Category Life

An Idiot’s Guide to Feminism

FIRSTLY, to be clear, I am not calling you an idiot, no siree. But a feminist? Well, I sure hope I can call you that? I don’t know if you’ve noticed but over the last 12 months or so it’s become pretty obvious to me (and others) that feminism is having somewhat of a bad hair day. It’s not really feeling much love at the moment and that’s putting it

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Things I love about Autumn…

  THE last few days have been cold and wet and I have bloody well loved them. Yep you heard me. I have LOVED them! Finally Autumn has arrived and it’s now cold enough to get out your chunky knits, rock your fur (faux hopefully) and stick the central heating on. I adore this time of year. Seriously. Probably because I was born at the end of November, possibly because

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Motherhood guilt & gazing at stars

“But why Mummy, why?” OVER the last week I’ve been really busy and spent not one, but two nights away from home. One to see Kylie, who was as brilliant as you’d expect. The other to go on a swanky press trip where I was wined, dined and generally spoilt rotten. Both occasions were pretty damn fabulous but yet both of them left me feeling a little out of kilter

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An ‘iconic’ shoot: The day I became Monica Bellucci (Kind of)

EVER wondered what it might be like to pretend to be someone else for a day? I’ve often believed that my life should be much more glamorous than it is. And in all honesty I’m often rather put out that it isn’t! ;-) Yes I’ve been fortunate enough to experience an odd insanely glamorous moment from time to time but on the whole, I’ve got to face the harsh fact

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A reminder to grab a cuppa tomorrow…for a good cause

IN CASE you’ve missed all the many posters, flyers and social media alerts whizzing around lately, here’s a quick reminder to grab yourself a cuppa tomorrow morning, and cake (naturally), for a very good cause. Yes folks, taking place tomorrow is the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ which involves people from all walks of life getting together to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Unbelievably the first Macmillan Coffee Morning took

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SPONSORED POST: Time travelling with Ikea (Yep, really)

OK, this post today is a little bonkers granted but I really do think you’re going to enjoy it. And if nothing else, well it may just get you thinking about stuff like life and the universe, which can only be a good thing right?! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see a glimpse into your future? Or to be hypnotised? Well, shortly, in a little

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Birchbox review: Truly ‘beauty-full’ post

I DON’T know about you but nothing puts a spring in my step more than some lovely post. You know, not bills and the like (obviously) but fabulous post that makes you as giddy as a kipper. Birchbox is a company that provides such happy post, which not only leaves you feeling great but also helps you to look fantastic too. How? Well besides the actual experience of receiving something

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Five reasons the ‘Terrible Twos’ aren’t SO terrible

IT’S the age that fills parents the world over with sheer and utter dread.  The ‘Terrible Twos’, so terrible that they’ve actually been called terrible! I mean you can’t get more terrifying an age than that can you?! Besides the teenage years – which thankfully for me as a mum are miles away in the foreseeable future – it is this age, this ‘terrible’ age, that we all come to

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