Monday, September 24, 2012


Just back from a lovely weekend at London - my husband has a work flat in London as he is working at Whitehall for the next 2 years so Hannah, Rob and Carter came down for the night as they were off to Lego land on the Sunday.
We went round the Westfield Shopping Centre and much to my delight there was a carousel - and Carter was the perfect companion to go on with.

It was nice to spend time together again.

I'm back in Lincolnshire now - I must admit I don't much like London - its ok for a weekend but I'd hate to live there.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Soft Feet

Every year I have had extremely cracked heels - so bad that they have been sore and bleeding and I could never wear tights more than once as the rough skin ripped them to bits. They were  particularly bad by the end of summer after a season of bare feet and sandals - but for the first time, this year, I have not once had cracked heels. After much experimenting I have resolved the problem once and for all.
I think I must have tried every cracked heel cream on the market - but they never worked.
Now I have found a routine that works well for me.
Firstly I file my feet with the scholl foot file

When I first started using this and my heels were badly cracked I had to use it daily till the cracks disappeared - now once a week is enough to keep my heels in good condition. After filing I rub
Flexitol Heel Balm into my heels.
I have tried numerous heel creams and this is one of the best.
The combination of the two together (file and cream) works wonders and I have had no problems at all this year.
If I remember I rub cream into my heels at night but as long as I do the filing and creaming once a week, that seems to be enough to keep my heels in peak condition.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Autumn Decor

I'm not one for seasonal decoration (the exception being Christmas of course) but I found these autumn ideas while wasting an hour or two on the web.

This is from here. I love this but would probably use something other than a pumpkin as the base.

Not particularly  autumnal but I love this

wall clock made out of photographs

Found here

Like this too from here , but again not using the pumpkin as a base.

From here

And lastly

from here

Thursday, September 13, 2012

An Autumn Walk

Today was a sunny,crisp autumn day - just perfect for a walk in the country . I strolled out to our local garden centre along the country road leading to it.
The hedge rows are full of berries and the leaves are just beginning to turn.


On arriving I had a lovely, warm, home baked scone and coffee, then a browse around the shop - boxes of Christmas ornaments were taking up most of the floor waiting to be put out.
A perfect morning.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What I don't wear


Your style is not only about what you wear but about what you don't wear . When I buy clothes for my mother I never buy anything with a low neck - she won't wear that - my daughter will not wear brown.
Things that I never wear are
Leather, floral prints with the exception of some larger prints, anything with feathers, glitter, ruffles,bows. I don't like paisley patterns and I don't like very bright colours except for scarves. Real fur is the biggest no no - fur belongs on the animal that wore it first. Very high heels and platforms.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Back from a lovely trip home to Edinburgh, staying with my special mum. We had a peaceful time shopping, walking, chatting and generally just enjoying each other's company. She is amazing for 82 years and has even recently joined a walking club.
She bought me a lovely cashmere pullover for my birthday (which isn't for a few months yet). A lovely blue colour - slightly lighter than navy.

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My mum with her first great grandchild.