Sunday, 19 March 2017

My Sunday Photo 19th March 2016

It has been a busy week, lots of appointments in different NHS departments for both myself and Gee, now I finally feel like we are getting somewhere. My spinal operation I had in September did not work and it means more surgery over the coming months as I am losing the feeling in my left leg. The thought of more surgery is daunting and one that leaves me with fear and dread of the unknown.  On the upside I have managed to arrange some grief counselling for Gee, she is still overcome with the death of Bert and although I have tried everything possible to help her, I think the only way forward is for her to talk to somebody who does not have close family ties.

When you wake up to views like this, you need to shake off any negativity and focus on the good things in life. Such beauty in the world outside waiting to be explored, it makes you realise that every day is a gift to be treasured.  Happy Sunday everyone.


Sunday, 12 March 2017

My Sunday Photo 12th March 2017

This week has been about enjoying the fabulous sunrises on our doorstep.  Living in the Peak District has lots of benefits at times even if it does feel remote. I just love the colour of the sky and the cloud formations. Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.


Saturday, 11 March 2017

Natural Wood Watches Perfect for Spring and Competition

Can you believe it is nearly Spring? Everything is starting to come to life after laying dormant for the Winter months. It is time of year to revamp your wardrobes and a lovely way to add something special to any outfit is to choose a ladies wooden watch from Jord.  Jord create wooden watches from sandalwood, maple, bamboo and other varieties of wood which add style and class to any outfit.

I was sent the beautiful Frankie35 watch made from Sandalwood with a cool mint dial and sapphire crystal glass. It features a slimline face and swiss movement displaying hours, minutes and seconds. The watch comes uniquely presented in a natural wooden box that is beautiful in its own right. When you receive your watch you are also supplied with a small bottle of natural finishing oil and cloth to ensure your watch stays in tip top condition.

Teamed with lace the watch is elegant and perfect for the Spring months and is so comfortable to wear.  It is surprisingly light and can take you from a hard day at the office to jazzing up an outfit for a night of fun.

I love my Jord watch it is the perfect accessory for any outfit and will take you through all the seasons of the year, adding glamour and uniqueness to whatever outfit you are wearing.

Jord have offered the chance for one of my readers to win a $100 or $25 voucher code to win a
Luxury Wooden Watch by simply filling the details in on the Jord website. What could be more simple.  The competition is open until the 2nd April 2017 and if you are lucky enough to win the voucher will expire on the 30th June 2017.

Good Luck everyone.

I was sent this item free of charge for the purpose of this post but I had to pay a customs charge before delivery from Royal Mail.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

My Sunday Photo 5th March 2017

Who can believe it is March already? Today's photo is one of Gee which I took whilst out for dinner last weekend. It seems such a long time since I have actually seen her properly smiling. When our children suffer from losing someone they adore their mental health can really take a blow, it is a huge learning curve for us all and of course any helpful tips are much appreciated.


Friday, 3 March 2017

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

I cannot believe how time is flying this year. It does not seem that long ago since we were unwrapping Christmas presents.  But it is nearly time for my favourite day of the year, the day when we celebrate being a Mum or cherishing our own Mothers for all their hard work throughout the years. Obviously we should always remember them, but I like to make an extra effort on Mother's Day just to show how much I appreciate my Mum.

I have come up with some lovely ideas for presents if you need some inspiration.

For the Tea Lover - Oteas Fruit Teas
Oteas teas are perfect for the fruit tea lover or an alternative for the tea drinker.  Oteas Limited was founded in 2014 and provide an extensive range of flavours to compliment every taste. Gift sets are available and come complete with double walled glass teaware, perfect for enjoying your refreshing Oteas tea from. The glass mug and 12 variety teas costs £14.95 and is available online.

For the Lady who loves Bags
Whilst trawling the internet for ideas I came across this gorgeous Joules Tourer Bright Cross Body Bag on the Amara Living website.  I just love the bright blue colour, perfect to add a splash of colour to your Spring outfits and it has handy pockets to store essentials such as your mobile phone.  Priced at £40 you can buy it on the Amara Living website.

For the Jewellery Lover
Also on the Amara Living website were these adorable sterling silver owl earrings with Swarovski light rose crystal eyes from Orla Keily.  Priced at £50 I would definitely have to purchase these. They would make a perfect Mother's Day present. The Amara Living website is such a great place for inspiration and beautiful gifts.

For the Lady with a Sweet Tooth
Posh Choc Nibbles are delicious milk chocolate, caramel pieces dusted with icing sugar and coated with milk chocolate. I have tried these and can vouch for their great taste, they cost £1 and are available from B&M. Great as a little extra treat.

For the Business Mum
I wear a lanyard every day for work and came across the Maisie Jane website. They bring to you a fresh approach to wearing your door entry pass in a unique piece of jewellery. The jewellery lanyard is equipped with a safety mechanism to HSE guidelines and the badge holder can easily be removed to covert your necklace in to night wear for going out.  Priced at £12.50 I think they would make a great addition to a work outfit.

For the Mum who loves a pamper
Or how about spending some time at Ragdale Hall on a Clarins Mum and Me Time day, the cost is £249 for two and is available until September.  The day starts at 9am and goes on until 6pm.  Included in the day is a 40 minute Clarins facial, a skincare consultation, a three course buffet lunch, use of all the facilities at Ragdale Hall including the Thermal Spa, indoor and outdoor pools, gym, exercise and relaxation classes.  The perfect way to spend some quality time with your mum.

For the Perfect Mother's Day Tipple
British Cassis is a blackcurrant liqueur from Herefordshire and is wonderful added to prosecco and champagne to make a delicious Kir Royale or can be drank as it is over ice. What better way to round off Mother's Day than with something really special and delicious.  British Cassis costs around £20 for a 500ml bottle and is available online and in stores nationwide.

Well I hope you like some of my ideas and to be honest I would be happy with any of them or even just a few hours of my children's company.  Have you come across any lovely gifts this year?

I was sent some of these items for the purpose of this post but the opinion is entirely my own.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

My Sunday Photo 19th February 2017

Yesterday I spent the day trawling through old photographs, trying to rescue them from old albums that have seen better days.  I came across this one of me and my brother and mum sledging in the snow, such happy childhood memories.

I now it isn't terribly clear but it was taken nearly 50 years ago, how things have progressed.


Friday, 17 February 2017

Mother's Day Chocolate Competition with Guylian

We are counting the days until Mother's Day, the time of year when we say thank you to mums all over the world for caring for us and making our lives special. I don't think I appreciated what my mum actually did, until I had children myself, it is hard work, tiring and emotional but oh so worth all the effort we put in.  Children bring us so much joy everyday and life would be empty without them.

What better way to spoil your mum than with a box of Guylian Belgian Chocolates intricately shaped seashells and sea horses with the famous stamp of artisan and a mark of quality. 

Made with the finest Belgian chocolate using cocoa beans sourced in a sustainable way they melt in your mouth in a luxurious way.  The hazelnut praline filling is just perfect. These delicious shapes of gorgeous chocolate have been a favourite of mine for a number of years and my daughter also likes them so much. To celebrate Mother's Day this year I have a 250g box of Guylian Aritsanal Belgian Chocolates to giveaway to one lucky reader of my blog.

If you would like to enter the competition please complete the rafflecopter form below.

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I was sent this item free of charge for the purpose of this post.