October 2015 ~ The Blonde B

27 October 2015

Halloween Inspo

If there's something I like better than shopping for myself, it's shopping for my friends.

There is nothing better than finding them something which they love. Something that makes them go uuuh aahh and makes them feel like a million bucks.

With Halloween coming up (it's this Saturday!) and not enough time in the week to go shopping, I'm bringing you some scary inspiration which can all be delivered straight to your door, or office.

So you don't get caught out wearing your sheets as a costume.

Hopefully it will help you find that perfect scary outfit this Halloween, and if not... well you can just enjoy a spot of window shopping.

Grab a cuppa (make me one too whilst you are at it? Milk, no sugar) and let's get stuck in?

We all like to look a little sexy on Halloween (even if we don't like to admit it). Nobody said scary had to be ugly. So I'm bringing sexy back.

25 October 2015

Soaring, Flying & Racing

My brother and I have always been very competitive.

It's a healthy brother-sister rivalry which has followed us into our twenties and into our life goals.

We always strive to out-do one another and win, which makes for a very fun game of Monopoly (ehem Jonathan stealing money as banker...).

When we are not on opposite sides we make the best team and plot the most wicked pranks to play on our dear father Mark or plan the best ways to win - you want to be on our charades team at Christmas!

Day 1 of JoBro's visit was jam-packed with activities. Naturally. Gotta keep the boy entertained!

23 October 2015

RWC 2015

It's been 5 years since Jonathan has been in England.

5 years!

And you would never know. He looks and sounds as British as I do.

14 October 2015

Ascot Autumn Races

We landed back in England early in the morning and there was no time to rest.

I was a zombie at work that day, surviving only on a few hours sleep.

Nikki arrived that evening and my body almost forgot about the tiredness. We hadn't seen each other in over 3 years when she let me crash at hers in Montreal for almost a week during my North American road trip, so I was more than happy to return the favour.

On Saturday morning everyone was up far too early for a Saturday. Showers could be heard being switched on, there were shoes and dresses flying everywhere as we all  I scrambled to get ready.

We were off to the races!

10 October 2015

Last Day at Home {Spain}

Tuesday was our last full day at home and I planned on doing much of what I'd been doing for the last few days: nothing.

It was bliss to be woken up by the sun streaming through your bedroom window, to hear palm trees blowing in the wind and birds chirping in the trees.

We still had our summer sheets on at home. It was warm enough to sleep with the windows open only to be offered warmth by a light throw, or a table cloth as Tom likes to call it.

Waking up this way isn't everyone's cup of tea. I know my brother & Tom would both prefer to have a blacked out bedroom so when you wake up (at noon) it still feels like the middle of the night.

I was horizontal for most of the day.

8 October 2015

Banus at Sunset

When I'm at home, I am guilty of not venturing outside the vicinity of our family home.

I have a pool, the sun and a sun lounger with my name on it.

My family monopolises my attention (which I love!) and it's hard to get me outside of Calahonda.

After all, I come home to relax, unwind and forget about the outside world.

Once in a while, I get out just to stare wide-eyed and open-mouthed at sunsets like these...


6 October 2015

{Lazy} Margaritas

This is my favourite cocktail of all time. 

A perfect marriage of refreshing, boozy, sweet and sharp. 

They remind me of home-made lemonade I used to get when I was little. 

"When life gives you lemons..." grab Tequila and salt hey?!

2 October 2015

Cymru am Byth!

I am ridiculously proud to be Welsh