As you know, Annabel and I love sharing great ideas with you. The internet is almost unimaginably vast and so it’s not unusual to feel swamped with information. As two everyday sixty something women, we like to think we can take some of the legwork out of Googling by letting you know the great things we – or our likeminded friends – have found.
BIODEGRADABLE READING GLASSES
These eco friendly reading glasses are made by a family business called Wapta and are available in two unisex styles in either Black, Crystal or Dark Navy. The stylish frames are hand-layered from a cotton-based acetate and are 100% eco-friendly, 100% biodegradable and 100% recyclable. Wapta put £1 from every purchase towards to offset carbon emissions. Free UK First Class delivery. MORE INFO
READING GLASSES MAGNET & SILK WIPES
This nifty little magnetic holder and pure silk glasses wipes are super soft to the touch. Ideal to wipe your glasses down, the texture of Patra’s pure silk glasses wipes will ensure a streak free surface. A great way to look after your glasses. MORE INFO
EXQUISITELY WOVEN TOTES
These lightweight tote bags are handmade by artisans based in Indonesia using discarded plastic from water bottles. So they are durable as well as really attractive. Easy to clean and available in various attractive colours and in medium and large sizes. This is no ordinary tote, you will love it!
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HOMEWARE, CARDS & STATIONERY
Lottie Murphy’s background in illustration and love for simple yet detailed design, led to the creation of her colourful cards, stationery and homeware collection.
With an eye for quality and attention to detail each product is proudly made in the UK, using the finest FSC certified boards and fabrics made to last. MORE INFO
FABULOUS HOME FRAGRANCES
I’ve long been a firm fan of the Apothecary range at M&S. The fragrances are great quality and rather unisex ie not sickly sweet. Prices are very reasonable – £5 for a decent size room spray for example. Range includes hand and shower wash, soap, hand cream, pillow mist, pulse point oil, candles and diffusers. Best news is that this range is obviously going down a storm with M&S customers as the range has recently been considerably expanded. Top notch. SHOP NOW
IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST
We’ve mentioned these Super strength Vitamin D pills before, but as we think giving our immune systems a boost is so important in these uncertain times, you’ll forgive me for mentioning them again! Almost 4000 people have given 5 star reviews.Best seller from Healthspan. 60 tablets £3.95. MORE INFO
SOFTEST SUEDE LOAFERS
Handmade in Portugal by master shoemakers, these Calla loafers are super comfortable and super chic. They have a 1cm hidden heel, a cushioned and arch supported insole and a non slip sole. Designed to conceal even the largest bunions, these are a must for anyone who appreciates true comfort. OMG these shoes are comfortable (whether or not you have bunions). And what about that soft beautifully stitched red suede? Just the pop of colour we need on our feet! MORE INFO
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