With Mother's Day approaching in the UK - it is on Sunday 27th March if you were wondering - it is time to start thinking about the perfect way to celebrate or treat a special person in your life with a sentimental and unique gift! One of my mum's favourite things to say to us was 'make memories together' and that has become even more poignant in recent years. I have a lovely book she bought me in 2005, called 'My Mother Said' and it is full of words of wit and wisdom and quotes about mothers and daughters. She wrote inside it and pointed me to Page 58 'There's always time to go shopping.' When I visit her nowadays I will often take a photo book with me and although her dementia limits most of her cognition, she still loves looking at our memories together. With my dad having worked in the photographic trade his entire career, photographs have always featured strongly in our family, my parents met in 1963 when they were both working at Wallace Heaton in New Bond Street (Wallace Heaton suppled the royal family with their cameras).
Rosemood is an established French atelier, now available in the UK, who specialise in beautiful personalised stationery, invitations, photo books, photo prints and notebooks. Their stationery is high end, high quality and sensibly priced and they have a beautiful selection of contemporary designs to adapt and make your own, including wedding invitations and baby announcements. I am delighted to be collaborating with Rosemood on this blog post and sharing more about their products and making some lovely suggestions for special gifts.
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When I went to Ascot Racecourse back in November, I loved seeing all the fedora hats and it reminded me how much I wanted one! But I needed to try it on, as I have a small head I didn't want to risk an internet order. But when we had a family trip into London for my daughter's 21st birthday, I spotted Laird Hatters in Covent Garden. We went in and my son treated me to a wool fedora in brown for my birthday and Christmas present. I think he was rather relieved not to have to go shopping for me, and I was delighted to have him with me to choose something I really wanted!
I decided it was time to introduce my fedora to my blog and so I am styling it here with my new jumper and the BEST white shirts for layering from Creative DeZigns.
Wearing a classic white shirt under a jumper is a look I love but I never feel comfortable wearing it myself. I always feel a bit too restricted and not warm enough. But when I caught up with Nikki from Creative DeZigns at the Spirit of Christmas event, I was able to see this new style of white shirt up close and I loved the design .... read on for more details and a few of my top picks from Creative DeZigns.
This blog post contains gifted items.
There are 34 menopausal symptoms but every woman is different and no one menopause journey will be exactly the same. As you know, I am a big supporter of women taking HRT to manage their symptoms of menopause but I am also really keen to encourage and support women’s health with natural supplements, a good diet, regular exercise and lifestyle changes to improve mental health and general wellbeing.
After starting HRT I saw a significant improvement in my overall health but the effects of hormonal imbalances, including low oestrogen, for me personally included night sweats, weight gain and bloating, mood swings, anxiety, poor sleep, decreased energy levels, and brain fog. Other common symptoms due to low hormone levels include hot flushes, vaginal dryness, low libido, irregular menstrual cycle, thinning hair, and brittle nails to name a few!
Alongside my hormone therapy I ensure I have a healthy diet and I have carefully chosen the best menopause supplements to further support me. But taking several different vitamin tablets every day can be a bit of a faff!
BOMIMO is a new UK based supplement brand that has just launched a nutritional shake is specifically to support peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women.
BOMIMO's (Body + Mind + Mojo) first delicious shake is the MenoShake which I have enjoyed trying out over the last couple of months.
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Ad | Featured | Having just started to do my house up again (blame the empty nest) I have been busy researching different interior design ideas. Although I admit I am a bit reserved plus I don't have a big modern space, more a compact cottage! But when I was asked to share a sponsored post about all the new cool wallpaper designs and custom wall murals from Ever Wallpaper I was intrigued by just how amazing it can look and how far wallpaper has progressed in recent years! Who knew you could revamp your interior space with so many stunning designs including using your own photograph?
From cute wallpapers for a child's room to unique wall murals for your living room, I love the high quality ideas and funky wallpapers from Ever Wallpaper. They have a massive range of custom wallpaper, photo wallpaper, and wallpaper murals all of which create a really stylish way to add an individual update to modern homes. Their website is easy to navigate, offering new ways and cool ideas to style your walls. They also have really simple to follow 'how to install guides' which are available to download as a PDF, or you can book your own installer to do the job for you!
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