Ginger Mum Column: Three counties in bloom

Our resident lifestyle blogger Amanda, aka Ginger Mum, shares her favourite discoveries during lockdown and talks about her new e-zine.

OK, we are over halfway through the year already, have spent a funky chunk of it indoors, but slowly, surely we are finding our new normal.

Did you ever think you’d appreciate the simplest of life’s blessings quite so much?

Me neither. Making sure I make every single minute of every single day count from here on in!

I’ve loved the ingenuity of many of our local small businesses as they cut their cloth to suit the new way of life.

Following on from some of my recommendations last month, we’ve enjoyed some other gems which I’d like to share with you and hope that you will want to join me in supporting them from here on in.

Food wise, we enjoyed a deliciously decadent takeaway courtesy of Calcutta Brasserie. A bit far out from us but it was delivered within an hour to our delight, and every morsel was more enticing than the
one before – a taste bud tick!

In terms of spreading joy, my favourite discovery of lockdown that I spotted (on a friend’s Facebook page) is Harding & Bloom, with the prettiest florals I’ve seen in ages, making little deliveries of colour and joy all over our three counties.

Find them on Instagram or on their website at

Oh, also, bit of an exclusive here for you, the lovely @socalval, @thewardrobedit and I have launched our
e-zine, for all things Herts, Beds & Bucks.

Please do check it out. We are so excited to showcase the jewels in the crown of people, places and businesses in our lovely part of England. If you are socially savvy, we are on Twitter and Instagram
under the same name @luxe3c too!

Did I mention it’s my birthday this month? Turning my lucky number 47 in the craziest year to date!

Might celebrate with a socially distanced get together with my girls, with a bit of luck.

Take care and stay safe, see you in August with whatever that may bring!

Don’t forget you can follow my daily musings on my Instagram stories over @gingermumstyle

This feature was published in the July 2020 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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