Thursday, 24 January 2013

What I'm reading at the moment...

I am currently reading Maeve Binchy's latest book - A Week in Winter. I don't want to put it down. I have loved Maeve's books for many years and love reading every one of of them. Her latest one is no exception.

Maeve is an exceptional story teller. All her books are set in beautiful Ireland and she has such a way of drawing you into her characters' world. I am always sad when I finish one of her books and eagerly await the next one. Sadly she died in July 2012 and I am so sad about that.

If you are a fan of Maeve then you will know what I mean. If you don't know her please give her a go - I really think you'll enjoy her stories.

You can find A Week in Winter here and here. For a full list of Maeve's books click here.

I'm always keen to hear about new authors. I adore a good read. What are you reading at the moment?


Thursday, 10 January 2013

Chic Maternity Style

Hi All...

Firstly... Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a wonderful festive season and your 2013 is off to a cracking start. It has certainly been a hot start to the year. I hope you've all managed to stay cool and out of bushfire danger.

Secondly... my apologies for my absence. I have had to take a break from ALPOTW due to severe morning sickness. We are having another baby in June and for whatever reason I have been horribly sick this time around. I am finally starting to feel my normal self again (as much as you can when you're pregnant!!!) and was just looking around the web at maternity style. I have found The Hatch Collection (via A Cup Of Jo) and think their clothes look gorgeous. I think I will buy myself a little something as a pick me up. Their pieces work for before, during and after baby which makes it even better.

I have found with this pregnancy a lot of the clothes I had for the first are not quite right as I was working full time so it was a work wardrobe. I don't want to buy too much or spend too much but still want to look my best if I can. So far I have been able to get by with bigger no maternity dresses and thank goodness for my maternity casual pants as I have been in them since 11 weeks - boy have I popped quickly!!

I love this caftan dress - it's on sale too - added bonus!!

I love the tank too - cool and casual = easy to wear!

I adore this but know I could never pull it off...

I love this and am definitely getting one for the wardrobe as it will be perfect... I love a good hoodie and this way I still stand a chance of looking chic whilst being really comfy! Don't you love a good Win-Win?

There are heaps of other great items so head over to their website and check them out. I really love that their pieces work for before, during and after pregnancy. They look chic and easy to wear... perfect for the awkward and sometimes depressing fashion moments pregnancy can present.

Over the next little while I'll probably be posting more pregnancy related posts like this one and some on getting ready for baby posts... I hope you enjoy them. If you're pregnant too... Congrats!!