Being a morning person. The Good, The Bad and the Annoying

3 MINUTE READ Now I admit I’m quite an extreme morning person. I don’t do eye-rubbing, stretching, adjusting to daylight or yawning. I certainly don’t do lie-ins. The second I’m awake,  generally, when dawn breaks and the birds start a’ chirping (we’re talking 4.40am in the summer) I’m like a…

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10 Ideas for a Fabulous May (and we’re not talking Theresa)

3 MINUTE READ Way hey – it’s almost May, one of my favourite months of the year. The days are long and sometimes warm. I stop craving pies, stews and rhubarb crumble and opt for the occasional salad. It’s an optimistic month – summer is stretching out ahead, full of…

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Blog envy …will write for pizza or Chanel

  3 MINUTE READ Since I started blogging a few people have asked me…so how do you make money blogging?   To which, I smile knowingly, and whisper…errrrrmm, I don’t. Truth is I do it for the love of writing and in the hope of giving someone (mainly me) a chuckle…

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5 Spring Clean Hacks…no rubber gloves required

It’s spring– well so they tell me. Personally, I still have my coat and scarf on, but there is more light about – which is lovely… BUT highlights that my flat is in need of a bit of TLC. Now, unlike most things in life, I don’t rush spring-cleaning –…

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Binge-watching

5 MINUTE READ Finding a box set worthy of a binge-watch can take almost as long as watching the damn thing. I spend many an evening flicking through Netflix as I ponder whether I fancy a murder or maybe a bit of infidelity or perhaps something foreign, and then it’s…

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A Solitary Afternoon Movie – with Revels

3 MINUTE READ Sneaking off to see a movie on an afternoon feels just downright naughty – like bunking school or slinging a sickie: the rest of the world is busy working, commuting, cooking, while you’ve simply opted out.   Turning a visit to the cinema into a joy packed…

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John Malkovich’s Granny’s Carrot Cake

3 MINUTE READ You know one of those days that is so annoying or frustrating that doing something positive – like yoga or a walk or moaning to a friend – just doesn’t cut it. The sort of day where you’ve spent an hour on the phone questioning your eye-watering…

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