It’s been a funny old day filled with all kinds of emotions. I’m typing this on the way to Wales from Yorkshire. Now six months ago, this would have meant that I am on my way to visit my family – yet I’m actually going home. Yep, Yorkshire has now become somewhere we visit, or as we did today, travel to for business. I wasn’t… View Post

Halls are being decked across the land, stores are blasting out festive music and turkeys are getting nervous. Which can mean only one thing – the Christmas season is upon us. Thoughts turn to choosing the perfect, sometimes expensive, gifts for our loved ones. But are we losing sight of what’s really important? Sure, it’s fun to surprise your friends and family with lovely gifts,… View Post

Last week was Andrew’s (AKA Mr Chic’s) 50th birthday. Now, he wasn’t too happy about hitting the big 5 oh, but I dragged him off to a three rosette restaurant to celebrate anyway – I’m nice like that 😉 I organised a whole weekend, which included a night’s stay at Brockencote Hall where the restaurant is located, without Andrew suspecting a thing. No mean feat… View Post

Following on from my post sharing my favourite outfit shoots celebrating the two year anniversary of The Barefaced Chic, I thought I’d take another walk down memory lane. Self-development has been a passion of mine for many years, I find the whole concept of evolving as a person fascinating. I’ve learned a hell of a lot during my ten year journey to become the ‘real me‘… View Post

Do you know how long I’ve been hanging around on this here space of mine? Two years! Yep, this week The Barefaced Chic is two years old. The time has flown by so quickly that the date almost passed me by, I almost missed my own blogiversary 😳 Other than cracking open a bottle of fizz on the weekend to celebrate (well, it is Mr… View Post

This last few months have been filled with new things: new homes, new blog themes, new vlogs, new forums and new adventures. So, being as I’m not one to shy away from new things in my life, I’ve decided to take the bull by the horns and launch The Midlife Survival Rucksack. Now before you start thinking that I’ve decided to take up hiking, this… View Post