London Fashion Week: British born jewellery brands to know

As New York fashion week ends, it’s now time for London Fashion Week – where the Autumn/Winter 2018 trends are making us mentally plan next what we will be wearing come next winter – although we have yet to embrace Spring – oh, yes Spring is on the way! But, for now in honour of London Fashion Week and in my regular fashion week posts I’m talking London Jewellery Stars – those beautiful, delicate British jewellery brands you need to know…

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Mother’s Day Flowers with Marks & Spencer… and me

(SP) It’s a bit of a joke in my family that I treat Marks & Spencer like my corner shop. I’m always popping in and coming out with much more than the proverbial ‘pint of milk.’ So, it makes perfect sense that it’s my first port of call for any special occasion or day – and with Mother’s Day fast approaching its been great to work with them on this special campaign. First up I was invited along to a…

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Chad Valley and the importance of imaginative play

If you caught my recent post you will know that Miss Marnie and I are on the Chad Valley Play Panel (read about it HERE). This means we get to play with some toys, games and crafts and I get to call it work. Not that it has felt like work as I have been using this opportunity to really understand how important ‘playtime’ is – for both of us. My busy days – like most working mums – is…

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Christmas Traditions and the continuing magic of The Snowman

December is just around the corner – OK, its tomorrow and I’ve still not finished (started!) with my massive Christmas list. But, it all gets done right? The tree needs to come out from the loft, the cards need to be written and posted (yes, I STILL do this every year) and the gifts need to be brought, let alone wrapped. But, first things first and that means advent. And, what is December without an advent calendar or 2 so…

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Getting ready for Christmas shopping with John Lewis

OK, I know its not December yet but, what can I say Christmas seems to come round earlier and earlier and being prepared early for the big day can never be a bad thing – can it? Especially when John Lewis got in touch and asking us to work on a Christmas Hamper campaign – what can I say – they had me at hamper! Hampers are one of my favourite gifts to put together. Over the years I have made…

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