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Vanity and Fear!

July 31, 2021

Hello, I always look forward to my Thursday chat with our Editor Stuart about the articles he and the team are working on and this week in relation to one of them he asked me a question which I answered very quickly and as you and I have learnt by now those quick reactions good and bad are the honest ones. They are the answer we come out with before going into some long explanation where we try to sound…

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The Art of Packing

July 22, 2021

So, this week one of the subjects upper most in my mind (because I’m a born optimist) is packing, or should I say the ‘art’ of packing because it’s a subject I take very seriously, in fact I will go as far as to say I’m a professional packer because for many years it’s been part of my job to arrive on location with the right clothes, toiletries and activity accessories. Horse riding in France, Rock climbing in Wales, city…

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Theatre Visits & Fun

July 8, 2021

Hello, Well, this week I need to share something with you, but you need to be quick on this one because when social distancing ends it’s not going to be as good. Last November I bought, as a Christmas treat, tickets to Hairspray for April 21 starring Michael Ball at my favorite theatre, London’s Coliseum, we were literally counting the days. Then variants arrived from all corners of the earth and the doors closed, but thankfully, with government guidelines opened…

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My Weekly & Life Updates!

June 26, 2021

Hello, Hope you’re enjoying the weather now it’s finally arrived, I certainly am. Question, what’s the first page you go to when picking up your copy of My Weekly? Some people make a cup of tea, maybe slip in a few biscuits, start on page one and methodically make their way through the magazine, savoring the experience all in one go. Others are dippers randomly opening pages flicking their eyes around until something catches their attention normally a picture or…

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Summer is finally here!

June 19, 2021

Hello,   Well Summer is finally here; I say this with conviction only because that beautiful ball of heat that hangs in the sky managed to sustain its warm rays over our land for more than four days on the trot! Yippy-Dippy-Do-Da’ how grateful are we? And doesn’t it change our whole demeanor? We flourish, we blossom, our heads go up like flowers instead of being buried down in our scarves to keep the wind, rain, and cold from our…

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Happy Birthday to me…

June 12, 2021

Hello, Happy Birthday me! 61 years on this planet: some good, some not so good, but everyone an adventure. For years I used to listen to older people saying things like ‘Your health is everything’ ‘Pick your battles’ ‘Don’t put things off’ Enjoy the moment’ Blah blah blah. I was obviously only half listening because the words flowed through my fingers. The difference is that now I know they are completely true and probably what has happened to us as…

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Snacking & Healthy Eating

June 6, 2021

Hello, I don’t know about you, but I seem to have spent an unhealthy amount of time this last week looking at my BBC Weather app, it never lets me down but sadly there seems to be a distinct lack of Suns. The upside of course is I get a little more done indoors and this week’s task was writing up my thoughts on food for a book I’m writing called ‘How to Age Well’ And yes, what you put…

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A little update…

June 5, 2021

Hello, Well due to the state of the sky above me (this is the wettest May on record since 1967) I’ve just Googled ‘Can I go to Greece?’ but after wading through the rather long complicated arrangements with numerous caveats laid down on the UK Government’s website to get in and my friend calling who after ticking every box has just had her BA flight cancelled to Mykonos, I’ve put the idea to one side and Googled Devon. Thankfully even…

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Get Crafty!

May 18, 2021

I was delighted to see the fashion craft projects in last week’s My Weekly. How happy am I with a glue gun? Being the 20th presenter of Blue Peter was like Christmas Day ten times over for me, and my crafting skills helped enormously at the audition. I’m dyslexic, so at school, I concentrated my efforts on any subject that didn’t involve too much writing. I have an inbuilt fear of it which to this day has never left me.…

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