Motivation Monday – Let’s Do What We Love

As many of you will know, I LOVE my job. Whilst it’s not the first, or only job I’ve loved, it’s certainly ticking a whole lotta boxes in my life right now, and I can’t see any reason that would change.

I was recently asked if I have holiday’s, and my reply was, no. Partly because work is really busy during the time I would most like to holiday (summer), and partly because when you love what you do, you don’t need a holiday. That’s not saying that I don’t long for and appreciate the days I have off during that very busy season, especially the completely-introverted, no-human-contact days. However, I thrive on being busy, helping racegoers have the most enjoyable day at the races that they can, and fulfilling my role to the very best of my ability.

How can you not love organising parties, entertainment, and events where the ultimate aim is for everyone to have a great time!

Lets Do What We Love

Ten Things I love About You

It’s Sunday evening, and the third term of the school year starts tomorrow, so I thought I would blog about the ten things I love about my son (at ten).

  1. He can dress himself (and organise his clothes, sport gear, etc.) he’s still a bit poor on having laundry in the right location
  2. He can go to the toilet by himself, and knows I should do the same
  3. He has opinions about things, especially when he cares about the subject
  4. He has a super personality, and a great sense of humour
  5. He still loves showing affection , sometimes a bit more subtle than others
  6. He’s a great bartender – pouring and delivering beverages
  7. He’s caring and thoughtful. A little too caring at times. I predict many broken hearts.
  8. I know that if something were to happen to me, such as an accident, that he would be able to contact someone to help us
  9. Whilst still introverted, he is learning to manage situations that are unfamiliar or trying
  10. Lastly, I love that he’s my son. #teamcole

Hartleigh Spiderman 10

Fashionista Friday – Rose Gold

I’m totally loving Rose Gold at present. It has all the glamour of yellow gold, but with a kiss of pink to add something special to metal.

Copper is a trending colour for home décor at present and I predict we will see a lot of rose gold in fashion for the coming spring and summer.

It’s pretty and sparkly with a soft glow, it’s perfect for relaxed summer barbeques and glamourous evenings out.

Rose Gold

Men and Make-Up

Paul Henry asked on his show this morning about whether we think it’s OK for men to wear make-up, and I thought it was a great topic for me to weigh in on.

I pretty much grew up wearing make-up due to my competitive dancing, and as I got older make-up helped hide my acne, which was so bad that I took the strongest acne medication available at the time.

I’ve always worn make-up and always will. Not’s a rare occurrence for me to leave the house with no make-up on, and I generally have the full works.

The power of make-up is beyond measure. There are a tonne of amazing make-up tutorials on Youtube, and at 45 I’m still amazed at how incredible the transformation of before and after can be.

So, onto the topic of men and make-up and with my lifelong love affair with make-up it will come as no surprise that I’m fundamentally in favour of men wearing make-up but it has to be in keeping with their personal style, and application ability!

To be honest, most men I know would simply benefit from a trip to a beauty therapist for a brow tidy, and eyelash tint. These two things alone can make a world of difference. As for actual make-up for men, it totally depends on the personality of the wearer. Let’s face it Colin M-J can pull off a lot more make-up than most guys, but he has a flamboyant personality and it doesn’t look fake.

If I was dating a guy who wanted to wear make-up I’d mostly be fine with it, unless he started taking more time than me to get ready and looked better than me when we went out! 😉

After all who wants to put all that work into looking cute if the guy you’re dating ends up cuter than you!

Fashionista Friday – Royal Ascot 2014

It’s Royal Ascot time again and that means tradition, pagentry, and over the top hats. Oh sure, there are also horses racing, and don’t get me wrong I love the ‘racing’ aspect of Ascot, but the fashion demands just as much attention, if not more, than the horses!

Here are some my picks from this year’s event. There are plenty more online and very hard to choose just a few.

Royal Ascot 2014

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You’ll see that I’ve actually chosen a pant suit as my feature outfit. If you dissect all the pieces there are so many ‘wrongs’ and get together the whole outfit works, even the rather odd headwear.

Of course I had to add my favourite quirky hat and I love the moss and horse, esepcially teamed with the horse neckalce.

The asymetric hat with the negative detail is so simple and yet very effective.

The red and white outfit just cute, lots of personality without being outrageously attention seeking.

The cream dress is again an example of simple and elegant and whole ensemble just works beautifully.

The style of the black hat is my current favourite, with an angled hat and flower detailing under the brim.

Finally, it’s not Royal Ascot, with a royal, and although I’m no fan of Camilla I simply love her hat! Well her outfit really, beautifuly tailored (of course), and the hat is stylish with a bit of fun.

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