Disclaimer - what you are about to read may offend. If so, I am sorry but ... this is how I feel about most of the weddings that I have been to (not all) but most. However I am sure yours was brilliant, a great knees up and opportunity to share your special day with … Continue reading Weddings and other momentous occasions
I am on a mission. I 'need' to find a lovely pair of culottes, they are so damned perfect with everything, so chic, so right for this weather and infinitely practical when running around after small people but to find the right pair? That's not so easy... I don't buy new anymore. Well that's not … Continue reading The perfect culottes
Moving home is not that easy. Leaving the home behind where my children were babies, toddlers and then attended the local primary school was much harder then I thought it would be, I lived in a cosmopolitan community - just outside Brighton. My friends were international - interesting, inclusive and bohemian. I felt like a … Continue reading When do you call it a day ?
Normally around this time of year I decide that I really can't stand the sight of myself in a swimsuit and I announce to anyone interested in listening that I am going on some sort of diet/health kick... I'm not a fan of exercise, I hate getting sweaty and suffer with a bad back (that's … Continue reading I’m going vegan(ish)
I love shopping secondhand. Firstly you can find a piece that nobody else has (vintage) and there is a real thrill with finding something designer for much much less ... But it doesn't have to be designer. Sometimes vintage high street is very exciting - M&S, C&A (remember them) and, if you enjoy 80's fashion … Continue reading Second hand clothes shopping – feels as good as it looks …
Is the perennial women rendering the middle aged woman obsolete? I am in my late 40's now and (embarrassingly) I find myself trotting out phrases like my mum does: "I need to put my feet up and have a cup of tea" "I better take a cardi in case it gets chilly"... The current thinking, … Continue reading Is the perennial woman the new middle age?
When kids are sick it is a really worrying time and an incredibly lonely and isolating for parents. My son has just recovered from a really nasty bout of sickness, it seemed to go on forever (a couple of weeks) he lost quite a bit of weight and even lost interest in his Lego for … Continue reading Vegetarian minestrone soup