Food

Winter Comforts

Winter Comforts 0

I have a confession to make. I LOVE winter. As everyone else starts lamenting over the dark evenings and chilly temperatures, I secretly love snuggling up under a duvet on the sofa, digging out my thick tights and woolly hats and seeing my breath in the air. This may have something to do with having spent much of my childhood growing up in the Mediterranean where we had little in the way of seasons- it’s slightly colder in the winter but I definitely remember spending a number of Christmas days in jeans and a t-shirt. So proper cold weather is still something of a novelty for me- as is really warming, comfort food and drink. My list of Christmas presents for friends and family nearly always includes a cookbook, and this year is no exception. More

Love Your Tummy!

Love Your Tummy! 1

In my job as a personal shopper for My Style Companion I work with a LOT of women, often getting to know them on a rather personal level. Over the years I have come to learn that a common issue a lot of us girls suffer from is dreaded ‘IBS’. Not only does this condition make you feel unhealthy and sluggish, but IBS can take over your life when it comes down to the knock on effect that IBS has on your confidence and even down to what you feel comfortable wearing (physically and emotionally)!! The tummy has definitely been an area of the body that a lot of women have wanted to change.

So over the past 10 or so years I’ve suffered terribly (as many of us girls do!) from severe ‘IBS’ as the doctors refer to it as.  After countless visits to doctors and hospitals, with no joy at resolving the issue, I’ve further developed as a result of this condition, some hormonal problems (the joys of being a woman) that have affected my weight, skin, hair, not to mention the fact that I just generally most of the time feel rather rubbish. Talk about not feeling yourself :(  More