My love for unique watches plus win £100 off your very own JORD watch

I love an accessory, for me they make the simplest outfit stand out, I love jewellery, watches, shoes, scarfs and bags. a clutch bag, handbag or even a cute back pack can complete a look. Take the larger items away, and it comes down to the jewellery. I am currently in the process of designing a gorgeous white gold, diamond, opal and ruby ring with a fabulous designer, I cannot wait to see it all finished.

Unique-watches-JORD

Along with gorgeous fine jewellery, I love unique watches. My brother in law has a watch collection that most would be envious of, with various designer brands and lots of different styles. However what he does not have in his collection yet, is a wood watch, I do! When I first received my gorgeous wood watch from JORD, my brother in law was among the first people to notice it, which didn’t surprise me.

Ooh, I love unqiue watches

The lovely people at JORD got in touch recently and asked if I would like to choose one of their watches and give my readers the chance to win £100 towards their very own unique watch by JORD. I choose the Cassia, in walnut and rose gold. It’s one of the watches designed for ladies, they also have a unisex collection and mens collection.

When I was first looking though the watches that JORD designs, I was quite surprised to see so many different designs. The Cassia stood out to me straight away. It has a more delicate style strap and the very current rose gold watch face.

My gorgeous new watch looks perfect with so many outfits, teamed with jeans and a plain t-shirt and pumps it even looks great for an evening out with friends or my hubby. It’s so versatile it will be worn all of the time.

For me I love that within the links there is a a hint of rose gold, it just finished the whole watch off for me. Safe to say my Brother in law is putting a JORD watch on his must have list of watches.

If you would like to win £100 off your very own JORD watch, click here to enter. You have until the 19th August 2018 to enter. Good luck.

 

*This post is made in collaboration with JORD. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Wooden Wristwatch

 

Warm bath towels even in the summer….. yes please!

So, the UK is having an unusually hot summer so far. I’m sure that once the school holidays kick in it will change. During the summer most families will turn off the central heating, it’s just not needed and therefore saving those extra pennies over the summer helps for the winter fuel bills. The one thing I miss about having the heating off, is warm bath towels. After you have got out of the shower or bath and you wrap a cold bath towel around you, just isn’t the same as fluffy warm towels. Also they just don’t dry as easily with the heating off, so they need washing more often…. just what I need extra washing!

best-heating-dual-fuel-radiators

Did you know that you can get duel fuel towel radiators? I didn’t but how fabulous is that? It’s perfect for drying the towels and warming them up during the summer months. It’s something we will definitely consider adding to our dream bathroom, hopefully in the not too distant future.

Duel fuel towel rails come with a couple of different options. You can get them designed purely for warming your towels, to add that bit of luxury to your bathroom. Or ones that are designed for heating your bathroom as well. You can even just buy mini ones that would make for lovely hand towel warmers.

Duel fuel towel rails from Best Heating

Best Heating have a fabulous range of duel fuel towel radiators, I thought I would share with you my favourite one. I just love this Terma Zig-Zag, silver vertical heated towel rail. It’s super modern with the geometric pattern and I can see this in any sleek white bathroom. It also comes in a various different lengths and also in white, so you can find the perfect place for it in your bathroom whatever the size or style.

Have you thought about having a duel fuel heated towel rail in your bathroom? I think they are a fabulous idea. Roll on forever home and dream bathroom.

 

*This post is made in collaboration with Best Heating. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Dog Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

I love visiting the Lake District, a couple of years ago we took the children up for a week. Yeah, it rained the whole time we were there but even through the rain, it’s a beautiful place to visit.

Dog Friendly Cottages

During our stay we visited a few national trust properties and wondered around the little towns. The Beatrix Potter World was fabulous, we had a wonderful time there. We enjoyed learning a bit more a Beatrix’s and her world of friendly animals. It is more than worth a visit if you are heading to the Lake District.

We had stayed on the edge of Lake Windermere, we enjoying looking out across the water and in the evening seeing all of the lights from houses, made it a little bit magical.

In our house, we have two dogs a crazy cocker spaniel and a sprocker spaniel, they actually didn’t come away with us to the Lakes before. However this year they came with us for a week for the first time. It was lovely to take them away with us and it’s something we will now do again when we holiday in the UK. However it is not always easy to find dog friendly cottages.

Some of our closest friends only ever take holidays that are suitable for their dog, they have even found properties with swimming pools that allows the dog to swim in. It’s amazing how dog friendly some properties can be.

Good Life Lake District Cottages have 35 different properties that cater for dogs, I have put together a few of the ones we would love to stay in with our dogs.

Dog Friendly Cottages

Wayside-Cottage-dog-friendly

Wayside Cottage in Ambleside, is a postcard perfect cottage. Just the place I look for when booking a cottage holiday. It’s fairly traditional interior style, suits this grade II listed cottage. Sleeping 6 people and welcomes 2 dogs, it’s also only a mile walk to the nearest pub.

fell-view-dog-friendly-cottage

Fell View in the village of Elterwater, is a lovely converted workshop. It is however set up some steps, so it might not be suitable to everyone or even much older dogs who struggle. Sleeping 6 people and 2 lovely pooches, there is a pub just around the corner. Perfect for popping round in the evening for a drink or a bite to eat.

Brathay-loft-dog-friendly-cottages

Brathay Loft is perfect for a little romantic get away. It only sleeps 2 people and allows 2 dogs but it’s perfect for a weekend away walking and enjoy some quality time together. Every couple needs some ‘us’ time. I would love to take my Hubby here, for a couple of child free nights way. The Brathay Loft has everything you would want for two people. A mile away from the nearest pub and set near the bank of the River Brathay. Beautiful.

Knipefold-barn-dog-friendly-cottages

Knipefold Barn is hidden in the village of Outgate and has stunning views across the fields. Knipefold Barn sleeps 5 people and welcomes 2 dogs, it is a lovely spacious property with a 5 star rating. It does however not allow children under the age of 6, so for us this is something we would have to wait another 18 months before we could stay. It is lovely and would be something we would consider in the future.

Good Life Lake District Cottages, have lots of other lovely places to stay on offer. However with having 2 dogs and being a family of 4, these are my top picks. What do you think?

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*