My Love Affair with Makeup

So, I’m continuing my newfound love affair with makeup. Actually, learning how to better apply makeup and getting more creative is giving me a lot of confidence, enjoyment and new ways to spend my money, which is always good fun! If you’ve been around me for a while, you probably know that I’m a vegan […]

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Urban Zen – City Gardening

I recently spent a gorgeous late autumn afternoon with my kids at their rented garden allotment in the middle of our village near the Birmingham city centre. Although we were literally less than ten minutes away from the hustle and bustle of shopping, traffic and myriad bus lanes of the city, the urban zen of […]

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Chocolate – A Powerful Pain Killer

Pretty much everyone loves chocolate, what’s there not to love? But have you considered chocolate as a powerful antioxidant and pain killer with the ability to relieve arthritis, muscle & joint stiffness? That’s right! I’ve known for a long time that a little 70 percent dark chocolate is good for us and can even support […]

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Arenys de Mar – Spanish Getaway

Since moving to England in 2005, hubby and I usually plan two fun trips away from home per year, one in the Spring (before 23 May) and the other in late summer around the end of September. We like travelling during off-peak dates because they’re more affordable and we can visit destinations that are less […]

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Greater Malvern – Local Pleasures

Since moving to the heart of England, one our favourite places to visit is the Greater Malvern Hills. In fact, it’s become sort of a Saturday ritual, especially during the summer months. When the weather’s just right, we get the bug to make the journey ala the film, Chocolat (minus the red hooded capes). It’s […]

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