Taking my life in my hands…

He said I’m going to drop down dead. Bam. Just like that. As we leave the year that claimed a few of my heroes – Prince, Alan Rickman, Victoria Wood, AA Gill, George Michael and my friend Hugh – you’d think I’d be rattled. But I’m not. Because, apparently, although my demise will be swift, it won’t

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How A Yellow Scarf Got Me Back From Greige

I’ve been away. Not geographically this time, just somewhere…else. Actually, I’ve mainly been up a ladder, painting. I can highly recommend this for clearing headspace; weeks of emulsioning has helped me ‘regroup’ after a pretty tumultuous year. We returned to England early summer, then set about selling our house. You can read more here –

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Too old for Kinky Boots?

This week I’m going to see the gala showing of Kinky Boots at the aptly named Shoe Factory Social Club in Norwich. It got me thinking about my boot collection, which is more Komfy than Kinky. It’s time to shake my booties up a bit; Lois, my braver alter-ego, loves a bit of fancy footwear. I long

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How Not To Feel Frumpy At A Wedding

I’ve been calming a wild-eyed groom’s mother over what to wear to her son’s wedding. Even bigger panic as her Ex will be there with his latest ten-years-younger squeeze. Panicky Groom’s Mum has already bought THREE outfits, all along the fitted floral dress, bright jacket and flouncy fascinator route in a variety of colours. She’s

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