Sunday Tittle Tattle

1) I am 33 in four days’ time. No, five. Hold on – how many days until Thursday? (Blatantly I just want everyone to know that it’s my birthday coming up.) Before I turn 33 I wanted to write something profound about age; “life in your thirties” perhaps, or “the last decade: my journey”, but…

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Beautiful Books that Won’t Break the Bank…

I can’t get over quite how gorgeous Penguin’s Clothbound Classics are. I feel as though they should be framed! I’m going to talk more about pretty Christmas gifts on Monday but I thought that these deserved a standalone mention – just look at the flamingos on Alice and the whales on Moby Dick! These are definitely books that…

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Overnight Skincare Miracles

I use the word “miracles” in the loosest, most tongue-in-cheek sense, of course. The only real overnight miracle is managing to get more than two consecutive hours of rest, what with the cat blundering around the bedroom like an elderly, blind drunkard and Mr AMR making his various breathing noises. (I am the most intolerant…

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Diptyque Offer and my Eco-Chic Wrapping Inspiration…

Continuing along merrily with my “Christmas Gift for them, Christmas Gift for you” theme: a reader offer from Diptyque. Spend £80 online and receive a gorgeous 70g Baies candle (above) – cult scent, all-round crowd-pleaser. So, you could spend £80 on gifts and treat yourself to the Baies or you could (this sounds better to me) spend £80 on…

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