Category Archives: Things I Like

Skincare – What I’m Using

So one of the things that took a hit the last year was the amount of money I spent on skincare. Most of the spare money went on the allotment. So things have changed since the last time I wrote … Continue reading

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Beefeater Tour

Way back in February 2012, when I had money and a more active social life, I went on an London Cocktail Society tour of the Beefeater Distillery. That night turned into a bit of a tour of London bars (trust … Continue reading

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Kitchen Equipment: Salad Spinner

I’m fascinated by what people feel is essential in their kitchens and how that changes as our lives and cooking styles do. I live quite happily without a microwave, something I couldn’t have imagining when I was in my 20’s, … Continue reading

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A Day at Kew Gardens

London in August is interesting. Unlike Paris, the city doesn’t empty of everyone who lives there the other 11 months of the year to make room for the tourists. Although, it’s a bit quieter because the schools are out, the … Continue reading

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Life Happened: Staycation

I had a brilliant week away¬†and rather than bore you with the details, here are some photos to sum it up. Birthday card from MaPortrait by Ms T (I’m worried about those ears!)Two of the three Dempsey boys The Hive … Continue reading

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Face Serum

This year, largely due to my financial goals I’ve changed things up. I spend less money on everything (except maybe the allotment!) and the things I put on my face are no exception. Some things have stayed. I was gifted … Continue reading

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Holiday Plans

On Saturday, Ma and I are heading up to Amble for the week. I love Amble and last year when we didn’t go felt like a loss. For someone who until 6 or so years ago did not do holidays, … Continue reading

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