Tusk

Earlier today I popped into my local Waitrose and saw this Emma Bridgewater jute bag supporting Tusk. Now, I love Emma Bridgewater and I love Waitrose but I didn’t know anything about Tusk so did a quick google. And now I love Tusk. Tusk is essentially a charity that has been helping fund conservation, community…

Petit Bateau 

My daughter wore quite a lot of Petit Bateau as a baby. This was mostly due to my mother going slightly nuts in the shop and buying everything. Their babygros are softer than soft but what I really loved was the… bum flap. I’m fairly certain this isn’t the technical name for it but it’s…

No Cleavage Dress

I don’t usually blog about fashion as I know I’m the world’s most boring woman when it comes to clothes. I don’t go on girlie shopping sprees. I don’t have a Jimmy Choo obsession. I don’t particularly care what’s on trend… on point?… See! I don’t even know the correct phrasing.  But I saw this…

Mahabis

I realise it’s probably odd to blog about slippers in the run up to summer but let’s all just agree that I am odd and carry on shall we?  When I first saw these slippers I thought they were some cool Scandi brand but Mahabis are actually British. I love the simplicity of design. The functionality….

Oscars 2016

I love the Oscars. Yes, it’s all superficial froth. No, it doesn’t really matter. Yes, the studios beaver away behind the scenes running campaigns to ensure their film wins the top gong… yada yada yada…I know all of this. I just don’t care. The Oscars air when all of us on this side of the…

Gandys

I realise it’s still Winter and the last thing on your mind is summer footwear but you know how I like to be prepared. I discovered Gandys a couple of years ago and the story behind the brand is quite something. Gandys was founded by two brothers, Rob and Paul. As children they travelled the globe with their…

It’s all about the Boyfriend…

I keep reading that Skinny jeans are OVER. Thank God for that! Apparently 2016 is going to be all about the Boyfriend. I am so happy about this I can’t tell you. I never bought a pair of Skinny jeans. I’m not the sort that should wear them. I think the hint is in the…

Bag Lady

I have become one of those women that now carries a large “shopper” bag around with them instead of an actual handbag. There are loads of cute designs out there but if I’m truthful this is because I am incapable of remembering plastic bags when I go shopping. It’s not that I’m too cheap to spend 5p…

Snow Boots

Apparently it’s going to snow next week. If you’re reading this from Canada or Alaska or somewhere equally up to its forehead in ice and snow you’d laugh at us. This will most likely just be a sprinkling but here’s the thing about England. We don’t really do weather. We do drizzle. And light showers. And overcast….

Do you have it in black?

I am not a colourful person. Over the years friends and particularly my younger sister have despaired over my wardrobe. I wear a lot of black. Recently I branched out. My sister noticed. “Yes” I said in a superior tone “I wear navy now”. I like simplicity. I don’t do frills. Or logos. Or zips. I don’t…