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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…

Sometimes I feel like IBS is the soundtrack to my life.  It is always there in one form or another, and I am always hunting for a way to turn the volume down. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of…

  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…

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…

Time to love my nails

I always think that it’s important to have pretty nails, especially when your hands are on display. As I teach art and craft – this is quite often. Over the past few years I have really struggled.  My fingers have…

It took me many, many years to truly understand how important respect was as a value.  It is a word we bandy about but a couple of years ago all of a sudden I understood. R.E.S.P.E.C.T I was journaling and…

When I compare myself to others, I always seem to come up lacking.  I suspect that this is the same for many of us.  Is comparison the thief of joy? And what role does social media play? Before the advent…

Packing for a week in a carry-on bag is the biggest holiday challenge for me.  I want to be comfortable, feel fashionable and pretty and still not incur excess baggage costs. It starts with shoes … Shoes are the most…

Everyone has different expectations of a holiday and of course different budgets too. We were so excited to be visiting Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife.  Endless hours had been spent on YouTube looking at travel videos.  I was very…

I have always wished I had different feet.  Prettier smaller, slimmer feet.  The kind of feet that Manolo Blahnik would like to grace. Extreme Foot Make-over Fantasy In the nineties there was a TV programme being aired called Extreme Makeover. …

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