Category Secrets

25 PRACTICAL SECRETS FOR A LOVELIER LIFE (AND YOU!)

KEEPING going with the New Year vibe still, today I’m sharing some secrets. Woop, woop! Of the practical kind. The stuff that has worked for me over the years. The little changes I’ve made or things I do on a regular basis which work a treat! And which will, I promise you, help to make you and your life, a little lovelier this year. (Or perhaps a lot!) I’m very

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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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HOW TO GET A SPIRITED CHILD TO SLEEP

I DON’T normally write ‘how to’ posts for parents. One, because I am no expert. And two, well because even the experts don’t always have the answers. Us mums, us dads, we all know that there is no rule book for parenting. No essential guide book that will make this parenting malarkey a breeze. It’s tricky. It’s testing. It’s pretty much all trial and error. But goodness me, if there

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MY TOP TEN TECHIE THINGS FOR SUMMER

IT’S official, it is Summer time! (Even though the great British weather may not agree.) The kids are off school, the barbies are being dusted off and if you’re anything like me you’ll currently be in the midst of washing and ironing and packing, as you prepare to go off on holiday. Summer is just brilliant isn’t it? Such a happy time, for children and parents alike. I love Summer! As

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I DO SO LOVE A GOOD ‘LYST’ (WHEN IT COMES TO CLOTHES)

BY my own admission, I am far from being the most organised person in the world. But there’s one area in my world, one little area, which I am not chaotic with or about. And that my friends, is my wardrobe. My style – what I buy and wear. I adore clothes, always have since being a wee one, and I’ve learned over the years that the best way to always

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COULD YOUR ‘FLAW’ ACTUALLY BE A STRENGTH?

TODAY I thought I’d try something different. (Cos you know it’s always good to shake things up a little.) So here I am, with less of the good ol’ written word and more of the spoken stuff! Otherwise known as a vlog. Here I am talking about something personal. Here I am talking about something that has embarrassed me for many years. Here I am talking about how it’s finally

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FIVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS I’VE DISCOVERED (AND LOVE!)

NEW beauty products are coming out every day. So how the devil can we keep up with them all and figure out which ones we should be spending our money on and which ones we should avoid? Well, it’s tricky. Which is why I want to share with you a few beauty belters that I’ve come across over the past month which I think / (hopefully) know you are going

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AN INTERVIEW WITH A MONEY EXPERT – ASHLEIGH SWAN

INSPIRATIONAL women come from all walks of life. And one thing I love to do on this blog, perhaps more than any other, is to share their wisdom and stories with you all. Why? Because women never get celebrated enough in my humble opinion and well, I’m doing my bit to try and change that. *winks* Today, I’m sharing a special interview with the wonderful Ashleigh Swan, a mum to

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