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Breaking Ground


I’ve been an introvert for as long as I can remember, choosing to stand in the shadows, too shy to seek out the spotlight. If in the spotlight, I fidget awkwardly, feeling inadequate (and I think it shows), looking half-petrified half-bemused; that’s my resting-face when I’m feeling nervous A couple of weeks ago when I found myself at the centre…

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Working Girl


I’ve been a polymath for as long as I can remember. Many things have held my interest, not just for a while but for a considerable amount of time. Today I thought I’ll share with you some of the interests I’ve immersed myself in and made a career of at one point or another. FASHION My mother taught me everything…

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Paris Lessons


Last fall, my friend Chanel and I visited Paris for a bit of retail therapy and some sightseeing; in other words, the trip was just for the heck of it. While posing for pictures and generally goofing around, a couple of strangers approached and asked if we could be photographed together; I enthusiastically agreed, flattered beyond words. My outfit matched…

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The Journey Continues


Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore ~ Andre Gide It’s Saturday, Memorial Day weekend and I’m free for the day. The last time I wrote, it came from a raw place. I had been intending to relocate my operations back to the US so I could be closer to my…

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Sisterly Love


Hi dear friends, Last month I was in London to meet up with my younger sister Christina and my brother-in-law, Joe. They live all the way in Australia so they take it upon themselves to buy a yearly round-the-world ticket and make the rounds to see our spread-out family. While I stayed in London only for a while they stayed…

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Chanel -Due Credit


Hi folks! I’m a firm believer of two things; it takes a village and give credit where it’s due. I met Chanel right at the beginning of my blogging journey at the end of 2015. I had just launched a blog that September and my first post featured meeting her at her October 2015 meet & greet in New York…

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Life so far in the Grey Household


Hi lovelies, I’ve been back home in the US for a week now and I still don’t know how I stayed away for so long. It helps that the boys came out to visit, but still I was gone for a long stretch. Since I’ve been here I’ve been busying myself with getting my house in order. With hubby working…

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Stronger Together


Hi folks! I hope you’re all keeping well? I’m holding out very well. I thought I’d share another of my Paris looks on this post; I hope you enjoy it. I’ve been feeling a little bit philosophical lately, no better exercise than to get it all out and on to paper. Been thinking about the human spirit and how resilient…

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Goodbye Europe, Hello America


Bonjours mes cheries! This post comes to you from Brussels Belgium, a place I have called home for the past year. I set out for Europe with my husband and son end of November 2015.   Initially I was going to stay for 3 months and tour Europe for a while, but somehow that turned into the rest of the year…

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Closing a Door


Hi friends! I hope you’ve all been keeping well? I’ve been busy flying all over Europe and thoroughly enjoying it. My time in Europe is set to end as the year comes to a close and I’m already preparing to get back home in the US and resume my life as I know it. I’m excited about seeing my boys again,…

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Daddy’s Girl


Today marks one year since my dad went to heaven on June 3rd 2015 at around 2am in the morning. I miss him. All the good in me comes from him. All I am today that is positive comes from him loving me. I have precious memories from childhood of my dad always being there not just for me but for…

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Back in Brussels


Hi guys, It’s been a while since I updated my blog. I seem to do my best work when I’m home, mainly because of hubby’s support. Just to keep you all updated, I flew back to Brussels Belgium at the end of April, so I’ve been here now close to a month. Hubby got me a nice studio apartment at…

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Spring has Sprung


It’s been a lovely few days being home with my loved ones. Spring has sprung some lovely sunshine and our spirits are lifted. I think everybody loves spring because it’s a time of rebirth, a season of new beginnings. What winter subdues, spring awakens back to life. The birds chirp and animals come out of hibernation.   My mood is…

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Home to mum duties


Hi my lovelies! I am writing this post from the University of Connecticut where my son studies. This was my first stop when we arrived back in the US last week and the young man and I agreed that I’d come up frequently so I can spend as much time with him as I can before I leave. Okay, he…

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Story Time – Beach


Hello my lovelies! What a beautiful weekend Easter is set to be! Today Saturday was lovely here in Connecticut. The sun’s shining and temperatures are rising, and that is always reason for good cheer as far as I’m concerned. My boy is away for the weekend, gone to attend an annual convention with his group of friends in Boston –he’s…

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Home to the US


Hello lovelies!!! The weather has been great here in Connecticut today. Signs of the latest snowstorm have completely vanished melted away by the warm temperatures and the gentle sunshine. I spent my day at the Westfarm Mall picking up a few ‘essentials’ (that’s debatable) that I’d really wanted while abroad. It felt good to get behind the wheel, play some…

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About Harry Grey


‘What can I say about Harry Grey?’ is how all tributes to my beloved father-in-law began at his farewell service this past Friday February 26th 2015 in Worthing, Sussex, England UK. Born on 21st May 1933, he passed on quietly on the wee-morning of Thursday February 18th 2016, living to the ripe age of 82 years old. Dad Harry lived…

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Visiting Friends


Hello lovelies, I spent a lovely weekend with my friend Molly and her family in the town of Bornem located in the Belgian Countryside. I’ve known Molly from when our kids were tiny teenyboppers playing side by side in the playpen after an introduction by a mutual acquaintance, and we’ve remained friends ever since. After my relocation to the US,…

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When Art Inspires


Hello lovelies, hope you’ve been staying inspired; I know I have. Over the years I’ve learnt that it takes very little to get inspired. Sometimes it can come down to something as simple as shifting the mindset. Several years ago my good friend Pierrette taught me the gift of having a party at the drop of a hat with or…

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I love to walk

Enjoying Walking


Hello lovelies, I hope you’ve all been keeping well. It’s been a busy week here in Brussels reacquainting myself with the city located at the heart of Europe. I’ve caught up with so many of my friends and there are still so many more to see. I’ve enjoyed delicacies that are quintessentially Belgian and gone out of my way to…

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