Happiness Boosts

Sometimes a little pick me up, in the form of a little indulgence or a little extravagance, is just what I need to raise my happiness levels. Here are my current faves: Listening To: Pandolly Podcast The Times’ style columnist, Pandora Sykes, and Dolly Alderton have teamed up on this new podcast mulling over topics ranging from…

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33 FOR 33: IT’S TAKEN ME 33 YEARS TO LEARN…

Today is my 33rd birthday and it got me thinking about the last 20 years and what I wish I’d known at the time. Here are 33 nuggets, one for each year: Sun In is not a good idea. Plucking your eyebrows similarly. There was a mean boy comment about a “monobrow” when I was…

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A LITTLE OFF TRACK AND SNACKS

May was my Happiness Project’s month of effort. How have I got on? Not that well…

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HONESTLY HEALTHY SUPPER CLUB

On Friday evening a girlfriend and I headed to the recently opened Farmacy  in Notting Hill for a supper club hosted by Natasha Corrett of Honestly Healthy. The food that Natasha cooks is super healthy, based on alkaline food principles and is…deep breath… gluten, wheat and cow’s dairy free. These aren’t my usual dietary parameters (a meat…

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A DRESS TO IMPRESS: FLOWERS & LACE

I LOVE DRESSES. I have no embarrassment in admitting that I own two pairs of jeans, perhaps, three. I own no trousers at all. Not one pair. Or leggings (except running leggings). I am a dresses girl through and through, whether a jumper dress, work dress, occasion dress, summer dress, dressed up with a heel or…

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F FOR EFFORT: SAY YES TO YOURSELF

Effort by its very definition is work. It might be enjoyable work but it is work. Sometimes it’s very easy, maybe so easy that it doesn’t even register. Sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s hard work. Sometimes it’s very hard work. Sometimes, whether you’re feeling ill, blue or tired, or if you are having an off…

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PASSION SMASHSSION: FORGET FEELING BAD

I was having a conversation with a friend over a G&T at the weekend about the much bandied around phrase follow your passion.  It got me thinking as this phrase suggests: (1) everybody has a passion, a passion being something you are excitedly drawn towards to the exclusion of everything else, and (2) that you…

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