Good Reads: East Enders, the Telegraph and Ello

The great decline to Christmas has begun now that Halloween is over. The Ads are all over the TV, the Strictly Come Dancing Contestants have been whittled down to the serious contenders, and there is debate on social media about what will be Christmas Number One. As someone who has a birthday at the end…

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Good Reads July 2014

Welcome to Good Reads July 2014. Are you feeling the burn of holiday madness or are you still struggling to get your children out of bed for the last few days of school? I always find it hard to decide whether I like holiday or term time more but in this heat I am tempted…

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Good Reads: Spooky science & mental patient costumes

You’re feeling it, aren’t you? The switch has been flipped from summer to winter and as the temperature of the British thermostat drops to meet winter standards there are a couple of blissful weeks where the leaves fall like post-wedding confetti bringing chaos to commuters on train lines and joy to dog walkers and small…

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Craft Round-up: Mini bars, hairdressing caddys & storage boxes

  With the new year, comes fresh new starts and a promise to be more organised, get on top of things, and keep ‘stuff’ in order.  Well, for me it does anyway. I spent the weekend gutting my study, chucking out the old, making way for the new and generally organising things so I can…

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The Beauty Round-up: 10 beauty tips to start the New Year

  Did I get new beauty products for Christmas?  Of course I did!  I have myself an excellent manicure set with a brilliant selection of 20 different coloured nail varnishes and I was lucky enough to also get some new smellies to try; a Botanics gift set, a range I’ve been meaning to try for…

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