Monday, 7 July 2014

Flyer than a parakeet, floatin' with no parachute.....






Weekend: 
Shorts, necklace, top and flip flops-Primark.
Bag-Marc B at Topshop.
Kimono-H&M



Hello lovelies, I hope that you have all had a great weekend!
 I have to start this post with a literary recommendation. In my last post, I mentioned the books I had bought, and I have started reading the novel ‘The Lemon Grove’ by Helen Walsh. 
Well, what can I say? I was gripped from the very first paragraph.  It is a beautifully written, evocative book. The prose is so descriptive that you are immediately transported to the places she is describing. She perfectly conjures up the balmy heat and the intense emotions of being away on holiday, with the mastery of her words.It is a perfect summer read, whether you enjoy it  at home or indeed away on holiday. I would describe this book as a perfectly written study of the anatomy of forbidden desire. It is gripping, and a real ‘page turner’. Also the author lives on Merseyside. It is a small world, and she is definitely the kind of writer I aspire to be one day.

 I have had a nice weekend. I went out for drinks and a curry on Friday night with lovely friends. I had not been out for a curry before in the area where I am now living, so it was nice to try somewhere I had never been. I have mentioned before how difficult it has been settling in to a new area, and I feel so blessed to have made friends now and to go out and have fun more often. We met for a few drinks first at our favourite bar and had plenty of interesting conversation with nice people.  Because my ‘day job’ as a freelance translator is quite solitary (I often work from home, or Starbucks!) I really appreciate seeing people and having a good conversation. I really enjoy talking about art, history and world affairs, but I also enjoy just having a good old fashioned gossip...!
After drinks, we went to Shuhel Balti in West Kirby for our curry. The food was delicious. As you can bring your own drinks,  we brought good Red and Rosé wines with us! I had a starter of Onion Bhajis, which were delicately spiced and delicious, and then for the main course, I had Chicken Tikka Masala with Pilau Rice and we also shared side orders of Poppadoms and Naan Bread. The whole meal was amazing, it was nice to catch up and more importantly, to laugh. The night went by so quickly and we had such a fun time. Laughter and conversation really is the best medicine, especially when it is accompanied by good food and wine!
Drinks at The Wro before dinner.

Onion Bhajis.
Poppadoms.
Chicken Tikka Masala with Pilau Rice.
 

 Getting ready on Friday night :)
 Friday night make up. Lipstick: Kate Moss for Rimmel in '110'
Weekend make up. Lipstick: Collection cosmetics in shade 6 'Bubblegum'.


On Saturday, I went to visit my family in Derbyshire again.  It was a beautiful sunny day and I am ashamed to say I did absolutely nothing apart from sitting in the sunshine, reading and enjoying the tranquillity and the exquisite gardens. Later, we had dinner on the lawn, just pizza with salad followed by Tiramisu. A long walk down the country lane was necessary later, to burn off all the calories and to visit Buck the Shetland Pony!
Sunday was another relaxing day and I feel truly grateful to have so many blessings.
Have a great week ahead beautiful people, I consider each of you my friends and I appreciate you taking the time to read my little old blog.
 I love your comments and I read and enjoy each and every one. Until next time  J

Camille xo.


116 comments:

  1. Your H&M kimono is stunning! :)
    Sounds like you've had a fabulous time and i've noted down your book recommendations, thanks for sharing :)

    Style Sunrise

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    1. Thank you so much for this sweet comment, I hope that you have a lovely week and I am glad that you like the book recommendations :)

      Camille xo.

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  2. Yummmyyy curry! I'm going for one tonight, I can't bloody wait!!!!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. Curry is just the best isn't it? I had not had one for so long prior to this! I hope you enjoy your curry and thank you so much for dropping in on my blog. Have a great week :)

      Camille xo.

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  3. Cute outfit, and your ombre is gorge! The food you had looks amazing, that massala looks so good! xx

    ☾ Liquorice Pearls ☾

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    1. Thank you so much, that is really kind of you. I am in love with your hair!
      The curry was too good, I am already craving it again!
      I hope you have a great week :)

      Camille xo.

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  4. Love your kimono! The food looks yummy I haven't had Indian in ages!

