Tigerlilly Quinn

Friday, 4 September 2015

Orla Kiely for Clarks - Autumn Winter 2015 - live!

So it's hardly going to be a surprise to you guys that I'm raving about the new Orla Kiely for Clarks collection for A/W. Each season I fall head over heels with at least half the collection and then agonise over whittling it down to just one pair. I have to say though, i've been through three seasons (and so three pairs) of shoes now and I love them no less, they are just as comfy and haven't worn down at all. So what I'm saying hear is that clearly it's a good investment right? That's what I'm telling myself anyway.

If you are wondering the shoes I've decided must be mine from this collection are these* but it was a tough choice between these! Anyway they have gone live this morning (just a heads up!) which ones would you pick?

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Postcards from Portugal

A little hello from us on our trip to Portugal! I thought I'd check in and share a few snaps because I'm sure I will have a billion more by the time the week is through to share with you all!

We are having a final trip away (for a while) before the count down to the baby's arrival and it's been so nice to take a relaxing break. We are usually 'city break' type people who love to plan days full of things to see or do so it's nice to take a different type of holiday. As you can see we are not sun worshipers (me especially, I'm ever so pale!) so we often choose places to visit that are a little cooler. That being said I've been loving soaking up the vitamin D and it's reminded me of the trips I used to take as a child which were always to hot countries.

My parents and big brother actually travelled around Portugal when I was very little in a VW Campervan and this is the first time I've been back to the country. It really is such a beautiful place to visit.

We've been staying at a villa here as guests of James Villas and I'll be posting about that properly on our return with pictures of where we are staying and how we found it (spoiler, it's a beaut!). For now though just a few pictures I've taken so far!

I actually am a bit grumpy faced in the picture above but I still love it for that view behind me!

I'll be posting regularly to my IG account so do follow over there if you don't already. I hope those of you with kiddos starting back at school (or starting school!) this week have a smooth transition and I'll be back soon.

oh p.s in case you are wondering, all those clothes I'm wearing in these pics are from the ASOS maternity range. Wilf is wearing pieces from the Little Bird by Jools range and my sandals are from Boden

Monday, 31 August 2015

Me and Mine - August

We are currently away on our last family break as a family of three! It's mad to think that the next time we set off on a plane we will have a little person with us. I think this must be the last time we'll ever get away with just having hand luggage too ;)

August has been a great month for our family and although I've not really got the energy levels that I seemed to have in my pregnancy with Wilf I'm feeling a lot better and so we've been doing more things as a family too. One of the things we love to do is play tourist in our own city so we've been taking advantage of visiting local attractions and generally enjoying Bristol in the summertime. As we still have a year until Wilf starts school I'm very much looking forward to term starting so we can enjoy all our usual haunts without them being too crowded..especially as it's our last year we will be able too! *sob sob*

Tom and I have decided that we are going to take advantage of the new maternity/paternity laws and so when the baby arrives I will actually only take two weeks off and he will then be able to take the rest of my maternity leave. It's such an exciting time for our family to have this opportunity and although we are finalising details it will mean that during this last year before school starts Tom and Wilf will have a good few months together which I know will mean so much to them both. I'll blog more about it once we have everything sorted but it's starting to feel real now there are only three months left of the year..and three months to wait for the little one to arrive!

I know September is a big month for lots of my friends with little ones starting school this year so I wish you all well with the big leap! I can't wait to see what the months brings our family!

This month I'm sending you over to the ever lovely Jenny who's just come back from her summer in the states. Looking forward to seeing all your pics!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Just Refresh

Baking isn't quite baking unless your face is covered in icing and cake mixture right?

So yesterday Tom popped Wilf on the back of his bike and they waved me off on their way to nursery and breakfast club. I have to admit lately I've been really feeling exhausted when it comes to this pregnancy so I breathed a sigh of relief in bed and wondering when it would be appropriate for me to get out of it..

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