Christy’s #MyGiftToHer : A Thank You To My Mother

Hello everyone!

The people at Christy got in touch to see if I wanted to write a post about a special woman in my life.  They sent me this gorgeous pamper package of two fluffy bathrobes (embroidered with the initials of my choice!) and a bottle of champagne to share with that woman, as #MyGiftToHer.

I am lucky enough to have been able to surround myself with amazing women, who have been there for me every step of the way.  Who inspire and encourage me, who make me laugh until my belly hurts and who support my many bonkers ideas and ventures.  But of course it is my lovely mum that leads that tribe of women, and I cannot thank her enough for all that she has done for me.  It goes without saying that I thank her for all she did for me whilst going through childhood, but what I am most grateful to her for is for guiding me through the stormy waters of the teen years and of course adulthood.  Comforting me when I had my heart broken by a complete rat when I was 19; supporting my decision to move to Manchester at 21 to move in with a boyfriend and find my fortune(!); helping me to create the wedding of my dreams when I was 28.  Guiding me through the complete baffling confusion of having my own baby at 30, and again at 32; helping me pick up the pieces of my life at 37 when my then husband broke my heart and the following inevitable implosion of our marriage.  Helping me turn this dark, dirty and dingy house into my beloved home, and encouraging and supporting me when I made the decision to follow my dreams and go freelance last summer.  What can I say, it’s been a wild ride!

By some complete miracle, and with a lot of help from my friends and family, we managed to steer my ship out of those murky waters, and here I am today, a woman who is beyond happy, who is independent and on (most) days feels like a lioness!  I only hope I can be the same pillar of strength to my own daughter when she has to negotiate the same stormy waters.  I think I can.

So, thank you Christy, not only for the lovely pamper package, but also for asking me to sit down and write this long overdue thank you to my mum.  Mum looks at my blog and Instagram every day, but I’ve told her to not peek until Mother’s Day as I didn’t want to spoil the surprise!  (Mum – we can have the champers next week when I see you! xx)

Tamsyn x

(This post is sponsored by Christy.  All views are my own!)



  1. 23rd March 2017 / 11:08 pm

    What a wonderful and poignant thank you to your Mother! It’s amazing the strength we women can garner at the most desperate of times, but sometimes you just need an old fashioned hug from your Mum to make it all feel a little better – regardless of how old we are! The robes look so fluffy and warm, and SO luxurious – almost like a cosy hug themselves – I hope you both enjoy them on Mothers Day! xxx

    • tamsynmorgans
      28th March 2017 / 7:58 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely words Paula, so true! My parents are visiting this weekend so I can’t wait to give mum her robe (and share the bubbles with her! :D) xxx

  2. Julie
    24th March 2017 / 2:56 am

    What a lovely tribute to your Mum Tamsyn. Mothers are just great aren’t they …. the most underpaid job in the world but the one with the most rewards. Those robes do indeed look beautiful.

    • tamsynmorgans
      28th March 2017 / 7:59 am

      Thank you so much Julie, they really are, I feel so lucky xx

  3. Samantha Allen
    26th March 2017 / 6:56 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to your Mum.

    I am going through dark, and murky totally out of my depth waters myself at the moment – the same that you have experienced. Sadly my parents are no longer with me, so I am going this alone with my two sons who are grown up now, not easy as my eldest is disabled through illness and my youngest is at University and is Autistic so life is …..

    I absolutely love reading your posts on IG and you inspired me to buy the book Botanical Styling which has given me a lot of peaceful, quiet time for just a few minutes each day, I keep reminding myself I am not going mad!!

    Thank you for your beautiful posts that you share everyday on IG – Samantha xx

    • tamsynmorgans
      28th March 2017 / 8:02 am

      Dear Samantha, thank you so much for your comment, I am so sorry you are going through such difficult times at the moment…I know it may seem like there is no light at the end of the tunnel, but you will make it and you will be fine, us women are stronger than we realise.
      I’m so very happy to hear that you have bought that book, it’s so beautiful! Thank you so much for enjoying my IG posts, too, that is really lovely to hear. Best wishes, Tamsyn xx

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