Do you walk your coffee?!!!!!

Arrrrrrrr I think I am going to have a tantrum Whilst out walking today along the beach I noticed lots of people walking their dogs…..and also lots of people walking their coffee cups! What’s with everyone needing to walk along with a polystyrene (or something similar) cup, can they not walk and then get a drink? Lots…

Wendy Craig – a national treasure!

Opening the ‘Weekend’ section of the Daily Mail I clapped eyes on Wendy Craig sitting in her ‘haven’ in a cosy cottage in Berkshire and an immediate smile broke out over my face. Why was I smiling? – well she was always the warm comfortable mother figure in many a sitcom as I  was growing up in sixties…

Mother’s Day

So it’s Mother’s Day in the UK, some like to refer to it as Mothering Sunday but I believe over the years it’s become more common to call it Mother’s Day. This can be a specially poignant day for many mother’s as they are unable to buy a card and give flowers in person as…

Roarrrrrrrrrrrrr into Sunday afternoon with Tiger Gin

Sunday afternoon is the quintessential time for lovers of gin and tonic and now The Grey Traveller can add Tiger Gin to the list of approved gins for this quaint old fashioned habit that has become in fact very on trend. Gin is it! and Tiger Gin has IT big time.   Fragrant and with a hint…

A chat with author Angela Britnell

Thank you very much to Angela for agreeing to feature on the Author Chat’s strand of my blog. Angela a romance writer lives in Nashville, Tennessee the home of country and western music but originally hailed from Cornwall in the south west of England.  I asked Angela a few questions about what she likes to read…

Are pen pals a thing of the past?

Are pen pals a thing of the past? Some time ago The Grey Traveller listened to Peter Tinniswood’s Pen Pals on Radio Four’s I Player with the lovely Jane Lapotaire and Lorelei King. The drama opens with Jane’s character Fay in a flap as her childhood pen pal (Beth) of many years proposes a visit from Florida to Bristol….

Roarrrrrrrrrrrrring into Saturday night with Tiger Vodka

Oh my the tigers are out, the secret is out and now Tiger Vodka is out. Ostensibly The Grey Traveller is a gin drinker but this girl has turned! A few chunks of rough ice, a sliver of lemon, slimline tonic and the tiger…… oooh wow, smooth and zingy at the same time. So much zing and warmth it…

Snail mail versus email featuring Sincerely Kate

 In my recent pen pal post I asked the question ‘are pen pals a thing of the past’  I was puzzled do they no longer exist? Well Sincerely Kate  of USA responded and said “Though with the internet it’s considered old-fashioned and inconvenient now, I still have been writing pen pals for the past decade and it’s been my…

Simply Argan Facial Scrub

10% discount code at the end of this post. Simply Argan facial scrub surprised me, it was so soft, so unlike other exfoliators which I have used. It is very gentle on the skin and a joy to smell with its fragrances of lavender and geranium. The signature argan oil is blended with olive kernels and…

Watercress Body Wash at Crabwell Manor, Mollington, Cheshire.

It’s the little things in life that touch us here at Grey Mansions and the little thing that has touched me recently is The Natural Extracts Body Wash with watercress which I used at Crabwell Manor Hotel and Spa in Mollington, Cheshire. Try as I might I can not source this product online? It’s a lovely fresh feeling body…

Simply Argan Oil and Honey Hand Wash

10% discount code at the end of this post. Just tried Simpy Argan Oil and Honey Hand Wash and this is what it is like! Thick Creamy Golden Soft Fragrant Rich Luxurious Fabulous Why do I think that? well………. a little goes a long way, it’s soft on your hands, smells nice, lathers well, feels good and…

Argan and Violet Infused Shampoo and Conditioner

10% discount code at the end of this post. Simply luxurious are these two hair care items from the Simply Argan stable. Opening the shampoo for the first time this morning I was taken back to my childhood as I got a whiff of violets and Parma Violets sweets came to mind. With retro and vintage being…