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Here’s my staying at home wellbeing kit, even though at present I can’t stay at home, as I’m a doctor needed to help treat patients.

I’m not sure what it is with loo roll and us Brits at this time of crisis.

I decided not to buy at the supermarkets, instead I bought a box online. Introducing you to ‘who gives a crap’ toilet paper.

Admittedly they are more expensive than the rolls you would find at the supermarkets, but I feel they are good value for money, and for a great cause.

The toilet rolls and their wrappers are made from recycled paper, and 50% of the sale profits are donated to help build toilets for countries in need. They are 3 ply, super soft and look so pretty too.

The wrappers can be reused as gift wrap or for creativeDIY projects. Another thing flying off the shelves at the moment are alcohol hand gel rub. Here are two lovely smelling ones.

The Aesop Ressurection Rinse free hand wash has the required 60% alcohol content for being antibacterial and costs £7. It smells divine, with Mandarin Rind, Rosemary Leaf and Cedar Atlas.

Talking about hand gel rub, I thought I’d show you my Byredo Suede hand gel which smells amazing with notes of Bergamot, Lily of Valley, crisp amber and Pear. However, the alcohol content here is only 30%, so not anti-bacterial or anti-viral. Being a doctor, you can imagine how raw my hands are now from hand washing after seeing Covid 19 patients.

My go to hand cream is Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm. It smells amazing, with Mandarin Rind, Rosemary Leaf and Cedar Atlas. Scent is an essential component for wellbeing, as you can see, from what’s in my bathroom cabinet. There’s no denying that I’m a real Jo Malone fan. At this current climate of high anxiety, I say it is all the more important that we treat ourselves to something special.

I really love Jo Malone’s new Lavender range, with their pretty lilac caps.

The Lavender and Coriander cologne , an aromatic scent of English Lavender is bolstered by the striking note of coriander.

If you are having trouble sleeping, then you may want to consider the calming Lavender and Musk pillow mist.   Talking about scent, the bathroom deserves some aromatherapy too, to help calm our nerves. I’ve been using Simple Goods’ toilet cleaning range which smells of Geranium, Lavender and Patchouli.

These products clean extremely well, but I’m unsure if they have ant-viral properties. Last but not least, keeping the air at home fresh and pure is important for that sense of wellbeing. This Brid air purifier from Atellani is great for hayfever sufferers.

Finally, hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Wishing you all a lovely evening and stay safe and well.

( All photography and styling are by Little Big Bell)

Pink stair runner for my Victorian house in London. I’ve always wanted one for the stairs in my entryway.

That dream came true last week, when my newly ordered Off The Loom – Pretty Pink –Morden stair runner from Bowloom arrived. pink stair runner It’s made from 100% pure New Zealand wool in a 3 ply yarn and feels super soft and luxurious to the feet. pink stair runner Doesn’t it look wonderful? My hallway now looks complete, with the added bonus of warmth and happiness. hallway lights from Curiousa and Curiousa I can now see how the “Before” looked much colder. pink stair runner from Bowloom The pretty pink of the stair runner really pops against the pink floral design of my Graham and Brown Bloomsbury wallpaper. Morden pink stair runner The whole process of ordering to the final fitting from Bowloom was seamless.

It only took a few hours to install, and was done so professionally. This happy colour really brings a spring to my step.

It’s soft touch, non slip texture has certainly muffled the noise of going up and down the stairs too.

The weave is beautiful and doesn’t appear to bobble or pile. It also vacuums easily. If you fancy getting a pretty pink stair runner, or indeed any other other designs, then I highly recommend Bowloom.

They have over 60 years experience in the manufacture, design and installation of carpets for both residential and commercial projects.

My Victorian hall and stairway now feels complete. Hope you like it too?

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. I will be back with more interiors post soon.

( All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The Morden runner and installation were provided by Bowloom).

Willow ottoman bed As I write this post, my daughter is travelling back from university for a week’s break. She has not yet seen her bedroom revamp, and the new Ottoman bed.

I can’t wait for her to experience her new Button and Sprung Willow Double Ottoman bed in a Pale Rose Linwood Juno fabric.

My daughter, like I, absolutely love pink, hence it was the chosen palette for the room. ottoman bed with storage I’m sure I’m not the only mother who struggles with minimising clutter.

With my daughter being away at university, this was the perfect opportunity to revamp and refresh. Willow ottoman bed from Button and Sprung When I saw this double Willow bed at Button and Sprung’s showroom, I knew it was the one.

Prior to this, my daughter had a white wrought iron bed.

Since she spends a lot of time in bed watching You Tube, Netflix and even writing her essays on the laptop, that wrought iron headboard couldn’t have been that comfortable for her. under bed storage with the Willow ottoman bed That plush pillow headboard on The Willow bed was one of the winning features influencing my choice. Believe me, it’s super comfortable, just like a sofa. Back to the the decluttering.There were books and note folders in the room forming an unsightly pile, which I proceeded to place into storage boxes. These gorgeous heart prints above the fireplace are by Hannah Carvell. The piece de resistance of this Willow Ottoman bed is its storage space under the mattress.

The bed easily opens up with a tug and lift using the pink strap at end of the bed.

The gas strut mechanisms help propel the bed up and holds it in place. Finally, I could hide those storage boxes away, without having to take up more space. So cool right? That plush pillow headboard is so tempting. Now the bedroom is looking spick and span. I can’t wait to see her reaction when she comes home. I’ve also placed some fresh new linen bedding, with a spritz of Lavender to calm the senses. A huge thank you to Button and Sprung for the wonderful ottoman bed that has made my daughter’s room.

(bed was a gift from Button and Sprung)

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