😎. What’s your favourite fashion accessory? 💜💜 • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #emptynestmojo #liveyourbestlife #mystyleessential for @stripeycoral @mrsmlmode #thiskindofevening #mystyle_essential Wednesday: #whatweworeonwednesday for @whatkathydidnext @stealmystyle40 #wearwhatyouwantwednesday for @find.fashionhomebeauty

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So shaking it up a little on my grid, BECAUSE you must be bored of photos of me!! 🤣🤣 I am a 1966 baby, when health and safety didn’t exist, but we survived and it was FUN! 🥴🥴 Rarely were we told to mind this, watch out, be careful! We just got in with it and I travelled as a child most summers to the south of France. By travelled I mean 4 kids in the back seat of the car and NO seatbelts!!! 😱😱 So we are here today and I know we are all caught up/invested in the the health & safety stuff. In fact I give a cracking (though I say it myself)! talk when the kids go travelling. So much so that when the eldest went travelling for 4 months the youngest asked if he had received the talk! When his brother said yes, the youngest asked if it had been a two day talk as his trip away was so long! 🤣🤣 OK so I am thorough! It’s who I am and its born from nothing other than love.... we are all guilty of it aren’t we? 📸 not sure who to credit, please let me know if you do. • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #healthandsafety #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #healthandsafety #liveyourbestlife #travellingtips #thiskindofevening #emptynestmojo

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I’ve got that Friday feeling even though it was a four day week. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️I seem to have packed a lot into a short space of time and am rattling towards September in the knowledge that I don’t have the school term starting as a deadline. My diary will no longer be determined by term times after a total of 20 years. 😱😱 Across three children that’s a total of 135 terms! Not counting University because they are so independent by then and driving themselves 🚙🚗 that my input is minimal. So there you have it ladies and gents it’s over and out for us. Time to take a bow and exit stage left. 👊🏻👊🏻 Enjoy this last weekend if you have school starting next week. Good luck to anyone starting new schools and I send love and hugs to you mummies dropping off to new schools. 🤗🤗 Don’t underestimate that their first day will be harder for you than them. 🥴🥴 As they make new friends and have a happy time, if you are anything like me you will be fretting and clock watching wondering when it will be time to pick them up again! 🤣🤣Am I right? 🤗🤗 • • • • • #emptynestmojo #walltowallstyle #myworld #jumpforjoy #fridayvibes #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #nomoreschoolruns #liveyourbestlife #mystyleessential #thiskindofevening #mystyle_essential for @stripeycoral @mrsmlmode

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OK so here we go again, jacket on, we mean business! 👊🏻 I have definitely been talking the talk, & this week it is time to walk the walk - AGAIN! 😱 I am grabbing the opportunities when they cross my path & I have one such opportunity on Thursday. As you know I think this empty nest malarkey SUCKS. 😢 But you see here’s the thing, I decided to embrace it & try and make it a positive, which has turned out to be one of the best things I ever did. I set up Mushroom London & this Instagram account. Both are the reason I was in the Daily Mail on Monday. I have never been shy about putting myself out there - evidence, one Colgate toothpaste commercial, Chings Cuisine, & a few other snippets to my credit. And now I have BBC Wiltshire coming to film here on Thursday 🎥 . I have decided to run with it and snap up opportunities coming my way. I am after all 53 years young, loving that I have knowledge and experience to pass on. 🤗🤸‍♂️💃 On another subject can we just talk about end of summer sales and back to school. 🤔🤔 They seem to have been advertising both for weeks now! Personally I am ready for neither, though amusingly & coincidentally I don’t have to think about the latter!! 🤣🤣🤣 (Sorry). It is still August and we seem to be wishing the summer away. Anyway rant over, & wishing all you fabulous parents out there luck & love as you shop & nametape away. 💕💕What is your favourite thing about this time of year? • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #endofsummer #liveyourbestlife #mystyleessential #thiskindofevening #mystyle_essential #walkingthewalk #itsmytime @stripeycoral @mrsmlmode

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Did someone say Bank Holiday? The last one of the year until Christmas 😱, BUT the best one in my view. AND it’s going to be SUNNY! ☀️. So here’s the thing when Mr Foz takes a photo of me I now have this tendency to fool around. I think it’s a mixture of my character and a wee bit of embarrassment. 🤔 Considering I was modelling Clark’s shoes from the age of 5, (Swipe right for the evidence), you would think I would know better and would certainly know what to do with my feet... 👠👠 what is going on under that maxi!! 🤣🤣. Anyway this weekend is pretty chilled for us. As you know the nest is a tad empty. An airport run today, collecting thankfully and not dropping. 👏🏻Mainly looking forward to the luxury of 3 days of nothing. Next week is out of sight and out of mind, but that being said I do have something very exciting happening on Thursday, and it does involve the BBC!! 😬. So let’s BBQ to our hearts content, light all those garden lanterns and enjoy. 💃💃What do you have planned for the long weekend? • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #emptynestmojo #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #liveyourbestlife #mystyleessential #thiskindofevening #shoes #mystyle_essential #clarks #bankholiday @stripeycoral @mrsmlmode

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I don’t feel as though I have spent nearly enough time here this summer. 🤔 I’ve been under the gazebo for the wrong reason, namely sheltering from the rain! On the plus side though this area has completely transformed the garden. 😀 It has broken up a large space of paving and made another room. I really believe that particularly with our climate, furniture can live in the house in the winter and be brought outside in the summer. It’s very different in our house in Portugal where you don’t have to bring cushions in at night in case it rains. I guess it’s just two different ways of living and I love them both. 🤗 There is nothing quite like being snuggled under the gazebo in the evening with a book, watching the day disappear. I have made a pact with myself this year that I am NOT going to allow the end of summer to affect my mood. 🤪 In some ways our summer has ended earlier this year with our daughter heading to Paris to University already. BUT we do have one on a gap year with no fixed plans as yet. So on the plus side I have him around 🤸‍♂️and even better I NEVER have to sew another name tape on EVER again. Or worry that they will be in the right class, or that they are making friends. I have done years of that and we are out the other side👏🏻👏🏻. So perhaps as the summer turns to September we will have an Indian Summer, and I can spend lots of time under here before we have to pack it all away for the winter. What is your favourite part of the summer? • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #spanielsofinstagram #summerliving #liveyourbestlife #portugal #indiansummer #indooroutdoorliving #sundayfunday #summernights

