Being An Instagran – The Weekly Post


My week started off with a bit of excitement. I featured in the weekly Woman’s Own Magazine. It’s available to buy until Tuesday if you would like to have a nose? Being labeled an Instagran isn’t the most flattering of titles! but hey, I was still really happy to get featured there. As far as blogging goes Instagram has to be my least loved platform. Having said that I’ve met some really lovely people from all parts of the world and I love that you can chat online to anyone anywhere at any time.


Instagram has to be my least loved platform. Having said that I've met some really lovely people from all parts of the world


I’m surprised they chose me actually considering my account is quite small! If you want to take a look at my Instagram grid and stories, you can find me here. It was lovely to see Nikki Redcliff featured too. Nikki’s account is amazing, full of vintage beauty. I did a photo shoot with Nikki a couple of years ago and she is soo beautiful and a lovely lady.


Not many ootd Instagram shots were taken this week!


Instagram has to be my least loved platform. Having said that I've met some really lovely people from all parts of the world


It’s been so wet and windy here in London! ni-on impossible to take any outdoor shots for Instagram! I recently spotted some snakeskin trousers that I fell in love with and then I remembered that I had these ones that are very similar that I’ve had for years.



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A wish list. Dreaming of sunny days



There are so many lovely pink colours in the shops. I nearly bought the tailored shorts from Reiss last year. They are still calling me! I must prefer a good pair of tailored cut shorts over casual.

The pink patterned bag ( mother’s day if any of the children are reading!) It’s very similar to the new Dior collection and will go great with the new Pink Blazer that I plan on wearing a lot.

I also really like the satin skirts that are on trend at the moment. They look great with a jumper and I really like the wrap design on this one over the bias cut styles that show every lump and bump!


New skincare to try and a skincare hero to replace



I have recently been gifted the new Caudalie Resveratrol Lifting Cream. I have just replaced my Premier Cru Serum and I’m soon to replace my favourite exfoliator. It took me a long time to find the perfect exfoliator and this one is amazing. Totally recommend! I’m looking forward to trying out the cream. I need all the lift I can get!




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A long-awaited arrival for the new room



Finally, my new guest bed arrived. The final piece to finish off the first room. A bed in a box, a clever idea indeed. You lift the flap and hey presto a proper little single bed pops out!

I’m adding in my latest film that gives you a room tour of the finished room. I would love to hear your views on my ideas. Our bedroom is very nearly finished and we have progressed into the hallway adding new doors and frames. It’s been so messy, I can’t tell you! But I’m looking forward to sharing with you.


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  1. March 28, 2019 / 3:56 am

    I’m not sure if the name Insta-Grans are the best one. But I’m sure that you deserve the recognition, Laurie. I’m so happy for you. o)


    • laurie
      April 1, 2019 / 7:41 am

      Thanks so much Anna. The hard work is paying off finally xx

  2. March 27, 2019 / 6:39 pm

    Congratulations on the feature! I love Instagram, although ironically, I don’t use it very often. I love all of the pink this spring, and that bag is fantastic. 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

    • laurie
      April 1, 2019 / 7:43 am

      Thanks so much Amy. If you can just dip into the App every now and then it’s great but unfortunately, it’s something you need to do in this blogging world. xx

  3. March 26, 2019 / 10:25 pm

    Pink is everywhere this year isn’t it? congrats on the feature too 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      April 1, 2019 / 7:44 am

      Thanks so much Stephanie xx

  4. March 25, 2019 / 3:26 pm

    Congratulations on being featured in Woman’s Own! I love the snake print trousers! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      April 1, 2019 / 7:45 am

      Thanks Emma. The trousers were a slow burner in the wardrobe but I love them now xx

  5. March 25, 2019 / 8:42 am

    Congrats on the article Laurie! Will be interesting to know if it brings you lots of new followers. I think there are more ladies out there and interested than currently participating! The bed looks great -I love the idea of it being a nice piece of furniture and the bed pops out! And I love those snakeskin trousers. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday.

    • laurie
      March 28, 2019 / 8:07 am

      Readership has been good Gail. Not a huge one-off herd of followers but a slow trickle and it’s certainly made a difference. I just hope they come back. And yes, where are the uk over fifty bloggers? we need more! xx

  6. March 24, 2019 / 9:40 pm

    Laurie! You’re featured in a magazine. That’s fantastic. I quite like ‘Instagran’ through I think it’s needs to sound much more glitzy and sophisticated with you in it. I’m loving that special bed box you have. It’s a gorgeous colour and you would never know a single bed was in there! Thanks for joining us for the #dreamteam xx

    • laurie
      March 24, 2019 / 11:24 pm

      Thanks so much Annette. It’s good to get featured and it’s certainly a welcome boost for the blog xx

  7. March 23, 2019 / 3:30 pm

    Congrats on being featured in a magazine! That is truly exciting. Oh gosh, I just LOVE those snakeskin trousers… I haven’t seen anything like them and I love how you styled them!


    • laurie
      March 24, 2019 / 11:25 pm

      Thanks so much Carrie. There are quite a lot of stores here in the Uk stocking them. xx

  8. March 23, 2019 / 12:37 am

    I am enjoying all of the pink items on your wish list. I’m still loving it too this year. I’m wanting to buy a blush handbag that I passed on last year, but can’t find one that hits all the points I’d like it to. Congrats on being an Instagran, I think it’s kind of fun and a compliment.

