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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My Empty Nest

As you hold your newborn in your arms for the first few weeks, at the back of your mind you know that one day they will utter the fateful words, “Mum, I’m leaving home.” That helpless, mewling baby, that relied on you for everything, will one day be grown up enough to pay their own […]

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A Tapas Tour of Seville

Virtually every year since I was 18, except when my daughter was little, I have taken myself off for a ’me break’. This involves travelling solo, visiting places that interest me and taking time out from detritus and chaos of the everyday, giving my brain a chance remove all the unwanted clutter. It gives me […]

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Grafene, Manchester

  British Fine Food We have wanted to visit Grafene on Chapel Walks since it opened but just never seemed to have got around to it. Now we have and we are extremely pleased. This British Modern Fine Dining restaurant is superb and if it isn’t on your list of ‘must do’ Manchester restaurants then […]

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