If not now, then when?

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According to new research by Bupa Health Clinics, most of us are slowly wishing our lives away. “I’ll be happy when…” If you reckon you’ll be happy when…that dress fits; you finally get around to joining the gym; you get a promotion – then you’re … [read more]

How to tame your inner demon

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The demon in my head I have a voice in my head and she’s a real bitch. She’s a demon and she is very busy, chattering and chipping away at my confidence. She beats me up from the inside, keeps me dwelling on past events, … [read more]

Can you put a price on your health?

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Every six months I take our car into the garage for a health check. It gets put through its paces, is subject to rigorous testing using all the latest technology and comes back purring. Our last service cost over £800. Ouch. I, on the other … [read more]

The beauty bucket list

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I was watching a video this morning of a blogger shaving off all her hair, not for charity, but because it was on her bucket list (a list of things she wanted to do before she ‘kicks the bucket’). Is that a strange thing to … [read more]

The crazy things kids say

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I have two amazing, bright, funny, gorgeous boys. Over the years they’ve said some crazy sh*t – as I’m sure all kids do. And I write them down. As their knowledge and experience grows, these weird conversations happen less frequently. But I love looking back … [read more]

The ethical Christmas gift list

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The ethical Christmas gift list I’m finding it increasingly difficult to choose thoughtful gifts for any of my loved ones. Christmas is particularly challenging. Mr Maven is bored with my usual rota of wallets, watches and briefcases; the choice for kids is either disposable, cheaply … [read more]

Halloween-o-Peppers

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I’ve never been a fan of edible art. Experimenting with new tastes is one of life’s great pleasures, but my personal belief is that food is for eating, not decorating. Also, Mum always told me not to play with my food. I know the argument put … [read more]