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Cycletta training

On Sunday, I went out on the bike for a 15 mile ride as part of my training for Cycletta, a 40km women only bike ride. I’ve written before about my fear of riding a bike, and it’s only because … Read More

Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair in Leeds

This weekend Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair came to Leeds. As well as curating the vintage event of the year – Vintage at Southbank, Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fairs have heaps of events across the country. Join their mailing list or ‘like’ … Read More

Burghley Horse Trials and equestrian influence in fashion.

I spent the day at Burghley International Three Day Event yesterday. This, one of only a handful of four star three day events across the world, is even more influential this year as it forms part of the run up … Read More

Paper Dress Vintage, Leeds

I often struggle with vintage shopping. There are two main causes for this. My top half and my bottom half! It is a sad truth that we are generally larger than our 1920’s and 30’s counterparts, and even with the … Read More

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

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