In the bleak midwinter!


Gosh, just looking out the living room window. It’s 3pm and I can barely see the the bottom of the driveway! (Trust me, it’s not that long! The driveway that is!)

So gloomy and foggy. Having just had a touch of winter sunshine, I have absolutely no cause to complain, but I just can’t wait for March!

Possibly as it’s not my absolute favourite month of the year – as I love the summer – and with the build up to Christmas etc etc, but there is something very optimistic, I think, about the month of March.

Several reasons:

  • Spring is in the air
  • The daffs put in an appearance
  • The clocks ‘spring’ forward
  • There’s just a general feeling of blowing away the cobwebs, as it were!

Clogau daffodil charm - 651183I love pretty pieces of jewellery to mark the change of seasons, like this gorgeous daffodil charm from Clogau. I love the subtle mix of metals to show off the flower’s corona (thank you Google!). It’s a wonderful gift too, especially if your friend or family member has a charm bracelet.

This year Easter is in April, and that’s another time I love – not just because of all that chocolate – but Easter Monday is always a day where the whole (and now extended) family get together! Always good fun (especially when Danny dons the bunny ears and does a Secret Easter Bunny egg distribution!).

But I digress, January isn’t even finished yet and I’m nearly at the May bank Holiday!

So, what do we have to distract you in the interim period?

Well, if your mattress has seen better days, or you’re just after a bit of extra comfort, it could well be as you’re reading this we have a Magniflex Today’s Special Value.

Magniflex Today's Special Value - 805833A merino wool mattress topper, every bed in this house has one – they’re amazing!

Later on in the week, on Saturday 4th, we’ve got a fantastic set of 20 plants and four planters to help you kick off your summer garden. Make sure you tune in throughout the day to join our gardening expert Richard Jackson, he always gives the most handy expert tips and advice!

And taking us back to clearing out the cobwebs for spring, our Morphy Richards offer on Tuesday 7th will be welcomed with open arms! The steam iron has a fantastic ceramic surface which glides over your fabrics and a huge 2.2L tank – the only problem is you’ll have no excuse when it comes to getting the ironing done now it’s so easy!

Well I’m off to visit my lovely niece Louise and the kids now.

Have included a couple of wee pics that were taken over the Christmas period. Sophie is just adorable and, like I said, little Josh looks just good enough to eat!

Here’s the evidence!

My adorable little ones

Take care you lovely lot!
Anne xx


  1. Susan January 31, 2017 at 7:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne, I’m loving another blog from you! I just love your voice and natural personality! You brighten my day! I totally adore spring too. So love the flowers and the lambs. And the positive air! Even if it rains! Where did you go for winter sun? Italy? Good to hear from you and hope the kids are well. Absolutely gorgeous x

  2. Mrs Judith Dunster January 31, 2017 at 8:30 pm -  Reply

    Hope you had a lovely hoilday x

  3. Christine February 4, 2017 at 5:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne Can’t wait till March my birthday and anniversary is in March. It was Easter at the time and clocks went forward when we got married brings back happy memory’s. The bulbs are up as well.Spring Summer is getting there.

    Take Care X

  4. Elizabeth Keenan February 5, 2017 at 1:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne, we bought the mattress topper last year for extra comfort really good.
    Sophie is a little cutie pie as is Josh, we have a granddaughter called Sophie.
    Springtime is my favourite time of the year, it’s so good to see the snowdrops peeping their heads out of the ground MAGIC.
    Take care and always enjoy reading your blogs.
    Much Love
    Elizabeth X

  5. Anne dawson February 15, 2017 at 3:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Susan,
    Great. Hear from you as always!! Went to St Lucia for the winter sunshine……have to say……absolute paradise!! Won’t be heading out to Italy till April..(and that’s to pay some bills, open the windows and dust the cobwebs off!! Lol)
    Do stay in touch. You’re always so very kind with your comments.
    Anne xx

  6. Anne dawson February 15, 2017 at 3:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Judith,
    Don’t think we’ve spoken before? Lovely to hear from you and yes the holiday was fabulous thank you……..but like all good things though…..absolutely flew by. Still very grateful for the chance of some warmer weather!! Stay in touch 🙂
    Anne xx

  7. Anne dawson February 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Christine…….I just love your comment… has spring, Easter, daffodils and sunshine all over it!! I can almost hear your excitement 🙂
    Happy birthday and anniversary if we don’t speak before.
    Anne xx

  8. Anne dawson February 15, 2017 at 3:27 pm -  Reply

    Ah Elizabeth,
    Lovely to hear from you again and thank you for your delightful comments about the kids!! How old is your little Sophie?
    Yes I’m getting all excited as we move towards springtime… is indeed such an uplifting time of the year!!
    Speak soon.
    Anne xx

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