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The Art of Hygge

When winter comes I really get into the whole hibernation thing. You know what I mean? Scented candles, blankets, red wine, pillows, Netflix, stew with dumplings. Think of the inside of Father Christmas’s house crossed with a Diptyque x Habitat x Le Creuset concession and you’re just about there.
Until this year I thought the big love I had for hibernation was laziness more than anything.

The Numinous x Selfridges Astrolounge

The Numinous x Selfridges Astrolounge

Ever since my marriage broke down nearly three (!!!) years ago I feel like I’ve been on something of a spiritual journey. It’s been very much an unconscious thing, as if I’ve been hunting down my position in the Universe.


MTT (and Elfie) Goes Camping

I’m going to give you some news that may shock you.
I went camping. And enjoyed it.
One of the things I love most about Elfie’s school is how social it is and once a year they hold a local camping expedition. Everyone’s invited – brothers, sisters, grandparents, dogs – and this year we all took off five miles down the road to our local country park and camp site.


Who Wants To Be a (Boots Points) Millionaire?

I must go in a Boots store at least once a week. I remember it from when I was spending my very first wages from my very first job as a pot washer in the pub in the next village. I earned the princely sum of £3.00 an hour – I can still see the orange eyeshadow palette I bought from No7 that autumn. It ROCKED.
My tastes have moved on a bit since then but my Boots loyalty has not.

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A Bit Of Bling: Diamonds By Vashi

I love diamonds. What’s not to love about a beautiful diamond?
When I got engaged I found a whole appreciation for the world of diamonds. Cut, clarity, colour… I think there is something just so amazing about them and other precious stones – both in engagement rings and other jewellery that you can pass down through generations.


My 1st Years – Gifts For New Babies

What’s one of the best bits about having babies?
The talcum powder smell, the love and joy they give you, the fun you have with them?
Noooo, one of the best bits about babies is shopping for them!
Unfortunately my two just keep growing and growing (grrr – but my gosh weren’t they gorgeous?!) so Baby Gap is no longer as exciting as it once was, but a girl can dream.