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Thursday 5 March 2020

"Time for a Cuppa" - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
Hope all is well with you.
How's your Spring wardrobe shaping up?  I've purchased a few pieces and will be sorting through my wardrobe soon, just so I can check up on what I need to fill in any gaps and get rid of things I haven't worn for a while.  I'm excited to see what's coming into the stores too, it's nice to see the new season fashions arrive and find out what's 'on-trend' & what I like & more importantly what I might buy!

With Mothers Day just around the corner and me feeling slightly very guilty that I won't be here (I'm going for a cheeky skiing weekend), so I figured it would be neat to spend some time with my mum.  As the years go by I realise more and more how special my mum is.  I appreciate all my time with her but don't spend anywhere near as much as I should.  It's just 'life' gets in the way sometimes.  We are planning another weekend away this year similar to when we went to Rye last year with my sister.  It's something we all enjoy doing and really make it special.
It's all about quality time though isn't it, if you can only spare an hour or so having a cuppa surely that's better than nothing!  I love popping to mum's for a chat, we always talk about old times, the family, what we've been doing and what she's been up to.  She's always busy and has a club night or evening dinner planned three or four times a month!  Her social life is better than mine!!!

Did you know from 1st - 8th March it's 'Time for a cuppa' campaign?

This is a sponsored post, however all opinions and comments are my own.

Mum is enjoying her life now after having a difficult time looking after my step-father who suffered in his last years with Vascular Dementia.  It's a horrible illness where the person is robbed of their life - suffering confusion, loss of memory & eventually not knowing who family and loved ones are.  It's so very sad to witness, and I'm sure my mum sheltered us.  She never moaned & It must have been so hard and painful at times but she carried on, what else could she or would she have done? She would never have let him go anywhere. 💗

Did you know from 1st - 8th March it's 'Time for a cuppa' campaign?

“We’re raising awareness of dementia and the great work that Admiral Nurses do. Help us fight this disease by engaging your mind and having a #cuppathatcounts. This post has been sponsored by @welbeing_ who will be supporting Dementia Admiral Nurses by giving a charitable donation to Time for a Cuppa 2020 @dementia_uk.” 

Here's the two of us enjoying a cuppa with biscuits - Chocolate at that 😋

Welbeing offer a really impressive Personal Alarm Service, giving independence to not only dementia sufferers and their families but people living with disabilities & diabeties. They can help people who might have had a fall or are needing medication prompts.

Quoting from their website ...
The personal alarm service is a quick and simple way of getting help at the press of a button if you have an accident or emergency in your home.
We provide a 24-hour, 365-day monitoring service giving you the freedom to live your life independently knowing that you can get help when you need it.

How it works ....
  1. Simply press the button on your pendant or alarm unit when you need help.
  2. Talk to our helpful operator through the speaker in the base unit.  If they can't hear you they will get the appropriate help.
  3. We will contact your nominated key holder (relative, friend, neighbour) or the emergency services if necessary.

I'm not too sure exactly what we were laughing about here - but we certainly giggled like school girls along with Esther Ruby too - something along the lines of maybe swapping tea for an alcoholic cocktail - lol.

Sharing special times with my mum is something I'm so lucky to do - and if you're fortunate enough to have mum, dad, aunt, uncle or a favourite friend to share a cuppa with then I'd thoroughly recommend it - after all spending time with someone you love has so many benefits on both sides and if you have fun when you do there's no harm in it because

 "Laughter really is the best medicine"

I'm not sure my mum would have taken the help Welbeing offer, but it's so reassuring to know it's an option now.

I must add my Nan lived to her 100th year, so I think my mum has a few more years and experiences to be had and judging by her calendar she's way too busy and just hasn't got the time!!!!! Lol.

A fond memory of my step-dad with my mum some years ago. #family #love #bond
Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP party.

Last week's favourite post is from Laura - I Do deClaire is sharing a darling skirt that I can't get out of my head!  It's just so different and I'm searching to find a copy!  Do let me know if you find one!

Now let's start linking up.
Here are some guidelines.
Please follow your host on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Link up your fashion and beauty posts, other topics allowed.
We all like to get compliments, so please leave a nice comment when visiting a blog or two.
Also link back to Mummabstylish blog post.
You could also share the love on social media.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thank you to Esther Ruby for taking photos, and also a big thank you to my mum for participating in today's blog post.
Catch you again on Monday.
Bye for now. X


  1. What a lovely photos! A weekend away is so special isn t it! Enjoy!

  2. Such a lovely post Jacqui and photos to treasure xx

  3. I love this...the pictures of you and your mom are absolutely beautiful!

  4. Jacqui, this is a beautiful post and special photographs. And a good initiative to promote. We are going through it and the admiral nurses have been very helpful. It is a difficult time for us xxx

  5. You two look like you have a wonderful time together and that is such a gift!

  6. What a great cause to raise awareness off and so lovely you could capture this special time with your mum on camera :)

    Hope that your week is going well :) Thanks for the link up!

    Away From Blue

  7. Such a beautiful post! And these pictures are priceless.

  8. Jacqui, what an amazing campaign and these photos of you and your mum are just beautiful! Cherish these moments, for sure, my friend!


  9. It's so sweet to see you with your Mum. It looks like you may have gotten your fashion sense from her <3. These photos are really special.

  10. I love these pictures with your mom!

  11. What a great campaign! Love seeing these beautiful photos of you and your mom!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  12. Hi Jacqui!
    I think that product is so important. My FIL has the same dementia and I know it can be hard to watch and see what is happening to your loved one. So important they have this service. Love the pictures of you visiting with mom. My mom and I enjoy a good cup of tea when we are together ;-)
    jess xx

  13. Beautiful photos Jacqui. My mum lives a long way away so don't see her as often as I would like, but spending a few days with her for Mother's Day. She also had a better social life than me!

  14. Thank you so much for featuring my outfit from last week! My grandmother has dementia and this is such a wonderful initiative!

  15. Love this post Jacqui. Your photos are beautiful :) Thanks for hosting.

  16. What an amazing campaign! My husband's grandfather had dementia. Love these photos of you and your mom <3


  17. This is such a useful and informative post. To see pictures of you and your mum is priceless. You made me smile too. Have a wonderful day.


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  19. My father was a college professor. He developed vascular dementia after having a hemorrhagic stroke at 68 When he died at 74, he'd had several more strokes and also developed congestive heart failure. He was wheelchair-bound and at the point when he was admitted to hospice, his legs were bloated with edema and the lower leg area was purple from lack of circulation. He was a very big man with the mind of a frightened child. He mistook events on TV for real life. He still knew who we were but he was very agitated and miserable. It was a mercy when he passed. People who haven't been through it think that I'm callous when I say that, but I know that he was miserable and there was no hope for a reversal of his condition.

  20. What a fabulous post Jacqui!!
    It's so wonderful you mom is still around and you two can enjoy time together.Along with raising awareness for such a sad disease.


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