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Monthly Archives: February 2018

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5 things to do in The Lake District when the weather’s bad – Central Lakes

By |2018-02-26T17:15:05+01:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , |

At last I have the opportunity to write one of my most requested posts - a local's guide for when the weather is iffy in the Lake District. People often get in touch to say that they love the Lakes but hesitate to come because of the rain... or that they love the scenery but feel there isn't much to do for non-walkers. So, when an interesting brief popped into my Inbox I knew this was my chance to share [...]

My experience with The No7 Face Study

By |2018-02-20T16:13:51+01:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Hair & Beauty|Tags: , , |

A few people have asked recently how I've been getting on with the No7 Restore and Renew Serum that I reviewed last year here. As you know, I'm often sent products to test but I only feature the ones that I believe have made a difference. Because I am always trying something new, it isn't often that I then go out and replace a product when I've finished it. However, I have done with the Restore and Renew Serum. The two [...]

Spotlight on Inès de La Fressange at Uniqlo SS18 – EXCLUSIVE

By |2018-02-15T08:42:52+01:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Retail Review, Style|Tags: , , , , , , |

At last it feels as though Spring is really on its way. As always it's heralded by one of my favourite posts of the season - Inès de La Fressange at Uniqlo SS18. We've been given an exclusive preview again. Before I show you the clothes, remember that with this collection you have to be quick. The online allocation tends to sell out by midday. Just because something is in your basket doesn't mean it's yours. If someone else checks [...]

Midlife adventures – The Ice Hotel Transylvania review

By |2018-02-13T17:31:19+01:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Project Happier, Style, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I've finally managed to plough through the hundreds (yes honestly) of photos we took on our midlife adventure in Transylvania. There's just so much to show you that even after some serious culling there are a lot of them. So I'm going to try to make sure this Ice Hotel Transylvania review isn't too wordy. Join us virtually through the pictures... and even the occasional video. Before I start though, I just want to say that I have two pieces of fashion [...]

Some thoughts about our midlife Valentines

By |2018-02-09T17:07:28+01:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Midlife, Project Happier, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

It's the time of year when everyone's thoughts turn to love. Whether you like it or not, you are surrounded by hearts and flowers and meal deals for two. I have been endlessly prodded by retailers to create lists of things we should buy to prove to our loves how treasured they are. And as I've been drafting emails in reply, explaining why I'm not running a "50 things to buy your Valentine" post, it's made me think hard about [...]

How to keep your complexion glowing in midlife

By |2018-02-06T17:30:06+01:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: Hair & Beauty, Health, Midlife, Style|Tags: , , , |

Hello! We're back from our amazing adventure in Transylvania and I have so much to tell you. However today I must crack on and catch up with the work that I've missed so I'm forcing myself to stay away from the photos until I have more time. In the meantime, I have a post about how to keep your complexion glowing in midlife. I've been putting it together since I included this picture a couple of weeks ago and was bombarded [...]

Capsule packing for a winter city break – a midlife adventure

By |2018-02-02T10:16:15+01:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Style, Travel|Tags: , , , , |

Capsule packing for a winter city break. In my last post I mentioned that Mr MC and I are heading off for a winter adventure. You may remember that back in October we went to a formal dinner with friends. At the end of the meal, there was an auction in aid of our local homeless charity. Having had a few glasses of wine, I found myself momentarily inspired to bid for a weekend in Transylvania, fully expecting lots of [...]