Tried and tested – a new retinol that I’m happy to recommend

By |2021-09-30T15:45:51+01:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Hair & Beauty|Tags: , , , |

Well hello, it feels lovely to be blogging from somewhere other than my usual desk. I'm typing this on the Greek Island of Ios and if you've seen my Instagram Story today you'll know that it's blowing a gale - but it's a lovely warm wind so it doesn't feel too bad. I have a bit of a different post for you today, it's all about a new skincare product that I've been testing as thoroughly as I can. [...]

The empty nest – how we’re coping with the end of days

By |2021-09-22T17:16:02+01:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Family, Midlife, Project Happier, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

The end of days And just like that they've flown. After 25 years of family life our nest is empty and it's the moment I've been dreading since my boys first arrived and filled our home with love, mischief and laughter. I distinctly remember holding each one of them for the first time and feeling so many things: joy, awe, responsibility, love... all tinged with an awareness that I was heading on a journey that would be over before I'd [...]

Autumn wardrobe planning – a new start for a new way of life

By |2021-09-17T16:59:57+01:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Retail Review, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Autumn wardrobe planning - a new start for a new way of life I might be a bit later than the back to schoolers but I certainly have a feeling of new term butterflies in my tummy this week - a mix of worry and excitement about what lies ahead. Of course for us this season (and this weekend in particular) really is a new start as we empty nest but I'm sensing that lots of people are feeling the [...]

AW21 trends and easy ways to wear them

By |2021-09-10T16:59:54+01:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Style, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

AW21 trends and easy ways to wear them Trends - do they even matter any more? Whereas designers and glossy magazine editors used to dominate the world of fashion and dictate what we'd wear every season, since the arrival of the internet and social media in particular there's been a real change in the balance of power. Now pretty much any style goes if you own it and wear it with confidence. So I almost decided against doing this new [...]

What to wear for a wedding over 50 – and other outfits

By |2021-09-03T16:20:05+01:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Relationships, Style, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Over the weekend I realised how many outfit pictures I have clogging up my camera roll so it's time for a catch up. Of course the highlight of my weekend was the wedding we went to so today's post is a mixed bag of summer and autumn outfits cumulating with what to wear for a wedding over 50. You see the last few weeks for us have felt a little more like life before lockdown especially as far as work [...]

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