Viola Collar from The Shirt Company

For the fashion concious lady we have these fabulous collars from The Shirt Company. I think they are fun and great for dressing up a going out or the smart business outfit. This is the Viola.


Peony in Black - The Shirt Company



This collar is not quite as formal as the Viola. It’s known as the Peony. Very pretty in black. The Shirt Company really has lots of pretty shirts and tops available on their online shop.

Why not take a look and treat someone this Christmas?



Passionfruit and Lemon Curd from Scarlett & Mustard

I love all types of curds. On toast, great for using in cakes oh and my favourite – on scones with Cornish clotted cream. Yum! This passionfruit and lemon curd is amazing from Scarlett & Mustard. Fresh and zingy. A great little gift. Why not add their blackcurrent & Star Anise, Lime & Mint and Toffee Apple curds to a little gift basket?

The Book Of Everyone


A couple of weeks back I reviewed The Book of Everyone. These books really do make great personalised gifts. This one is for my husband for Christmas, but I’ve gone and ordered one for my sister as well.

I love the way they take you on a journey back in time. You can learn about the day you were born, What was the number one single, amongst other facts.

A great gift for that person you never know what to buy for them.



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Just because Autumn is here and it’s colder out, doesn’t mean you can’t still get out and spend time in the garden.

raised-decking - making the most out of your garden in the Autumn

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Even though your garden might not see much action until Spring, it might be a good idea to upgrade it now. A lot of garden supplies and equipment go on discount during months with less demand for them. If you’re thinking of taking on a project for garden improvement, why not turn it into a hangout spot?

The best way to get the most out of your garden space is to make it a place for get-togethers and parties. You can invite friends around or spend some quality time there with family. You might even want to relax there by yourself. Here are some tips for turning your garden into a hangout spot.

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With so many elements that go into planning a wedding, it’s no wonder that certain things are overlooked. With so much to think about it’s easy for certain aspects to go completely out of your head! If you’re in the process of planning your wedding, don’t forget these important things.

wedding - Big Day Approaching?


Wedding Stationery

You’ll have probably given thought to your wedding invitations, but how about all of the other pieces of wedding stationery you might need? Personalised save the date cards, wedding and reception programs, even hen party invitations. You won’t need every type of wedding stationery that’s out there, but be sure to look into this in plenty of time. It gives you a chance to finalise your design and make sure everything goes out in plenty of time.

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When I was younger I remember my older sister getting a lava lamp for Christmas. It was the most wonderful thing ever. I used to stare at it for ages watching the molten wax rising up and falling down. Over the years I haven’t really thought about getting a lava lamp myself, although I would love one!

When the lovely people at Mathmos contacted me about the release of their new lava lamp called the Neo, I thought fantastic! My chance to finally have my own lava lamp, and to really explore how they work. Lava lamps are a beautiful work of science.


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Hello and welcome back to nother installment of New Mum Stories. This week I’m honoured to present Angela from The Inspiration Edit. Angela shares with us her story of being a single mum.

The Inspiration Edit

Over To You Angela…

My New Mum Story

 I always wanted to be a mother, It’s been a dream of mine for a long time and when I finally fell pregnant through fertility treatment  in 2008 I was super excited. After my daughter Sylvia was born I just fell in love with her straight away, her little tiny body, her feet and hands, her button nose and her baby smell.
august-2008-The inspiration edit
I remember giving Sylvia her first bath at the hospital and putting almond oil on her skin. I did it because I was told I should. I was told what I should be doing a lot and really had no idea so I just did my best to care for this little human the best I could.