Orange is the new black!

Orange is the new black!

You may have seen this jumpsuit on my Instagram feed recently.  I bought it for an absolute song (about $40) at Trash in Byron Bay and, weather permitting, love wearing it in the UK.  One pieces are an absolute pain when you need a wee in a hurry but I am loving this colourful retro look styled up with a pre-loved headscarf & vintage sunnies (both from Trash) and the necklace from Ghost and Lola .

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Meet Jack, my jack russell/poodle dog.

Meet Jack, my jack russell/poodle dog.

I don't know why I haven't done a blog post featuring my fur baby but I had the perfect excuse this week to take some photos of him after Scandisysters (an awesome collective of creative Swedish women) very kindly sent me this gorgeous, faux fur, weather proof rug for him to rest his weary paws on.  Made by Monimo of Sweden, the blanket is waterproof, wind proof, and washable and Jack just loves it - especially on the beach. 

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How to enjoy gigs on your own!

How to enjoy gigs on your own!

As a single, at the moment, I have grown used to going to the occasional movie on my own & travelling solo.  I also live on my own, with my fur baby, and grew up as an "only" child till my brother suddenly appeared when I was nine! This has made me fiercely independent and very happy with my own company, apart from eating dinner out on my own which I have ranted about here. 

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A healthy summer salad that takes 2 minutes!

A healthy summer salad that takes 2 minutes!

You probably know by now that I love quinoa and that the kid folk at Quinola Mothergrain are enabling me to feed my addiction with a regular supply of red, black and plain quinoa. I'm not just saying it's the best I've ever eaten 'cause it's free, it really is the nicest quinoa I have ever cooked - and I have done vats of the stuff in the past - and this one never looks like frogs spawn or goes all slimy like so many others do!

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A lovely day out in Rye, East Sussex.

A lovely day out in Rye, East Sussex.

Visiting Rye seems to be becoming an annual event!  I went with a friend last year and this month I took a friend visiting from Australia.  Yet again, we had the very best of days.  Enjoy the photo which will, hopefully, remind you of this beautiful little town or inspire you to add it to your "to do" list!

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Vintage Ladies, Vintage Style!

Vintage Ladies, Vintage Style!

It's the start of a new month - where's the year going - so I am sharing some of the lovely photos women all over the world have posted on Instagram during June using my hashtag #vintageladyvintagestyle

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Goodwood: DJs, dancing & dressing up.

Goodwood:  DJs, dancing & dressing up.

You probably know by now that, despite my age, I love "raving".  Nothing makes me happier than loud dance music DJ'd by a Famous where I can dance my socks off and forget my ageing bones!  Fortunately, one of my oldest school friends, Dalia, also loves dancing and, even more fortunately for me, she's a Goodwood Member of the Richmond Enclosure, which means we can have a rave night in total comfort!

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Festivals & gigs at my age!

Festivals & gigs at my age!

You probably know me well enough by now to accept that I refuse to act my age, love festivals, and can't stop dancing if the music's right!  However, many my age (well over 50) don't like camping, even glamping or boutique, and are put off by the whole thing: the queues, the loos, and the youngsters.....despite the fact that many of the bands playing are well over 40, 50, & well beyond! To camp or not camp, that is the question.  

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How to tie a headscarf.

How to tie a headscarf.

I am sure you saw a couple of "summer" blogs I posted in April, while we all waited for summer to actually arrive in the UK.  Still waiting!  I enjoyed a lovely collaboration with East Clothing, who sent me all sorts of goodies out to Australia to photograph whilst I was there.

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How hard is a juice fast?

How hard is a juice fast?

We think nothing of taking our cars in to have an annual service so why don't we do this for our bodies?  I am such a fan of Intermittent Fasting and, in particular, Doctor Valter Longo's latest research into ageing & longevity, (and how important a 5 day fast is at least once a year), that I decided to take myself off to a detox retreat to do a 5 day juice fast, something I find impossible to do at home for that long, despite being able to carry out the 5:2 very easily. My car had an annual service, now it was my turn!

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