New year, new homeware

New year, new homeware

I feel as if people are split into two categories in January: those who are still in mourning for their Christmas tree and tinsel, and those who are eagerly embracing the joys of a new year. (I might actually fall into a third category, those who want to just go back to bed until it […]

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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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Gift guide: under £50

Gift Guider: under £50

Christmas Day is three weeks away, decorations are being put up, mince pies being eaten (although not by me – dried fruit is the devil’s work), advent calendars are being opened, and present are being bought. Which brings me seamlessly to the second of my gift guides: £15 – £50. I like everything here, obviously, […]

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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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Etsy prints #3 – Naps

  We’ve had lipstick and coffee so I thought the third instalment of my Etsy series should be about another integral part of my life: naps. I bloody love a good nap; it might be because I don’t sleep very well at night, kept awake by a whirring brain, but I’m always able to drop off […]

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Flamingo Candles Espresso jar candle

Everyone seems to be thrilled that Autumn is approaching rapidly and I’m no different. Autumn is about chunky knitwear, berry lipstick, leather boots, blankets, and candles – and I have a candle that I’ve been dying to burn for months. I bought the Espresso jar candle when Flamingo Candles had a half-price sale earlier in […]

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Etsy prints #2 – coffee

  My first installment of Etsy print picks was all about lipstick, and this time I’ve gone with one of my other favourite things: coffee. I’m a total caffeine addict, literally – I get headaches and the shakes if I don’t have enough – so it makes sense that I’d like my walls adorned with […]

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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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