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Monday, 28 May 2012


Sorry there was no blog last week. The reason being that I was on holiday. I always take this week off in May as it's Chelsea Flower Show week, and generally I seem to have good weather! Remember that for next year if you're planning some time off in May!

As it was so hot last week it got me to thinking about how to keep cool......! I got searching on the Internet and came up with these tips. Hope some of them prove helpful to you!

Wear lightweight, light-coloured cotton clothes. Heat is trapped by synthetic fibres, but cotton absorbs perspiration and it's evaporation causes you to feel cooler. The light colours reflect the sun's radiation.

Eat small meals and eat more often. The larger the meal,the more metabolic heat your body creates breaking down the food. Avoid foods that are high in protein, which increase metabolic heat.

Run your wrists under a cool tap for five seconds each every couple of hours. This is because a main vein passes through this area and it helps to cool the blood.

Eat spicy food! Although this may be the last thing you fancy in the hot weather, curries and chillies stimulate heat receptors in the mouth, enhance circulation and cause sweating, which cools the body down.

Women should replace their usual body moisturiser with a cooling Aloe Vera aftersun product to use morning and night. This will help to lower your skin temperature.

Drink Chrysanthemum Tea. Practitioners say chrysanthemum is a cooling herb which clears the head.

Slow down and avoid strenuous activity which will stimulate your body and raise its core temperature. If you must go jogging, do it during the coolest part of the day, which is usually before 7am!

While you're out, keep house curtains drawn to stop it heating up like a greenhouse.

You may be longing for a cold beer or a chilled White wine spritzer. But you should avoid alcohol because it dehydrates the body. You are better off with mineral water or low-sugar fizzy drinks. Also avoid drinks with caffeine such as coffee and colas, these increase the metabolic heat in the body.

Take a tepid bath or shower just below body temperature, especially before bedtime. Although a cold shower might sound more tempting, your body generates heat afterwards to compensate for the heat loss!

Sleep on a feather or down pillow with a cotton pillowcase. Synthetic pillows will retain heat.

Sit back, close your eyes and picture snow. Research has shown that the body reacts to these daydreams, reducing its overall temperature!

So hopefully armed with these tips you'll keep nice and cool on these sweltering days. Keep thinking those cool thoughts.....!!!!!!

Look forward to seeing you all in the shop after my week off. Those cool clothes are flying off the shelves don't wait too long before you come in!!!!!

Monday, 14 May 2012



Just when I was wondering what to write about this week and coming up with zilch I decided to trawl the net and see what I could find to liven up your week. And here is the result.

I found this on an American website and some of it will make you laugh, some pull your hair out and some make you think "WHAT".....
I came up with a few choice answers, but I'm sure you will come up with your own!

Every woman knows that shopping has a relaxing effect and this is exactly why we love it so much.

1. When women shop for clothes they feel better than when they have to buy kitchenware and domestic goods.

2. Women who shop for over 17 hours a week and spend over £100 are slimmer and healthier than those who spend less time in stores and spend less money.

3. Woman think about shopping as often as men think about sex! 74% of women admit they think about shopping every minute ie 950 times a day. Two out of five women claim they are shoe and bag addicts!

4. Women-shopacholics have fewer wrinkles and feel much younger than women who dislike shopping.

5. The majority of women who love shopping are more confident and suffer less from depression.

6. During an average lifetime a woman spends 25 184 hours 53 minutes shopping.

7. A woman spends around 48 hours 51 minutes looking at shop windows during a year.

8. Women that do shopping a few times a week are usually in a better mood than women who only shop at weekends!

9. Woman spend more money on clothes for a holiday than on the holiday itself.

10. The most bought items by women are jeans, t-shirts and tops.

Well what did you make of those? I have got several answers for all those points!!!!!!!!!
Hope they cheered you up on another dank old day!!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


Well I expect you are all feeling as blue as I am after the Bank Holiday weekend, how disappointing. I stayed indoors and even lit our log fire, I mean log fires in May!!!

The shop is looking really cheerful at the moment.

Last week we had our new range of jewellery and bags in from Spain, they would certainly brighten up any day.
The necklaces are long with fantastic ceramic beads, glass beads, leather, nickel free metal and fabric. We also have earrings to match the necklaces. Their rings are adjustable which is a godsend,how frustrating is it trying to find a ring that fits? Bangles come in every colour under the sun. And to top it all of they are very reasonably priced!

Our Nancy Mac dresses and cardigans are now here, I've put some of them in the window this week. My favourite fabric is the Poppy, it just makes me think of summer days walking through a corn field with poppies growing around the edge of it. We had this made in three different styles so there is something for everyone and something for every occasion . Pop in and have a look before we sell out, they would be perfect for that drinks evening, wedding, christening, out for dinner or to the races. Hurry up!!!! We cannot reorder the Nancy Mac dresses!

Oohhh and our Owen Barry suede and leather bags from Somerset are to die for! I want one in every colour!! What would my husband say! We regularly get new colours in of these as they make them to order. So if there is a particular colour you are looking for ask and we can check their colour swatches and get one ordered for you. If they have back up stock we get them within a few days, if they have to make them it can take up to four weeks. But they are all made in Somerset!!

I feeling a bit more cheerful now having written about all the lovely things I've got in the shop to look at! Might just have to stop writing and go and try on a pair of Toni Pons espadrilles!!!!!!!

Come on sun we know you're there somewhere!!!!!!