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WOW - THANK YOU & welcome to all my new followers, and for being on this crazy ride with me, all 10k of you. 🤸‍♂️The one thing I can promise you is I will keep it real, as I ricochet around and over the 53 year mark! 😱 I originally set this account up to showcase my Mushroom products, and anyone who has been there from the beginning, firstly you deserve a medal & secondly thank you, but I am sure you will vouch for me 🥴🥇However it seemed when I replaced pictures of product with myself and of course 🐶 you preferred it. So voila transition made and here we are today. For those of you who don’t know me, I embarked on this journey as the nest was emptying. My best job has been as a full time Mama to three amazing, now young adults whom I couldn’t love or respect more! @olliefosmove, @izziefoster , @fosterz_goodcall_ You build your life around these amazing young things & you are the person they come to, to make sense of the world. One day you wake up and they are doing it themselves. I have met so many supportive and gorgeous IG accounts along the way. 🥰 Some I have met in real life and some who are still insta friends and I hope to meet in the near future. From my experience when I comment on someone’s post, it doesn’t matter how big their account it, I love it when I get a response. So I will always endeavour to reply to a comment and I really appreciate each and every one. 💯 So today’s the day I thought I would never see. Thrilled at each stage on this journey, be it 500, 5000 followers and now. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ Can’t wait to use the Swipe up!! 🤣🤣🤣 (small pleasures)! What do you have planned for hump day? 🤸‍♂️💕. • • • #whatweworeonwednesday #wearwhatyouwantwednesday #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #liveyourbestlife #mystyleessential #thiskindofevening #mystyle_essential #textbooktina @stealmystyle40 @stripey Coral @mrsmlmode @whatkathydidnext @find.fashionhomebeau

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Hold onto your hats it’s Monday. 👒Swirling into a new week and wondering how we are this far into the summer already? 🤔 It’s a big week for us in this house - A’level results on Thursday and our daughter off to live in Paris for 4 months on Friday. 🇫🇷 It’s part of her year out studying languages but HELL I am going to miss my wing woman @[email protected]😢 On the upside lunch in Paris sounds very appealing so you may be hearing from me as much from the other side of the channel as this side. 🤣🤣 Fabulous celebrations this weekend for my parents with my gorgeous sisters @dorsetbelle @batterseabelle and my wonderful bro @johnny.kota what an amazing weekend. So lovely to all be together and to have a proper catch up. 🤗 Thanks for all the laughs, particularly the attempts at flossing 💃 and the cheating at snooker (oops think that might have been me!) 🤫. What do you have planned for this week? Hope it’s a happy one. 💕. • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #postitandsmile #liveyourbestlife #mystyleessential #thiskindofevening #styleandsmilemonday #stylemeonamonday #mwahtomonday #mystyle_essential @stripeycoral @mrsmlmode

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I loved these stairs on our holiday, although I wasn’t so keen on them at the end of the day! 🤣 The hotel did have a life but being the family we are it became the lift of SHAME if you were caught using it! 😱 What a bonus the hotel being built into the hills and overlooking the sea. I felt like I had my own private runway, with a view! 🤣 So I want to showcase this dress before I wear it tomorrow night. We are celebrating my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary this weekend. I know crazy heh? 60 years married. 🤗🍾 We are celebrating together as a family. I have 3 siblings and the only person missing will be our youngest who is at Boomtown. 🎤Anyway back to the dress. This was in H&M and due to so many bloggers loving it and talking about it sold out several times. Ever had something that you love and can’t find and therefore becomes something of an obsession? 🤔. I rarely do it but this was one of those occasions. I found one and actually didn’t pay too much over the odds as it was unworn, labels still on and the wrong size for someone. Anyway the final result was LOVE at first wear! 💛 I know it will be one I will wear and wear (though think its summer dress and not adaptable to our winters). Win win. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️. What’s your favourite thing you coveted and managed to get? Happy Friday IG fam. 💕💕. • • • • #walltowallstyle #runway #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile #mystyleessential #thiskindofevening

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And then just like that we were home. BUT we had the most AMAZING time. 🤸‍♂️It felt more like three weeks which I think was due in part to the fact I didn’t have to lift a finger apart from the raise my glass and to turn the pages of my brilliant book. (Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan). Hanging out with this dream team was, well a dream! 🤗🤗 We laughed, we swam, we played cards, we ate, we found a lilo and named it Simon (don’t ask me why). 🤣🤣 We had an early Birthday celebration for Mr Foz. 🍾TODAY is his actual Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY - I feel so lucky that I met and married this awesome man. @markadrianfoster What holiday memories are your best this year? Happy Wednesday gorgeous IG fam. 💕💕 • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #familytime #summerholiday2019 #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #emptynest #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational # inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile #mystyleessential #thiskindofevening

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‘There’s no place like home’ as Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz. This as many of you know is where I hang out at home. It has struck me while we are away how quickly we adapt to a new environment and get into a ‘routine’ even when on holiday. I guess it’s human nature but we don’t take long to find our way around a new place or to adapt to our surroundings. This has been the best week for me not just because of the beautiful surroundings but mainly because we are all here together. Lots of time for catching up over a meal, or a coffee. Time chatting about the books we are reading or just life in general. No chores to do or food to prepare. I walked along the beach early yesterday morning on my own, before anyone was awake. I was looking up at the hotel, feeling incredibly grateful and realising that everything I need and hold most dear was inside those walls. It was quite a moment and a very powerful feeling. So it really is true that it doesn’t matter about the building, how big it is, or how stylish it is, it’s about the people who are inside. This is what makes a home. What makes your house a home? • • • • #walltowallstyle #interior_and_living #myworld #home #homeiswheretheheartis #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #liveyourbestlife #gratitude

