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A calmer environment

We recently stayed in the most beautiful holiday place we've ever booked and it's inspired me to change my home. — Read now —>

Dog happy

You can't be precious with dogs in the house. — Read now —>


Rohan has been around a long time, but it's a new label for me. — Read now —>

No to this

I sometimes think there's nothing at all to wear... — Read now —>

The end of the maize

The last harvest of the year is upon us — Read now —>

A nip in the air

Autumn is approaching - time for fleece pyjamas — Read now —>

Another one bites the dust

I fear that one of my favourite labels has gone the way of all corporates — Read now —>

Puppy love

As if life wasn't complicated enough... — Read now —>

One step forward

Oh, the wonders of a flushing toilet... — Read now —>

Oh, so thoroughly fed-up

Our bathroom refit from hell is proving a little wearing. — Read now —>

Greta the Green Room

My latest project is doing up an old caravan. — Read now —>

Makeup for the over-40s

If you've never worn makeup at all, your 40s and 50s is a good time to start. — Read now —>

Review: Alchemilla Exfoliating Facial Scrub by Elevation 3196

This facial scrub resulted in a bad reaction, but it's the lack of response from the company that bothers me. — Read now —>

Review: Lipikar Gel Fluide

Lipikar Gel Fluide by La Roche-Posay is a wonderful, lightweight moisturiser. — Read now —>

A learning curve

I'm on a steep learning curve when it comes to makeup. — Read now —>

The wonder that is Noz

Is it really worth paying thirteen times more for a near-identical product Two facial scrubs I found at a discount store seem near-enough the same. — Read now —>

Good and bad buys of 2013

You win some, you lose some. — Read now —>

Christmas bouquet

My Christmas bouquet from the garden this year. — Read now —>

Christmas cheer

A tiring day but a rewarding one. — Read now —>