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The Year of the Dahlia.

So, I  realise that 2012 is going to be the year in which lots of things happen. The London Olympics, the end of the world (if you believe the long-dead Mayans) and more importantly than that, my first trip to … Read More

Vintage Threads

Mother Venting wants to know the stories behind our oldest items of clothing and the tag has come to me twice now – from  A Hell of a Woman and From Fun to Mum – which is lovely because it makes … Read More

3 Books

The wonderful Emily at A Mummy Too wrote a post recently about 3 Books – a favourite book from childhood, a favourite adulthood book and finally a favourite parenthood book. I thought it was such a great idea. Finding the … Read More

Almost Haute Couture…

Those of you who have been here before will remember that I promised myself a blogging schedule that included a ‘Margot Friday’ post, about the rather more glamorous of my interests. So, what I am I doing talking about sewing … Read More

Penguin: more thoughts on books.

I wrote on here recently about my love of books. Real books, rather than e-readers. As part of my on-going battle with the clutter in my house, many of my books have had to go off to charity. Some of … Read More

Science for Girls

I have to admit, the title of this post is somewhat misleading. I think a basic understanding of science is important for everyone, and I’m so grateful that there are people in the world who choose it as a career … Read More

On ballet and other things…

On Wednesday I had the great pleasure of spending the evening with my husband and daughter watching a new production from the Northern Ballet – Beauty and the Beast. It’s not the first time I’ve been to see a Northern … Read More

2011: A Personal Review

At the end of every year, I always get an unsettled, ‘must-do-something-but-not-quite-sure-what’ feeling. How much of this is caused by the sheer amount of food I usually consume at Christmas I don’t know, but my usual remedy is to review … Read More

Illamasqua, Leeds

The Victoria Quarter in Leeds has its fair share of beautiful shops and recently another one joined the ranks with the opening of the Illamasqua store. What it lacks in size it makes up for in sheer drama, with black … Read More

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