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Just popping in to say hello from holiday. 👋 It’s all about relaxing here in Corfu. A massive treat as we are so often in Portugal with a villa full and a fridge that needs constantly refilling. We are all in agreement that work is out of bounds this week and embracing the time we have together. 🤗🤗That is of course with the exception of my Instagram. The best thing is, I don’t consider this to be work, it is something I really enjoy. I know I could have a break for the week, BUT would I want to miss the opportunity to bring you gorgeous people holiday spam! 🤣. So I am the one breaking all the rules, on my phone the most (whoops), badgering any willing photographer I can find, and sitting chatting to my stories on my lounger (getting a few strange looks!) 🤣🤔. What I think is relaxing is different for everyone. You may enjoy reading, writing, working out 🏋️‍♀️ or replying to emails. If it works for you and as long as it makes you happy, then in my opinion it’s all good. What do you like to do to relax on holiday? • • • • #interior_and_living #myworld #familytime #emptynestmojo #andrelax #livingthedream #mylife #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile #textbooktina #thiskindofevening

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Not my usual full on smile post. BUT It’s the summer hols and this is a flashback. I wonder what I was thinking at this precise moment. 🤔 . This was captured by one of our fab three @olliefosmove several years ago now. On the beach in Portugal as a family enjoying sundowners and buckets and spades. 🏖 It was so simple then, all they needed was each other for company, us at the helm, a beach and heh presto! 👏🏻 And all we needed was them happy and a sundowner on the beach 🍸😀. Voila recipe for a happy hols. As we are about to embark on a week away together - yes all 5 of us, 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️I am reflecting on the fact I no longer need to pack for them, they can sit in a random seat on the plane, 💺I can have my own space for the entire flight and when we get there, they are in their own hotel room and it no longer needs to be interconnecting. 🤣Lots of pros 👍🏻 but slightly feel conned that it has happened so fast 👎🏻. Looking forward, I am learning to embrace, enjoy and live in the moment with these three fabulous adults we have produced 🧔🏻👩🏻🧔🏼. @olliefosmove @izziefoster @fosterz_goodcall_ Thank you for being you and thank you for wanting to hang out with the ‘rents’. 🙏🏻We will out dance you, 💃🕺🏻beat you at cards and probably have a better tan than all of you (mainly because we will be up earlier than any of you in the morning!).🤣🤣 What do you love best about a holiday? • • • #walltowallstyle #interior_and_living #familytime #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #emptynestmojo #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile #familyholidays #thiskindofevening

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I’ve made a decision to stop looking at myself and picking on the things I don’t like and to start focusing on the things I do. I love my hair and it is one of my ‘tweakments’ ie I have it highlighted. I used to be much blonder when I was younger and so have decided to hang onto the golden locks. Not that grey YET so let’s see how long I can get away with it. I also love my eyes 👀 and let them have a takeover bid on my face wherever possible. As you know I was at the Daily Mail last week for my first editorial for Mushroom aka ME! 👩🏼 Before the photos were taken they asked me so many questions in no particular order, to the point where my head was slightly spinning. 🥺🥺 What had I or had I not said? 🤔 Thankfully I get to see the copy before it goes to print, so hopefully we will be able to avert any bloopers!!! 🥴🤞🏻 And of course they asked me about the ever present menopause - I feel comfortable talking about it but wonder if others feel comfortable about hearing about it. I hope so, because it can be the most lonely place to find yourself and only the love and understanding of those around you can help 🤗🤗. It was a taboo subject for our mothers and I feel so sad that they had to travel that path alone. We are a lucky generation and have so much to be grateful for to those before us who have paved the way. Let’s not sweat the small stuff (saggy knees, saggy butt, craggy neck)! 🤣🤣🤣 Let’s embrace the good things. 👏🏻👏🏻Happy Thursday one and all. What’s your favourite feature❓Come on don’t be shy I’ve told you mine! 🤪. • • • #walltowallstyle #interior_and_living #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational # inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #emptynestmojo #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile #thiskindofevening

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So this was a random shot from yesterday just as we were heading out to meet friends for lunch. 🍽 Mr Foz has got really good at grabbing my phone to get an #ootd shot and he nailed it again. 📸In the meantime I have heard from so many other Instagrammers about a photo app for editing your photos. So I tried it on this one. The result - I left it as it was. Authentic, in the moment and REAL. I could have whitened my teeth, changed the shape of my face, removed the leaves and weeds from the gravel, but what for? I am me, 🤸‍♂️ and always try to keep it real. There is no such thing as the perfect life however it may look. So here’s to embracing what we have and to living in the moment. 🙏🏻 I’m not saying I wouldn’t like to replace the things on my body that seem to be heading south!! 🥴🤣. But we can’t and we shouldn’t! Let’s be ourselves and enjoy our surroundings wherever that may be. And you know if something isn’t quite what you were hoping for then I think we all have it in us to adapt, it may not seem like that to begin with but eventually we get there. 👊🏻 Happy Monday IG fam, what are your plans for this week? 💕💕. • • • • #walltowallstyle #interior_and_living #myworld #noperfectworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational # inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #emptynestmojo #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile

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What an amazing and exciting few days. 🤸‍♂️Here I am post photo shoot with full make up still on. BUT so happy to be reunited with this one 🐶. I crept out of the house in the early hours of Saturday morning to administer surprises in Portugal. And boy what a surprise it was. 👏🏻👊🏻 Such a happy time and in one of my happy places surrounded by friends and with my wing man (daughter) @izziefoster. Only 2 nights away but it felt like a week, we returned in the early hours of Tuesday. Quick stop at home and off to London for my first ever shoot for some Mushroom London editorial. 📸 Happy days. Now in the wonderful Dorset with 2 of the fab 3, 🧔🏼👩🏻 (missing you @olliefosmove) 👨🏻‍💻 thinking what’s not to love. Crackers and crazy I love in my life. 🤣🤪 Happy and kind make it complete 🤗😘. Where is your happy place? • • • #walltowallstyle #interior_and_living #myworld #family #truefriends #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #keepingitreal #girlsontour #thelmaandlouise #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #bekind #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #youngatheart #laughter #love #emptynestmojo #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile

