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Self-care isn’t selfish!

May 18, 2022

Hello, This is the time of year to really check in on your mood. I can’t say this enough: Self-care isn’t selfish! You are not only doing yourself a favour but everyone around you who depends on your strength. So every day make a pledge to yourself that you will do something for yourself. For example, yesterday I spent a whole one pound on a bunch of daffodils just for me. I put them in a vase, set them on…

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Colour, Flowers & Fashion

April 3, 2022

Everywhere I look I’m seeing colour, flowers, fashion even cars are looking brighter, it’s like a whole group of people got together 12 months ago and predicted Spring 2022 we’d needed cheering up! More importantly, in the depths of our wardrobes, there are patterned clothes with clashing colours we’ve kept, these clothes have been biding their time waiting to come out and sparkle again. I pulled out a blue and white paisley blouse which according to the magazines I can…

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Just Be

March 30, 2022

Good Morning – I’m saying that because I want you to know I’m writing to you from my tiny office at home and its coming up to 9am. I know ‘Working from Home’ to some is a new experience that came about because of the pandemic, and made possible in practical terms by technology. Even 25 years ago the concept would have either been a nonstarter or just incredibly difficult. But the problem I have with WFH and have always…

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Phone Addicts

March 28, 2022

Hello,   How fabulous to be looking at Apps in My Weekly but is it just me, or does it seem like yesterday that that we used a mobile phone as a secondary form of contact only to be switched on when away from home should anyone need to urgently contact us. Texting was a faff because you had to scrolled through the alphabet to find the right letter and predictive, totally fried my dyslexic brain to a crisp. Now…

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Have you made any holiday plans?

February 10, 2022

Hello, February is coming to a close and if I point my nose into the air à la  Moominmama (Love Tove Jansson’s books) I can sniff holiday thoughts flying through the air. Three people independently over the last week have all said the same thing to me “Have you made any holiday plans?” Well, you are talking to the person who never makes holiday plans until the very last minute but yes, I am thinking about them. This annoying late…

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The crazy life of Soho

February 10, 2022

Hello, I’m looking out of the window at a very grey sky but honestly bursting to share a story with you about a huge ray of uncontrollable sunshine that is bathing the lives of four friends bringing them heart-bursting happiness. None of them knows each other and unless I arrange it, are unlikely to meet, but the essence of what’s happened is the same and if you see yourself in this story maybe, just maybe, if you’ve been thinking about…

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Let’s Talk ‘Accessorizing’

February 10, 2022

Hello, Well lots of lovely fashion ideas are pouring out of My Weekly this week and so, inspired by my trip to Italy, let’s talk ‘Accessorizing’ Beginning with my favourite fashion film quote curtesy of Olympia Dukakis while playing Claree Belcher in Steele Magnolias “What separates us from animals, is our ability to accessorize” and it’s so true. In my book ‘How to Age Well – The Secrets’ we cover this subject, I say ‘we’ but it’s really my friend…

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Hello, from Italy!

February 10, 2022

Hello, This week I’m writing to you from a small town in Italy just outside of Milan, from my window the sky is a stunning blue, the mountains are glistening, I can smell log fires burning, nothing could look better. However, we are here not for the happiest reasons. My Fiancé’s mother who lived here passed away just before Christmas and we are painstakingly going through her homemaking those awful decisions deciding what to keep and what to let go…

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What will this year bring?

January 22, 2022

Hello, So, we’re well into 2022 the year that’s billed cosmically as 12 months of ‘revelation, enlightenment and bravery which allowing our real selves to emerge’. The years newly launched pantone is called ‘Very Peri’ (light purple to you and me), and if you follow Feng Shui the colour to bring luck into our homes is Mint Green which personally, I adore. Then from February 1st we enter the Chinese year of the Tiger which means we will be filled…

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