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LUXURIES & GUILTY PLEASURES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE

‘’NO PLEASURE IS A GUILTY ONE PAST 40’’ I’ve always loved beautiful things and a touch of luxury in my life and I’ve been very lucky to experience some wonderful luxuries over the years, especially during my years dancing on … Continue reading

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YORKSHIRE RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH – DEVOUR, HOLMFIRTH, WEST YORKSHIRE

LUNCH AT DEVOUR RESTAURANT, HOLMFIRTH As Tony & I lead busy lives it’s not often just the two of us get to go out for a meal on our own. I don’t work Fridays so last week Tony booked the … Continue reading

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MY YORKSHIRE RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

As lockdown continues, one of the things I’ve been extremely grateful for is once again being able to dine out at some of the wonderful restaurants we can boast in my beloved & stunning home county of Yorkshire. Each month … Continue reading

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HELLO OCTOBER 2020

FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH 1. A lovely leaving party (of less than 30 people) for 6 of my students that are leaving us to go to Dance Colleges & University (luckily just before the new lockdown rules of … Continue reading

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BUYING CLOTHES IN YOUR 40’S

On my 40th birthday I had a fabulous figure and wore a stunning dress to my party. In the 5 years that came after my 40th without realising it, the weight kept creeping on year by year. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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SMALL CHANGES THAT CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER

Once I reached 40 I was determined to make some permanent changes in my life! Suddenly at 40 you feel like you should be a ‘real grown up’ and certain things you may have done or put up with in … Continue reading

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WHATS HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD WEEK 15

AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS DAY 98- MONDAY 29TH JUNE I’ve decided I’m going to carry on this Lockdown diary for another couple of weeks then stop when I finish work for my summer break. I’m so … Continue reading

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WEEK 14 – WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

DAY 92 – MONDAY 22ND JUNEAfter a gorgeous weekend, I’ve spent the day pottering in the garden which I’m really enjoying at the moment. I then went to one of my close friends houses for a socially distanced drink in … Continue reading

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MY BEST LIFE ADVICE

I love podcasts whilst I’m driving and I’ve recently discovered Grazia Life Advice podcast which interviews women with something to say and asks them to pass on the best 6 pieces of advice they’ve had and the one worst piece. … Continue reading

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WEEK 13 – WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

DAY 85 – MONDAY 15TH JUNEToday is my parents 52nd Wedding Anniversary so I’ve had an afternoon tea delivered to them which they loved. We’re going to pop round for a BBQ later on which will be lovely!!The weather has … Continue reading

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WHAT I’VE LEARNT IN LOCKDOWN 2020

I’m good at boosting people up when they’re low I’m a good listener Family time is beyond precious Some changes in lockdown have been for the better and I’ll be sticking to them Just how important it is not to … Continue reading

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WEEK 12 – WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

DAY 78 – MONDAY 8TH JUNEA few more restrictions lifted this week but it’s still very confusing. The weather is awful too which is making people feel a bit flat. On a plus note today I organised another lovely workshop … Continue reading

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WEEK 11 – WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

DAY 71 – MONDAY 1ST JUNEJune, how on earth did that happen?Another lovely sunny day! Belle & Max were back on with their school work today and got on with it really well. Max panicked a bit when he opened … Continue reading

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HELLO JUNE 2020

Two months in lockdown and although it’s a horrendous time for so many people I am definitely taking a lot of positives from it too. Learning new skills, family time and a slower pace of life definitely has huge benefits … Continue reading

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WEEK 10 – WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

DAY 64 – MONDAY 25TH MAYBank Holiday Monday & the weather has been glorious! I’ve has such a lovely day and it’s been one of the best ‘Lockdown’ days!Sunshine, a socially distanced BBQ, 2 amazing workshops for my students and … Continue reading

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MY LIFE IN BEAUTY

FIRST MAKEUP & BEAUTY REGIMESI started wearing makeup in my early teens (although as a dancer I’d worn it from a very young age on stage) and I remember the very first lipstick I had was Autumn Shimmer by Rimmel. … Continue reading

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WEEK 9 – WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

DAY 58 – MONDAY 18TH MAYIsabelle & Max have both been great at getting on with their work today & I’m really proud of them both.I popped around to one of my best friends house to drop her birthday present … Continue reading

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WEEK 8 – WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

DAY 51 – MONDAY 11TH MAYMyself & what seems like everyone I know felt a bit flat today! I think we were expecting last nights speech to be a bit clearer and we’ve all woken up more confused than ever. … Continue reading

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HELLO MAY 2020

FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH A lovely two days in London with Isabelle to see Waitress the musical – CANCELLED Drinks at The Shard – CANCELLED Dinner at The Ivy – CANCELLED Tony’s birthday – CANCELLED Dinner at Tattu … Continue reading

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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS – WEEK 4

DAY 23 – MONDAY 13TH APRILEaster Monday & I’ve had quite a relaxing day today. The weather’s been a bit cooler so I’ve got lots of jobs around the house done. We were going to have a BBQ but it’s … Continue reading

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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS – WEEK 3

DAY 16- MONDAY 6TH APRIL Bad news this morning as our Prime Minister Boris Johnson is taken into intensive care as his Coronavirus worsens proving it affects absolutely anyone. So why are people still ignoring the warnings and going out?? … Continue reading

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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS – WEEK 2

WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS – WEEK 2 DAY 8 – SATURDAY 28TH MARCH A small lie in did us all the world of good today. I let the kids just get … Continue reading

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HELLO APRIL 2020

HELLO APRIL 2020 Spring & Easter is my favourite time of year and I’ve been so excited for some better weather, lighter evening, a few blissful days off work, family time and all the new beginnings Spring brings. I’m feeling … Continue reading

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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS – WEEK 1

AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS WEEK 1 Due to the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in I have decided to write a daily blog about a day in the life of what my family alongside every other … Continue reading

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THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD TRY AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFE

THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD TRY AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFE With everything that’s going on in the world at the moment, it’s important to stay focused, positive and motivated. I’m doing this in many ways to make the most of … Continue reading

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MY HAPPY PLACES

MY HAPPY PLACES Everyone needs their ‘Happy Places’, either somewhere they enjoy going to escape, a safe haven or somewhere that brings back lots of happy memories or brings them lots of joy. I have quite a few happy places … Continue reading

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WOMEN WHO INSPIRE ME

WOMEN WHO INSPIRE ME It seemed apt on International Women’s day to think about the amazing women who have inspired me over the years. From all areas of life, these incredible women have all made me want to be a … Continue reading

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HELLO MARCH 2020

HELLO MARCH 2020 FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH 1. A lovely girly day of lunch and pampering with my Isabelle 💗 2. A spa & breakfast morning at 315 hotel & spa Huddersfield  3. A twilight evening spa with … Continue reading

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

MAKING A DIFFERENCEYou may have heard this one, but it holds such an important message and reminds us how even the little things can make such a difference to someone’s life.  THE STARFISH STORY Once upon a time, there was … Continue reading

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10 GOALS EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO SET HERSELF IN 2020

10 GOALS EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO SET HERSELF IN 2020 How fast did 2019 go by? Does that fill you with a certain type of panic? Well instead of worrying about 2020 this is a great time to think ahead about … Continue reading

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