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It’s nearly the weekend and as much as I love you gorgeous IG lot I can’t tell you what I am up to YET, but I will 🤔🤔. Watch my stories tomorrow and all will be revealed. It’s been a funny old week. Coming down from the high of the Leavers Ball, 💃🕺🏻everyone away, dog at the vets 🐶 and rearranging the food cupboards! 😂😂 Yep I certainly know how to live the dream! See this is the thing, if you scroll through the gram often you only see positive posts where everything seems perfect. 👌🏻👍🏻 But behind each of those posts is a real life, a real person, and real situations. So remember if you are having an off day which I have done today 😢😔 dig deeper than the images you see. A virtual hug is great, but the real thing is far better. 👊🏻 Today a friend messaged me to say she had popped by to give me a hug to say thank you for something I had done, (her words not mine). Boy I could have used that hug today and was sorry I was out. 🤗🤗 So sending you virtual hugs for a happy weekend. Remember, encourage, enjoy and BE KIND! 👏🏻👍🏻you never know what’s going on behind those squares. What are your plans this weekend? 💕🤸‍♂️💕. • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #behindthesquares #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #emptynestmojo #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile #bekind #reallives #spanielsofinstagram

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You shall go to the Ball! 👗 And what a fun night we had. There was money on me shedding a few tears during the service in Chapel, 😢 but I defied the odds and remained dry eyed. 👏🏻 It was such a special and uplifting service with the most fabulous performance on the bagpipes by members of staff. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 The acoustics of bagpipes in chapel gave me goosebumps. Surrounded by our friends and our son’s friends we dined, danced 💃🕺🏻, and rode the bumper cars. Farewells said we returned home to continue to party and went to bed with the sun shining through the shutters. 😎What a night to remember, a decade of memories, lifelong friendships and it’s over and out! 👊🏻 You set out on any journey and it will always have an end. As the end gets closer you perhaps cling on a little bit tighter. A funny moment as we were leaving, someone came up to me saying they thought they had my shoe. 👠 As I had two on my feet at the time I thought perhaps Prince Charming was around the corner! 😂😂 But of course we all know that my Prince Charming is Mr Foz!! 🥰 AND the good news I’ve already been back to the school today to collect things we left behind! 🥴 What’s your best ever ‘last’ celebration? • • • • #myworld #youshallgototheball #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational # inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #memories #schoolsoutforever #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile #cinderella #bestyearsever

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Wheeling into the weekend! 🚲 It’s going to be a BIG one, we have the Leavers Ball tomorrow night. All dressed up in black tie, first stop Chapel 💒 , (a moment to reflect 😢), then time for dinner and a boogie, 💃 followed by Bumper cars! (Now that is an emoji they are missing! 🤔). The years whizz by and we have to remember to take enough time out to remember the things we love, 💕the people we love💕 and the places we love💕. All too soon if you don’t the time is gone, and one thing that is certain you will NEVER get it back. I have loved every second of this school our son is leaving. All of our fab three have been there and it is entwined in our family life and values. 👨‍👧‍👦 We as parents are leaving too, we have also made friends on touch lines and at gatherings, and with members of staff. We have cycled, run and swum for the school charity and now we are at the stage when we have to move on to make way for the year below . It will be a change of pace particularly at weekends for us, but time to find the next challenge and to enjoy doing things we have been putting off. So am I going to put on my glad rags? HELL YES! And am I going to Mum dance? 💃💃YES again. Oh and move over the STIG I will be at the front of the queue for the bumper cars, long dress or not. 🚘 Sorry in advance @fosterz_goodcall_ 🥴😂 • • • #walltowallstyle #family #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #bicycle #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspirational # inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #leaversball #dodgems #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile

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This time last week I was on my way to The Distillery in Portobello Road to make my own gin. 👏🏻 It was such a fun event and so informative. ✍🏻🤓 Did you know that gin is vodka and only the addition of juniper berries makes it gin? 🤔 I didn’t until last week. It was a beautiful summers day and the Portobello Road was buzzing. We started with a G&T in the bar downstairs with the doors and windows thrown open to the outside pavements. We were even treated to a clarinetist playing on the street 🎼 - only in London and why I love it so much. 💕 The tasting of the botanicals was great fun, some of us smelt them and some had a good taste of them. Guess which camp I was in!! 😂😂. Gin made, and upstairs to Gintonica for tapas. Luckily I got the memo about the upstairs colour scheme and dressed accordingly. What a fabulous day and a perfect idea for a gift or a fun day out with friends or family. Hope you are having a good week so far? • • #walltowallstyle #interior_and_living #myworld #ginmaking #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational # inmydomaine #behappy #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #portobelloroad #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile

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Laughing my way into a new week. 🤣 Always better to start Monday with a smile not a frown. This weather certainly helps the mood and I am a sucker for a bit of sun on my back which I got this weekend. ☀️ Can you believe it’s the 1st of July? Wow - how did that happen, half way through the year. Schools will be breaking up soon for the long summer hols. I can still remember that feeling of the weeks stretching out in front of you with not a care in the world. 🤸‍♂️ Those were the days. I have some fun things planned this week, a reunion in London of a fab bunch of women I used to work with pre children, a 21st drinks and then on Saturday the finale the LEAVERS Ball💃, yes you heard me we are leaving the world of schooling! It’s official and I am NOT ready for it! 😱 I need to start looking through the wardrobe to decide what to wear to them all. 👗 I think it will be summery dresses all the way. Anyway what do you have planned this week? I hope it’s a good one and send insta hugs and love your way. 🤗❤️. • • • • #walltowallstyle #interior_and_living #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #decorcrushing #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #nevertooold #inmydomaine #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #dancing #fun #behappy #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile

