Posts by KatieP

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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GETTING HYDRATED WITH SODASTREAM

DO you drink enough water?! I know I don’t. Or should I say, I didn’t until the lovely people at Sodastream got in touch and asked me to take part in their ‘hydration challenge’ – swapping my endless cups of tea for glasses of sparkling water. When I was a little girl, I longed for a Sodastream as all the ‘cool kids’ at school had one at their homes. But

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THE TALE OF MY HEALTH SCARE (AKA THE FRIGHT OF MY LIFE)

ITALY was, as I expected, just incredible! We had the most wonderful time in the stunning area of Lake Maggiore, in our Bookings For You villa and I cannot wait to share the photos and travel tales with you all, very soon. (Once I’ve edited the hundreds of photos I snapped, that is!) However, it was also one of the strangest holidays I’ve ever had, because whilst I was there, I

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CIAO, I’M OFF TO ITALY!

SADLY, I’m not moving there. But it’s totally true. Tomorrow I’m jetting off to Italy with my family to stay in the stunning Italian Lakes, courtesy of Bookings For You. We’ll be staying at Lake Maggiore, far North of the country and just five miles from the Swiss border, and I’ll be reviewing this beautiful family villa which boosts lake views, private terraces and stunning contemporary decor. *does a dance

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