15 things to buy this early autumn

15 things to buy this early autumn

Apparently it’s still two and a half weeks until autumn but, sitting here in a jumper and listening to the rain outside, it feels as if we’re very definitely there already. It’s such a cliché to say that autumn is your favourite season but it really has always been mine – my birthday is in […]

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Gift guide: £50 and up

Luxury gift guide: £50 and up

My final gift guide is all about the ‘luxury’ items. Everyone has a different concept of what ‘luxury’ means: there are luxury bloggers/vloggers who wouldn’t dream of featuring a bag that costs less than £600, whereas other people would baulk at spending £50 on a candle – in my opinion,  both of these views are fine, […]

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Winter is coming – how to stay warm

As someone who is almost always too cold or too hot (no, you can’t call me Goldilocks), winter is a tricky time to negotiate, especially when you work in an office with very old drafty windows and over-enthusiastic heating – it would be marvellous if they cancelled each other out but that would be too easy. So […]

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Pyjamas to hunker down in

Every year, when Autumn arrives, I tell myself that I’m going to clear out my as-soon-as-I-get-home nightwear collection and throw away all of the tatty old t-shirts with coffee stains and leggings with holes in the crotch, and replace them with crisp new sets of pristine pyjamas. It never happens. I end up still wearing my Hufflepuff […]

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August shopping list

Jo Malone Peony and Moss Charity Candle

I really should start calling this my monthly wishlist because if I always bought everything on it, I’d be permanently broke and our honeymoon would remain out of reach forever (rather than just several years). Still, it’s good to know what I actually want, rather than the things I pick up on a whim when I’m […]

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Oliver Bonas sale picks

I really love Oliver Bonas but it’s one of those shops that skipped the North East and went straight from North Yorkshire to Edinburgh, so I don’t get to go in and browse as much as I’d like. They do have a great website though, and the sale is always brilliant. I thought I’d try […]

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July shopping list

Unlike most months, June seemed to last about 94 days. The last week in particular has been slightly hellish in the UK, in the aftermath of the EU referendum (which I’m not going to talk about on here but…*sadangryface*)  so I think a lot of people have been really looking forward to July and the […]

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A few of my favourite bloggers

I think that the vast majority of bloggers enjoy reading other blogs – sometimes hundreds of them – but it can be hard to find new ones if you’re not around for Twitter chats etc. I find myself occasionally getting stuck in a blog rut so I always welcome recs. of new things to read […]

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Don’t (slogan) sweat it.

Slogan sweatshirts. Lots of grey marl. Yes, they may both be a bit of a blogger cliché but I like to think that they fall into the category of ‘things that have been marvellous for longer than most bloggers have been alive’* and frankly they’re usually comfy and cosy and useful for throwing on instead of actually […]

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My cosy kit

  So, it appears that Winter Has Come when no-one was looking. I love winter to be properly cold so you can either go for a long walk and come home all rosy-cheeked and feeling virtuous, or curl up in an armchair with a book and feel very glad that you’re not outside in the […]

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