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Word of the Year 2018
Word of the Year 2018

I am one of those people who find New Years Resolutions extremely difficult to keep! I start with great intentions and real resolve, only to find that once back in my post-Christmas routine other things seem to take priority! Word of the Year 2018 For two years now I have been using the idea of a word for the year,…

Snapshots of Life
Snapshots of Life

The other day I read a lovely article in the John Lewis magazine. India Knight was discussing how she passionately believes you should put the ‘heart’ into the home, especially in this era of minimalism. This is something I constantly struggle with! I want a home which is clean, cool and soothing… Yet I also want to have around me…

Embracing the End of Summer
Embracing the End of Summer

Well September is well and truly underway, and summer feels like a lifetime ago! I don’t know about you, but I always feel that as soon as the September routine kicks in everything which has gone before seems to become a bit of a blur! I know for some people the end of summer and the beginning of autumn can…

La La Land Yellow
La La Land Yellow

I recently had the opportunity to go and see ‘La La Land’, and have to say I absolutely loved it! I was somewhat apprehensive though as this film has received plenty of critical acclaim and many awards. Would my expectations be too high and would the film would disappoint? It didn’t! La La Land is a musical… A glorious old-fashioned but curiously…

How To Banish Those January Blues
How To Banish Those January Blues

I’ve always found January a really difficult month to navigate! I think it’s largely because it provides such a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle, twinkle and sparkle of Christmas. It’s odd really as I often find Christmas pretty crazy and actually like the peace and quiet which immediately follows Christmas. The house is calmer and clutter free and…

Word of the Year 2017
Word of the Year 2017

I am one of those people who find the whole concept of New Years Resolutions extremely tricky! Generally I have always made resolutions largely because people around me tended to, and sometimes I’ve found myself trying to magically think them up as ideas didn’t always come naturally! I guess at the time I thought it was the right thing to do…

The Moshulu Winter Hygge Edit
The Moshulu Winter Hygge Edit

Having blogged about my enthusiasm for all things hygge, I thought for my next hygge post I would look at the gorgeous Winter 2016 offerings from one of my favourite companies, Moshulu. The latest new and fascinating Danish import is a concept which you’ll hear lots about in the months ahead – hygge (pronounced hue-gah!). Hygge is an approach to living which encompasses…

Spring into Summer with Moshulu
Spring into Summer with Moshulu

Today’s blog is all about my aim to spring into summer with Moshulu! As many of you will know from my post last December, I simply adore the Moshulu brand of footwear. I love their unashamed use of colour, and their brightly and boldly coloured footwear and accessories make me smile whenever I see them. Last December I wrote about the beautiful Moshulu socks and slippers…

Mother’s Day Treats
Mother’s Day Treats

Hello, and happy weekend! This weekend will be a special one for many of us as we celebrate Mother’s Day and think of our own mothers, mother figures in our lives and our own role as ‘Mums’ and ‘Mummies’ in our children’s lives. For some of my friends it’s a bitter-sweet weekend as they remember family members who are no longer around,…

Blended Therapies Aromatherapy Christmas Gifts
Blended Therapies Aromatherapy Christmas Gifts

I love it when I find something new in a skincare range, especially if it’s a gentle range based on natural ingredients. Whilst browsing on Not On The High Street, I came across Blended Therapies, a company local to me in Kent and with a brilliant approach to skincare. Blended Therapies Aromatherapy Christmas Gifts Blended Therapies offer natural aromatherapy products for…

Health Benefits of Hot Lemon
Health Benefits of Hot Lemon

This is a slightly random post for me, but with the summer holidays here I’m trying to focus on some rest and relaxation, along with a healthy eating plan! I was considering a few posts along these lines and then decided it would make more sense to share something I’ve been doing for several years now… drinking a cup of…

The Blogging Community
The Blogging Community

I have been blogging for a number of years now, and am amazed by the continual growth of the blogging community, and by the friendliness of so many bloggers I know! Since I started blogging I have met other bloggers in person, online and via all the social media channels and it’s just lovely to share inspiration, passions – and…