Thursday, 1 December 2011

Psst! I'm guest-posting at The Bottom of the Ironing Basket

Ah Lovelies, all 444 of you! Thanks for your encouraging comments on my last post about my little tutorial on making an erasable whiteboard. Sooo much has been happening on Planet Baby since then that I haven't had time to post about it! I've had experiences which have made my heart sing, tested my mettle, excited me and pushed my boundaries. I'm *dying* to share them with you. 
But for the moment, I'd love you to pop over to sweet Simone's delicious blog, The Bottom of the Ironing Basket, where I guest posted here on Tuesday. See, here's one of the photos in my post of us all!
Simone is a gorgeous soul who has one of the prettiest, most inspirational blogs around. She lives in London with her husband and two young children. She writes engagingly about her life as a mum, what makes her heart sing and interesting snippets which always delight me. You can read more about her here - I urge you to have a peek if you're looking for an uplifting yet honest blog which always delights.

She's a Francophile like me (she pops over to Paris often and then posts about it, to my utter delight), fashion lover (just look at some of the sensational dresses she's posted about here) and collects quotations like me which she shares so readily and joyfully. Here's just one of my favourites (I couldn't find the source). 
I always look forward to Fridays for her 'Friday fabulousness' posts - have a peek at them here. She finds the most mesmerising photos which can be both exquisite and thought-provoking.

She and I have bonded quite closely over the past year as both our Dads' health has declined - she shared her feelings so openly that I was instantly drawn to her genuineness, dignity and huge heart.

She's also friends with one of mine, the wonderful Melissa from Miss Sew & So - they met for the first time in London on the weekend which Melissa has posted about here. How I would have loved to join them!

A while ago, Simone came up with the brilliant idea of spending November posting about 'Wellness and Wellbeing', interviewing women from different backgrounds in health, beauty and fashion, testing out products and beauty treatments, defining what wellness means to each of us and giving away beauty and health products.

I was so flattered to be asked to contribute to the project and have really enjoyed the interesting and varied posts throughout the month. You can read them all here.
Do click here to read her post about her thoughts on 'wellness'. I can relate to so much of what she says and suspect you Planetarians may, too.

So please pop over here to read my post and tell Simone that I said hello. And then, if you're so inclined (I'd be chuffed if you did!), maybe you could scoot back here and let me know what you found over at Simone's. Go on - enjoy yourselves!

I'll be back soon to fill you in on all the other exciting things which have happened this week. Promise! 


  1. What a terrific series Simone is hosting at the moment and your post is just wonderful.

    Your voice is strong and clear and I share your love of 'pick me up' treats too.

    Happy day!

  2. My my you've been a busy wee button! And you have me very keen to hear about the next happy instalment. Love that quotation card above. Words of wisdom we should all take on board. (So says she typing away at that keyboard!) xx

  3. I will head over and take a peek at Simones blog! Lovely written post:)

  4. morning lovely- had a very hard day yesterday- the loss of a school mum- so i need a lot of JANE and a lot of SIMONE today...just the remedy....

    & for the record- the sooo gorgeous Simone ain't flying out to us- think we may have to plan that meeting for Paris-

    you reading this Mrs.A???? ;)

    Melissa (Miss Sew & So)

  5. PS- just left a comment on you amazing piece at

    i begged forgiveness at coffee with her in London- and you know what she did- hugged me her...xx

  6. err...that was forgivness for not getting mine finished and to her...she just hugged my *time-poor* worries away from

  7. Oh that family pic Jane... melts my heart :o) I'm off to check out Simone's blog, it looks utterly divine from the sneak peek you've given here :o) xo

  8. Oh my. You are all gorgeous people. Thankyou so much for your kind comments on my post. It took some effort but I'm delighted you enjoyed it.

    Melissa, that is such a shocking loss. Sending you a huge ♥, Sweetheart. Hang in there. J x

  9. Make that 445! : ) Thank you for visiting my blog and for following me too. It was how I was able to find you - your blog is just delicious and inspiring! My children are a little older but I have enjoyed my little browse here this afternoon. Lovely post. Thanks again, I look forward to following you.

  10. Oh Kim! Thanks so much for hopping aboard our planet. I'm delighted to have found you as well, thanks to gorgeous Anna, and so pleased you're enjoying what you've seen here so far. Isn't this bloggy caper fun? J x

  11. Doing as i'm told & going to visit Simone now, love Posie

  12. I know you'll love her, Jennie! J x


Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, you gorgeous soul. You've just made my day! J x

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