Spring Scarves

I always think that Spring is a tricky season to dress for, as it swings from bright sunshine and glorious warmth to pelting rain and window-rattling winds that make you really regret leaving your coat at home. My Spring essential, in addition to an umbrella and a determination to find trudging through puddles in ballet […]

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End of the month treat…Cute Paper Goods

Just because it’s the end of the month and your bank account is almost empty, it doesn’t mean that you can’t treat yourself to something tiny. If you’d like this tiny something to be kitsch stationery then you could do worse than have a look at Cute Paper Goods. They sell absurdly cute Japanese and […]

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Spring colours for every room

Spring finally seemed to have properly sprung in this part of the world but it wasn’t to be. However, I’m still filled with a desire to fill the Mouse House with bright colours and daffodils, to combat the grey skies. Starting in the kitchen, with this set from Joseph Joseph. It’s wonderfully colourful, with a certain nesting doll quality, and […]

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3 of the best…shower gels

Our shower broke last weekend, which means that I’ve been shivering in a bath with 3 cm of water, washing my hair with a bowl for a week. Thankfully Aromatherapy Associates’ Revive Morning Bath Oil was on hand to keep me awake and to stop me falling asleep and knocking myself out on the taps. I’ve missed my morning […]

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Jamsmith: jam through the post.

Everyone loves getting exciting post, especially when most of the things that come through the letterbox these days are bills and pizza delivery fliers. I love that there are now lots of different companies offering subscriptions to monthly treats, from coffee to stationery, flowers to beauty. And then there’s jam. The Jamsmith Jam Club was actually one […]

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J by Jonathan Ward

I love a good scented candle, especially those which faintly scent the room even when unlit, but they can often be prohibitively expensive. It would be great to be able to regularly spend £40 on Diptyque beauties but it isn’t going to happen, so I was happy to see that Jonathan Ward has a diffusion […]

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3 of the best…hand creams

I get really dry hands in winter – all those changes in temperature and time spent in gloves makes them tight and uncomfortable, and reading a lot doesn’t help as paper is seriously dehydrating. I have lots of hand creams (at least one in  each handbag, two of my desk, a couple on my bedside […]

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Aromatherapy Associates Bath Oils

When asked if I’m a bath or shower person, I always choose the latter – when you’ve lived in as many places with rubbish water pressure as I have, you come to appreciate the fact that showers are approx. 1400 times quicker than running a bath. Also, I have quite dry skin and although I […]

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Anorak’s Amazing Kissing Animals

I love Anorak’s products – one of their kissing rabbit cushions has pride of place on our sofa and we have a kissing stag tin jacked up on coffee. They have a brilliant sale on at the moment – here are my top picks. Despite it being January, I’m already thinking about picnics, which would almost […]

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