Posts by KatieP

LIFE: Happy New Year!

BEFORE I go and celebrate the New Year with (another) huge feast and a tipple or two (it just has to be done!), I just wanted to pop by to wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! My wish for you all is that 2014 will be your happiest, most loving, most successful, most peaceful, most stimulating, most exciting, most wondrous year of your life, yet. Remember, as always,

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LIFE: A letter to 2013

AT the end of last year, I wrote a little letter to 2012, to thank it for giving me one of the best years of my life. (You can read all about it why it was here.) I found that writing the letter was a lovely and cathartic way to reflect on the 12 months that had gone by and so as we say goodbye to one year and look

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FRIDAY FIVE: My five favourite personal photos from 2013

NOW Christmas is kind of over, it’s time to turn some attention to the past year and get all reflective. Normally,  I’m all about the words but today’s post is much more visually appealing. And to be honest, much quicker too! I mean seriously, there is much chocolate left to be eaten, new toys to be played with (Elsie’s of course) and an entire house to tidy up. (Please tell

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LIFE: Wishing you all a magical Christmas!

I KNOW, I know, I know. You’re all snowed under with last minute shopping, wrapping and delivering of gifts and feeling stressed, but I just want to grab your attention,  just for a few minutes, to wish you all a truly magical Christmas! May your festive spirit be in full bloom, may your presents be bundles of all things fabulous and your family times be joyful and harmonious. Have a

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MY SECRET: WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LOVE AN ABUSIVE MAN…AND SURVIVE

MY secret is one I’ve wanted to tell for a very long time. It’s a bit of a sad tale and unfortunately it’s one which is far too common, but in no way is it meant to be depressing. Indeed, my very wish, is that by sharing my story, others can find some hope, comfort and inspiration in it. Without doubt, it is by far the hardest thing I have

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FRIDAY FIVE: What I’m thankful for…

TODAY’S post is inspired by one of my favourite blogs, the lovely Florence Finds. Yesterday, the founder of the blog Rebecca, published a wonderful little post about being thankful for what we have in our lives – you can read it here – and because I loved it so much, I decided to do my own version for today’s Friday Five. Sometimes, we all just need a reminder of how

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MY STYLE: A jolly ol’ outfit featuring some vintage gems

PUT your hands up who doesn’t love a Christmas jumper?! Thought so! Funny isn’t it, how something that was once so naff  has become cool and on trend again over the last few years. I’d resisted the Christmas jumper look for years but this year I’ve joined the knitted bandwagon and am embracing the festive spirit and getting snuggly in my Christmas knit too. I’ve teamed my lovely ‘jolly’ jumper

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Christmas giveaway winners!

CONGRATULATIONS to Alice Herron who has won my Christmas giveaway bundle of goodies! And also to Cerys Lowe from Mascara & Mud and Mayah Riaz who have won surprise runner up prizes! Yes folks, seeing as it’s Christmas and you’re all so damn fabulous, I decided to spread the festive cheer a little further and added to the prize fund.  Afterall, three people winning is better than one, right?! :)

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