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For those of you who know me one of my passions is cars 🚗 🚙. From my very first Renault 5 which I affectionately named Rosie I have loved and looked after every car I have ever had ❤️. I not only enjoy driving them, - MOVE OVER STIG ! - (I have plenty of track days under my belt), but I do love watching them race. I used to work on the formula one circuits with the Formula 3000 🏎 and truck racing teams. 🚛 Lots of time spent in the pit lane with the mechanics - the noise and the buzz of the circuit always a thrill. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ Enough about cars let’s talk shorts or in this case ‘Daisy Dukes’. Named after a character from the Dukes of Hazard (google it it you are too young to remember!). Love them and I know am defo clinging onto the years when I can still ‘get away with it’! 🥴 Don’t worry kids I won’t be a wearing them when I am 70 but HELL I am wearing them now and for the foreseeable! 🤪 What’s your favourite item of clothing? Happy weekend one and all. See you on the other side. • • • • #walltowallstyle #interior_and_living #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #decorcrushing #mushroommedialab #interior2you #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #racingcars #inmydomaine #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #silverstone #trackdays #fun #needforspeed #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile

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I thought I would go for a hat trick on the leopard print. This is the dress from Saturday night outside our EcoPod we had rented for the night. We were going to a 21st where the theme was floral. Where are the flowers I hear you cry? 🤔 Well if you look carefully there are white hibiscus 🌺 flowers on the dress. I am a big believer that less is more and this dress was already in my wardrobe PLUS I always feel like a million dollars whenever I put it on. 💯 So more print and another maxi. Such a great party and the best part we DANCED the night away until my feet hurt. 💃💃 There is something about a party when you are surrounded by energetic 21 year olds - they keep you young and I wasn’t being competitive at all honestly! 🤣🤣 the following day was SLOW..... What’s your favourite part of a party? • • • • #walltowallstyle #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #decorcrushing #mushroommedialab #interior2you #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #dancing #floral #fun #behappy #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile #lifestyle

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A front door can say so much about a house. I often walk past a house and wonder who lives behind the front door, and what secrets it holds. 🤔 This door dates back to the 1830’s when the Georgian style front would have been added. The original house dates back to the 18th century. When you live in a house like this which is steeped in history, you are but a custodian passing through and looking after it. 🙏🏻 Anyway enough about doors, let’s hear it for the Maxi dress. 👏🏻👏🏻 They have been a lifesaver in this inclement weather. I know several people who have worn leggings underneath them, 🥶 and they hide a multitude of sins. No need to fake tan the legs for a start! 🤣 I have several maxi dresses in my wardrobe, some which are new and many which I have had for years . I think they will always be an acceptable item to wear to an event and can be dressed up or down with different footwear. 👠👟They are definitely my go to if I am unsure of the dress code. Not like the days when Black Tie on an invitation meant a long dress and more of a ball gown at that. We are off to a 21st tonight and the theme is floral, 🌼🌸 and yes you got it, I’m wearing a maxi!! AND we are staying in an EcoPod. Be hound excited! What are you plans for the weekend? • • #walltowallstyle #interior_and_living #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #decorcrushing #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #dancing #fun #behappy #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile

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So this is where I have been hanging out for the last few days. Meetings and jollies interspersed, but back in one of my happy places. 🤸‍♂️ Slightly weird though that I am here alone. Not even 🐶. Still find myself heading to the park first thing and definitely talking to an empty dog basket!! Anyone else guilty of this? 🤣🤣 I figure this is part of the new road I must now travel, as I am no longer the mother of any school children. 😱 It’s exciting for them and for us, but boy it’s odd when you consider I have had that role for at least 20 years! 🥴 However there is an upside as I had coffee with one son today and am meeting the other later, so we just have to reinvent the wheel so to speak. All change, all change! 🤣 The summer hols are here and we will have two of the fab three floating in and out of home so all is not lost. 👩🏻🧔🏼 AND we have managed to secure one week together for a holiday as a fam. On another note I sent my first draught of my Instagram Training course off to be trialed. 👩🏼‍💻 So things are happening on that front, though holding my breath for the feedback. 🤭 Hope you are having a good week so far, half way through the working week and the weather IS going to get brighter. ☀️ What are your plans for the summer? • • • • #walltowallstyle #interior_and_living #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #riverthames #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #batterseapowerstation #fun #behappy #liveyourbestlife #postitandsmile

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The bond between humans and dogs has lasted for thousands of years and is believed to have even shaped the way our brains have developed. 🐕 They are rumoured to help boost our immune systems and even to stave off dementia. No wonder they are called ‘mans best friend’. This one 🐶 is always there and never far from my side. She waits patiently while I get ready in the morning, is ALWAYS excited to see me even if I have only been gone for a matter of minutes. 🤗 She has cheered me up on many occasions and even had my tears cried onto the top of her head as she comes in for a cuddle when she knows I am upset. 😥 This was a moment during a manic couple of weeks leading up to the party. 💃 As I organised most of the party myself (bar the food), my daily to do list was long. 📝 Each job my trusty shadow wouldn’t be far away and this was a moment in time captured as I was taking time out for a quick coffee. ☕️ When we look at a photograph - it doesn’t matter what it is of, we are looking at a memory made. Before phones could take photos we would have them all stored in albums. 📕 Now we have the luxury of scrolling through photos whenever we want. I know they say you shouldn’t look back, but if we didn’t we would miss the enjoyment of remembering a moment in time with a loved one or in a happy place. ❤️ Memories can be good for the soul if you allow them to be but, agreed dwelling on things that have been, or might have been is perhaps not so good. So what I think I am trying to say 🤔 is - take a moment to create a memory, at the same time enjoying living in that moment. Have a happy weekend making memories IG fam. Let me know what they are.... • • #walltowallstyle #interior_and_living #myworld #mansbestfriend #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #decorcrushing #mushroommedialab #interior2you #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #behappy #spanielsofinstagram #liveyourbestlife

