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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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: 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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Gift guide: under £15

Gift guide: under £15

I generally dislike Christmas being everywhere until December but 2016 has been such a shitstorm that I thought I’d get started on gift guides earlier this year. I’ve always loved looking through gift lists, even if the items wouldn’t make it onto my personal wishlist – maybe it’s the magpie in me, that just likes […]

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5 happy happenings #21

5 happy happenings #21

Autumn makes me so happy. Sometimes it seems that I’m this time of year’s version of Buddy the Elf – Autumn’s biggest cheerleader. I love the changing leaves, the cooler temperatures, the fact that it’s my birthday in October, and the abundance of hot chocolate. It’s also the time of year that work quietens down for […]

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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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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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