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]

Fashion Dilemmas of the Over-40s

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I’ve just been given an invitation to a bloggers’ dinner party, which I was looking forward to receiving until I saw the theme – I have to go dressed as my favourite Gossip Girl character. I’m 42, I’ve never watched it and I don’t intend … [read more]

This is important – check your breasts!

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Breast Cancer. Probably a much more serious subject than you would expect to find on this lifestyle blog. But unfortunately this is a disease that is very close to me at the moment, as it is affecting someone I love with all my heart. So when … [read more]

Premurosa – letterbox gifts

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I’m so annoyed with Royal Mail. I’ve been waiting for four parcels to arrive for over three weeks now. They’re coming from all over the world and some have significant retail value. I left the house for about 10 minutes this morning and had one of those red … [read more]

Best present EVER

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So we survived the festive frenzy unscathed. One of the highlights was confusing the hell out of my un-believing eight year old by creating Santa’s footprints in flour, trailing from the fireplace to the half-eaten mince pie and empty glass of port. He practically assaulted … [read more]

Wake up and smell the coffee

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I tuned into a London radio station yesterday and was transported back in time by a song by The Primitives called ‘Crash’. Anyone else remember it? That was the anthem of my Summer of 1988 – a memorable year as it was the one when … [read more]