Author: Lorna

With Christmas just around the corner I decided to write a journal of some costs saving tips for this time of year and beyond. KEEP A PRESENT CHEST/CUPBOARD Years ago I discovered that by keeping a present chest/cupboard and buying throughout the year takes the pain out...

The quality of a diamond is determined by 4 things: - Carat Weight - Clarity - Cut - Colour CARAT WEIGHT: A diamond’s weight is measured in carats. The unit smaller than a carat is a point. There are 100 points to a carat. Small stones are usually referred to...

AUTUMN WINTER FASHION 2019 FOR MEN Coats and Jackets - Quilted Jackets are still in fashion. Perfect to keep you cosy in the winter months. Pea coats in heavy wool (navy is a particularly versatile, flattering colour). Camel coloured overcoats (ideally a wool cashmere...

AUTUMN/WINTER FASHION 2019 FOR WOMEN Jewellery – Chunky long and short chains. Very 1970s. Plus large necklaces in anything from pearls to embellished cross pendant necklaces. Large earrings (best kept for the evening). Leather Look – Swing coats, parkas and blanket coats in leather. Wide legged leather...

The National Trust, a charity that preserves historic buildings, forests and gardens in the UK has compiled a ‘Bucket List’ of things to do for Kids. Increasingly, children are glued to their computers, their mobiles or watching TV. They are not spending enough time playing...

According to a US publication ‘Business Insider’, there is a science to producing successful children. Most responsible parents want their kids to keep out of trouble, do well at school and have great careers. Now psychology research has identified a number of key factors that help predict...

A GREAT PLACE TO BUY INEXPENSIVE REAL PEARL EARRINGS, NECKLACES AND BRACELETS (OR ONES MADE OF SHELL THAT LOOK REAL) GO TO: www.ebay.com If you search for ‘Baroque pearl earrings’, ‘Baroque cz pearl earrings’, ‘Akoya pearl necklace’, ‘Keshi pearl bracelet’. Basically – search for different variations of...

There is a wonderful charity called Book Trust which encourages children to read. This of course helps with their development and education. I have donated to them in the past as they are a great charity and provide books for libraries and do fabulous work....