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Why I like Instyle Magazine

April’s and May’s 2017 covers of US Instyle magazine made me happy. April’s featured Victoria Beckham and with May, Amy Schumer. 2 ladies with 2 totally different body shapes and age. Victoria Beckham gives us thinner lipped girls hope in a social media world of plump lips and lip injections. Amy Schumer proves you don’t have to be a haute corture runway supermodel to be on a cover of an international fashion magazine. Confidence and beauty at 20, 40 and 30

For as long as I can remember I’ve been an US Instyle magazine reader. I don’t think I’ve missed an issue since 2003. I was so happy when I found my then local kiosk sold it in Spain when I moved here. (more…)

Weekend Friday Favourites

I hope you’re having a great weekend! 

Monday’s 2nd Easter or Pentecost here in Catalunya, a regional festivo making this weekend a puente! For me however it’ll be a normal day hopefully making the gym early. I’m still not used to the day of the holiday being on that day. Bad luck if it’s a weekend. I’m still the UK makes that day a Monday.

Anyways, Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have caught my eye or made me smile this week. (more…)

I See You Spring

Happy March!

I’m getting excited. Spring’s saying hello! I can feel it’s buzz in the mornings, it’s warmth, the light’s changing from it’s soft winter glow. Late Winter, early Spring’s coming a close second to my love of Summer. In about 2 weeks I’ll be switching out my winter coat. It’s warm enough early afternoon to have a lighter jacket but the mornings and evenings say different. I’m hoping that saying if March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb and vice versa the lion’s roar’s worse that its bite. The next few weeks look sunny and windy and I’ve got my fingers crossed the wind’s the lion. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Now the days are getting longer myself and what (more…)

Weekend Friday Favourites

Spartan Race comes to Barcelona in May and October this year and I can’t decide if I want to rerun the Super and Beast. I really want to run more Spartans, yet the subscriptions aren’t cheap and after running the course twice in 2 years, I want to run more Spartans or obstacle races in different locations. Although it’s held in Les Comes a fantastic place to run them with the route different for both races, the element of running them elsewhere’s appealing. I have a little time to decide. My plan was the Super, 13km in May and the Beast 21k in October. I’ve still to run the 5km Sprint, but after the longer runs, I kinda don’t want to run it as unless you’re in the first few waves, you get stuck in traffic.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Anyways, I hope you’re having a great weekend and I’ll leave ya with Weekend Friday Favourites (more…)