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



At this time of year we all want to be eating out but I always seem to go to the same old places.  When I am looking for somewhere new I search for an enticing yet well priced menu (as I usually have the kids in tow).  At this time of year it is also ideal if the restaurant has a terrace or […]
Posted: July 8, 2017 7:10am

I had one of those penny drop moments on Tuesday.  On a swelteringly hot day, I was sitting at a talk hosted by Wellbeing of Women.  They are a charity that dedicates itsself to funding research that will improve the lives of us, our daughters, mothers, aunts, friends  and sisters.  I generally haven’t the time for fancy charity lunches but […]
Posted: June 23, 2017 9:26am

I am going to be honest as my readers wouldn’t expect anything less: Many years ago, the very first time I ‘went’ to Brent Cross I got so lost that I spent over an hour circling the surrounding roads and ended up on the North Circular, not able to get off, all the time screaming on the […]
Posted: June 19, 2017 5:00am


I hate skiing but my husband loves it, as do my kids now!  We have been going to a resort in Italy for years but this half term we decided to try somewhere new.  It was a tip from my friend Tanya who is one of those people who has always been kind enough to […]
Posted: March 7, 2017 5:01pm

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