Sometimes you just need a little extravagance in your life. As regular readers know, I simply don’t have any need for a party dress this season.   My Christmas will be relaxed and my December spent mostly in the Caribbean. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a little bit of room in my wardrobe for a dress that’s a little…

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For years I’ve avoided heavy knits.  By nature they are bulky items, woven from heavy wool to trap warm air inside and insulate your body.   They take up space and add volume. As a woman, especially as a tall and fat woman, I’m conditioned to think that volume is bad.   I’ve been taught to minimise myself; to shrink…

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I have fallen into a photo rut. I began by trying to liven up my photos with a new backdrop – something a little different.   Instead, my difference has turned into a new obsession.   Woods are very much my thing right now – my instagram feed is insanely full of woodland pictures and, I’m both afraid and glad…

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Sometimes, a little rest and recuperation is needed. I have had an exhausting few weeks; September was a month of what felt like constant travel and excessive working demands.   So its no wonder that I came down with a killer cold by the middle of last week – meaning that the past weekend has been all about self care!…

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Autumn days to me mean picking blackberries for a apple and blackberry crumble before a night in front of the fire place, often with a honeyed whiskey and a board game (Carcassonne is our favourite). Autumn is also a time when pubs feature much more heavily in my daily life; I love those with smokey interiors, low beams and a…

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