Spotlight on: Five Dot Botanics – Minimal, Botanical Skincare

May 10th, 2020 clay mask, Eye serum, face mist, face serum, shop small, Skincare, SPOTLIGHT, Sunday 7 Bean 25 min read

[AD – this post does *not* contain any affiliate links, nor was payment received but I have received some gifted products; all words and opinions relating the products are my own.] Well Hellooo! I’ve had quite a blog hiatus, haven’t I? In fact, the entire planet we live in has changed, as we all enter week 8 (or week 10 in our case…) of lockdown…


Shop Small – The Small Indie Xmas Gift Guide 2019 (PART 1)

Nov 24th, 2019 Gift Lists, Small Talk, Sunday 7 Bean 39 min read

Hello! It’s that time of year guys… we are fast approaching the biggest shopping weekend of the year: Black Friday is coming. Which means, in my bid to support the little guys out there, who really struggle to compete with the big guns out there, at this time of year… I usually publish a Small Business Gift Guide as an anti-black Friday ‘protest’ I suppose….


Sunday 7: I wore it again

Nov 17th, 2019 Small Talk, Sunday 7 Bean 16 min read

Hello! Forgive me readers, for it’s been a few weeks. Again. {Insert all the roll eyes emojis here. And then some.} This time, I have no excuse for my blogging break, no massive family stuff going on or this or that… It’s been a few weeks simply because… I guess without the ‘touting’ of new wares, I just can’t imagine my blog will be that…


Sunday 7 – Sustainability and Kids

Sep 29th, 2019 Sunday 7 Bean 18 min read

Good Evening, Hope you’ve all had a lovely week, without getting your spirits too dampened with the heaviest of rainy downpours we’ve experienced across the country…? My week has been entirely unremarkable. Just the way I like it. Today I thought I’d try and tackle the minefield that is sustainable kids clothing. This is *not* a blogpost full of a whole bunch of links to beautifully curated,…


Sunday 7 – The End of #SlowFashionSeason (& Back to Buying New…?)

Sep 22nd, 2019 Sunday 7 Bean 17 min read

Hello, And welcome back to your Sunday 7 and yet again, I welcome you back after an unplanned blogging break of 3 weeks (… I think?!) As I’ve said many times before, blogging/instagramming is a creative little outlet for me, both of which I enjoy immensely, but the past few weeks of #RealLife has been *very* demanding and well… something had to give… … much…


Sunday 7: An Interview with Hannah Rochell from En Brogue

Aug 18th, 2019 Small Talk, Sunday 7 Bean 28 min read

Hello! And welcome back to another Sunday 7! If you read my Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination blogpost a couple of weeks, you’ll know that my Sunday 7 title was named after the day of the week & time of the day (7pm!) the blog was published on. I’m afraid the old format, of looking at 7 ‘new-in’ pieces, a Stinker of the week as well as a…


Sunday 7: What I’m taking on Holiday to Normandy (Clue: there’s nothing new…)

Aug 10th, 2019 Sunday 7, Travel Bean 12 min read

… and indeed, nothing that you wouldn’t be taking on holiday with you, that you wouldn’t take on a UK Staycation! Hello! A second post in just one week: I know! I am spoiling you, huh? And although this isn’t one of my traditional “Sunday 7’s”… it is a Sunday blogpost, right?! Anyhow, what am I looking at this week? Well, you can’t move for…

Sunday 7: How slow is your fast-fashion shopping habit? Take the Test!

Jun 30th, 2019 Small Talk, Sunday 7 Bean 2 min read

Hello! How’s your sunshiny week been? Whether you love or hate the heat, there’s no question… we’ve all been hankering after a bit of summer, haven’t we? And as roasting hot as it was yesterday, it was short-lived… and as of today, we’re probably at a more ‘acceptable’ level of summer and I for one am *loving* it! Following on from last week’s Seven Ways…


Sunday 7 – Seven ways to Slow Down your Fashion Shopping Habits

Jun 23rd, 2019 Small Talk, Sunday 7 Bean 17 min read

Hello! It’s been a busy few weeks in the Threads household – how are you all? The mammoth 40th party for Le Husband, which frankly, took more organisation than our wedding… is done, dusted and was a great success… There have been a great many other family needs… just life in fact, which have been pulling and tugging at me and as a result, my…


Sunday 7 – Simple, Versatile Classics

Jun 2nd, 2019 Sunday 7 Bean 19 min read

[AD – there are some affiliate links in this blogpost] Hello! And welcome back! Another two weeks in-between blog posts seems to have become habit… apologies: I can only assure you that the stresses and struggles which come from looking after elderly olds, and a young family don’t just vanish overnight; illnesses seem to linger; free time is spent ferrying the olds around, or visiting…