• My travel plans for 2019

    Not only is the new year the perfect time for making travel plans – but after …

  • Books I read in 2018

    I’ve read 25 books in the last year – well, these are the ones I’ve …

  • An ode to 2018

    In many ways 2018 has been a tough old year; tinged with a sense of longing …

  • Freshpet review: Bodhi’s new dinnertime

    When I look through my gratitude or daily journals it always strikes me how often …

  • There are still fireworks
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    There are still fireworks

    Even though it is not yet November there are still fireworks.  The people who live down the street bought them early, and maybe they were burning a hole in their pockets.  They streak into the sky on a mild October…

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    Dare to bare: make-up free me, and how I protect my skin
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    Dare to bare: make-up free me, and …

    I think I put my skin through the wringer a little, all things considered.  I work in an air-conditioned office and live in the city centre.  I sleep with the windows and balcony doors open and live in a flat…

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    Pure unadulterated joy
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    Pure unadulterated joy

    I’m attending a friend’s hen do somewhere suitably off-grid in Somerset – a large house that accommodates all 16 of us, with a garden full of pear trees (and an accompanying swarm of wasps for whom this glut is irresistible). …

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    Dating – my experiences, and my dealbreakers
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    Dating – my experiences, and my dealbreakers

    There’s a line in a wonderful piece that Caitlin Moran wrote called ‘posthumous advice to my daughter’ that I often think of if I’m anxious about being in an environment with people I don’t know very well.  She says: “Whenever…

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    Current lust list
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    Current lust list

    August is flying by in a flurry of birthday celebrations, weddings and festival prepping (all of which naturally require new outfits).  I also have my eye on the beachwear in the shops as I want to stock up on a…

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