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This rather random snap sums up how I felt about the party on Saturday. I think by this stage the relief that it had all gone to plan had kicked in. (That and a couple of glasses of wine). 🤣 Caught off guard by Mr Foz as I was crossing the lawn, denim jacket on as it was just getting chilly, dress clutched in my hand to stop it dragging as I had ditched the heels for converse. But wow what a happy night. 💃 Surrounded by my fab three and Mr Foz was the perfect start, add to the mix a gorgeous bunch of glamorous, fun loving and incredibly polite 21 year olds, sunshine and delicious food. The weeks spent planning paid off - my vision worked!! 👊🏻 It actually worked and I was thrilled with the results. 👏🏻 There is something magical and quite overwhelming as a parent when you are surrounded by so many people who clearly feel the same way about our daughter as we do. She is incredible and very special, but it is so lovely that this generation are not afraid to vocalise it. ❤️ Happy times indeed and a good job it’s not too often as a 10 hour clearing up marathon on Sunday definitely left us shattered. 😴 Shattered but very happy and on a post party high! What’s your favourite event you have been to recently? • • • #walltowallstyle #21stbirthday #myworld #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #decorcrushing #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #postitandsmile #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #partytime #partyplanning #familytime #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #dancing #fun #behappy

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What could possibly go wrong? 🤔 You know that feeling when you are solely responsible for something big and the whole onus is on you? 🥴 HELL YES, that’s me at the moment. A professional party planner I am NOT! But a perfectionist I am, which sets me up for all sorts of falls!! 🤦🏼‍♀️. Here’s the thing, I get an idea or a vision (sounds incredibly grand) and it’s there and real in my head! All good so far, BUT there is a catch it doesn’t always look as good as the vision when it’s done which I always find a bit of a blow! 😩 ALSO on the subject of perfection, do you know anyone else who would lay hessian on their empty flower beds to make them more appealing? 🤣🤣. Yes I have, but the birds seems to like sitting on it and you can guess the rest!!! See what I mean about vision and outcome! Anyway the party is this weekend and my to do list is never ending. At this rate I may well be in bed by 10 on the night! 😴. Only joking @izziefoster - I am doing embarrassing Mum dancing 💃 until the early hours and I can’t wait to see your face when I unveil all my visions!!! People I’ve GOT THIS! 👊🏻• • • • #walltowallstyle #interior_and_living #myworld #partyplanning #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #keepingitreal #decorcrushing #mushroommedialab #interior2you #lifestyle #postitandsmile #emptynest #neutral #inspiration #inspirational #21stbirthday #inmydomaine #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #dancing #fun #behappy #partytime #liveyourbestlife

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A little bit of polka dot fun to welcome in Friday. 🤸‍♂️This was the dress I wore to Prize Day at the weekend. As it turned out it wqs the perfect choice as it had the right mix of relaxed & formal - I added a blazer to go into Chapel & prizes then relaxed as we picnicked on the playing fields. You know what? I even kicked off the shoots (shoes that look like boots) and did my fave thing going barefoot. 👣. The joys of being with people you have known for a long time & also the wisdom of not caring what anyone thinks!! 💁🏼‍♀️ As long as we are KIND people, I say wear what you want and be who you want to be!! Anyway back to the dress it is definitely going to be one of those dresses I wear again and again. You can smarten it up with a jacket or belt and make it more casual with pumps. Either way it is uber comfy and also means you can eat all the pies at lunch!!! 🤣. Ooh and did I say I bought the white version with black polka dots too! Oops. 😬 What have you got planned for the weekend? 💕. • • • • #fashionstyle #lookoftheday #instastyles #roomforinspo #emptynest #motivatedlife #mumstyle #stylemum #fashionmum #lifeunscripted #postitandsmile #picnics #collectbeautifulmoments #distractionsandinspirations #mylooktoday #mystylediary #dressforsuccess #asecondofwhimsy #prizeday #littlestoriesofmylife #interior_and_living #makeyousmilestyle #spanielsofinstagram #highstreetstyle #thehappynow #fashionaddict #lookoftheday #instastyle #mushroommedialab #mystyleessential

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There is something so magical about being surrounded by fields. 🌳 Although I lived in London for 29 years I did in fact grow up in Somerset. If you asked me which I prefer, Town or Country I would find it hard to give you an answer. 🤔 I love things about both, the space, and relative peace in the country is always a great tonic, but equally the busyness and bustle of the City is exciting and being amongst the fashion and architecture of London inspires me. 👗🕍That being said we were careful to buy in a village with a village shop and two pubs! 🤣 So we are not completely cut off! So I think there is a balance to be struck and I feel at the moment I have it just right. The Country is home and I go to the flat in London (which still feels like home) three weeks out of four for a couple of nights. Not for everyone but for me it’s the best of both worlds. Which do you prefer Town or Country? Happy midweek Instafam. 🤸‍♂️💕 • • • #fashionstyle #lookoftheday #instastyles #roomforinspo #emptynest #motivatedlife #mumstyle #stylemum #fashionmum #lifeunscripted #postitandsmile #ihavethisthingwithinteriors #interiorsforall #collectbeautifulmoments #distractionsandinspirations #mylooktoday #mystylediary #dressforsuccess #asecondofwhimsy #littlestoriesofmylife #interior_and_living #makeyousmilestyle #spanielsofinstagram #highstreetstyle #thehappynow #fashionaddict #lookoftheday #instastyle #mushroommedialab #countrylife

