29 years ago next month, the boy I loved took his own life. If 13 Reasons Why had been around all those years ago my recovery would have been easier
Writer and speaker on all things vintage. I am proud to be (and write about) teetotal, vegan, a feminist, a parent and someone who believes you should follow your own style no matter what your age.
My timeline is full of talk of Black Friday and it is not even here yet. It feels like Black Friday is now Black Week resulting
20/11/2017 14:28 GMT
The first thing I noticed was the quality of sleep that I was experiencing. While it took me longer to drop off due to my brain being so alert, I felt energised when the alarm clock rang. The blurred edges had disappeared. With that my lower back pain also went, and my sinus issue was a thing of the past.
25/09/2017 17:13 BST
Remember that feeling? Imagine how good it would be to feel this ourselves, now that school is a long distant memory. So let's not wait until January to make a fresh start, let us all try to get that Back To School feeling now with some of these intentions.
29/08/2017 13:28 BST
Thanks To Taylor Swift, Now Is The Time To Stop Apologising And To Stand Up Against Men Groping Women
When I was a teenager, having drank far too much wine, I got into a difficult position with someone that took advantage of me. I didn't know how to handle the situation, through inexperience, through drunkenness and through fear.
16/08/2017 15:39 BST
Kondo tells us that you should only keep clothing that "brings you joy". I agree you should choose clothes that make you happy and feel confident, but what about the practical? If I pull out a skirt I want a black top to wear with it - now I may want a tight one, a long sleeve one, a vest top, a polo neck - you get the picture.
27/06/2017 16:40 BST
As someone immersed in the wedding industry, who works with creative, independent businesses every day, I feel that it surely is about to time to call a halt on all this negative energy and celebrate how truly awesome it is here in the UK.
27/04/2017 11:46 BST
So, for all you working mums reading this now (on your smartphone) take a minute to congratulate yourself for inspiring the next generation. For showing your daughters that having your own business, while often tough, is empowering. For showing your sons that it is possible to be a mum and work. Carry on the great job and the great message that will pave the way for your kids to also follow their dreams.
06/04/2017 10:36 BST
13/01/2017 12:36 GMT
Fast forward to January 2015 and once again I decided to give Dry January a go, remembering all the positive feelings felt a year earlier. This time I remembered how I fell off the wagon in mid-February so secretly planned to try for a year. It has now been 24 months and I have no intentions to drink alcohol again.
28/12/2016 14:06 GMT
It really is time to stop telling women what they can and cannot wear and slut shaming them for bearing flesh. The outfits were pretty similar to what girls wear for gymnastics and were costumes for a huge performance
14/12/2016 15:36 GMT
While walking in a wonderful Christmas market in Copenhagen last weekend, he announced loudly and proudly to his 6 year old sister that of course Father Christmas is not real and it is in fact Mum and Dad who bring the presents.
07/12/2016 17:44 GMT
Over the last 5 years, while standing in the playground I have seen it all. Not only seen it, but heard tales of other parents feeling lonely, isolated and panic stricken at having to go and collect their children from school
16/11/2016 14:43 GMT
10/11/2016 11:59 GMT
The Crown, Netflix's most ambitious series to date started last Friday about the life of our Queen starting in 1947. The first episode featured her wedding, where the actress Claire Foy wore an exact replica of the Norman Hartnell dress which is reported to have cost £30,000 to make and 7 weeks to make.
07/11/2016 15:16 GMT
As we've just come to the end of Stoptober with many of us choosing to give up alcohol for 31 days, I want to ask you all whether you feel any better for being dry? I have now been teetotal for 22 months with no intention of hitting the bottle again, so maybe now is a good time to share 10 things about being teetotal.
03/11/2016 11:01 GMT
When I was working for the UK's leading employer I was told that I needed to stop bleaching my hair to get promoted. Having hit the bleach bottle since I was 13, I explained that as a dyed blonde I had to work harder than my colleagues in all situations to be taken seriously.
27/10/2016 12:20 BST
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