I probably come across as quite a confident person. Some might say I’m borderline arrogant at times. But that hides the truth: that I lack confidence, but can put on a good show. There have been times when I’ve suffered such a loss of confidence, … [read more]
My skin gets more than its fair share of treats, as well as being subjected to the occasional horror (see some of these particularly unpleasant products for example). I’m lucky enough to be sent products for review on a fairly regular basis. When I have … [read more]
Nothing prepares us for becoming a parent and looking after small children. Sure, there are practical manuals about caring for babies and toddlers; and then the psychology books take over, helping us get through those ‘difficult phases’. But no one in my immediate circle really … [read more]
I’m hugely proud of this amazing city I live in. Yes, the weather’s a bit crap; Londoners might not always be the most approachable people; there’s a housing crisis; the traffic and pollution is terrible. I could go on… But for all its faults, London … [read more]
At the end of part one of my personal style metamorphosis…. Oh wait…. I should explain: this is part two of a series. If you haven’t read the first installment, please click here to read it now, otherwise this one won’t make sense. I can … [read more]
I consider myself to be a pretty good host. I always make an effort to cook a hearty meal for my guests – even if I do use shortcuts in my recipes; I set the table with proper linen and crockery (unless there are kids … [read more]
Today is the first day of a new skincare trial, and possibly a new me! So for the record I wanted to post a few ‘before’ pics, so that in eight weeks I can look back on these photographs and laugh at how wrinkly I … [read more]
Have you ever done or said something so toe-curlingly embarrassing that years later, the recall of that moment still makes you blush? I have had so many of these embarrassing moments that I will be have to write this post in a series of chapters! … [read more]
I’ve become addicted to Instagram. I’m not sure there’s much of a point to it, it’s just a visual collection of random moments. I’m following several hundred people who I’ve never met or spoken to before, but who curate or photograph beautiful images. And scrolling through strangers’ … [read more]
I have drawer upon drawer of makeup, partly from my brief flirtation with a career as a makeup artist, and partly because I just love the confidence makeup gives me – so I hoard it, as if scared that throwing it away will mean losing … [read more]
I'm Vicki: midlifer; mum; blogger; recruitment consultant; Londoner; control freak; procrastinator. In this little corner of the internet you'll find my ramblings on food, fashion, fun, beauty and wisdom (although as you'll see, I'm really no maven). Please join me as I fumble my way through midlife.
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