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A NIGHT alone? In a hotel? Without little Elsie? Well that’s something of a rare treat for the husband and I, so we were thrilled to be invited to stay at the Great Victoria hotel in Bradford just last month. We had a smashing time. Relaxed lots. Ate lots. Drank lots. And even managed a bit of a lie in too. But enough about what we go up to (although I’ll

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I USED to think the saying that ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ was a bit of nonsense. Until… I got my own diamonds, when my husband bought me my beloved antique 1920s engagement ring and then? Well, let’s just say I finally realised what all the fuss was about. Oh the sparkle! Oh the joy! Oh the feeling of wearing something so exquisite! As precious gems go, diamonds are

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I’M a sucker for love and romance. Aren’t we all? But one thing I’ve noticed since becoming a parent, is that often, romance comes way down the at bottom of the list of our priorities. It’s not that we don’t love our partners. It’s just that life gets in the way of us finding time to celebrate that love, spice things up a bit or appreciate each other. It’s rubbish

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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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LIFE: Go on, express your love!

IF the idea of Valentine’s Day makes you want to run for the hills, I urge you to hear me out. Just this once. Call me a silly old romantic fool, but I adore Valentine’s Day. Yes it’s completely commercialised and even a bit naff, but take away all the crap and all the clutter, and what you’re left with is something rather wonderful I think. Today is a day

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