Happy Birthday to us

Fragolina-Grape Mini-Cupcake
We can't quite believe it, but we are two years old today. It really does feel like five minutes since Amanda and I were hatching a plan to come up with a blog to appeal to women like us.

We wanted to focus on the things we love; homes, gardens, fashion, beauty, events, shopping and parenting, and initially we were aiming at women over 35, as we felt we were overlooked in the media. But we've found that we also appeal to much younger women too and that actually, it's not about age, it's about a state of mind. Now that the media does seem to have caught onto to the fact that older women are stylish and have a lot to offer in the workplace and beyond, we like to think we were there first.

When we look back on our first posts, we realise we have come a long way. Our style has developed and hopefully we have improved with time. Sometimes things can get a bit hectic when we have lots of work on (not to mention, teenagers and puppies!) but we can honestly say that writing the blog is a joy and never a chore. We hope that shows.

We have plans to re-design the blog over the next few months, add a search button and generally upgrade. We may even add a bit of advertising at some point, as one day we would like the blog to evolve into our day jobs. But if we do, it will only be with brands we think you will like and we promise not to let it dominate the blog or influence our opinions! 

We will be celebrating with a mini cup cake and a glass of something fizzy and will be raising a glass to our lovely loyal readers, all over the world, whose numbers grow every day. You are worth all the hard work and early mornings. Thanks for reading.

Jane and Amanda xx

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