I have a secret

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What I like about Wales is that you can do absolutely EVERYTHING! Including days at the beach. Yours truly however had forgotten her bikini so I had to nip into Next (or wherever it was) to get yet another bikini . A type of garment I already own a two digit number of…

Anyways – my big secret is the fact that I have been accepted to blog at Femelle.no. I am sooo chuffed! Me amongst so many talented bloggers! 🙂

So before long you will find me at http://poppiesandprada.femelle.no instead of here. But fret not – if you follow me on bloglovin, I will move you over automatically, if you follow me on facebook it will continue as normal, and if you fear you willo forget my new URL, I will make sure this site will let you know where to go if you get lost. 🙂

It was all Primark







So – what do you do when the little boy decides to pee all over a pile of clean clothes in a rather unattentive moment of yourself? You go to Primark. We didn’t bring an awful lot of clothes to Wales this time because we thought the house we rented had a washingmachine. And we had decided to go shopping anyways. However – we didn’t get around to using hardly any of the boys clothes as he decided to discrase himself over them already on the first day. So we jumped in the car to Primark – and stayed there for a good few hours. The entire family got a new wardrobe for a few hundred pounds and all was good again. So apart from the shoes – my entire outfit is actually from Primark.
The ring is from Clogau – I love it so much. It is made in welsh gold. Got to love that. The nailpolish is Essies eternal optimist. Which I found suitable as I am trying to ride a positive wave these days.

Exuses exuses…

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Before I became a mum, I was always so organized. After boy came along, those organizational skills seem to have left me somewhat. Not only was I not able to find no internet in the Rhondda Valleys of Wales, but I had forgotten my cameracable. Things were not looking up so to say. I wasn’t meant to blog on holidays it would seem. But I took some photos with my lesser professional camera – although not as good as the ones my D700 takes, it will have to do. As soon as I realised I would not find internet in the Valleys anyways, I started taking my outfitpictures with my D700 again.

Aaaanyways – enough with exuses. We’ve had a really nice holidays. Nice shopping, and nice experiences. And a beautiful ring my husband bought me as a thank you for our son. My man did good. The ring is in the Clogau bag on the picture and I will show it to you later. Btw – check the Clogau range here – they are amazing!



Sooo… The internet failed me miserably whilst on holiday. So thank god for the Lounge at Heathrow and free internet to help me catch up a bit. Anyways – we are on our way home to restart our lives after a very busy holiday. I will tell you all about it once I am safely at home and have gathered my ty thoughts. 🙂

Sorry for the absence


Okay – so I went on holidays – and the internetconnection wasn’t as good as I planned. I have sorted it out now though, and will be back with more updates presently. All about what you do when the baby decides to pee all over his pile of CLEAN clothes – how you cope when Your left eye suddenly decides to become EVIL when you have an important businessmeeting and shopping of course! 😉

I have – have you?


How annoying do you find it when your last razorblade has died and you have to buy new ones? Personally I find it frustrating. Not necessarily because of cost or effort, but because I forget. I go to the shop, I buy all I need, and I forget razorblades. So now I am simply subscribing to them. It’s simple, I have them delivered, I never run out of blades and I can choose how often I want new ones sent to me. With a teenager of a stepdaughter (yep – my husband is a teeny bit older than me) in my case it’s quite often… Did you know you could get the razor free? You can get it here. And if yoy don’t like it you can stop subscribing any time you want. Great huh…? All I can say to that is happy shaving!

PS – I haven’t been paid to sell this. I am simply recommending it from my own free will. (Imagine that huh… ;-))

Looking forward for fall



And here is the reason why… I ordered it from SheInside a couple of months ago – it arrived two weeks ago. And by that time, it was to warm out to wear it – so I think it will be perfect for september. Now – I obviously don’t want to change out summer for fall just because of a jacket, but it is nice to have something to cheer me up for going into a colder and darker season. Besides – other reasons I am looking forward to fall is to start working again, and for the boy to start kindergarten. I can see he is void of playtime with kids his own age, so I believe he will love it.


What sweater is…





So – the sun is out but it is not particularly warm at the moment, so I had to dig out a sweater. Tried to sit outside for a birthdaycoffe at Cafe DeParis in town, celebrating littlest birthday yesterday – but the mum got cold so everybody had to move indoors. (I am recovering from a cold after all… ehrm…) The boy was in for his 12 month check up (His MOT as my dad said) – in which we were rather late to as per ususal. I would like to blame the baby this time as well but actually it was my bad hairday that caused it. My hair, in which I was going to style in a glamourous updo, ended up in a braid, in which by the time I got around to take these photos, I now see made me look like a really haggard mum. The accessories situation I can’t even go into. And I could not for the life of me find my black sunglasses. It is also worth mentioning that the trousers went straight into the washingmachine again full of banana the second I got home. Glamour and motherhood doesn’t always go hand in hand as you can see – but I’ll be damned for not at least trying! 🙂

Sweater from HM, trousers from Mango, shoes from Din Sko, bag from Phillip Lim.

One year ago…


… I was finding myself staring down at this beautiful little man for the very first time. I was so amazed, and so proud. And soo soo tired… Still I was unable to go to sleep in fear of losing him for lack of paying attention. Unable to take my eyes of him. Looking forward to showing him to the world. And to show the world to him. It has been one year already, and oh how you’ve grown. From this day on you are no longer considered to be a baby. But you will ALWAYS be MY baby.

Happy birthday sweetheart!

Any colour…






Well… The cold is still on… But I am just about as fed up about it as… well I cannot seem to find anything to compare it with really. So I decided to dress up anyway, and get some work done. Yesterday we were having people over to celebrate my son becoming 1 year old. So I’ve been coverd in flour and sugar all weekend, trying to make the people something to eat when they arrived. I managed to throw him a semi-decent birthdayparty after all – but it all resulted in me crawling back into bed today… At least I haven’t got a fever anymore so hopefully I’m headed the right way. 🙂