This old thing?


Darlings, winter has taken it’s toll and is dragging on a bit. So much so one has been spring cleaning.
One project this year is a dressing room.
For me.
It won’t be shared.
I hope you’re listening darling? Across the pond the gorgeous and glamorous American girls have had walk in closets for years!!! Us poor Brits have had to put up with cramped overstuffed wardrobes and sticking drawers . Well, before Ikea or for the Ikea haters ( my husband and I).

Rifling through my crammed offering attempting to streamline and purge it was very soon apparent that there was little to remove . Why? Am I a hoarder? A little . Is it dated? Debatable. I am not Carrie Bradshaw. Fashion is only a nod. I do not buy for the sake of it and now in my 40s my style is honed. I’m happy with looking the same when most would find it dull I find comfort in a familiar uniform.
I know what works for me.
Our lovely Kate ( Duchess of Cambridge) is a hoarder. This lady has the worlds fashion at her fingertips yet she has outfits on repeat . Good. If she likes something and it suits her how miserable to leave it behind for something fresh that may not quite as well .


Repeat repeat repeat .
If something works keep it! If it doesn’t sling it!!! ( I’m talking to you you hideous L.K Bennett wedges that do NOT go with everything)

K.M and I do have one thing in common. It is not necessary to wear something the instant it is bought. If you love it you will still love it a season or two later when everyone else has moved on to something else.
Unless one is a fashion plate and must be super current this trick stops the embarrassment of bumping into someone in the same outfit .

This has only happened to me once. It was my 18th birthday and I was wearing a white strapless full skirted Laura Ashley dress.

You live and learn .image

Nice jugs


Darlings having always had nice jugs ( insert snigger) one was thrilled to find a bloomin’ beauty!
A collector of robin dinnerware ( daughter no.2 called Robin,Pip studio lovebirds) I was on the look out for other items to complement.

Sophie Allport is discontinuing her robin range boo! Hiss! As is usually the case when I find something I adore but just in time one flew my way .
My postman make every day feel like Christmas Day!


Perfect for milk, gravy , custard or if pushed gin.

Maybe I should order another?



Darlings, naturally like moi you will still be happily dissecting the frockage from the Golden Globes. Not too many stinkers but a couple of surprises.
Having never been a fan of la Paltrow ( Try hard delusional ) no one was more shocked than I when the only dress that brought sunshine and a smile was on the back of Gwyneth.
Who’d have thunk?
Apparently it’s this years marmite.
A lot are hating it and it’s mesh front ( wanting more exposure like Hudson)
I didn’t . I thought it made her look like a fun babe. And that is no mean feet. Michael Kors thank you.

Usually I like the understated Aniston. Not this time.


Golden good time girl Gwyneth. Gorgeous!


Putting sexy back! ( hall envy)

And baby sure got back!



Darlings it’s the weekend. More importantly , it’s SUNDAY. As the girls in The Bangles wailed ” that’s my fun day”

A previous boyfriend was always a mope on a Sunday. Already dreading the return to work on Monday ones joy was very nearly snuffed out. The writing was on the wall. He had to go.
Unless hungover Sunday may well be my favourite day of the week. The pace is slow, the food is abundant . There is usually family and fresh air. A cart load of papers to get through and most probably a lie in .

Sorry for yet another breakfast/brunch post but if one can’t do it on a Sunday when can one? ( said the actress to the bishop)



We had pancakes.

So did the dog.

Lady Mary


Darlings,January it seems has become a dreary month . Everyone I know is cutting back, detoxing, abstaining. You name it they’re not doing it.


Not here my dear. Quite the reverse. It can be miserable enough after Christmas without any added torture.
Dry January?
Hells teeth. One would rather lose a leg.

So, we are drinking and stuffing our faces with pasta. Yes, we do carbs.

Most are skipping breakfast and saving calories for their evening meal of green salad or steamed veg.
Perish the thought.
A simple breakfast tray peps one up no end. Especially one brought by ones handsome husband.

As a delightful lady called Nancy commented ” very Lady Mary”
How marvellous.
One couldn’t agree more.





Darlings did you get snow? Oh I was dreaming of a white Christmas but sadly it was not to be. My sister got it and having seen plenty of Facebook posts of snowmen I know there was quite a bit about.
We got frost.

Yes frosting is always the best part of a cupcake or the jewels around an elegant neck but it isn’t snow.

It does kiss the day with sparkle and magic.image




Yes, I know. Someone got new wellies for Christmas. My others had sprung a leak!


My husband got a hat.

Shiver me timbers

Darlings Mrs. Lee has been a very naughty girl. So wrapped up in life and family that one has forgotten to take the time to blog. This will change.


No more burying ones head in a cashmere jumper and hibernating! This is a New Year and we must grab it by the balls and make it fabulous!!


Do I hear YES!! The best is yet to come. Spend your valuable time on things you love! Family, books, food, travel. Don’t waste it on trivialities and worrying about what others may think of you. They are too busy thinking of themselves.

New Year new you? Well apart from the mince pie chin and the mourning for a festive snowball cocktail pick me up one thoroughly enjoyed Christmas and all it’s excess. There will be no faddy diets or detoxification.
January without a drink?
Shudder the thought.

Enjoy the New Year and all it brings.