• Decor,  Lifestyle

    Simply Flowers

    When I used to live in Paris, my favourite flowers were giant yellow tulips but since living in the UK I never found them at a high street price. In fact, I find that flowers in the UK are pricier than flowers you can find on Parisian markets. So during my first years in London, I hardly bought any flowers as being a student wouldn’t allow many extras… But luckily, one’s doesn’t remain a student forever and I can now regularly indulge in bouquet of flowers to adorn my home. Also I now have a preference for peonies or double roses, I don’t limit my choices to these. My mood…

  • Decor,  Lifestyle

    Sparkly Christmas Decorations

    Christmas is the perfect time when one can endlessly decorate their house with a myriad of fairy lights and sparkly decorations. This year, our Christmas colour scheme is clear, blue, pink, white, silver and grey. The white Christmas tree, which is covered with blue fairy lights, is adorned with fluffy white, clear, dark pink and blue baubles. To compliment the Christmas tree, I created and positioned some fake brown soil covered in artificial snow and  some silvery snow flake confetti at its base. The sitting room, hall and kitchen are also decorated with clear fairy lights and vintage style snowflakes throughout. The sofas in the sitting room are covered with cosy warm white throws and lots of large white and  grey faux-fur cushions.…

  • Lifestyle

    A Pampering Day at Whittlebury Hall

    On 21st December I was officially off work for the Christmas holiday season, and my break started with a bang when I finally went to Whittlebury Hall for a Spa day… on my own!! Last Christmas, so nearly a year ago,  one of my daughters gave me a spa day gift voucher. As she rightly said, I deserved a bit of pampering. Having some ME time has become a must in my life in order to be physically and mentally fit. There was a time when I found it egotistical to look after myself and to do things just for me, but since my health had been put under a lot of strains that year, I no longer feel bad about taking time…