Monday, 31 October 2011

Autumn, mini spooks and apple pie

Papa Diva and I took great pleasure (perhaps a little too much) this weekend in dressing up the Mini Divas as little spooks and ghouls.  Here is a little Instagram roundup of our weekend, which included my #newdiva365 experiment with a LEON apple tart.



Sunday, 23 October 2011

The broken butterfly

broken butterfly

Hello Dexterous Diva readers. You find me worn down, worn out and fragile at the moment.

As you know, I had 'flu for 10 days after a cold, then endo pain had a good stint leaving me isolated at home for a good fortnight or so. I am not good without social company and this made me feel really low.Depression came back to visit and hasn't really shifted.

started my Zoladex treatment last Thursday, which I am really hopeful may help me, although for now I can feel it hitting me quite hard as my body adjusts to the HRT and strong medication.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Mini Divas: Melissa Shoes

Now I know these are in the sale and they are out of season etc...but I do have to point out how much my mini divas (particularly Mia) would LOVE these Melissa shoes for small peeps.

I have a pair in red too, and the girls have admired them avidly from the banned shoe cupboard. (yes, there is a cupboard for shoes in Casa Diva. See them here in the Colour block post.

Find them here .and tell them Mia sent ya xx

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Tara Lynn - role model?

I stumbled across a post on Facebook this week about model Tara Lynn.

I "liked" the post but it has caused me to reflect this week and really question. Sometimes we go too far I think with the larger women celebration, as much as we go too far the other way by celebrating size zero figures.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Operation Fit and Fabulous weekly update

Operation fit and fabulous

On Operation Fit and Fabulous we have been gradually building up the list of good habits to get into.

So far, we have on the list as tasks

• Drink 2 litres of water a day
• Dry skin brushing daily
• Being good to yourself
• Eating 5 a day
• Exercising for 1 hour 3 times a week
• Getting enough sleep

All common-sensical, right? Well yes, but we don't often remember to do them all, and health and resulting fabulousness suffers.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Do women need sport to be spoonfed?

Spoonfed sport?

Last week after the Team Bangs graduation at Run to the Beat, there was an interesting debate going on in Twitterland about the dumbing down of sport for women.

Do we really need runs like the Boutique Run and Grazia Bootcamp to lure us into getting sweaty, or is it an insult to our femininity and intelligence to powder puff exercise and give it a spray tan presentation?