Around this time of year, I tend to reflect on how lucky I am. Thoughts of Mother's Day approaching brings thoughts of my Mum who's been gone for 15 years. Yet I don't think about the missing years, I think how fortunate I was to have her in my life for as long as I… Continue reading [AD – Gifted] What this Mum wants for Mother’s Day
So that was Christmas – what now?
So what have I got to say for myself now that Christmas is done with and 2018 is almost at an end? I've certainly not been posting on the blog as often as in previous years and despite there being drafts of several Christmassy-type posts half-written I've not posted for almost a month, so, no… Continue reading So that was Christmas – what now?
The National Wedding Show
If you've been following my blog and social media for a while you will have seen that my daughter is planning on getting married next summer. I've been enjoying being part of the planning process and am starting to get a feel for what being the Mother of the Bride is all about. So far… Continue reading The National Wedding Show
How do you decide what’s right for you? Reflecting on who influences my decisions, reviewing Liquid Gold Rose & introducing Vitamin C with Grape Seed from Alpha H
I was just about to sit down and write this post and was having one last scroll through my Twitter feed first - as you do - when I got involved in a discussion about politics. Now I tend to stay away from discussing politics as my day job requires me to be politically neutral… Continue reading How do you decide what’s right for you? Reflecting on who influences my decisions, reviewing Liquid Gold Rose & introducing Vitamin C with Grape Seed from Alpha H
Strand On Travel: What you need to know for your trip to Rome
It's easy to get around cheaply. On arrival get a train from the airport to Termini station. The Leonardo Express takes 30 minutes and costs €11. Once you're there the Metro is a cheap and easy option to travel to all the main sites. Tickets are for a set time slot rather than per journey… Continue reading Strand On Travel: What you need to know for your trip to Rome
My Mother’s Day Wishlist
Each year since I've been blogging I've written wish lists and made recommendations about beauty products that Mums might like to receive on Mother's Day. To be honest I've always felt a bit uncomfortable about writing them for a number of reasons (will brands think I'm begging for freebies, will my daughter think that she… Continue reading My Mother’s Day Wishlist
Painting on glass with Yardley takes me back to my schooldays!
For my first event of 2017, I was invited to a fragrance launch with Yardley London. The event also included a session on decorating our own perfume bottle using watercolour to make our own unique design. Such a great opportunity to combine a product launch with a fun activity! We were introduced to two new… Continue reading Painting on glass with Yardley takes me back to my schooldays!
60 & Me
I've been thinking about writing this post for a long time and yet my birthday has come and gone and I still couldn't decide what my angle would be. I've thought about doing a "60 things I've learned in 60 years" post...but really I haven't learned that much. Then I thought about a list of… Continue reading 60 & Me
Weekend Wishlist 17 – The Home Style Edition
Botanical Embroidered Bedding Set Marks & Spencer from £69.00 Floral Birds Trinket Box Marks & Spencer £29.50 Jo Malone London Scented Travel Candle Collection House of Fraser £64.00 Love You More Plaque Marks & Spencer £6.00 John Lewis Tweet Birds Cushion John Lewis £20.00 Balenciaga Rosabotanica Eau de Parfum John Lewis from £64.00 I've just been finding out a bit… Continue reading Weekend Wishlist 17 – The Home Style Edition
Blooming Lovely Flowers! – from BloomonUK
I always think that having flowers in the house really makes it feels like home and even when pay day seems a long way away I try to find a couple of pounds for a bunch or two - my excuse of course is that I need them for my blog! This week I discovered a… Continue reading Blooming Lovely Flowers! – from BloomonUK