I used to regularly go to the previous incarnation, Cheyne Walk Brasserie, together with friends who lived over the river, me in North London, and this was the perfect middle ground location.  We have so many great memories but the new incarnation is actually far superior in many ways. Yes, we all love a restaurant […]
Posted: July 2, 2019 8:28am

Rework, Repair and Rewear. How many times is the item you want sold out in your size?  Similarly, we all have loads of items in our wardrobe that need repairing, shortening or let out or in. The biggest problem for most of us is finding someone reliable and fairly priced to complete these alterations.  Add […]
Posted: November 5, 2018 5:38am

Have heard it all from my friends for years, but always thought, couldn’t be as bad as they describe…but it is! The countdown has begun and trying to keep a 10/11 year old focused and working when all they want to do is watch You Tube is not at all easy (I am with them, […]
Posted: October 25, 2018 7:18am


Skiing was not something we did as a child  ( there were six of us !) Today, I still struggle to get the point of spending a fortune to have to get up early, wear heavy and uncomfortable boots etc.  However, the reality is that my husband and kids love it so I have learnt […]
Posted: January 29, 2018 6:21am

It is that time of year.  The new year is around the corner and typically I would do a  ‘best of 2017’, however, instead I am going to examine the lessons I have learned this year as an over enthusiastic shopper. Fingers crossed that writing this post is therapeutic enough to stop me careering into […]
Posted: January 1, 2018 9:57am

I very seldom take on paid posts but with Miele I am always happy to participate as the appliances are superb and I have used them for years. Also they are giving away a machine worth £350 to one of my readers.. The investment the company makes in research pays off in the quality and […]
Posted: December 14, 2017 12:28pm

I know this is not a sexy topic but it is a brilliant time of year to sell anything you no longer wear or just items which were mistakes in the first place!  Once the sales start, which they will in November, then the Preloved market slows down dramatically. Tackle your clear out one evening […]
Posted: October 8, 2017 7:51am



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