Sometimes I wonder about what to write here on the blog. Are people bothered? Do they want to know who the real me is? Do they care? I mean, really? Who really cares about bloggers? The truth is, there’s shit loads of amazing bloggers out there who are getting millions of views per month and that’s amazing and yet there are some downright shitty blogs out there who are also getting millions of views per month (blah blah blah) but… Read more »

Ginger is one of those wonderfully delicious spices that is super healthy. In fact, I’d say it’s a superfood in itself. Hubby and I can’t get enough of it. According to Chinese reports ginger is a perfect tonic to help fight influenza while an Indian report shows that it can increase the immune system’s ability to fight infection. Ginger is full of goodness and helps with so many different ailments – nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness, pain, inflammation. It also helps… Read more »

  Neo Victorian by suzyturner featuring Alexander McQueen I’m absolutely loving one of the top trends of A/W 2015. The goth look. Vogue calls it Neo-Victorian and it totally speaks to me. Probably because I’ve always been a bit of a closet goth. Black was always my go-to colour, and up until recently, I used to often go a little mad with the black eyeliner.  It was only as I started approaching 40 that my hubby casually mentioned one day that… Read more »

I’m sharing a very special space with you today. My ‘office’ is my own little bit of heaven in my back garden. It’s a cute little summerhouse built by my amazing husband last year. After he’d completed it (I helped with some of it…just a little bit), he also created the most stunning desk, fashioned out of old shuttering boards. He really is my very own superman! We then went about the interior decor. We knew we wanted the place to be inspired by… Read more »

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 »