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I have often said, that the elixir of youth isn’t in a pot of cream it’s in the way you live your life

October 2, 2021

Hello,   I have often said, and I do repeat myself, that the elixir of youth isn’t in a pot of cream it’s in the way you live your life, and life as we know often involves choices.  Either yes I’ll do that or no thank you, not for me but do we say ‘No’ because it’s easier? I’m sitting here writing to you from a magazine photoshoot with Ulrika Jonsson. Neither of us can quite put our finger on…

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Chelsea Flower Show

October 2, 2021

Hello, All excited sitting down to write because I’ve just returned from the intoxicating atmosphere of Chelsea Flower Show. Over the last few weeks, I’ve watched The Royal Hospital Garden transformed from a park garden to an uplifting stunning Autumnal Showground. Covid has tested our British spirit to the core but handed some opportunities to test out new ideas. Since the show’s conception it has celebrated Spring, in fact its original title in 1862 was ‘The Royal Horticultural Society’s Great…

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Autumn is on the way in!

September 15, 2021

Hello, Well, I’ve spent this week finishing off my book titled ‘How To Age Well’ which will be out at next month and already fretting over things I just didn’t have room, I knew this would happen so scribbling them down to drip feed to you over the weeks. My Greek holiday is already fading into the distance the chill of the night has arrived and yes, even though flip flops not put away they sit in the hall in…

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The De-pack from Holiday!

September 13, 2021

Hello,   So I’m finally back from the land of, ruins, churches, feta cheese, the colour colbert blue and now performing all those ‘coming home’ rituals, beginning with a proper cup of tea, plant check, and a whitewash. I like returning home from any trip to be a seamless transition so before traveling I run round like a crazy woman making sure everything is clean and tidy, because who wants to open the door to chaos, not me. I spoke…

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Off to the Aegean Sea!

September 5, 2021

Hi,   Well, I’m packing and jumping into the Aegean Sea headfirst with as much luggage as I can cram into my weightless case because traveling light is not my thing, cases have wheels so let them do their job and take the strain. After years of traveling for a living – I wore the crown passed to me by Judith Chalmers when she decided swilling out your smalls in a bidet had lost its allure – I know how…

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I’ve Got A Must Read For You

September 4, 2021

Hello,   A few thoughts going around in my head I want to chat about and one which I’m bursting to share with you is about a book that everyone over 50 should own, read, re-read, digest, act on and know it’s going to either change your life for the better because it was the kick up the proverbial you needed or confirm and double down on what you’ve always thought and dipping in from time to time will keep…

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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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Healthy Snacking & What I Eat

July 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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