Sitting here while the sun shines brightly through the window, it’s hard to believe the temperatures dropped so low last night that we had a frost! Mind you central heating helps in warming things up I find! 🙂
Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my last blog. I really enjoy hearing about your lives, and how you would have spent your Christmas when you were a child. It sounds like the good old cardboard Advent calendar was a firm favourite too in the 60s and 70s, but I know if there’d have been a chocolate one available then, I would definitely have coveted it.
Thanks too for your continued support with the book – 41 reviews to date of which I am very proud and also very grateful. I even got a mention in December’s Berkshire Life, which was a lovely surprise! 🙂
Lucy has bought me the Snaffling Pig Company Pork Scratchings Advent Calendar, so I can avail myself of these delights every morning in December and then breathe pork fumes over everyone for the rest of the day! I love pork scratchings almost as much as I love pork crackling. Years ago at a wedding where they had a hog roast I ate two crackling baps, and Colin remarked the following morning that it had been like sleeping next to a roast pork loin!
Far nicer fragrances to conjure will be coming your way this Sunday when we celebrate all that is beauty, with a magnificent Molton Brown TSV! I have to admit to being slightly obsessed with this brand because they are so clever when it comes to blending fragrances. I’d never even heard of oud before I was introduced to their Oud and Gold body wash – wow! The epitome of all that is exotic, moody, warm and sensual – the eau de parfum is fabulous too. It took me to a place mentally I’d never been before, but was certain I’d want to revisit.
Anyway, back to the big TSV, and being the savvy brand Molton Brown are, they’ve put together two options that will include four products: two body washes, a hand wash and a hand cream. All you’ve got to do is choose between the Floral collection or the Fresh. It’s an amazing price at £34.98 (or two Easy Pay instalments of £17.49) and you can purchase it right now!. I know, it’s a heck of a saving, having been reliably informed by Jemma Forte, our gorgeous guest, that were you to buy either of these collections directly from Molton Brown you’d have to pay £74! Bargain! And just think of all those Christmas presents still to buy you could tick off your list.
So to break it down a little, included in the Fresh collection is the Bracing Silverbirch Body Wash (300ml), 300ml Serene Sandalwood and Coco Body Wash (300ml), Refined White Mulberry Hand Wash (300ml), and the Coco and Sandalwood Hand Cream (40ml). If you choose Floral – which is the collection I have sampled – you’ll be treated to Dewy Lily of the Valley Body Wash (300ml), Vanilla and Violet Body Wash (300ml), Heavenly Ginger Lily Hand Wash (300ml), and the Blossoming Honeysuckle and White Tea Hand Cream (40ml). It’s a bit like having the sense of summer all year round.
I completely appreciate how difficult it is to make a choice when you can’t actually experience these fragrances before you buy, but with the extended money back guarantee until 25th January 2019 if you’re gifting, you get to sample these as they should be – in your bathroom, in your shower, in your own home, or maybe away for the night somewhere special.
I’d say, if you like to be pampered with soft and slightly sweet fragrances – a hint of vanilla, magnolia, freesia, violet and the warmer cardamom and ginger – then the Floral is for you. But if you prefer to invigorate your senses with bergamot, vetiver, clary sage, and thyme with maybe a hint of the soothing jasmine then definitely choose the Fresh. You can gift them individually if you prefer and there’s definitely more than one that would suit the guys in there. I’ll be with Jemma at 7pm on Sunday so we can go through it all again for you.
I’m keeping things a little shorter this blog, as I have a lot more news for you in December, so until then, I’ll leave you with the photograph I meant to include last time of a beautifully clear sky at dusk… Certainly haven’t had many of those this week!
Til next time,
With my love,