Fashion

Culottes Galore

  A day of rain – yes, a whole damn day – has got me thinking about my wardrobe as we start to transition into the next season. Whilst it’s still warm (ish) outside, the sweltering, high-holiday weather of a few weeks ago seems to be gone. At least for the next few weeks, anyway. Soon, all …

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Features Lifestyle

Top 5 places to visit in Normandy

At the end of May, I spent a week travelling around Normandy with my husband, Mum and Dad. Now, at first glance it might not seem to be a dream holiday, but for anyone who enjoys fine food, even finer wine, beautiful countryside and lots of history, Normandy is a fantastic holiday destination. And at …

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Fashion

Bags for Autumn – Fan of Tan

It may be the height of British summertime, but all the premature browns and golds around (thank you, heatwave) have got me thinking about autumn. Whilst I’m all for hot, sunny weather when on holiday, I have to admit that it’s not something I enjoy on prolonged stretches. Like many typical Brits, I’m forever longing …

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Fashion

Green (jumper) is Queen

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Valentine’s is over, but wow – green jumper, do I love you! In case you hadn’t gotten the idea from my short (and embarrassing) rhyme above, I love my new green jumper. A bargain at £19.00 from Forever 21, it is a newly discovered treasure of mine. Whilst I …

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Fashion

A dash of romance

This year (and every other year too) my husband and I will be having our Valentine’s meal a few days late. As Scrooge-like as that may seem, neither of us can be bothered to fight to book a table and pay the exorbitant amount of money that restaurants charge just because they can. Whilst I …

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Fashion Lifestyle

Valentine’s treats

2018 marks the 27th year of the longest relationship of my life. It’s with a great, although sometimes loopy, person. She’s called me. As Valentine’s Day very quickly rocks around, instead of focussing on what my better half could get me, I have been thinking about ways to treat myself. My company’s annual Conference is at …

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Fashion

Trouser time

Pears. Beautiful fruit – sweet, shapely, soft. But you don’t see them wearing trousers, do you? I am a ‘pear shaped’ woman. Not to the extreme, I’ll grant you, but enough to say that I broadly fit into the category. However, whilst in some ways I love it – I think I look good in …

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Writing

So far, so good

Ahh, that feeling of relief after actually managing to write 1000 words. There is nothing better! So far, I have managed to stick to my New Year’s resolution of writing 1000 words a day until I have finished my novel. The only exception to this rule was after I went to the gym last week, …

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