Monday, 27 October 2014

All About You Link Party

Image source yogainspiration

I love this quote, and it is one of those things you certainly learn with time.  I remember as a teenager wearing voluminous shirts to hide the body I was so insecure about, and probably making myself look even larger as a result.  We often try to camouflage the things we are insecure about with even the result of drawing more attention to them in the end.  When you turn a corner and spend more time examining the beautiful, the brilliant, the good in you than you spend to focus on the flaws, I believe that your confidence grows in direct proportion.  

Confidence may be silent, but it is certainly not invisible.  There is a big difference between showy and just downright gorgeous.

It's time for the All About You Link Party... with a change
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Colour crush combo n1 for AW14 - neon yellow and bottle green

Ah, the crunch of leaves, the chill in the air, and the change in wardrobe...I love autumn, those colours!  Do ignore the slightly dishevelled hair - the wind was up, but the sun was out, so I was happy!

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Delaying parenting - a new perk of the job in Silicon Valley or something more sinister?

Italian MEP Licia Ronzulli with her 6-week old daughter in September 2010 voting in the European Parliament.  Now if we could all attend the odd meeting with child in swaddle...

I don't often vent or rant here in this space, however reading my copy of The Week this weekend my eyes felt like they were about to pop out of my head when I read of the latest business perk being offered to women by certain companies.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Weekly Yoga Series - YogaMamaZee What to Wear for Yoga Practice

Happy Friday!  It's been a long week, especially if the kids were on half term already - mine start next week, so I'll be doing late night or very early yoga practice for the next 10 days!

I am really enjoying this weekly yoga series, and I hope you are too.  There has been some wonderful feedback, do please keep it coming!  I love to know what you think, and whether the information here is useful.  Look out for a video soon taking you through a basic Sun Salutation, a series of yoga postures which is just perfect, as the name suggests to get your day started.

This week, I'm talking what to wear to yoga.

Monday, 20 October 2014

All About You Link Party - with a change

A few weeks ago I had lunch with one of my oldest girlfriends in the world.  We probably get to talk to each other no more than a couple of times a year, and living 4000 miles apart, we see each other sometimes less.  The moment we sat down however, as is the way with friends who are part of your fabric, while our lives have been careering along, while we didn't know the details of our lives, it felt like knew the answers to many of the questions we asked each other.  

"How are you finding not working?" she asked me, before instantly answering her question; "yeah, it's great but no picnic, and most importantly, you have to remember not to lose you".  

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Weekly Yoga Series - YogaMamaZee What You Need to Yoga

Friday at last, and with it the third in my new weekly yoga series!  I am so excited about this series, as along with style, yoga is one of my greatest passions.  Last week's topic was about Getting Started in Yoga, and it was a pretty, ahem, comprehensive post!

This week I wanted to talk about what you need to yoga - apart from just YOU.

Sounds simple enough, as yoga is something you can practice pretty much anywhere you have a little bit of space - at least enough to lay a large towel on the floor.  So, having practiced yoga for almost 15 years, what would I recommend as the key things you need?

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Delicious sugar cake - A Trinidadian sweet treat

Sugar cake is a sweet treat from Trinidad where I hail from, and for some reason just as you wouldn't say "I'd like one double" (it's always "I want a doubles") when you ask for the delicious savoury snack I always yearn for, you also don't say "I'd like some sugar cakes", they're always in the singular. That's Trini grammar for you!

They are super easy to make and a yummy treat - personally I restrict my kids to one each as they are so full of sugar, but also think they would be delicious to serve at the end of a dinner party with coffee.