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Right so I am going to stop banging on about LAST this, LAST that. 👏🏻 You have probably worked out by now that our youngest is leaving school, and you have been so patient about it. 🙏🏻 Thank you. So as this is our L**T half term I want to talk about a FIRST instead. 👊🏻 This was the dress of choice for a birthday dinner at Rick Steins on Friday. @ricksteinrestaurants. All the ingredients I needed - Mr Foz and my fab three 🧔🏻👩🏻🧔🏼all in the same place. It is getting harder to make it happen as they all carve their own roles in life. The dress was a first for me as it was on loan from Nason @nasonlondon who are a relatively new brand based in London. It is undeniably gorgeous and felt stylish and floaty. Definitely on brand with polka dots and teamed with a leather jacket and my vintage Luis Vuitton (which I found in a charity shop years ago), voila. 💯 When I first started posting on my account it was interior and Mushroom product shots. However it appears you guys, like me prefer to see photos of fashion, oh and Minty! 🐶 So there you have it. Quick question - what’s your favourite thing in your wardrobe? Happy bank holiday weekend. • • • • #walltowallstyle #interior_and_living #myworld #birthday #livingthedream #mylife #styleithappy #fashion #keepingitreal #decorcrushing #mushroommedialab #lifestyle #emptynest #neutral #countryhouses #countryinteriors #inspiration #inspirational #inmydomaine #liveinthemoment #style #dresstoimpress #youngatheart #laughter #love #fun #behappy #liveyourbestlife #prizeday #last

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It’s Sunday and the weather hasn’t quite come up with summer 🤔. Jumpers and jackets are order of the day but I have already mentally decided it’s flip flops and shorts every day of the week. Cue being FREEZING! 🥶. If I think back over the years, it is of watching several matches of cricket or rounders with a winter coat on, or sports days in the rain.... 🌧 This weekend coming, we have our LAST 😱(I know you dread hearing this word from me as much as I do), Prize Day at school. 🏆 This consists of a leavers Chapel Service - bring on the Kleenex, 😢and speeches, all followed by picnics on the playing fields. What to wear? Weather watch has commenced in this house already. Coats, umbrellas - who knows? But whatever the weather brings it will be a case of put on the game face, don’t sob 😢 your way through Jerusalem (the hymn not the place)! 🤣. Ooh and consider wearing dark glasses whatever the weather), 😎 BUT remember live in the moment, breathe and ENJOY! 🤸‍♂️ What weather dependant summer fun do you have planned in the next few weeks? Happy Sunday Instafam. May today be filled with laughter and smiles. 🤣😀. • • • #fashionstyle #lookoftheday #instastyles #anotherlast #emptynest #motivatedlife #mumstyle #stylemum #fashionmum #lifeunscripted #postitandsmile #prizeday #interiorsforall #collectbeautifulmoments #distractionsandinspirations #mylooktoday #mystylediary #dressforsuccess #asecondofwhimsy #littlestoriesofmylife #interior_and_living #makeyousmilestyle #spanielsofinstagram #highstreetstyle #thehappynow #summerterm #lookoftheday #instastyle #mushroommedialab #mystyleessential

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So this is it. Final school term when I just assumed it would go on FOREVER! But as the saying goes all good things come to an end, and as one door closes another opens. 🚪Cue Mr Foz & I going wild and seizing the moment 🤣- we booked last minute flights and we didn’t look back. If you had heard the number of times we have said - ‘When we are no longer locked into school terms’. ‘When they are older, we will just be able to nip out here’. AND WE DID IT. 👊🏻 We also realised that our hearts and souls are so entwined with the beautiful Portugal that we will always have a foothold here. After all Mr Foz’s great grandfather was from Portugal 🇵🇹 . I did have a moment as I sorted out the toy cupboard that has been there 18 years. (Don’t panic kids 🧔🏻👩🏻🧔🏼I kept the Lego!!). So all I am saying is when you think it’s all over sometimes their is something there for you that you didn’t know you wanted or even needed. And if that is running down a sandy beach in ‘daisy duke’ shorts then just DO IT!! What have you rediscovered recently? Happy weekend one and all. 🤸‍♂️💕. • • • • #fashionstyle #lookoftheday #instastyles #roomforinspo #emptynest #motivatedlife #mumstyle #stylemum #fashionmum #lifeunscripted #postitandsmile #justdoit #interiorsforall #collectbeautifulmoments #distractionsandinspirations #mylooktoday #mystylediary #dressforsuccess #asecondofwhimsy #everycloud #littlestoriesofmylife #interior_and_living #makeyousmilestyle #spanielsofinstagram #highstreetstyle #thehappynow #fashionaddict #lookoftheday #instastyle #mushroommedialab

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Life’s too short. TAKE THE PLUNGE! We only decided to come out on Thursday when we realised that we had no one home for the weekend, oh and we looked at the weather! 🌧 . We invested here in Portugal 🇵🇹 18 years ago. BEST thing we ever did. 👏🏻 Memories galore in this place and we are still making them. 💃🤸‍♂️So many happy times have been had here with the family and friends. The beach and the surrounding areas and restaurants are so instrumental in the memories. We have always rented our villa out, mainly so we could travel the world as a family. 🌍 DM me if you fancy staying here. Will be adding a villa tour to stories shortly. Hope the bank holiday has been filled with happy times and memories for you too. What did you get up to? 💕. • • • • #fashionstyle #lookoftheday # #roomforinspo #emptynest #motivatedlife #mumstyle #stylemum #fashionmum #lifeunscripted #postitandsmile #interiorsforall #collectbeautifulmoments #distractionsandinspirations #mylooktoday #mystylediary #dressforsuccess #asecondofwhimsy #littlestoriesofmylife #interior_and_living #makeyousmilestyle #spanielsofinstagram #highstreetstyle #thehappynow #fashionaddict #lookoftheday #instastyle #mushroommedialab #freetobemeonig #valedolobo #takingtheplunge

