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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It’s been a while since since I’ve done a little dog update and my social media has been swamped with people asking how my dear pooch is doing. For those unaware, Fergus was diagnosed with a rare nasal tumour in October last year.  The tumour was eating away his nasal cartilage and threatening to push into his eye and/or brain.…

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In September 2017, my blog turned three.   It is strange, to look back on those early posts of badly-lit mirror selfies.   My style wasn’t exactly … there.   My house and photography skills certainly weren’t. Curvy Girl Thin was started naively.   I didn’t read other blogs at the time.   I was simply bored; I’d just got…

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It seems customary, at the turn of a year, to reflect back on the past twelve months, to revel on the highs and lament on the lows.   Yet for me, looking back on the previous months, has never felt quite right – especially so with 2017 which has felt a little … well, a little none. You see, there…

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  2017 has been a great year for travel taking me to both foreign isles and the peaks of home. There is something about exploring new places; it both relaxes and invigorates, inspires and challenges.  You don’t need to be a seasoned adventurer to experience this; simply getting away from the pressures and stresses of home-life can change your perspective,…

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