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Matilda the Musical

It has been on my bucket list to take my nine-year-old daughter to watch Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre in London for a considerable amount of time.  Somehow, for all the complicated reasons you sometimes have as a parent, the opportunity hadn’t arisen. So, when I was recently offered a pair of tickets to see the critically acclaimed …

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Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket – The Instagram Shadow Ban

Have you ever heard of the Instagram shadow ban or fallen victim to this ghost ban? Which Instagram denies the existence of, claiming that some people may be experiencing a “hashtag glitch”?  I can tell you that there is as much truth in that as me saying that my middle-aged bum cheeks have no dimples. If you haven’t heard of …

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Don’t Look at Me with that Face

This week, 26 March to 2 April 2018 is World Autism Awareness week. A week in which the National Autistic Society (NAS) asks people to get involved in fundraising to transform lives and challenge perceptions about autism. I have created a slogan t-shirt from which £5 of the profit from each t-shirt will be donated to the NAS to help …

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Everything’s Gone Green

A couple of weeks ago I became ever so slightly obsessed with a Tom Ford blazer that had appeared on the Spring 2018 catwalks. I needed it.  As if all life depended on it, this hot pink vision of absolutely flamboyant fashion perfection. And thus I set out to find a high street version, trawling the internet, expecting it to …

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Sosandar – Dresses for Spring

    Those of you who have been following me for a while, or perhaps have read my About Me page, are likely to know that I am on a career break from being a Product Developer and Production Manager.  What does this mean?  As a product developer, I look at trend forecasts, the brand’s customer profile and then work …

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Good Things Come To Those Who Click

Over the weekend, whilst my friend was over for our weight training session, she mentioned that she had bought a few dresses from Shein.  She will be going to South Africa at the end of March, hence the eager weight training sessions when it’s so cold I just want to stuff my face with biscuits and burgers.  So completely justifiably, …

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Floral Dresses for a Spring Transition

I had a date last night with some Instagram friends, most of whom I had only chatted to via messages online.  I was as excited as a two-year-old who had broken into the sweetie jar and eaten a week’s supply of chocolate.  With a headache to match.   The temperatures had just turned Baltic, and suddenly my tulle and lace skirt …