I love getting style ideas from friends, especially those that are 40 plus and still rocking it. Two of my gorgeous pals came round for a bite to eat the other night and kindly let me photograph them with my brand new camera. (I’m slowly learning the ropes of photography… and hoping to get better!) I love having stylish friends. Here are some of the snaps I took. Jeanett has inspired me to try wearing a sleeveless blouse like a waistcoat. Hers came… Read more »

I’m not one to follow trends, I never have been. But if something happens to be in style that I like (and that suits me), then great. For instance, fringing is in at the moment, apparently and I happened across a really cute beige top with a fringe while out the other day. I was drawn to it immediately and just had to try it on. Although the faux suede fabric is a little warm in this balmy summer weather, it… Read more »

Okay, so sex is often a real taboo, especially when you’re talking about sex between couples who are… gasp… old enough to be, like grandparents or something (yeah, I was trying to sound like a teenager there). But it happens, truly. People in their seventies and eighties still have sex… if they’re healthy and up for it, of course. And what’s so wrong with that? They’re still human. They still have *needs*, right? I was hanging out with friends the… Read more »

I’m beyond excited at the moment because my good friend and ‘style guru’, Lizzie Griffiths (aka The Girl Who Cried Fashion) has agreed to collaborate with me in up and coming style and health posts (we’ve got an amazing vintage style special planned in October) and she’s here for a chat today. So, come and meet her! Hi Lizzie! Great to have you on the blog today. Can you tell us a bit about yourself: how did The Girl Who… Read more »

I read about a fascinating book the other day, entitled Global Wicca Revolution. As I’ve always been intrigued by the Wiccan religion, I decided to ask the author to tell us more about it. Her post, below, is absolutely fascinating… THE GLOBAL WICCA REVOLUTION  Available on amazon and kindle stores in paperback and digital formats In the Global Wicca Revolution, the author Swati Prakash presents Wicca as a global spirituality that has a far-reaching significance on the future of our planet…. Read more »

No matter how old I get, I will never stop loving all things Harry Potter. Ever since the first book was published and I was introduced to it by my lovely pal, Liz, I’ve been totally Harry mad. Like many people, I devoured each and every one of those books, watched every single movie at the cinema, purchased all the DVDs and I still watch them today. I got these leggings from Primark! Fabulous, right? But don’t worry… I won’t… Read more »

As you probably already know, I LOVE Massimo Dutti and was therefore overjoyed to have found this gorgeous burnt orange silk blouse in their sale for less then €20. What a total bargain! Although it looks a little shiny in this image, there was just too much sun, making it appear glossier than it is. Although the blouse is super long, I think it also looks good tucked into a pair of jeans or could easily be worn loose with leggings, perhaps. I teamed it with… Read more »

Are you a blubbering mess at the end of most soppy movies? I am. I’m terrible. I have even been known to cry watching adverts and… even during Eastenders once (I don’t watch it any more) and music videos. Actually I just have to listen to a sad song and I’m off, nose running, eyes watering and blotchy. What a mess. There are even some sad movies out there that I refuse to watch because I know they’re going to make me… Read more »

When I was the assistant editor of a lifestyle magazine, I did a series of articles on beauty treatments that were available in the region. One of them was particularly memorable for all the wrong reasons. Read on for my embarrassing spa treatments… It was at a local *thalassotherapy spa where they have all kinds of weird and wonderful treatments for anyone able to afford them. I was invited to spend a morning there where a number of treatments were… Read more »

* MASSIMO DUTTI * Have you noticed one of the most common lines in movies today is, ‘That’s what I’m talking about!’? And it’s usually expressed in some kind of exclamation (I reckon Eddie Murphy started it all off in Trading Places). Well, this is my new, regular, blog feature. ‘That’s what I’m talking about’ is basically about stuff that I think is cool. Sorry for using the term ‘cool’ but it’s just my age, I use it… a lot.Where was I? Oh yes, my cool… Read more »