Life

The Worshipful Company Of Pattenmakers – Say What Now?

Last Friday found me chowing down at Mansion House – yes the Mansion House; home and office of The Lord Mayor of the city of London. How did I find myself dressed in my finery, sipping champagne in the magnificent, if somewhat oddly named Egyptian Hall? (Oddly named in as much at it isn’t remotely Egyptian in decor and…

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Fashion

Do You Want To Build A Snowman? Come On Let’s Go …

Every morning, since we had a flurry of snow for Christmas and Boxing day, I jump out of bed, fling open the curtains and hope to see a Winter Wonderland outside my window. Which will shock the socks of anyone who know me because I hate the cold. Why my sudden obsession? Because I bought the most amazing faux…

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Outfits

My 50th Birthday Outfit – Black and Beige Striped Dress, Heels & Black Stole

Mr Chic excels at many things, but one of my favourites has to be his knack of organising awesome, romantic surprises. For my 50th he really pushed the boat out and treated me to a spa break in Chester. From the moment we left home it was a whirlwind of surprises – lunch at a three rosette restaurant, a…

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Life

My 50th Birthday Weekend – Arriving At The Grosvenor In Chester

Well I’ve only gone and done it – I’ve turned 50! And, if I say so myself, I did it with style. And fizz, lots and lots of fizz, oh and the odd cake. I had no idea where I would be celebrating until the day before departure when Andrew announced that he had secretly booked five nights in…

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Self-Development

Today Is My Birthday – Why I’m Angry About Turning 50

Today, according to the calendar, my birth certificate and an inbox full of cartoons about ageing, I am 50. How do I feel hitting this milestone? Bloody angry as Hell, that’s how! And not for the reasons you probably imagine. This is why I’m angry about turning 50: Before writing this post I tried to put myself into the…

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