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Sparkle and Shine

  Add a little sparkle to your Christmas with a sequin sweatshirt or jumper,  the smarter alternative to the enormously awful tradition of the Christmas jumper (yes, just call me the grumpy grinch).  I cannot think of anything worse than going to a Christmas party sporting a penguin or a snowman (or a fat bearded man with a bulbous nose …

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Green Shirt Blues

I recently rediscovered a black pussy bow blouse that I bought at Miss Selfridge several years ago, BC (before children). Perhaps it was in storage whilst I engaged in the battle of the bust and waistline, but I can fit into it again and it is fast becoming my favourite item for most evenings out. With the festive season in …

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Chorizo and Parmesan Chicken with Courgette Salad

I had some friends visiting from Australia over the summer  and naturally we went out for dinner on a Monday night.  Eighteen of us including the children, with everyone ending up back at ours for a (not) quick  drink. And thus my week started a bit festively and messily with a generous dose of overeating and going to bed far …