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A few skincare tips!

April 10, 2021

Hello, Have you been feeling a little more optimistic? Have you looked at spring flowers and more than ever before felt warm inside at the sight? Well, my inner Mama Moomin has definitely risen from her winter hibernation and is preparing for summer full of optimism. Not to get overly stressed, however, about the Covid holiday situation because, there’s no point, and as my mum says, “More sun, more wrinkles.” Jean is 90 and like the Queen has beautiful skin…

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Plants, flowers & colour!

April 8, 2021

Hello, It’s a joy this week to see My Weekly focus so much attention on plants and flowers. The winter, due to our situation, felt like the longest I have ever known and as I look across at bare trees from my window, I’m dreaming of the day they burst into colour.   When you live in a city, no tree or tub of flowers is taken for granted. So much so that today, I signed a petition against a…

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Improving Our Dexterity

March 20, 2021

I’m passionate about improving our dexterity and in my opinion, the best way of doing this is – walking. Yes, just walking. But walking properly. Between the ages of 7 to 20 I trained in classical ballet so there’s a muscle memory laid down which has never left me. However, it’s never too late to fine-tune this daily movement which improves your physical and mental life. I teach my friends when we go on our walks and I promise you…

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Life- Enhancing Improvements!

March 13, 2021

Hello, Do you remember back in the day before eBay we used to do swaps at school? I swapped a Donny Osmond poster for a pair of Osmond socks, and a blue Mary Quant eyeshadow for an equally vibrant purple – because as all Osmond fans know, purple is Donny’s favourite colour! As I’d entered a competition in Radio Luxemburg’s FAB208 magazine to meet him, I needed to get my look together for when it was announced I was the…

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Books Books Books!

March 2, 2021

Hello Oh, joy of joys, one of our My Weekly topics this week is books! I absolutely love reading, and being the child of a time before 24-hour TV and smartphones I always had my nose in a book. Enid Blyton’s stories of Darrell Rivers at Malory Towers – every adventure the Secret Seven and Famous Five went on, so did I. Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan were read and re-read. Even my little sister was named Wendy because…

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Feeling Worn Down? Me Too.

February 19, 2021

How’s life? I hear on the QT that some readers had told the My Weekly team that lockdown lethargy had been taking hold and they are struggling to summon their usual enthusiasm and motivation when it comes to home life, domestic tasks, keeping in touch with the outside world, bothering with their appearance – the light at the end of the tunnel is flickering. We spoke about this in my column last week because I was feeling it, so I…

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February 6, 2021

Hello, Well let’s get the elephant in the room dealt with straight away. I’m struggling with lockdown 3 far more than I ever did during 1 and 2. The word I’m using to describe it for all of us is Attrition – dictionary definition, The process of reducing something’s strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure. I honestly cruised the last two, I’m a positive person not a doom-monger or prone to negativity, but this one has really got…

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Let’s Get Listening…

January 22, 2021

Well, in light of a few articles in the magazine this week, I thought we should talk about lists. Let’s Get Listing… You know by now how much I adore a To-Do List. I am the woman who can make lists about the lists I’m going to write. I love them to the point I have lists on my smartphone which – through The Fluffy Magic Cloud – keeps them coordinated and updated with my computer. But because I am…

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Soho the Little Helper!

January 15, 2021

Sitting at my computer with Soho the Frenchie balancing on my knee, I’m thinking, with the help of a fine red wine, what shall we talk about this week? There are two subjects in my head because I tackled them both today, reluctantly at first but once I’d started there was no stopping me and the task was executed with brutal efficiency. Task One The Linen Cupboard, or in my case cupboards, dotted around the house. When was the last…

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