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┬ájacked 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 […]

Continue Reading

3 of the Best…Hot Chocolates

It’s no secret that one of my favourite things about winter is hot chocolate and it will also come as no surprise to those who know me that I’m really really quite fussy about it. I try not to drink it very often so when I do I need to be rich and velvety, like […]

Continue Reading

Winter nails – Essie Lady Godiva

I used to be convinced that my fingers were too stumpy to get away with bright or dark colours on my nails so they looked on in envy as my toenails enjoyed myriad colours. One day I said sod it and they got all excited, dreaming of greens and blues and oranges, only to find […]

Continue Reading

Dino-love

I’ve loved dinosaurs since my friends and I scared ourselves senseless watching Jurassic Park for my 10th birthday (the doorbell rang during the scene in the kitchen – there was screaming), and am always on the look out for a good dino accessories that aren’t for 4 year old boys. These tiny dinosaur earrings seem […]

Continue Reading

Keeping cosy

In my mind, winter is brilliant. It’s all crisp blue skies, roaring open fires, and curling up in wing-back armchairs with boozy hot chocolate and a good book. In reality, it’s more shivering at the bus stop in the drizzle, sitting as close as is humanly possible to the radiator and wearing gloves in the […]

Continue Reading

Winter Sun

Saturday was stormy, but we woke up on Sunday morning to gorgeous blue sky so we bundled ourselves into coats and boots and scarves and zoomed up to Beadnell Bay in Northumberland for some (very) fresh air. The beach was practically empty, although there were several very excited dogs chasing sticks/balls/their own tails. They were […]

Continue Reading