    • laurie
      March 24, 2019 / 11:28 pm

      Thanks so much Kim. There are so many lovely Pink and Blush hue’s out there. I love how feminine this summers trends are xx

  9. jodie filogomo
    March 22, 2019 / 1:03 pm

    That’s so wonderful you were featured, Laurie!! Congrats and how totally exciting!!
    I love those snakeskin pants!! Funny how we rediscover things we already have.

    • laurie
      March 28, 2019 / 8:08 am

      Thanks Jodie. Yes, I’ve had these trousers for a good couple of years. I thought they were too out there for me at first xx

  10. March 21, 2019 / 2:04 pm

    Thanks so much for linking up with us at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 33! Shared ♥

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:21 am

      Thank you! xx

  11. March 21, 2019 / 10:18 am

    Congratulations. I had no idea you were so famous. I do like the snakeskin trouser outfit.

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:23 am

      Hello Anne! No not famous at all! Just a small feature in a mag. I’m happy with the exposure it gives to my little blog though. Thanks for stopping by xx

  12. March 20, 2019 / 11:46 pm

    I love the outfit you’re wearing in the first photo. And congrats on being featured in the magazine. That’s amazing! #AnythingGoes

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:24 am

      Thanks so much, Michelle. Thanks for stopping by xx

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:27 am

      Hi Karen xx

  13. March 19, 2019 / 10:47 pm

    Congratulations, great feature! #dreamteam

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:28 am

      Hi Isabel. Thanks so much xx

  14. March 19, 2019 / 11:11 am

    Congratulations on being featured in the mag, Laurie. Totally love how you look in these tight pants and pink jumper. You are one super stylish grandma. Love what you’ve done to your rooms

  15. March 19, 2019 / 4:14 am

    What an amazing feature! I don’t think they should use that word. I mean you are a fashionista and it has nothing to do with age girl! What a neat feature!

    • laurie
      March 19, 2019 / 8:20 am

      Thanks so much Ruth. Gran or Glam, so long as I know I’m trying my best. That’s all that matters xx

  16. March 18, 2019 / 10:25 pm

    Laurie, you are the most stylish and glam Intagran I can think of! You always look amazing, congratulations on the article. I will pop across and have a look at the room reveal, Im sure it will look fabulous

    • laurie
      March 19, 2019 / 8:28 am

      Thanks Kerry. Nearly finished the second room now. It all takes so much time! xx

  17. March 18, 2019 / 6:55 pm

    Congratulations and mazel tov to you on this esteemed selection! Wow! #mixitup xoxo

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:25 am

      Hi Lisa. Thanks so much. I’m really pleased to get some exposure for the blog. It’s worked out really well xx

  18. March 18, 2019 / 12:20 pm

    Love the outfit, and the feature in the magazine – wonderful! I can see you in the pink shorts – i can see them being very popular this year. Have a super week Laurie – my internet has been down since last week, so resorting to using my hotspot – once i worked out how to use it! x Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:27 am

      I feel your pain, Jacqui. Nothing worse than no internet. Pink is going to be my chosen colour this year. xx

  19. March 18, 2019 / 10:24 am

    Well done on being featured! 8 grandchildren is wonderful, they must give you a lot of pleasure #creativemondays

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:31 am

      Thanks, Louisa. They give me enormous pleasure for sure. I have to keep the bank balance topped up though! So many birthdays now in the family! xx

  20. March 18, 2019 / 10:08 am

    Congratulations on your achievement, being featured in a well known magazine is fantastic, I have made the local paper a few times #anythinggoes@_karendennis

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:32 am

      That’s fantastic Karen. It’s good to get a little more exposure to our blogs xx

  21. March 18, 2019 / 8:50 am

    Oh WOW Laurie!! That’s amazing – congratulations. You look fantastic in the article! I can’t believe your trousers are only £16! You make them look so expensive – you are so stylish my lovely! xx

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:33 am

      Thanks so much Maria. I’m a huge bargain hunter and get more joy out of finding them than just shopping new in xx

  22. March 17, 2019 / 9:35 am

    Congretulations!! And what a organised room! Especially the shoes! You should see how I storage my shoes…..pretty embarrissing. Enjoy your Sunday! Perhaps there will be a bit sun, so shootings it will be!

    • laurie
      March 19, 2019 / 8:29 am

      Thanks, Nancy. I had shoe boxes piled near to the ceiling! I feel liberated I must say! xx

  23. March 16, 2019 / 6:41 pm

    Fantastic! Great write up in the ‘womens Own’ Lorie. Also, love the video – you have made me realise my wardrobe needs a good clear out and some order restored.

    • laurie
      March 16, 2019 / 10:56 pm

      Aw, Thank you. Glad you enjoyed. You should see the rest of the lace though! xx

  24. March 16, 2019 / 12:40 pm


    Congratulations on the InstaGran write up!
    You represent us so beautifully!
    Love the video of your guest room!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    • laurie
      March 16, 2019 / 10:56 pm

      Thank you so much Robin. That is so lovely of you to say that. Just doing the best I can xx

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