How NOT to impress this Christmas

Christmas! It's the most wonderful time of the year. And apparently, according to endless lifestyle bloggers, magazine article and TV programmes, it’s a time to impress. Everytime I see the words ‘impress’ and ‘Christmas’ together I want to scream! Stop it! Stop it  now! You're doing it all wrong! Christmas should be a time for …

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Looking for inspiration… November

So that's almost it for November, and it's been a tough old month - brightened up by some seriously amazing moments and bucket list experiences! It's months like this when I really understand the value of forward-planning, cos if I hadn't already had some things booked and paid for, I wouldn't have much to write …

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Fairy Tales

I'm going to start with a confession. I love Sleeping Beauty. This shouldn't be a controversial statement - apart from the fact that, as an independent feminist, I should be ardently opposed to any story in which a woman needs a man to rescue her. Especially if that man is a prince - don't get …

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Let’s hear it for the boys!

Men. They're not coming across very well lately are they ? With Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Lewis Hamilton, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Donald Trump all dominating the headlines, it's enough to make us all believe that all men are sex pests, paedophiles, tax dodgers, terrible fathers and basically, big babies. Even on facebook, I regularly see …

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Harder, better, faster, stronger

Thinking of doing your own #Strongtober month? Maybe #Stronguary? (Lets be honest November and December aren't the months for making positive life overhauls, not when there's so many parties to go to and so much cheese to be eaten!) Here's a quick overview of my six week 'programme' which I basically made up as I …

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Life is like a silent disco…

The world is a very loud place indeed. My mind is even louder. Two weeks ago I treated myself to spa day. Deep down in the basement of a hotel, freed from my 4G signal,  with relaxation forced upon me, I had time to really pay attention to my body and mind. It took me …

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Looking for inspiration – on a shoestring! …October

This month I was supposed to start saving for my my move to Spain, so I wasn't sure I'd have much to write about... Turns out you don't actually have to spend a lot of money to have fun! Who knew?! Watching... I've only really got into Strictly over the last year or two, but …

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