The saying ‘like mother like daughter’ is no truer than with me and my mum. I find myself becoming more like her every week. I recently had to stop myself from barking at Puppy Daddy ‘do these gloves belong here? No, go and put them in your room’, then thankfully managed to bite my tongue before the words came tumbling out. And her phrases aren’t the only thing I’ve inherited; I got her hips, her love of baking and her affinity for candles. So when a selection of PartyLite candles arrived in the post recently, you can imagine my glee.
My mums house always has at least one candle burning. Sometimes an oil-burner, sometimes a big pillar candle. I guess that’s why I now have an ample supply of tea lights in the cupboard at all times. There’s something so comforting about having candles burning, especially if they’re scented. And it’s not just the smell; I love the warm light, the ambience.
When I’m not buying them for myself, I buy them as presents. Candles make the perfect gifts. They can be personal – especially if you know the person’s favourite scent – or a thoughtful alternative to flowers. They last for hours and are suitable for all budgets – from the luxury Jo Malone and Neom, to ones you can pick up at the supermarket. [Read more…]