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    1. Thank you very much, that is so nice of you. I know, I had not had Indian food for ages before this and I had really missed it!
      I hope that you have a great week ahead :)

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      Have a great week!

      Camille xo.

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  6. such a lovely outfit, I am in love with your hair!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

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    1. Thank you very much, that is so sweet of you :) have a lovely week!

      Camille xo.

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  7. Love the kimono, cool look.
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  8. Lovely post! Love the outfit you're wearing!

    Allthingsglitterandbeauty

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    1. Thank you so much, very kind of you! Have a good week :)

      Caamille xo.

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  9. Love your kimono!

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      Camille xo.

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  10. love tour kimono..beautiful photos..kiss

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      Camille xo.

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  11. Very pretty!
    <3
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  12. Happy to know you are hanging out and making time to make even some more new friends. You look sweet in your outfit. Gorgeous as always. Hope you have a great week ahead.

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  13. Bel post....un bacio. Unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it

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  14. I spent my weekend at home. Instead you..you had a very wonderful time!!
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  15. Such a pretty necklace! And love the lipstick color

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  16. Cool! Love the black and white contrast! Also great "bubblegum" lipstick on you :)

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  17. You look great, as always! :o)
    And, dang, you can get gin & tonic in a can there? I don't think we have that here!

    Cheers!
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    1. Thank you very much, that is so kind of you! Yes, we can get G&T in a can here although I am not sure whether that is a good thing or not ;p !

      I love your blog, have a great day :)

      Camille xo.

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  18. you are so beautiful! love the bright colored lips with your hair :)

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    1. Thank you very much for such a sweet comment, you are so beautiful and I love your blog!

      Camille xo.

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  19. You look lovely and summery c: Your job as a
    freelance translator sounds interesting ^__^
    the curry dinner looks good! Xx

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    1. Thank you so much, that is really sweet of you! The curry was good ;p Have a great day :)

      Camille xo.

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  20. Hi Coco!!! Thanks for following my blog on Bloglovin. I follow you immediately too!! Ops, sorry.....I like very much this "black and white" outfit. For me its a good choice! Kisses,
    Eni

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    1. Thank you so much, that is really sweet of you! Have a great day :)

      Camille xo.

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  21. Love the outfit and even more your hair :)

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    1. Thank you so much, that is really sweet of you! Have a great day :)

      Camille xo.

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  22. Great look!! Love your blog and your style :D Thanks a lot for visit my blog..I follow you too :D
    kisses
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  23. Great post!!
    I love the white blazer
    Kisses from Spain
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    1. Thank you so much, that is really kind of you! Have a great day :)
      Camille xo.

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  24. Love your necklace and the food looks delicious!!

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    1. Thank you so much for such a nice comment! Have a great day :)
      Camille xo.

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  25. Great post, very interesting blog! kimono and the necklace looks wonderful!
    Thank your for ur sweet comment on my blog dear, Following you via Bloglovin
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      Camille xo.

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  26. There is so much I love in this post!
    That Kate Moss lipstick looks gorgeous - I've not noticed it at all.
    I really want to read The Lemon Grove. I might have to pick it up on my kindle if it's that good!

    Rachael at rachaelisnotwowzie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much, that is really sweet of you! I would definitely recommend The Lemon Grove :) Have a great day!

      Camille xo.

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    1. Thank you so much, that is really kind of you! I love this lipstick so much! Have a great day :)

      Camille xo.

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  28. Nice outfit, beautiful. Everything looks so good!

    Good work with your blog!

    L.
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      Camille xo.

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  29. Love the outfit! So casual and stylish!
    xx
    Mia



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      Camille xo.

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  30. Hot outfit, the Kate Moss lipstick suits you to a T, xoxo.

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    1. Thank you very much that is so kind of you :)

      Camille xo

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  31. Amazing outfit! Love the kimono!

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      Camille xo

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  32. me gusta mucho el kimono es precioso.Un besazo

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      Camille xo.

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  33. Very interesting post. You have a beautiful blog
    kisses
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      Camille xo.

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  34. Love this outfit on you :) you can see the photographer in the window behind which I liked. It reminded me of reading on Twitter once that someone said, maybe Alexa Chung, that the best thing about Instagram and blogs is trying to work out who got roped in to taking the photo haha!

