Monthly Archives: August 2011

Camping without the glamour.

Camping in Yorkshire, even in mid-summer, requires a certain amount of fortitude. Which, sadly I do not possess. Still, on Friday I found myself bound for North Yorkshire (only an hour away from home) for a long weekend’s worth of … Read More

Dressing like my daughter: a new approach to colour.

My daughter likes to choose her own clothes. At the age of nearly five, she already has very definite ideas about what she wants to wear, and on the whole I do let her choose. The time is rapidly approaching … Read More

35:35 Challenge update

I thought I’d just add a quick Challenge update here. Although I’ve not been writing a lot about it, I have been working hard on the Challenge. On 10th September, I will be climbing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks; 26 miles … Read More

Fragrance: part one

I’ve written recently about fragrance, and of the memories associated with it, but I’ve been reading ‘The Essence of Perfume’ by the incomparable Roja Dove and so my thoughts are still on the subject. I had the great fortune to … Read More

Stylish and sweet.

Fashions come and go with food as much as they do with skirt lengths or trouser widths. The American muffin has never quite recovered from its unfortunate associations with the bit of untrained stomach hanging over the top of a … Read More

High Heels and Glitter

I am sitting here, surrounded by the September issues; the heavyweight glossy magazines marking the move into Autumn, which for the fashion industry are the most important issues of the year. Which is probably why they’d do for a weightlifting … Read More

Titanic Spa and Hamman massage.

This, although something I’ve not done before, still feels like rather an easy win for my 35:35 Challenge. I’ve decided that this is a good thing, for two reasons. Firstly, I have a heck of a lot of challenges to … Read More

One, two, three, four…

The 35:35 Challenge is about to step up a gear, as a couple of bigger challenges are looming ever closer, Yorkshire 3 Peaks in September and then Cycletta in October. For now, I am undertaking what can only loosely be … Read More

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