Daily Outfits




    Dreams do come true


    I remember vividly listening to Bruce Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love album when I was about 8 years old in our house in France. And I have loved the man and his music ever since. But I had never got to see him in concert……until now. And not just him, but with the full E Street Band as well. And I got to go to Dublin for it!

    We found an amazing Airbnb in Portobello and spent the weekend just wandering around, enjoying the sunshine and dodging hen and stag parties (not easy – they seemed to be everywhere!). We obviously enjoyed the standard Guinness brewery tour and learned how to pull the perfect pint. And enjoyed spectacular sunny views over Dublin. We explored Trinity College and St Patrick Cathedral. And we sipped cocktails in Sophie’s at the Dean Hotel overlooking the city.

    But really, for me it was all just the preamble to the main event! I was beyond excited! I can safely say that I had never been so excited to go to a concert in all my life. And it did not disappoint. From the awesome setting in the sun at Croke park, to the those first few acoustic bars, right through to the encore of classics, I was mesmerised and captivated for the full 3 and a half hours that he played. Springsteen has such a talent for connecting with his audience, no matter what the age, and his music has touched so many people over the years. But it was his connection with the E-Street Band which captivated me – the tight knit understanding between them that only comes from chemistry and years of playing together. It was all intuitive. And their sets lists were spontaneous and in reaction to requests from the crowd. That was impressive.

    There is something so special abut live music – the way it can instantly transport you back to a time, a place, a person. And the adrenaline and pure joy you feel when song you know and love is played, is truly one of my favourite feelings in the world.

    And I even managed to convert a unbeliever too 🙂

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    Getting there

    It has been a month since I moved to an entirely new country. I am now living in a whole new world – a new city, a new culture, new colleagues,…

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    “I think it’s time for another adventure” The time has finally come for the ‘big move’. All the packing, all the list making, all the preparation, all the work, has come…

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    A New Year

    I know this is not usually my style, but if you will forgive me this one, more contemplative post than usual…… it is Hogmanay after all 🙂 This is the time…

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    At Christmas time….

    My default setting is not sentimental, gushy or emotional but at Christmas time, somehow that all changes and I turn into a ticking time bomb of emotions! I don’t know what…

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    Life Style

    A Christmassy day out

    It is the most wonderful time of the year. I love Christmas. Always have. But honestly, I prefer the run up and anticipation rather than the main event!! And I think…

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    A Swiss Adventure

    I love having friends dotted all over the world. Sure, it makes it harder to keep in touch, and you often go for long stretches without seeing each other but it…

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    A new adventure

    Well, this is it. The time for me to leave Kenya has come. There have been plenty of times over the past 2 years when I longed for this day to…

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    When meeting new people, I dread the question “where are you from”. If only I had a simple answer! Do they mean where was I born? Where did I grow up?…

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    Getting older is just a fact of life. It’s a state of mind. I admire those older people who still have that get up and go, to adventure, explore and not…

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    The Spotted Land

    I’ve been living in Kenya for nearly 2 years now and whilst I have been on lots of amazing trips, I had yet to make it to the Masai Mara. It seemed…

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    I only have a short time left living in Kenya. Exactly how long is unclear, but one thing is certain – I still have quite a lot on my bucket list…

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    Life Travel

    Paris je t’aime

    You may not know this, but I have a French girl inside me just trying to break free. So when I decided to start this blog, there was only one name for…

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    I have an addiction. Not a serious one. Well, not serious in that I don’t need to seek actual help for it but serious enough that I can’t stop. What’s worse,…