Blogmas Day 24: Raise a glass..

As we find ourselves less than 24 hours away from Christmas Day I find myself looking back at the past 23 days of December. In that time I have attended several Christmas meals, swapped presents with friends, seen Jack and the beanstalk in pantomime and watched the festivities emerge everywhere I go. But to me Christmas Eve isn’t just the day before Christmas it is … Continue reading Blogmas Day 24: Raise a glass..

Blogmas Day 19: Fragrant Memories

As I wandered around Selfridges and came across the Luxury Fragrance Gift Sets by Clive Christian I found myself thinking about the memories a fragrance can evoke. They say that the sense of smell is closely linked with the memory, probably more so than any of our other senses, it is also an emotive sense which means that a scent or fragrance can transport you … Continue reading Blogmas Day 19: Fragrant Memories

Blogmas Day 11: Etsy Gifts

On Friday the 1st of December I attended the Etsy market at Birmingham’s Custard Factory. Here I discovered a whole host of businesses who trade through Etsy online as well as some having their own websites.. I was amazed by some of the items I saw and came home with a very happy niece who left with a selection of items. Ideas Birmingham hosted the … Continue reading Blogmas Day 11: Etsy Gifts

T.H Baker and the necklace that should be flying off the shelves.

There is something that draws me in whenever I see items that feature feathers. I don’t know if it is the old adage about feathers being linked to spirality or whether it is because deep down I feel like feathers symbolise flight and the journey we can all go on. But whatever it is the feather as a symbol always seems to bring with it … Continue reading T.H Baker and the necklace that should be flying off the shelves.

Dearest Rose by Rowan Coleman

‘You are a remarkable woman and you deserve all the happiness, contentment and love in the world. I, for one, know that I have never met anyone quite like you.’ When Rose Pritchard turns up on the doorstep of a Cumbrian B&B it is her last resort. She and her seven-year-old daughter Maddie have left everything behind. And they have come to the village of … Continue reading Dearest Rose by Rowan Coleman