Hello one and all!
Isn’t all this glorious sunshine an absolute joy and delight! (Apologies… isn’t it strange that we always assume the weather is the same everywhere? I do hope it’s sunny wherever you are too!!).
Well of course as we approach this weekend the focus for many will be on Mother’s Day. A time where we can celebrate and remember our mum’s whether they are still with us or sadly no more. My mum would have been 97 years old, and still hardly a day goes by where she’s not in my thoughts. I have so many wonderful memories of her right the way back from my early childhood.
I can remember being only about three or four years old and every day I would watch her putting on her lipstick before taking me to nursery. She would always finish by turning the lipstick the other way around and then pretending to apply it on me. I thought I was simply the bee’s knees with this little daily ritual!! They do say that our sense of smell is very closely related to the memory, and I also remember the fragrance of “In Love” by Norman Hartnell as we engaged in this wonderful morning routine (only those as old as me will even remotely know what I’m talking about). It was a favourite of hers when I was very small, only to be overtaken in slightly more prosperous times by Chanel No 5!! (I can be transported into her company in a nano second if I get a whiff of that!!).
Well, it’s this Sunday that we get to remember our mum’s. I have a slight complaint though as to the choice of date this year! The day after we lose an hour by the clocks “springing” forwards?!! How outrageous that we should lose out on that extra hour’s lie in this year! I’m working this Sunday with my usual 4am start, which will now feel like a 3am start to the day… really will need to have an extra early night on the Saturday!!
Of course it will be made much easier by bringing you my favourite line from the Gatineau range, in the form of an incredible Defi Lift Today’s Special Value (TSV)! Going back to my mum for a second… she had wonderful skin in terms of lines and wrinkles, but her issue was lack of firmness with the great enemy of gravity taking its toll on her jawline. I’m afraid her daughter has the same issues, but I do find this range really does help with this enormously. Having said that, they have had a number of years to perfect their craft in terms of anti-ageing, as we are now going to be celebrating their, wait for it… 90th anniversary!!! Nearly as old as my mum would’ve been, were she still with us. 😃
I’m very excited to be bringing you a whole hour of Gatineau on Saturday at 11am. This weekend however, really starts with a bang on Friday with a superb fashion event. At the helm is an absolute stonker of a TSV from Kim & Co which I am so looking forward to showing you. Yes, she’s done it again ladies. This time with a fabulous spring jacket!!
Now I know this is going to be popular so I would encourage you to get in early (I’m just wondering what the stock levels will be by the time I show it to you in the 9am show!!). Incidentally, Monday sees another great fashion TSV, this time from Monsoon.
It may mean that if you’re buying any of the above as treats for mum this year, that they will get there a bit late… but honestly, would you complain? I know I wouldn’t (not meaning to issue any heavy hints out there whatsoever 😉)!!
In the meantime, if you need any immediate inspiration out there you cannot go wrong with what’s in my top pic – flowers are always a winner, plus perhaps the odd homemade scone or cake to accompany a delicious afternoon tea? (Thanks to the KitchenAid sitting behind the said flowers 😊).
In any event, have a wonderful day all you fabulous mothers out there… and don’t forget to recoup that hour we’re all losing at some future point in time. You deserve it!!! 🥰