Marie Kondo

The new word for tidiness is KonMari after the Japanese author, Marie Kondo, the title of this post.

Marie Kondo

This woman has changed my life – RESPECT – after a lifetime of being messy, thinking I was ‘too busy to be tidy’, I have realised the fun I am missing out on – being messy, because you are busy, is a bit like ‘not wearing makeup’ – What? You’re too busy to look great?? Sorry – get it right!!
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Art – What does it all mean??

And what about the Turner Prize?


We were delighted to see a wee tribute to my DH… Just joking – we did hear that the artist’s son is called ‘Doug’ but have since read in the Guardian that the piece is actually called after the man with a spade on his head… We were thrilled and confused in equal measure…

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Silk bedding… I am utterly converted…

Silk bedding parcel

I received a beautiful package the other day from the Mulberry-silk bedding company Oosilk

I was sent a pair of gorgeous pillowcases in a thick, satiny fabric, I popped them on my bed and wow, sumptuousness or what…

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Fitness & Food

Not necessarily a natural combination, particularly if you love to eat like I do!

However I was inspired recently to understand how these two things can go well together, with a bit of thought, when I won three sessions with a personal trainer, Rosie MacGlashan.

Off for a fitness session garden cottage gym gym fireplace

I left for my first session slightly nervously, just not knowing what to expect, expecting pain of some sort I guess, but was pleasantly surprised to arrive at her little garden cottage, an oasis of tranquility by the way and find that the first machine she put me on, as a warm up, was very pleasant, a sort of rowing machine. It gave you an all over stretch and certainly warmed me up very nicely.

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Mother’s Day Giveaway…

A lovely idea for Mother’s Day… Whether you need to buy something really good for your own mum or whether you just deserve a little pampering yourself, you will not go wrong with some Beatitude oils!

Rebecca, it’s founder, has recently re-vamped her website, do have a look – it is fantastic stuff and I am having a giveaway to celebrate!

Peace 50ml Beatitude Bath Oil

All you need to do is subscribe to my blog for a chance of winning a free Aromatherapy Bath Oil in the gorgeous Peace fragrance from Beatitude, if you are already a subscriber, tweet or post this message on Facebook –

#Free #Aromatherapy #Bath #Oil from @beatitudeoils for #MothersDay just subscribe to @alisongibb

The perfect antidote to a busy stressful day and the perfect bedtime bath enabling you to drift off to a blissful sleep. This blend is infused with the calming and relaxing essential oils of ylang yang, lavender, mandarin, cedar wood and petitgrain – a delicate floral aroma with herbal, woody undertones.

Just a few drops will bring you Peace every day!

The winner will be announced on Mother’s Day and there is an amazing 15% discount for all readers of her-indoors for the whole month of March! Just enter the code her-indoors