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HELLO OCTOBER 2021

FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH 1. A wonderful day on the British Orient Express – the Northern Belle 2. A spa day at 315 Huddersfield 3. A trip to Daylesford Organic Farm 4. A lovely shopping trip to Meadowhall. … Continue reading

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HELLO JULY 2021

FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH 1. Tony & I both had our second vaccines 2. I got another exam done towards my final qualification 3. A few lunch dates at one of my favourite places Harveys Bar & Restaurant, … Continue reading

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HELLO JUNE 2021

FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH 1. An amazing few days in London with my beautiful girl Belle to celebrate the end of her exams 2. Getting our new Summerhouse 3. Getting our beautiful new sofa 4. Lots of lunch … Continue reading

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HELLO MAY 2021

FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH 1. Easter, my favourite time of year plus we can now meet with friends & family outdoors which was lovely. 2. 10 full days off work which after a full term teaching on Zoom … Continue reading

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HELLO APRIL 2021

FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH 1. Isabelle’s 16th Birthday 2. The clocks went forward – lighter nights whoop! 3. We were told we could go back to the studios in April! No more teaching on Zoom!!! 4. I’ve got … Continue reading

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HAPPY SWEET SIXTEENTH BELLE!

How on earth am I mum to a 16 year old? On the 1st of March, 16 years ago I gave birth to the love of my life and became a mummy for the first time. It was pure love … Continue reading

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STAYING MOTIVATED & BUSY IN LOCKDOWN 3

Since the beginning of January, after chatting with friends, reading people’s social media posts & watching programmes such as This Morning, the general feeling seems to be that this lockdown is much harder than the other 2 and people are … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MAX – ANOTHER TEENAGER IN THE HOUSE

January 2021 & I never thought back in March last year, when we first went into lockdown, that Max would also be having a lockdown birthday in January 2021! So, my beautiful boy is 13, my baby is now a … Continue reading

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10 IMPORTANT LESSONS THIS YEAR HAS TAUGHT ME

2020 Certainly didn’t go how anyone planned it and it really has been a year like no other. We’ve all struggled at various times but some people have definitely had it harder than others which makes you appreciate what you … Continue reading

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MAKING THE HOME FESTIVE FOR CHRISTMAS

I was going to put our decorations up at the end of November this year to bring a bit of sparkle to an awful year but, we’ve had a new floor laid in the living room and there’s been a … Continue reading

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FEELING FESTIVE IN 2020 DESPITE SUCH A DIFFICULT YEAR

I’m putting my Christmas Decorations up in November this year, sorry not sorry!!!! Gosh what a year it’s been for everyone and, as we move into Autumn & a second wave is hitting us, we first moved into tougher restrictions … Continue reading

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HELLO NOVEMBER 2020

How is it November already? In some ways this has been the longest year ever, everything pre lockdown seems a lifetime ago. Yet when you think this all started in March, I can’t actually believe we’re in November with long … Continue reading

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MY YORKSHIRE RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH – The 3 Acres Huddersfield

As restaurants go The 3 Acres is up there with my very top restaurants & it’s only a stone’s throw away from my house. With a birthday in semi lockdown & can’t be shared with anyone outside of my household … Continue reading

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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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