B E A U T Y | M&S Beauty Advent Calendar Reveal

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Christmas comes but once a year and seemingly earlier every year.

I used to absolutely love Christmas, then we lost Mum and for the past 2 years it’s never felt the same.

Christmas without mum felt like bread without butter. Nice … but something delicious was missing. Although bread is nice its a lot better with lashings of butter.

This year however I’m actually looking forward to it , in a “well I’m not dreading it kinda way.”

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B E A U T Y | autumn feels

I adore Autumn; the start of a new season. A chance for new beginnings and opportunities.

It is a little step closer to Christmas. For the first time since we lost Mum [over 2 years ago] I am actually looking forward to Christmas this year.

Nights spent at home are longer, darker and cosy ; ambience created by my numerous candles scattered around the Lounge.

I look forward to soaking in luxurious bubble baths before smothering myself in rich body lotions. To climbing into my fleecey pjyamas and fluffy bed socks.

I’ll no doubt find myself engrossed in some serious drama on Netflix , channel 5 Christmas Movie channel or a good book … accompanied by a large glass of Baileys.

Always Baileys .

As it comes, over ice, or in coffee. Either way I’m not fussy.

Nature like a chameleon changes from greens to beautiful shades of burnt oranges and red. Nights draw in and the temperature plummets. Its woolly scarf and hat weather ; my favourite.

My makeup tends to follow suit. My pink lip is swapped for a deep red and my eyes go heavier and warmer.

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S T Y L E | Star Gazing … with WoolOvers

For disclosure purposes this is a paid collaboration with WoolOvers

“I like the night.

Without the dark we’d never see the stars …”

Grab your self a cuppa, light the candles and snuggle up on the settee. It is officially Autumn. Officially Jumper season.

As you may, or may not know, I am a big fan of WoolOvers ; experts in quality knitwear for the past 30 years . Just last month I was asked to choose and feature a couple of jumpers from their Autumn / Winter range on this blog. You can read the full post // HERE

Today by invitation of WoolOvers I am here again to introduce you to a couple more .

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L I F E | Old Fashioned Master Class with Glen Moray

It’s a family affair….

My mum drank whisky & green ginger .

My dad has his either neat or with a little water.

My brother drinks his with … anything !

Me … I like mine with coke.

Whisky has and always will be my favourite. I have recently been flirting with Gin but I always return to my old favourite.

Last week I was invited by MPR Communications to P.U.B.L.I.C in the heart of Sheffield to attend an ‘Old Fashioned’ masterclass in association with Glen Moray Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

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L I F E – in a funk and a little catch-up

I’m in a bit of a funk … mojo less

I mean I’ve not even posted on Instagram for 4 days . Missing in my own mind !!

Thinking and looking back this happens every now and again so I’m not paying it too much attention. No pressure Tracey. I guess my mojo will return when it returns. I guess my brain is frazzled / knackered, it needs some time out… and a lie down on a beach somewhere!

In the meantime I just thought I’d pop on and say hello, give you a little bit of a life update and have a little natter.

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S T Y L E | spotlight on WoolOvers

For disclosure purposes this is a paid collaboration with WoolOvers

Jumper –

  • A knitted garment typically with long sleeves,worn over the upper body
  • Loose outer jacket worn by sailors

Hands up if you love a jumper?

Hands up if jumper season is exciting you. Autumn is my favourite season and while I love summer , I prefer Autumn fashion.

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