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The plan this week was to spend lots of time in here continuing writing my Instagram course. 👩🏼‍💻 However procrastination has taken over and I have achieved the sum total of NOTHING! ❌ I have decided the best way to deliver said course is to have some of the content filmed. 🎥 This should take place in the summer with a September launch. The problem - I blame storm Hannah 💨 , she made the garden SO untidy I couldn’t concentrate and found myself looking out of windows hoping the debris would remove itself. The REALITY - 10 wheelbarrow loads and a couple of large sacks and it is now looking better 😀. But the to ‘do list’ remains intact and untouched. I hope you are having a more productive week so far! 💕 What thing do you most try to avoid doing? • • • #fashionstyle #lookoftheday #instastyles #roomforinspo #emptynest #motivatedlife #mumstyle #stylemum #fashionmum #lifeunscripted #postitandsmile #ihavethisthingwithinteriors #interiorsforall #faffthegaff #collectbeautifulmoments #distractionsandinspirations #mylooktoday #mystylediary #dressforsuccess #asecondofwhimsy #littlestoriesofmylife #interior_and_living #makeyousmilestyle #spanielsofinstagram #highstreetstyle #thehappynow #fashionaddict #lookoftheday #instastyle #mushroommedialab

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Rattling through a short week like nobody’s business! 🤸‍♂️ Yesterday was a series of station runs and the LAST start of a school term EVER. 😱 (oh boy I feel old)! This is REAL people! It was slightly marred by the fact there had been a massive flood 💦 the night before and our son’s room at school was under water (so to speak). So game face on and said son ensconced in a temporary room. 🤔 Returned home to find one fed up dog! 🐶 She gets ALL the love when they are home and as soon as there is the hint of a bag in the hall, the sighing starts! 😔 So I guess this emptying of the house for me is a low point. 😢 But keeping busy is the best way to make me feel better? Though this often involves late night TV watching, and yes this morning I am a tad tired! 😴 What do you do to take your mind off things? • • • • #fashionstyle #lookoftheday #instastyles #roomforinspo #emptynest #motivatedlife #mumstyle #stylemum #fashionmum #lifeunscripted #postitandsmile #keepingbusy #interiorsforall #collectbeautifulmoments #distractionsandinspirations #mylooktoday #mystylediary #dressforsuccess #asecondofwhimsy #littlestoriesofmylife #interior_and_living #makeyousmilestyle #spanielsofinstagram #highstreetstyle #thehappynow #fashionaddict #emptynestmojo #instastyle #mushroommedialab #mystyleessential

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It’s nearly the weekend and a long one at that. 🤸‍♂️ Kick back, relax and enjoy. I know not everyone gets the whole weekend off - doctors, nurses, emergency services, shops, etc the list is endless and so is our gratitude 🙏🏻. But hopefully everyone will get a little bit more time than normal, to relax and enjoy the spring weather. ☀️ It was the biggest shock to me when I first became a Mama. I was suddenly on call and available 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. 💯 Don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining but we do all need a little bit of me time. So whether that is reading a book 📚, a pub lunch 🍴, the cinema , shopping 🛍 or laughing with friends make time to do it this weekend. And wishing you the happiest of Easter’s. 🐣🐰 Let me know what your downtime will be this Eastertide? • • • #fashionstyle #lookoftheday #instastyles #roomforinspo #emptynest #motivatedlife #mumstyle #stylemum #fashionmum #lifeunscripted #postitandsmile #easter #bankholiday #interiorsforall #metime #collectbeautifulmoments #mylooktoday #mystylediary #dressforsuccess #littlestoriesofmylife #interior_and_living #makeyousmilestyle #spanielsofinstagram #highstreetstyle #thehappynow #fashionaddict #lookoftheday #instastyle #mushroommedialab #mystyleessential

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LOVE IS - Minty is my first 🐶 , I grew up with no pets (my sister was allergic). She is so unbelievably loyal and I am definitely her numero uno. 🥇 Dog walking is about to become warm and sunny again, no soggy dog drying off beside the Aga for a while. A good reason to get out and away from my desk. I love walking her in London as much as the country and she is so adaptable coming with us wherever we go. So exciting that we had a winner this week 👏🏻 for our giveaway @always.smiley.kate - what a fab name for an Instagram account. So in tune with how I try to be. 😀 Let’s face it I only backed the horse on Saturday for its name livelovelaugh, 🐎 well that and it’s pink silk with yellow dots! Reminded me of Mr Blobby. Remember him? If not google him would love to know what you think!? • • • • #fashionstyle #lookoftheday #instastyles #roomforinspo #emptynest #motivatedlife #mumstyle #stylemum #fashionmum #lifeunscripted #postitandsmile #ihavethisthingwithinteriors #interiorsforall #faffthegaff #collectbeautifulmoments #distractionsandinspirations #mylooktoday #mystylediary #dressforsuccess #asecondofwhimsy #littlestoriesofmylife #interior_and_living #makeyousmilestyle #spanielsofinstagram #highstreetstyle #thehappynow #fashionaddict #lookoftheday #instastyle #mushroommedialab

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I feel like something from Alice in Wonderland in this photo. 🐰 It’s an odd sensation when your legs swing and no longer touch the floor, you feel as though you have reverted to childhood. 👧🏻👦🏻 Such a clever thing to provide in a City space. Only the one oversized one which I am ashamed to say I sort of raced a small child to get to first 🏃‍♀️😱 No children were harmed and I did let him have a go after me! 😂 These chairs are put out every day that the weather is good and filled with everyone from school children to city workers. 👨🏼‍💻 It is such a simple initiative in a world that is so busy. It was filled with chatter and laughter and the odd 40 winks going on too! 😴. Back to London later to a very exciting event in Oxford Circus. (See my stories). Hope you are having a good week so far. Don’t forget my GIVEAWAY this Friday. Be there or be square! 👊🏻💕. • • • • #fashionstyle #lookoftheday #instastyles #roomforinspo #emptynest #motivatedlife #mumstyle #stylemum #fashionmum #lifeunscripted #postitandsmile #ihavethisthingwithinteriors #interiorsforall #childish #collectbeautifulmoments #distractionsandinspirations #mylooktoday #mystylediary #dressforsuccess #asecondofwhimsy #littlestoriesofmylife #interior_and_living #makeyousmilestyle #spanielsofinstagram #highstreetstyle #thehappynow #lookoftheday #instastyle #mushroommedialab #relaxing_time

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