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

A Mother and Daughter Bonding Opportunity

Wasn’t sure whether to call this post the above, or ‘Skiing whilst approaching the Menopause’ or, ‘Making the Most of Budget Ski Accomodation Interiors’…?


I have just had a wonderful week skiing in the French Alps with my 14 year old daughter. We very sadly left Doug and her brother behind, due to exams on Matthew’s part and went off, just the two of us, to Tignes.

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My Support Network

When I was a mother of small children I went to lots of ‘Mother and Toddler’ groups. I would not say ‘I learnt how to parent’ at these groups, but I certainly learnt a lot about parenting and small children. Now I run a small business, I have found myself attending business groups with similar reliance and enthusiasm.

Business group

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