Fashion

Fashion Week With Finery

It’s incredible to note the way we shop compared with 10 years ago. Back then, shopping was all about magazines and intense days on the local high street with your girlfriends.  I clearly remembering trawling the streets of Cheltenham on heaving Saturdays with almost…

February 22, 2017
Travel

Vacances En France: Corsica with Al Fresco

If like me, you’re a woman (or a bloke) of a certain age, you’ll have experienced the teenage French holiday. You know the one – a soggy long weekend being dragged around the war memorials of Normandy by enthusiastic parents,  museums that seemed to…

February 21, 2017
Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser Review
Beauty

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser Review

You know the feeling when you really really want to like something but ultimately it disappoints you by being a bit rubbish? If I was to give you an example, I’d say most of my first dates start out this way. And what also started out…

February 20, 2017
single parent ski holiday
Travel

Our Single Parent Ski Holiday

Having been a single parent since Hux was 6 months old – he’s now nearly five – I thought I’d seen the worst of the solo mum struggles. The routines you have to get into to make sure everything gets done, the logistical nightmares…

February 17, 2017
monochrome kids room
Interiors

A Monochrome Kid’s Room

When you decorate a new house there are a multitude of features to consider: paint colours, furniture, floor coverings, artwork, soft furnishings, window dressings. Room-by-room it’s a fun process, if not completely and utterly overwhelming. I’ve been working on the kids’ bedroom recently –…

February 16, 2017
love lessons from divorce
Love + Dating

What I Learned About Love (By Getting a Divorce)

When you get married at the age of 23 as I did, you think you know it all. About love, life, the universe… everything. I went into marriage thinking I was as grown up as I was going to get, blissfully unaware that one…

February 15, 2017
Mumpreneur
Work

We Are Not Sodding Mumpreneurs

Here are a few facts about me: I am a woman, I am an entrepreneur; a writer, a creative person. I run two businesses (this here commercial blog and a Marketing consultancy), and I do a bit of journalism on the side. I like…

February 9, 2017
The Pink Sofa
Interiors

The Pink Sofa

In an early episode of Sex and the City, Miranda talks about re-building her bed karma. “I figure if I can make my bed a place I really want to be, others will feel the same” she says. “If you build it, he will…

February 8, 2017
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
Beauty

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

There’s a reason women in East Asia are so lauded for their skincare. Yes, their 10-to-12 step routines may seem overkill for some, but they are a continent of beautiful skin. Encouraged to embrace the process of cleansing, exfoliating and intensely moisturising along with an SPF before…

February 7, 2017
Prepare For a Ski Holiday With Kids
Travel

How To Prepare For a Ski Holiday With Kids

Though I dabbled on the slopes as a teen, I used to think family ski holidays were only for those who were, like, proper ski fanatics. After having kids myself, I thought those who headed for the mountains with their young children were certifiable: why would…

February 2, 2017
Love + Dating

Would You Throw a Divorce Party?

By design, divorce is altogether a negative thing. When a couple comes together in marriage and then splits at a later date, it’s usually a painful and difficult process. Have experienced it first-hand I can say that reneging on promises that enable you to be…

February 1, 2017