I have long felt extremely limited by the plus size sports and activewear.   It has been functional but not stylish; plain, unadorned, bland.   And then ASOS launched the ASOS 4505 range. I didn’t hear great things about the ASOS 4505  offerings at first – and that is why I didn’t purchase anything at the time.  There were complaints…

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Going plastic-free seems to be a bit of a buzz right now – and rightly so! We’ve all seen it – Attenborough’s expose of the devastating effect that plastic pollution is having on our environment. It is hard not to feel moved by the turtle desperately trying to pull free from a mesh of plastic or the hammer.   Every…

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I love exercising; I find it invigorating, relaxing and empowering.   But I also I live with a chronic illness that makes exercising difficult, impacting too much on my body and leaving me broken instead of renewed.   Over the years, I’ve needed to develop a routine that allows me to satisfy my need for sweaty, adrenalin saturating fitness without overly…

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If we take away sun, ice cream, picnics, beach days, long country dog walks, BBQs and boat trips, my favourite thing about summer is that it allows for such a minimalistic skincare and make up regime. I have, and always will be, minimal with my skincare and makeup. But there is something about the summer that allows me to strip…

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Amazon.co.uk Widgets “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” Stephen King, On Writing a Memoir of the Craft.  I spend a lot of my free time reading. For me, curling up on the sofa with a good book is the ultimate in self care.  It ranks above beauty and pampering, exercising and writing.   Reading even ranks above dog walks, although only…

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