With the sun shining brightly and the daffodils peeping their heads above the soil, it really does feel that little bit more spring.   And with spring, comes a host of spring capsule wardrobe possibilities. I know it is cold out there, and I know that wooly jumpers still reign supreme in our daily style, but I feel bright and…

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Shopping the post-holiday sales is a tricky affair! Since Christmas Eve, my mailbox has been pounded by the big fashion brands; “Don’t miss out!“, “50% off starts today!“, “Biggest Sale EVER“, “Get it whilst you can!“.  The pressure to spend all that Christmas money in the first three days of having it is immense.  We are bombarded with the sales.…

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Christmas is definitely a time of excess.   If you’re like me, you spend money like water. Buying present after present. An extra bottle of port (cause you can never have too much port). A new dress for the office party (because you can’t possibly wear the one you wore to different party the week before). The drinks with friends…

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Regular readers will have heard me complain a lot recently about long days spent working.  The major reason for this complaint is that I live in rural Oxfordshire and spend at least three days a week working in London. These days are long and arduous; the need to save money means that my commute is close to three hours each way;…

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It is currently 6am and I’m sat in a hotel room watching BBC world service and wishing I could get a cup of tea without the need for getting dressed. BUSINESS TRAVEL TIP: Check your hotel offers in-room catering before booking I seem to spend a fair amount of my time like this; I travel a fair amount with work…

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