fringe it

17 September 2017

Fringing and tassels seem to be a very much left over trend that was perfect for the many (many) festivals that happened all over the world this summer. With the big (muddy) parties coming to an end the trends are moving on and little remains from what was the sunny and warm summer months. Fringing may stick around but if you have none and fancy yourself a bit of fringe then it might be best to grab it before it disappears again and forms into a token fringe - as represented by tassels.


backpacks for all

28 August 2017

With ‘back to school’ being the theme of the summer there are some great looking rucksacks about. Granted the majority of businesses are targeting kids and teenagers but with that are some quite grown-up looking contemporary and simply styled pieces as well as backpacks with pretty and on trend patterns. As an adult having a rucksack is a good idea for a multitude of reasons from picnics on the moor to beach days and day trips to theme parks. You don’t have to have a young family for a rucksack to be useful and you don’t have to suffer with childish or ugly designs either as this little selection shows.


Who are you #InspiredBy?

4 July 2017

When I came across the #InspiredBy eBook on www.flowersdirect.co.uk this week, it got me thinking about the strong, independent women that have inspired me most throughout my life. Of course, family members and friends are always top of the list but with the media playing such a huge part in our lives these days, celebrities and public figures are also incredibly influential.


Sportswear and the right shoes

17 June 2017

No matter what exercise you do or sports you like to partake in you can pretty much guarantee that there is a shoe and sportswear out there that has been specifically designed for it.


Not going out. Not staying in.

23 May 2017


We all have a favourite time of year, be it autumn when the leaves are dropping or spring when there are daffodils everywhere.

A significant number of people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) with the statistics showing as high as 1 in 3 people struggling through the winter months.Cosying up by the fire in winter with your loved ones or going for a brisk walk in the winter chill and if you’re lucky pausing for a snowball fight and bit of sledging can make all the difference when it comes to the way you’re feeling. The important thing is to be happy it what you’re doing; do the things that make you and your family happy.