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

Fragrant memories.

My darling daughter taught me a valuable lesson recently. Not on purpose, you understand. Like many things that happen to me, it started with an accident. To begin the tale, I need to backtrack a bit to this Spring. In … Read More

Let’s get physical!

Hello folks. It’s been a while since I posted anything here. Life is pretty hectic, although truthfully, I’ve spent much of the last couple of weeks sitting on the sofa watching other people expend energy – at Wimbledon and now … Read More

Quernus Crafts

This is a slightly different post to my usual writing, because today I’d like to introduce you all to Coco Chanel…in polymer clay form. Coco Chanel is a commission of mine from the incomparable Kirsten Miller of Quernus Crafts. There’s … Read More

Breathing Room.

Today, I am feeling a little bit suffocated. You see, I live in a very small house, with three other people and the walls appear to be closing in on us. Without an Alice in Wonderland “drink me” solution, we … Read More

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