Mothers Day is on the horizon. Having spent all of my adult life since the age of 17 living away from home, it has almost always been a long distance greeting to my own mother.
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Photo credit : Magnolia
I don't remember when it was, but I do remember the impact the wonderful Magnolia - Fixer Upper programme had on my husband and I as we had our first ever experience of watching this inspiring and uplifting couple.
I'm not a great one for the January sales anymore. As I have got older I don't seem to be able to cope with the disorder, rails of sale items, tables piled high with last season's rejects and crowds. I prefer instead to bargain hunt all year round.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you can't fail to have come across the huge trend of colouring books for adults. Millie Marotta is one of the foremost designers in this area, illustrating her books with stunning images of animals, plants and insects.
Aspiring to buy and still look great in your clothes when you are over fifty, can sometimes feel like a real struggle.
I've been a lifetime admirer of all things Scandinavian. From the furniture to the landscapes and in particular the philosophy behind the Danish word Hygge (pronounced hue - gah).