• Overcoming food shaming

    I recently joined a Facebook group intended for other women who are following the same …

  • 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 …

  • Why I have life envy
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    Why I have life envy

    A long-ago ex-boyfriend shared a post on Facebook yesterday, stating how proud he was of his younger brother for some success he’d had in his career.  Of course I clicked on his brother’s profile, because despite having a house that…

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    Harbourside drinks at Southampton Harbour Hotel
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    Harbourside drinks at Southampton Harbour Hotel

    On Friday I had the pleasure of visiting the Southampton Harbour Hotel, a stunning harbourside hotel which sits on the harbour at Ocean Village in Southampton. The hotel really is a sight to behold – with a breathtaking ‘super-yacht’ inspired…

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    I was invited for a tour of the hotel with no obligation to post.

    2017 Gratitude List
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    2017 Gratitude List

    Well, well, well.  What a bloody year.  Literally – blood, sweat and tears went into getting through 2017 and I did it (well, nearly – this bout of cold and flu has me literally limping to the finish line).  And…

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    A bumper gift giving guide
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    A bumper gift giving guide

    Okay, so, I’ll admit it – I love buying Christmas presents, I love wrapping Christmas presents, and I did the majority of my Christmas gift buying in November.  I’m that person.  I much prefer giving gifts than receiving them (although, come Christmas morning…

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    Christmas gift guide for men
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    Christmas gift guide for men

    I find that men are the most difficult to buy Christmas gifts for, particularly Dads! I never have any idea what to buy for my Dad as he’s always so busy with work and doesn’t have as much time for…

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