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About Me

I love to write and I have two big passions that I have separate blogs about…


I love history – I am lucky enough to have the diary of my Great Grandfather written during the Great War – I am documenting it at, along with a number of his postcards.


I love all things beauty and my website is 15 years old next year!!! I am also an Arbonne Independent Consultant with skincare, make-up and nutrition products available :-)


I try all sorts of creative things, rarely succeeding, but you’ve got to try right?!  I like to try my hand at many art and craft projects, including drawing, crochet, sewing, decoupage, jewellery-making and anything else that takes my fancy.


I also love food! I like to eat it, of course, and I like to try new and old recipes – this site forms bit of a recipe journal for me, to save the many cuttings from stacking up. I am particularly passionate about cakes and cocktails!


My other loves – in addition to husband and dog ;-) – include shoes, shopping for frivolous things, wine and lomography… each may get a mention along the way!



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Some of my favourite shops at the moment…

  • Arbonne – my Arbonne website and shop – skincare, cosmetics and nutrition products
  • Amazon – just so handy for books, DVDs and almost anything else!
  • A Quarter Of… – sweets galore!
  • BananaShoes – shoes, but not for the faint-hearted ;-)
  • Bunches – because everyone needs flowers! Always had great comments when I send from Bunches.
  • Crabtree & Evelyn – lovely skincare
  • Figleaves – lovely undies
  • GlossyBox – monthly beauty subscription
  • John Lewis – can you hear the cushions calling me?!
  • MyTights – tights, of course!
  • New Look – fashion without the hefty price tag!
  • Royal Mail Shop – for postcards and stamps for Postcrossing!
  • The Outnet – sometimes you can grab a bargain!

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Getting Healthy!

In January I’m taking part in the Arbonne 28 Day Detox! Follow my Detox Diary and if you need any help with your own plan please get in touch.


I also use Fitbit to track my steps and activity, and myFitnessPal to help track my food… feel free to look me up if you need competition or encouragement ;-)


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