What I wore in India on a train trip around Rajasthan.

What I wore in India on a train trip around Rajasthan.

I was lucky enough to spend the most amazing three weeks traveling around India, straight after Christmas, spending a couple of days in Mumbai, eight days on the Maharajas Express visiting all the usual suspects in Rajasthan, a few days in Delhi and then a much needed week of R & R in Goa. It was awesome, the trip of a lifetime.......

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I visit a new yoga retreat in Ibiza for relaxing, raw food & raving!

 I visit a new yoga retreat in Ibiza for relaxing, raw food & raving!

It's that time of the year when we start thinking about booking a healthy holiday!  So here's one I'd love to share with you. You know how much I love Ibiza so when I was invited to visit the new Mind, Body, Retreats for a few days last October, I jumped on that 'plane as fast as security would allow. What I didn't expect, apart from the awesome yoga, was relaxing, raw food & raving.........

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10 Top Tips to avoid piling on the pounds over Christmas - and what to do if you have!

10 Top Tips to avoid piling on the pounds over Christmas - and what to do if you have!

We're likely to eat a shocking 6000 calories on Christmas Day, as well as an extra 500 calories every day on the run-up to the holiday, which starts earlier and earlier each year. By the time we reach New Year's Eve, we could be wearing an extra 5lbs around our tummy..........

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Christmas pressies!

Christmas pressies!

For a little festive cheer, I've two little Chrissy pressies to offer you.  The first one is this gorgeous Look Fabulous Forever eyeshadow in cocoa brown. Worth £15. Just sign up for my Newsletter, if you haven't already, and I'll pick a Subscriber randomly on the 17th December and send it to you, in time for the holiday (if you're in the UK), as a big thank you for your support over the last year. 

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Vintage Shopping in Brighton

Vintage Shopping in Brighton

I was thrilled to pieces to spend the day with one of my favourite bloggers, Sara Delaney, Notes from a Stylist,  mooching around Brighton sharing my love of all things vintage. Oh, and did I mention she's also one of the best photographers I know so was an absolute delight to pose for.  And you know how I love to pose!

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I get a makeover & new makeup for the Over 50s.

I get a makeover & new makeup for the Over 50s.

I went to the Look Fabulous Forever headquarters in London, without a scrap of makeup on, apart from my tinted eyebrows (to cover the grey hairs) and a tiny bit of eyeliner. I couldn't wait to try this makeup & get some colour on my cheeks but must admit that I was not looking forward to sitting in a chair for ages having my makeup done for me. After years of working in TV and, more recently, photo shoots, I get fidgety and impatient. 

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My first Podcast interview, for the U.S.

My first Podcast interview, for the U.S.

 

I am so proud to have been interviewed by the lovely Elaine Benoit for her podcast this week.  Her husband actually found me on Instagram and we finally did a Skype interview a few weeks ago.  It was huge fun, so if you want to hear me talking the hind legs off a donkey, telling Elaine about my chain-smoking, hard-drinking days in TV and Radio, how I got into health and why I don't feel invisible anymore, then you should enjoy this podcast. 

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Bournemouth, Part 2. A great mini-break out of season.

Bournemouth, Part 2.  A great mini-break out of season.

Being England, it alternated between cold, lashing rain and somewhere that resembled the French Riviera. However, we found plenty of really awesome things to do, apart from eating and drinking, whatever the weather was doing, so I am putting this destination on my "great places to go out of season" along with Rye, Hastings and, of course, Brighton where I live!  

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