In the last few months I have fallen Downward Dog over heels for Hatha Yoga. I used to be a Pilatina but yoga has stolen my heart and a couple inches off my waist!

The first few sessions were spent in uncomfortable tight leggings which cut in all the wrong places. I found myself fidgeting during some poses and my tush felt exposed. BAM Clothing Grace Yoga Pants have elevated my yoga practice to another level and brought a complete sense of calm and freedom of movement.

They are INCREDIBLY soft. I have to tell you that in capital letters as this is serious softness not to be missed. The fabric is a perfect mix of Bamboo Viscose, Organic Cotton and Elastane and the cut is beautifully high-waisted and hugs my curves like a dream.

Soft, stretchy and unbelievably comfortable, the pants have a loose fit through the leg for unrestricted bending and stretching (if you try yoga in regular trackies, they will roll down your calf pronto). The supportive double-thickness waistband and ankles have gathers for a nicely fitted and flattering effect. And have I mentioned the hidden inner third pocket? Moisture managing and kind to sensitive skin, they also have a UV protection rating of 50+ –( ideal if you take your practice outside in summer ).

Grace Yoga & Pilates pants are currently on sale and they come in 4 fabulous colours.

If you would like to read more about the BAM ethos and where their bamboo comes from, this is a truly fascinating read . I am delighted to be wearing a responsibly sourced garment to my yoga practice (and sometimes on my sofa as these soft babies are tough to part with!).

Do check out the rest of the range for the world’s softest bamboo garments (even socks and underwear).

New Year, new you, just make in BAM bamboo!

Petra XOXO


The market is saturated with CBD products, but it is quality I go for. If a CBD oil is suspiciously cheap, it means the strength will be well, weakness. You will be paying for a diluted product which will leave you unsatisfied.

Why CBD?

CBD ranges from potential benefits for treating chronic illness to supplementing general health and well-being. In my opinion it is excellent for fibromyalgia, insomnia and anxiety.

I am a keen CBD user (nope, it doesn’t get me high) and have tried oral drops, body balms, sexual wellness creams, bath salts, vape etc…I got several go-to brands on my roster and Infused Amphora is one of them.

I have finally got my mitts on their High Strength CBD Oil Drops – they come in 4 variations at 30ml. Mine is called Inspire to help me boost creativity (my next book isn’t going to pen itself) and to relax me. This potent citrusy yet earthy flavoured formula contains 6000mg of CBD (yes, honey!).

Infused Amphora’s 6000mg High Strength CBD Oil Drops are seriously potent for ultimate effectiveness! Each full dropper contains 200mg of pure CBD extract, plant-based terpenes and MCT oil to help you meet your wellness goals quickly and conveniently.

It is also made of 100% organically grown hemp. Quality over quantity always.

Get yours here £99.99


I am a huge fan of CBD oil, but I am also a brand and packaging snob. Lady A Anytime Tincture 750mg caught my eye; the luxe white bottle endorsed with a gold letter A screams premium. And the delicate orange flavour melts this tincture in my mouth without any bitterness. It is as smooth as the results. The drops deliver calmness and take the edge off my busy mornings and help me relax when going to sleep. Organic, vegan and gluten free, the tincture is a simple and effective way to add CBD to my daily wellness routine.

The handy 15ml bottle with a glass dropper fits into my coat pocket nicely too.

Lady A Anytime Tincture £60

Another amazing product from Lady A range is an Everyday Healing Balm that comes in a pretty glass jar.

I suffer from fibromyalgia which manifests itself with tension in my muscles and causes body pain and fatigue. This creamy 300mg CBD infused balm is heavenly. I rub it into my neck before going to bed. The soothing scent is a marriage of lemongrass and ginger. This magic potion gently warms up my skin and the CBD penetrates deep to target pain and tension. My sleep is deeper too. And of course, I add a drop of Anytime Tincture under my tongue for a double treat.

Lady A Everyday Healing Balm £40