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The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas

3rd December 2018

As you know I'm on a mission to move Christmas away from the overtly commercial event it's become and back to something that's both more manageable and meaningful for most of us and it seems that I'm not alone.The Daily Mail is currently highlighting the Hospital Helpforce, an organisation which…

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Jingle Bells!

Jingle Bells!

28th November 2018

Well, we've got to that special season where we enter into a state of mind that is so different to any other time of year.  There's the ramped up social programme (if you're lucky), ramped up expenditure and even higher expectations on 40+ women to deliver an incredible Christmas for…

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Who Makes Christmas?

Who Makes Christmas?

16th November 2018

As Black Friday approaches as the start to the Christmas buying period I actually get a little down.Like many of us not all my Christmas's have been fun filled, with some just downright miserable.  When my kids were smaller there was the challenge of wanting to see their faces light…

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The dark, black eye bags are here...

The dark, black eye bags are here...

12th September 2018

My skin is definitely not quite a youthful as it was, wouldn't you know it?It seems that my tear trough has dropped (apparently it's coming to us all) and so it's created a deep well under my eyes as the skin heads south.  The result is that the skin under…

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What's in the Box August 18

What's in the Box August 18

18th July 2018

Well, well, lookey here!If I say so myself I think this is quite a good one, but you'll be the judge of that!This month, we have over £90 worth of value in the box for your £24.99 even better, every one of them is an award winning brand.  I'm attempting…

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Kind Men and Love island...

Kind Men and Love island...

2nd July 2018

So, I've been watching Love Island with my 20 year old every night.It's incredibly important to me as he lives in the USA most weeks of the year so when we have him back we utterly indulge him.  Now you may have your own thoughts about the programme but I…

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Sunbed Anyone?

Sunbed Anyone?

22nd June 2018

Wow, are sunbeds emotive.No, not the ones that Thomas Cook now allows you to book in advance so there's no more running down with the towel early doors on hols to ensure your spot, I mean the electric ones in salons.  A couple of times each year the tabloids run…

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"Anti Ageing" is it a damaging phrase?

"Anti Ageing" is it a damaging phrase?

12th June 2018

So, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has issued a report on how the phrase "anti-ageing" is not good.  They say that ageism is the most common form of discrimination in the UK today, which surprised me given the amount of coverage given to discrimination for other reasons in…

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What's in the Box June 18

What's in the Box June 18

29th May 2018

Now, I'm claiming that I've chosen products specifically for the 40+ woman so let's see if they stand up to the test.Skincare is a really tricky one as I don't embrace the phrase "anti-ageing".  We're all different and d'you know what?  We're going to age but we all approach that…

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Me and Meghan Markle

Me and Meghan Markle

28th May 2018

Ok so the post's title is well sexier than the content but here's the thing.  I'm on the village church fete committee.  I know, can it get more exciting than that?  However, it's a bit like the Vicar of Dibley but in the real world.In short, I am charged (with…

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