Rain can take a backseat…let’s all dance in the sunshine!

The new year is nearly upon us, and so I have decided to reflect and learn from the last year. I read the blog post I published  this time last year (click here to read it), and my 2015 objective was to worry less and that I was going to “learn to dance in the rain”!

For me, 2015 still had its occasional battles, personally and professionally. Some I still choose not to share, but a bully in my life, who I thought would never be gone, suddenly became gone. Having been in my life for so long, it took a while to fully digest that I didn’t have to be in their presence ever again. It made me realise how much of my daily worry and life stresses were enhanced by this one awful individual.

FYI Being a bully, an egotistical fool, someone who victimises others and abuses the system, someone who doesn’t lead, inspire or educate and someone who deliberately antagonises , belittles and is mean to others, is not somebody worthy of our effort, friendship or respect.

I do often wonder what will happen if one day I bump in to this particular being…cue Charlotte from Sex & the City “I curse the day you were born!” HAHA!

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Smelling of roses

When you’re buying a fragrance – for yourself, to gift a loved one, or to scent a home – do we really consider or care about the top notes, the middle/heart notes and the base notes? It sounds like musical chords creating the scales of a perfect harmony – which is kind of true when it comes to perfume. I guess creating a perfume is kinda clever?!

Unless you are a perfumer or an established beauty/fragrance writer/reviewer/blogger – most of us only care about the finished smell!

For me, perfumes give us such sentimental value and I instantly recognise fragrances worn by those we love, we miss, and also those special times in our lives.

On a shopping spree last week I found myself wandering around in Jo Malone – trying out new scents and experimenting with new layering combinations – I left with a new candle to enjoy in my home, of a scent that reminds me of a very special time.

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I heart Jo Malone

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