five under £5

Five Under £5 – March

I haven’t done one of these for a while, but I am bringing them back. I’m trying to focus on doing more things that I enjoy, and one of those things is shopping! Combine that with my love of a bargain, and five under £5 makes me very happy. Basically it is exactly what it […] Read more…

Female Influencers who inspire me

The Female Influencers Who Inspire me

Can I start by saying I do hate the term ‘influencers’. I guess because we like to think we know our own minds and are not influenced by anyone. But the truth is we are. So on International Women’s day I thought I would share my favourite female influncers who are doing amazing things with […] Read more…

Life Lately

After my wobble at turning 40 and quite frankly dreading it, now that I’m here, it’s not so bad. A milestone birthday can make you reflect and take stock of things, and I have been doing a lot of thinking. The husband is concerned because when I do a lot of thinking, it normally involves […] Read more…

She’s Got The Look – With JD Williams

The older I have got the more I have stopped following fashion trends, and realised I like to wear what I feel good in, as apposed to what the latest styles are. So when JD Williams contacted me and offered to gift me anything from their range I was spoilt for choice. I’ve also not […] Read more…

Life After Luther

Unless you’ve been under a rock you will have heard about Luther by now. The BBC (also on Netflix) drama starring Idris Elba as Police Detective John Luther in the Serious & Serials division. Basically he catches all the psychos. If you have been under a rock, may I suggest you stay under it because […] Read more…

Friendship

Today is my 40th birthday, and yesterday I went to lunch with some of my lovely friends. Four people that don’t really know each other at all, but all of whom mean the world to me. Friendship is a funny thing. Sometimes you make friendships through unexpected circumstances. Sometimes the friendships you thought would last […] Read more…

9 Post-Christmas Problems

The presents have been opened, the turkey has been eaten, the crackers have been pulled, and the Baileys has been downed by the mug full. Another Christmas has been and gone. Hopefully you got some nice gifts, you probably added an inch or two to your waist line. But for now the chaos and fun […] Read more…

5 Great Things About Getting Older

It’s official, my thirties are very rapidly coming to an end.  Next month I will enter my forties.  At the beginning of this year the thought of turning forty was not a pleasant one.  But now I am seeing the good things about getting older and I am ready to embrace the next phase of […] Read more…

A Love Story

  When I was 14 years old my bedroom wall was adorned with a huge black and white collage.  Posters of River Phoenix, Jon Bon Jovi, Brad Pitt and Keanu Reeves.  And of course the obligatory black and white photo of a man holding a baby from Athena.     I have so many photos […] Read more…

The Best Subscription Boxes Gift Guide

I love subscription boxes.  It’s a little treat each month delivered right to your door.  They make fantastic gifts and there are so many choices available so you can find something for even the really difficult to buy for. This is my rundown of just a few to try.  First up are my own personal […] Read more…

Part & Parcel of Being a Woman

  It’s a very scary time for young men. President Trump 2018   Really President Trump. Really?   That statement makes me angry.  Really angry.   Because all my life it’s been a dangerous time to be a young woman.       But it is only with the emergence of the #metoo campaign that […] Read more…

Definitions of Donald Trump

There are things I find in life incomprehensible.  Serious things like child abuse, and rape.  Not so serious things like the Star Wars phenomenon and the fact that at some point This Is us is going to have to end.  But I genuinely cannot get my head around the fact that a mentally unstable person […] Read more…

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