Are pen pals a thing of the past?

Are pen pals a thing of the past? I’ve just 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. Fay is not…

Simply Argan’s beautiful soft 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…

Simply Argan Collagen and Argan Eye Gel

10 % discount code at the end of this post.  Cool refreshing and soooooooooooooo relaxing. A tiny globule of Simply Argan’s eye gel on the tip of your finger massaged around the eyes helps to reduce that ‘I’ve just got up’ feeling. A slim 15ml tube of clear gel that you can carry anywhere is a…

Arbre d’or by Simply Argan

10% discount code at the end of this post. Simply Argan have done it again! and this time with an eau de parfum! a beautiful golden gift for anyone or indeed yourself. A stylish trendy chunky nugget of a bottle with 50 ml of golden liquid ready to spray. Containing their signature argan oil with a crisp…

The Aberfan Young Wives Club

It seemed like only yesterday that my dad made me stay at the dinner table whilst he read from the newspaper the article about The Aberfan Disaster. It was a poignant moment something that had evidently upset my dad as many of the children that had died were the same age as me. So of…

Brideshead Revisted at Grey Mansions.

I must be getting old as I really enjoy Radio Four now. Recently I was beside myself to find Brideshead Revisited being dramatised over five episodes and loved revisiting this favourite book. It made me review my recent Oxford photos and all the time I was playing that sombre music in my head. How easy…

Fit flops are loved at Grey Mansions.

I’m a walker, a walker with attitude and a post menopausal walker at that. I have always suffered sore ankles or toes when wearing in new shoes but Fitflop have changed that for me. I’m a total convert I have walked the entire summer in tropical heat and English rain in flip flop style Fitflops and…

A World Without Down’s Syndrome

I don’t often post about TV but a recent incredibly informative documentary has made me change all that. A World Without Down’s Syndrome opened my eyes up to an incredible debate. I am way past child bearing years so would not have to face screening and indeed when I had my children I can not recall…

Simply Argan FND Intensive Rejuvenation Oil

10% discount code at the end of this post. Open  a bottle of Simply Argan’s Rejuvenation Oil and you are immediately whisked to a casbah deep in the old city of Marrakech and who wouldn’t want that as we enter autumn with a bang. Frankincense, rose and jasmine notes have been blended with organ oil to smooth over…