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]

Catherine Green Designs

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Catherine Green is a textile artist working in Gomersal in Yorkshire, which by all accounts is a beautiful spot – all rolling hills and pretty tea rooms. No surprise then that her artwork, gifts and homewares are adorned by bright, bold and uplifting prints in … [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]

Osprey London, a very British brand

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Last week I was invited to visit the Osprey London flagship store on Regent Street, just by Piccadilly station. I was treated to a personal tour of the store, followed by tea and cake served on vintage china. Osprey is a brand I knew nothing … [read more]

Review of Arbonne’s makeup primer

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I love my makeup primer and it’s become part of my morning routine. I once heard it described as ‘underwear for the face’! Just as underwear smooths and flattens, providing the canvass over which your clothes go, so a makeup primer creates a smooth and … [read more]

Christmas gift ideas – women’s accessories

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I’ve been trawling the internet again for Christmas gifts for women and have found some great shoes, boots, bags and jeweller to suit all budgets. I’ve covered beauty and unusual gifts in my previous posts and there are more gift suggestions to come. I’ve included links to the … [read more]