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Six Easy Ways to Get Your Home Summer-Ready

#AD. In the interest of disclosure and transparency, the syndication of this article has been provided and paid for by FBD Insurance Most of us are spending more time than ever at home right now, and that can be a…

In Praise of the Afternoon Nap

I love an afternoon nap!  When I wake up, I feel refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the day and evening. I am not alone.  Winston Churchill also loved to nap.  He believed you get twice as…

I was going through some old photos, and was struck by a few things.  Firstly, that I essentially haven’t changed that much.  I am older for sure, but the ‘me’ that was there at 7 is still there today. My…

I grew up in South Africa and was a real water baby.  As a child I spent hours running around  in my swimsuit, in and out of the water and baking myself under the hot sun.  I even fell asleep…

  Yes, I am fat.  I have struggled with my weight my whole life.  Knowing what I know now, I wish that I had figured out how happy keeping moving makes me years ago. A few weeks ago someone asked…

In many cases not often enough.  I fall in love with a palette and keep going back to it.  Or sometimes I forget about something (in amongst the clutter that is my make-up table), and then find it again. I…

I took a month off.  A month off blogging and most of social media.  I left my laptop upstairs gathering dust on my desk. The time out from my normal routine led to great perspective and some exciting clarity.  I…

When I think of Christmas I think of traditions.  Those little rituals that cause you to feel warm and happy.  For me, it’s these little  things you do year after year that make my festive season special.  Spending time rather…

This post has been sponsored by Hotter Shoes who have also kindly gifted me my boots and handbag. I love fashion – and I like to think of myself as a plus sized over 50 fashionista.  Why not?  We are…

Our recent trip to Marmaris in Turkey was literally a tale of two parts.  The good however significantly outweighed the bad. Although I love the idea of travelling the actual travel day is incredibly hard, especially if you are struggling…

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