BLONDES NEED NOT APPLY

I was very interested to read an article on the BBC News website this week which detailed how a female CEO in Silicon Valley ditched her blonde locks and took up wearing glasses and flat shoes in order to be taken more seriously in her work environment. The woman in question, Eileen Carey, was told…

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Wardrobe Malfunction: Chuck it all out and start again?

Do you ever feel like chucking the whole contents of your wardrobe out and starting again? That’s exactly what I felt like doing on Saturday. Except I didn’t as that would be wasteful and I am not made of money. Maybe it was me feeling a bit out of sorts, that started my minor wardrobe…

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California Road Trip: The Itinerary

This *might* be controversial but a California road trip had never been that high up on the agenda, but it just goes to show how wrong I can be. What an experience it was! The two weeks we spent driving around California (with a Nevada pit stop) were truly excellent and if you are considering…

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Turning 34 – Still (The) Ordinary

In the run up to my birthday (34 yesterday!) I had the sinking dual realisation that (i) I have still have spots and (ii) I now have wrinkles to accompany them (argh!). My skincare routine is, at best, intermittent and with my wedding at the end of the year I know I haven’t got a…

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The Ultimate Staycation: Watergate Bay

A few¬†years ago a very good friend said to me “You should go to Watergate Bay, you’d love it there.” Since then I’ve visited every year – it is safe to say, she was right. I’ve always been a fan of a staycation. I didn’t holiday abroad until I went on French Exchange in my…

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Columbia Road Flower Market & Around

This morning I made the trip into London to do some research for the novel¬†that I am writing (or at least trying to write – it’s a bit of a labour of love as time is often scarce (I work full time and I’m often out of the house for 12 hours on a weekday).…

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HELLO AUTUMN & HYGGE

Whilst most are quick to lament the passing of summer, I have alway preferred the cool, crisp, bright mornings of Autumn to hazy summer days. Add in cosy afternoons wrapped up in thick woollen knits, bracing walks in the fresh air and the smells of log fires and bonfires and I am in heaven Recently…

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