Chelsea Wicker Footstool from Rattan Direct

Chelsea Wicker Footstool from Rattan Direct

When I first moved in with Daddy P it was obvious that he hadn’t changed any of the decor or furnishing since he’d got divorced some years before.  The house was full of large floral prints and dusky pink.  Not me at all.  Over time I’ve de-chintzed the whole house,… Continue reading »

Preparing for the summer with Silentnight #togtips

Preparing for the summer with Silentnight

With the weather being so much warmer in April than normal, it’s made me think about my bedding choices. I’m preparing for the summer with Silentnight and their lighter bedding and pillows. I have to be honest, not only am I thinking about warm summer days, but I’m reaching that age where… Continue reading »

Personalised Family Map Prints from Betsy Benn

Personalised Family Map Prints from Betsy Benn

It’s no big secret that I have a fascination for maps.  It’s been a lifelong love and I don’t see that changing any time soon.  When I was offered the opportunity to look at the personalised Family Map Prints from Betsy Benn, I knew we’d love to see what they… Continue reading »

Creating a Herb Garden with Sutton Seeds

Creating a Herb Garden with Sutton Seeds

When I lived in previous garden I had a whole border reserved for herbs. I’d get to enjoy their aroma every time I hung my washing out, or sat on the patio enjoying a drink after work.  Ever since I’ve moved in with Daddy P, I’ve been meaning to organise… Continue reading »

Wearing the Gemstone Collection from Pia Jewellery – review and £50 giveaway

Wearing the Gemstone Collection from Pia Jewellery

It’s no big secret that I love jewellery, or in fact, that blue topaz is my favourite gemstone.  With Mother’s Day and my birthday fast approaching I’ve been spoilt recently.  I’ve been wearing the Gemstone Collection from Pia Jewellery since I received it last week.  It’s absolutely me and I just… Continue reading »

Getting used to new flooring downstairs

Getting used to new flooring downstairs

Last week the fitters had been and I was starting to sort out where everything would now go.  We’ve been getting used to new flooring downstairs and it’s such a delight. If you’ve been following my house renovations story, you’ll know that we’ve been in chaos downstairs since October really.  First… Continue reading »

Personalised prints from EllieBeanPrints – review and giveaway

Personalised prints from EllieBeanPrints

I’m a strong believer in fate.  When I was 18 I left home (a story for another day) and I needed somewhere to live pronto.  Someone overheard my conversation and put me in touch with her friend who’d been let down on a house share.  The next day I met… Continue reading »

A Mother’s Day treat from KAYA – review and £40 giveaway

A Mother's Day treat from KAYA

You all know I love jewellery and you may recall I reviewed a lovely personalised pendant last year.  Well I’ve just received a Mother’s Day treat from KAYA and I love that it’s a little different from the norm. I’m not known for my love of hearts, so Daddy P and… Continue reading »

Luxury Bamboo Towels from The Towel Shop – review and giveaway

Bamboo Towels from The Towel Shop

With my recent painting spree in the house, I’ve felt the need for a little spring cleaning in other areas. Thanks to the Luxury Bamboo Towels from The Towel Shop, I now have a new towelling set which work well in either my bathroom or the en-suite.  Yes, you read… Continue reading »

Taking better care of my eyelids

Taking better care of my eyelids

I’ve had a bit of a wake up call over the last 4 months about taking better care of my eyelids.  Back in November I developed a chalazion on the middle of my left eyelid.  It’s been causing me all sorts of problems ever since, and I’m currently waiting for an… Continue reading »