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 fewΒ 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 novelΒ 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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DIARY OF A LEAN IN 15 CONVERT

After: 1. almost a year of doing no exercise bar the sporadic (read three) 5km run; 2. three years of being on the (ahem slightly older) side of 30; 3. too much indulgence (mostly Marks and Spencer chocolate covered popcorn and chilli oil covered pizza both of which are my Achilles heel); and 4. a…

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A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND & AN UNEXPECTED LIST TWIST

With work being very busy for the last few weeks, not to mention the arrival of a new puppy, I have been unable to post as much on my blog (which in fact has only drummed into me how much I enjoy writing it). I’ve also felt a little at sixes and sevens because of…

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50 SHADES OF (DOWNPIPE) GREY

After we’d finally finished doing our house renovation last year (several months later than anticipated and two days before Christmas, and after painting after work until 2am on too many occasions), I vowed I would never pick up a paintbrush again. Or, so I told myself. Six months later and I am itching to get…

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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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