Getting organised with the Doodle Collection – review and giveaway

Getting organised with the Doodle Collection

I’m not a great one for gadgets as people who know me well will tell you.  I can’t ever see my turned away from a trusty paperback or my yearly paper diary.  I’m never to be found without either.  So it will come as no surprise that I’m a paper… Continue reading »

Framing memories with Hello Canvas

Framing memories with Hello Canvas

When Mum and Dad were over from Spain during the half term holidays we took the time to celebrate their forthcoming Golden Wedding Anniversary with family.  With grandchildren in school, college and university, and a son who now works in Dublin during the week, getting together properly in mid June… Continue reading »

Getting personal with Petit Fernand – review and giveaway

Getting personal with Petit Fernand

As Monkey gets ever closer to the end of Year Two I’ll need to start thinking about whether to pay for his school dinners come September or to opt for packed lunches.   I do like the idea of him having a warm meal during the day, especially in the… Continue reading »

Brightening up the bedroom with Home Space Direct – reader discount

Brightening up the bedroom with Home Space Direct

I’ve been wanted to get some new bedding for our bedroom for ages and move away from my rather plain tastes and go for something a little bolder.  As my parents are staying with us at the moment, we’ve given them our room and it seemed the perfect time to… Continue reading »

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 »