Happy Friday! For me, it’s a proper Feel Good Friday as English Mum is a whole ten years old this weekend! I can hardly believe it’s been ten years since we moved to Ireland and, feeling lonely and homesick, I started recording my thoughts and feelings on this, my little corner of the internet. Since then, English Mum has grown so much, creating a fabulous career for me (I could never have imagined in my wildest dreams that I’d end up writing for Cruise International and The Guardian, speaking at World Travel Market and appearing in Sainsbury’s adverts!) and picking up quite a few loyal readers along the way.
Win Coco Bay vouchers for you and a friend
All these years later, I still hope the mix of news and updates from our home here at English Towers, gorgeous clothes and lifestyle bits, travel tales, family recipes and all the other little simple pleasures that I love continue to resonate with you guys. I always aim to make it a place where you can grab a cuppa, sit back, relax and catch up from time to time. To celebrate English Mum’s big day, I wanted to do something really special, and team up with a brand that I believe genuinely reflects the same feel and lovely laid back luxe lifestyle/travel vibe that I aim to achieve with English Mum. Take a bow, Coco Bay! I love that Coco Bay was created in 2003 by twin sisters, Anna and Belinda from the spark of an idea for creating a customer-friendly site where women can find sophisticated, flattering, mix and match beachwear and buy it from the comfort of their living room (I’ve long mentioned the hideousness of trying on swimwear in changing room mirrors), supported by great customer service with a really personal touch.
I also really wanted the giveway to be based around Instagram: it’s where I feel most at home at the moment, and I know I’m not alone in feeling that it’s the most supportive and creative social media outlet.
How to enter
So what do you need to do to bag yourself a £100 voucher to spend on all this loveliness? Just pop to Instagram, follow @cocobayswimwear and @englishmum. Leave a comment on my Coco Bay Instagram picture (posted this morning) and – as a lovely bonus – tag a friend who you think might love Coco Bay‘s gorgeous beachwear too. The winner, chosen at random, will win £100 gift voucher for themselves and another £100 gift voucher for their friend.
So whether you’ve been a reader for ten minutes or ten years, this is for you. Thank you, thank you for your support, your lovely comments, your Instalikes and your Twitter chats. Here’s to another ten years or so, eh?! xx
Terms and Conditions
Usual English Mum terms and conditions apply. The winner will be chosen at random. This competition closes on Friday 12th August at midnight.
**THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – CONGRATULATIONS TO INSTAGRAM USER SHANNON WHO WON £100 VOUCHERS FOR HER AND A FRIEND! **