ClassPass – exercise for commitment-phobes

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I joined a gym once. About 15 years ago and recently singularised, I decided the best way to attract a mate was to have Madonna style abs. The lack of results after three gruelling sessions on the machines was so disappointing I never returned. I … [read more]

There’s no place like home

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At the tender age of 18, I took a gap year before starting University and joined an overland expedition from London to Kenya, in a clapped-out Bedford army truck. Twenty-two strangers boarded the truck in Balham and four months later – having dug up roads, … [read more]

A week of firsts

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It’s been a week of new experiences and I wanted to get them down on the blog, so that I can start to reflect on just how far I’ve travelled on my self-employment journey. The most exciting news is that I’ve just received my first blogging … [read more]

OMG, look at my O Bag!

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Last week I met the happiest woman in North London. Marcia Robinson has just brought Italian handbag brand O Bag Factory to the UK and is grinning from ear to ear about it. I can understand why. This time last year Marcia was working in … [read more]

What nasties lurk in your bathroom cabinet?

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I’ve been doing some research into the skincare market and I’m pretty shocked that some of the well-known high-street brands are still putting revolting substances in our products and getting away with it. Here are some of the baddies: Parabens Parabens are used as a … [read more]

Food: My most complicated relationship

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“I can’t stop eating!” “I’ll eat as much as I want!” “Don’t call me fat!” “Too thin for TV!” “Nicole, anorexic again!” “Kim’s 65lb weight gain!” These are real headlines from recent issues of celebrity and lifestyle magazines. Confusing isn’t it? We’re bombarded with conflicting … [read more]

Are you a parent or an entertainer?

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We’re just coming to the end of half term week, with a bonus inset (teacher training) day tagged onto the end. I say bonus when what I really mean is massively annoying, but I’ll save that particular rant for another time. Being self-employed means that … [read more]

10 Beauty Hacks

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I love a good beauty hack. Here are some of my favourites: If you drop and smash your favourite powder blusher or eye shadow, don’t despair. Crush it into a powder, mix it with a few drops of saline solution, smooth it out with a … [read more]
I read about Accutane at http://northcentralhealthdistrict.org/accutane-isotretinoin/ already at the age of 31 after giving birth to two children. The first side effects began to appear in a week after the start of the reception.