Posts by KatieP

IT’S OK TO NOT BE OK (HONESTLY)

IF I asked you today, “how are you feeling?” what would you say? What would your reply be? Would you say “fine thanks” and give me a full beam of a smile? Or say “I’m great? Never been better!” Perhaps you would mean it. Perhaps you’re jumping around with utter joy today. I hope that is the case. Hell, I’d love to think this is the case, for all of you that

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A ‘DIAMOND’ WISH LIST FOR CHRISTMAS

I USED to think the saying that ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ was a bit of nonsense. Until… I got my own diamonds, when my husband bought me my beloved antique 1920s engagement ring and then? Well, let’s just say I finally realised what all the fuss was about. Oh the sparkle! Oh the joy! Oh the feeling of wearing something so exquisite! As precious gems go, diamonds are

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A VLOG: ARE YOU DOING THESE TWO THINGS ENOUGH?

HELLO you beauties! It’s been donkeys since I’ve done a vlog and seeing as I’m feeling much chirpier and brighter today after weeks of feeling pretty bloomin’ awful, I thought today I’d have an ol’ dabble with this video malarkey. What’s it all about? Well, just some food for thought really. A couple of questions to ask yourself, two things that are so important but that we often forget when

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PREPARING THE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (WITH JOHN LEWIS)

CHRISTMAS is coming…the goose is getting fat. (Or something like that). But are you ready? And more importantly, is your home ready for the festive onslaught? It might feel yonks away yet, but let’s face it, Christmas is almost upon us. And so it’s time to get prepared. I love this time of year – even if it does involve a lot of work – because, well, it’s just magical.

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LIVING ‘LA DOLCE VITA’ AT A BOOKINGS FOR YOU VILLA

BEFORE we get cracking with today’s post, I just want to take a moment to say I’m sorry… That my blog posts have been a bit sporadic of late. I’m a poorly lady you see at the moment, having had flu for the last week or so, so bar on odd post, I’ve spent most of my time lying in bed or watching endless rounds of children’s TV with little

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THE NEW ‘OILS OF LIFE’ RANGE FROM THE BODY SHOP

IF you’re a fan of The Body Shop, and let’s face it who isn’t?… Well, then you are going to adore their new ‘Oils Of Life’ range, specifically created for – *coughs* – the more mature skin. Yep, inside I may still feel like a teenager, but the truth is evident. Now in my mid-thirties (when did that happen?!) it’s time to start looking after this skin of mine and

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STARTING THE DAY WITH BELVITA

WINTER is here. Or certainly it feels like it, doesn’t it?! The dark nights and the cold mornings. I love this time of year, but like all of us, I struggle to rise from my cosy warm bed when it’s time to get up and face the day. So I was a little thrilled when the thoughtful team at belVita sent me a special hamper to help get my days

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A NEW ‘DO’ THANKS TO MATRIX HAIRCARE (BECAUSE I’M WORTH IT RIGHT?!)

A FEW weeks ago, I had the absolute privilege of having my hair cut by one of the UK’s top hairdressers… The very lovely and amusing Alexander Turnbull who’s won numerous British hairdressing awards including North Eastern Hairdresser of The Year and British Best Newcomer Of The Year. I was invited by Matrix Haircare (part of the L’Oreal group) to have my hair cut, pampered and styled by Alexander using their

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