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SPONSORED POST: Smart women celebrate brains (as well as beauty)

AS women we may still be judged on our looks, but it’s our intelligence, wit, kindness and charm that will take us places. Yes, it’s great to look and feel our best, but there has to be substance to back up our style, there has to be more to us all than just meets the eye. Otherwise, well, what on earth is the point?! Intelligence, knowledge and wisdom are all

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Finally, I can now use my ‘proper’ camera (kind of)

I LOVE photography and I adore taking snazzy images so you can imagine my delight when my husband gave me a very swanky (and expensive) camera for Christmas a few years ago. I’ve used it loads since then. It’s travelled to Florence and Rome, captured Elsie as a newborn, snapped our loved up friends on their wedding days and more besides. But here’s the thing. Besides pressing the button and

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Five reasons to visit Florence

YESTERDAY I was looking through some old holiday photographs and I started to think about all the incredible places that I’ve visited which have a special place in my heart. I’ve been very fortunate to have seen as much of the world as I have (although there’s still so much more I NEED to see!) but when it comes to those places that I will remember fondly forever, I’ve got

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A letter to phone calls: Why I hate speaking on the phone

  Dear phone calls, I’ve struggled with you over the years. And I’ve done my best to fall in love with you, like you even. But it’s time to admit that well, in all honesty, I just don’t like you very much. In fact – please don’t be hurt by this – but I actually like you very little. I don’t know why. To be fair, it’s not like I

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Five common mistakes men make when it comes to love

WHEN it comes to love, it takes two to tango, as they say. Therefore, in the interest of equality, I think it’s only fair to point out the mistakes that men make when it comes to matters of the heart, as I did with the women last week. After all, we’re all in this together right?! Ladies, I am sure many of you will find yourself nodding along in agreement

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9 tips to help you juggle freelancing with parenting

I’VE been freelancing for four heady years now and continue to love it, as much as ever. In fact, if I’ve ever met you, I have no doubt done a great deal of waffling on about how brilliant it is. (Sorry about that, but what can I say, it’s just FANTASTIC!) Freelancing enables me to work on creative projects that I enjoy, get paid well (and fairly) for my skils

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Five common mistakes women make when it comes to love

THERE is nothing as consuming, powerful or magnificent as love. But boy oh boy, it ain’t half tricky at times. Relationships are wonderful that is true (or at least they should be) but as we all know, they can also be tough and quite frankly, a challenge! Like many of us, I have made some humongous mistakes in my life when it comes to matters of the heart. Some real

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The night I dined with Manolo Blahnik (& German Vogue)

SOMETIMES, there are moments in life that are just so fabulous, you have to pinch yourself really hard to make sure that it’s actually really happening. That you’re not really dreaming and going to wake up and be back to reality with a hard, cold bump. This night, as you can probably imagine, was one of them. I met the legendary Manolo Blahnik many years ago, at a small ‘soiree’

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