    Haaappy Summer!
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    1. Thank you so much, that is really kind of you! You are right, it is always fun to work out who got roped in to take the pictures! In this case it is my long suffering boyfriend! Have a great day and thanks for commenting :)

      Happy summer to you too!

      Camille xo.

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      Have a great day :)

      Camille xo.

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  36. Que guapa y que buena pinta todo
    Un besito
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    1. Muchas gracias!

      Un besito :)

      Camille xo.

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  37. Wow, your hair is gorgeous! Love the simple darks paired with the white kimono.

    xo, Britnee
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    1. Thank you very much, that is really kind of you! I love to wear black and white together. Have a great day :)

      Camille xo.

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  38. Enjoyed the quality of the images!
    Laura

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    1. Thank you so much, that is really sweet of you! Love the photographs on your blog too! Have a great day :)

      Camille xo.

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  39. Thanks for your message on my blog, i ll start following you.
    Very nice pictures
    Caroline

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    1. Thank you so much, that is really sweet of you! Have a great day :)

      Camille xo.

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  40. Thank you so much for the comment and follow on my blog. I LOVE your makeup in this post, you are gorgeous!! I will follow you asap! :)

    Xo
    Emma
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    1. Thank you so much, that is really sweet of you! i love your blog. Have a great day :)

      Camille xo.

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  41. I love your style! Your kimono is lovely. Thanks for visiting my blog! I followed back on Bloglovin :)

    Best,
    Christina

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      Camille xo.

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  42. You have a beautiful blog!
    Thank zou for lovelz comment on my blog :)

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    1. Thank you so much, that is really sweet of you, you have a beautiful blog too! Have a great day :)

      Camille xo.

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  43. Chicken Tikka Masala has that rich colour that always makes it look irresistible. I'm a Korma girl myself though! It sounds like you've really enjoyed spending time with your friends and family which is important. Always make time to enjoy yourself! Love the outfit too girl xxx

    Chloe @ The Little Plum

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    1. Thank you very much for such a sweet comment, I am in love with your style and you are beautiful!
      I am with you on that, Korma is my second favourite...it is the coconut flavour in it that I can't resist ;P

      Have a lovely day!

      Camille xo.

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    1. Thank you very much sweetie, I feel as though all I wear at the moment are kimonos, but I just love them!

      Have a great day!

      Camille xo.

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  45. I'm in love with Kimonos and this is beautiful, so chic! Lovely friday night's make up dear!!!
    I follow you now on GFC, hope you would follow back!
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  46. Everything is beautiful but you have very beautiful hair.:)

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  47. Классный пост!
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  48. Great look! And your hair is perfection!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog, now following via GFC and bloglovin, I hope you can follow back x x

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  49. I love your hair! How did you get it like that?

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  50. You look gorgeous in those outfits and food looks so yummy!

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      Camille xo.

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  51. Your hair is gorgeous! x

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  54. Love your hair and outfit! Food looks delicious as well ;)!

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      Camille xo.

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  55. OMG love your ombre hair, too! Looks really great!

    Follow each other? That would be great!

    Loveely greetings from Berlin, Aline
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  56. Sometimes I think you just can't beat a really good curry! Sharing it with lovely company is even better. Thanks also for the book recommendation! I always love tips for new things to read. x

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    1. Thank you very much Kate, you really can't beat a good curry with company and I hope you enjoy the book :)

      Have a lovely weekend!

      Camille xo.

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  57. Your outfit looks gorgeous. The food looks amazing <3 and that lipstick is to die for!

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      Camille xo.

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  58. Cute outfit, and now I'm craving curry big time!!!

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    1. Thank you very much, that is so kind of you :) I am always craving either curry or Chinese food!!

      Have a great weekend!

      Camille xo.

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  59. Your look is absolutely perfect! And that food yummy!!! Xoxo

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  60. You look great... and yummy food ;)

    Love
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      Camille xo.

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      Camille xo.

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      Have a great weekend :)

      Camille xo.

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  64. hi. you have lovely blog! very cool posts.
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  65. Love your outfit in this post, and that food though, looks delicious!
    liking your blog a lot:)!

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