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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Another season, another 5-day fast!

Another season, another 5-day fast!

Have you noticed that when there's a a major change of season, we often feel the urge to de-clutter our wardrobes, offices & homes? A good many of us also like to de-clutter our bodies at the same time. I'm one of them. Every Spring and Autumn Equinox I try and do a longer fast than normal. it's a naturopathic thing I have done since training as a Nutritionist, oh so long ago. 

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My mini-break in Ibiza.

My mini-break in Ibiza.

I haven't been to Ibiza since the late 70's, because my parents lived in Majorca, right next door.  So, in need of sun, sea, and siestas, I booked myself in for a 5-day mini-break in September, to see if I still liked The White Island, thinking it would be off-season.  It wasn't.  It was still busy and pricey BUT I have never eaten such healthy & delicious food, the weather was perfect, and, frankly, the Island ticked nearly every box for this fussy traveler. I had one of my best solo mini-breaks ever!  

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Quick & easy Asian fishcakes.

Quick & easy Asian fishcakes.

If you're a regular reader, you'll know how much I love trying out new recipes.  Especially Jamie Oliver's recipes. I love him!  He's so enthusiastic and cares so much about the health of the nation that I always check his site online if I have something to cook and am not sure how to do it.  And this one's healthy, quick & oh so tasty.

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Goodwood Revival, 2017.

Goodwood Revival, 2017.

We were unlucky, for my first Goodwood Revival, torrential rain showers, wind & mud on the first day of this famous 3 day Festival!  Everyone dresses in vintage for this important date in the calendar - some wisely put carrier bags around their vintage shoes!  So glad I took my 50s coat and wore little pink socks to keep my footsies warm.  As for my hair, the gorgeous housewife curls I had done especially for the day, drooped within a couple of hours!

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Sometimes I laugh so much I pee in my pants!

Sometimes I laugh so much I pee in my pants!

Well, that got your attention, didn't it?!  I in 3 women suffer from the odd leak, especially those who have had children, from spring chickens to silver foxes. Although I haven't had babies, I have always suffered from a weak bladder and occasionally have just peed myself I've been laughing so much.  The first time was when I was 17 years old, in the street!  Thank goodness I was wearing tights.  Nowadays, although the urges are worse, I have followed all of my own advice below and listened to my doctor, so it's only an odd trickle.

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