Midlife Balinese Adventure

At what age should one stop having adventures? Frankly, never in my opinion. Which is why I found myself at 51 winging my way towards the Indonesian island of Bali. My Mum would attest to the fact that as soon as I was able to walk, I was off seeking out thrills and adventures. At […]

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Giggle Knickers

Stress incontinence. We’ve all been there. Whether through childbirth, obesity, our lifestyle choices e.g. smoking, or simply because of ageing. You laugh, cough or sneeze and do a little wee. It’s embarrassing, it’s upsetting and it’s inconvenient. Stress incontinence is a pain in the bladder. No more jumping up and down on trampolines for us. […]

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The Gaddum, Windermere

Nestled on a hillside and with fabulous views of Lake Windermere stands The Gaddum restaurant. Part of the Brockhole visitor centre in Windermere, the estate was originally owned by Manchester silk magnet, William Gaddum. He purchased the land in 1896 and commissioned architect, Dan Gibson to build him a summer residence in the Arts and […]

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Kit and Kaboodal

Well, what a summer we are having. If the weather carries on like this we’ll beat the halcyon Summer of ’76. Now, I don’t know about you, but it drives me mad that the high street is already starting to put out its Autumn/Winter lines while I’m still building my summer wardrobe. Guys, it’s only […]

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NATURE’S BOUNTY

I love the countryside and have been lucky to have always lived in semi-rural places. To me, there could be nothing worse than living in a city. I need grass, trees and wild life. Having two dogs I spend a lot of time walking the local country park. I am so blessed living where I […]

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Lanique – Luxury Rose Spirit

  One of the most intriguing products I found have found recently is a rose spirit, with a very regal pedigree, called Lanique. This delicately pink-hued tipple was originally produced for a princess in 17th Century eastern Europe and contained Attar of rose petals, harvested from the Far East. It became a favourite of the […]

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Alpha H – Australian Skincare

    A couple of Christmases ago I bought a gorgeous Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar. This tree shaped box of delights contained all manner of beauty treats, including a little bottle of Alpha H Liquid Gold. This was a brand and a product I was unfamiliar with and I have to confess that […]

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

  We are in the midst of Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the emphasis is on stress and in particular, stress in the workplace. I have been dealing with mental health issues all my life, both my own and other people’s. I have always found the workplace the most difficult area of life […]

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Living With The M Word

  One of the main inspirations for starting this blog was the M word. You know, that word that Cissy and Ada used to silently mouth on the brilliant Les Dawson show. The thing your older female relatives cryptically referred to as ‘the change.’ The condition that you think you know about until you start […]

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