Father's Day with Farrar & Tanner

14 June 2018

I cannot believe we are half way through June already and it doesn't seem 5 minutes since it was Mother's Day.  Today I want to show you some of my favourite picks from a fabulous company called Farrar & Tanner who specialise in personalised bespoke gifts for the men in your life. Perfect for Father's Day, birthdays or Christmas they cater for any man, so whether they love the great outdoors, are budding Masterchefs or global travellers their unique gifts will bring a smile to their face.

Mount Royal Double Hunter Skeleton Watch

The stunning skeleton pocket watch from Mount Royal is a luxurious timepiece. A front and back opening case with a beautiful intricate skeletal face, featuring roman numerals. I so love this, it is ideal for special occasions.  Priced at £95.

If the man in your life is a dedicated gardener then they may prefer one of the bespoke garden tools.  I especially love the copper watering can, although I would be more tempted to use it as decoration.

Maybe a bottle of fine Cotswolds Dry Gin would suit your man better.  Handcrafted in small batches in their Cotswold distillery, using century old methods and high quality ingredients this delicious gin is presented in it's own silk lined wooden box and can be personalised with your own message.

These are just a select few of the fine gifts they can provide and all can be ordered online from Farrar & Tanner.  All orders over £30 are delivered free of charge and are processed within 1 working day, you can select express 1st class for a charge of £3.99 if you need something a little more urgently.

This is a collaborative post.

My Sunday Photo - 3rd June 2018

3 June 2018

Things have been rather quiet here, Gee has been struggling with life in general and therefore her health has been at the uppermost of my mind.  Gee took this photo whilst out riding the other day and I love it, everything looks so peaceful. The bluebells always appear later here in the Peak District.  I can't wait to see what you have all been doing.


What's New in June

3 June 2018

How are we in June already? The weather has been absolutely amazing in the Peak District and we have been spending quite a lot of time outdoors in the garden, walking and with Gee at the horses. Last month seemed to fly by and I have discovered some fabulous items and wanted to share them with you.

To Sleep

Perfection by Reflexpillow
We all know how important a good night's sleep is and as you probably all know I have had major back surgery in the past, which doesn't help.  Well there is one word to describing the impact the new Perfection pillow has had on my sleep and that is 'amazing'.  Designed to help reduce neck pain, improve spinal alignment,  sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia and teeth grinding it has a unique shape to give outstanding support to the neck, head and shoulders. Founded by Neil O'Connor with over 30 years clinical experience in treating people with neck pain I think this pillow will offer a ray of hope to the nights of endless torture. You can find out more details as they currently have a Kickstarter campaign running and you can buy the pillows at an early bird price of £65.

To Send

Hallmark Cards
I love buying cards and love searching for the most appropriate one for the person who will be receiving it.  Hallmark have an extensive range to cater for every occasion and the quality of the cards is outstanding. I recently had the pleasure of receiving some of their new range and my personal favourite is the apple and pear card.  Did you know you could buy cards online at Hallmark too?

To Eat

Sprouted Genius
We have recently tried these delicious crackers made from sprouted flour.  In three delicious flavours Sprouted Purple Corn, Sprouted Amaranth and Sprouted Amaranth with Beetroot they are perfect for entertaining either with a cheese board or as an entrĂ©e. We loved the slightly nutty flavour and they were prefect with our favourite cheese.  The Sprouted Genius range is available from Ocado priced £2.99.

Munchy Seeds
I don't know about you but I could graze all day long and I am always looking for tempting nibbles to take with me to work.  Munchy Seeds have added a new salted caramel flavour to their great range and believe me they are delicious. The roasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds have a hint of sea salt and coconut and of course they are bursting with healthy vitamins.  The seeds are also vegan friendly which is great.  You can buy Munchy Seeds from Waitrose priced £2.99 for the larger pot or 70p for a handy size packet.

To Drink

Pop a Ball
You can now add a little pizzazz to your favourite gin and tonic with the help of Pop a Ball, Blue Pearl Shimmer for Gin.  Just add 1/3 of  a teaspoon to your drink and watch it bubble and clear to reveal a magical sparkle and pleasant blueberry taste.. It can also be used in prosecco, vodka or anything fizzy. Available from Pop a Ball online priced £7.49.

To Soften

Nivea Body Mousse
One of my favourite finds this month are the new body mousse from Nivea.  I have loved trying out the Wild Raspberry and White Tea mousse, it leaves your skin soft, moisturised and smelling divine with its fruity, floral fragrance, perfect for summer and dry skin. Priced at £3.99 it is available from leading retailers.

That is all for this month but if you would like to join in with my linkie below then I would love to see what you have discovered this month. All comments will be reciprocated and posts shared.

What's New

Wilde Like Me - Louise Pentland

28 May 2018

From an early age I loved books and would read absolutely anything, fiction, non-fiction, history and encyclopedias.  Recently I decided to stay away from social media in an evening and find time to relax and rekindle my passion for books. I decided to join in on the blog tour for #WildeLikeMe and can't wait to find out what other bloggers thought of Louise's book.

I have been lucky to receive the newly released paperback Wilde Like Me, written by Louise Pentland, beauty blogger, fashion designer, youtuber and now a No 1 bestselling author.  Louise is also a UN Global Ambassador for Gender Equality and I cannot commend her enough for the work she does.  Gender equality is a human right which will hopefully lead to a peaceful, safer world and women all over the world will feel empowered

Wilde Like Me is about Robin, make up artist and single mum to her 6 year old daughter Layla and her battle to change her life with the help of her lovable eccentric aunt. I think we can all resonate with the feelings of loneliness that Robin battles on a daily basis. Having been a single mum in the past I loved how Robin could hopefully tried to change her life for the better but obviously I won't give too much away as it will spoil your read. Her aunt is a marvellous character with eccentric behaviours that add the occasional laugh to the storyline.

This is an ideal book for your summer holiday reading list and I just wish I had been lay on a sun bed enjoying it rather than sat at home.   Wilde Like Me is available from Amazon priced £3.99.

You can find Louise on twitter and also on YouTube and follow the blog tour on #WildeLikeMe.

I was sent this book free of charge for the purpose of this post but the opinion is entirely my own.

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