Updating my jewellery with an elegant silver necklace

An elegant jewellery upgrade. What kind of jewellery looks good n midlife? It's still fine to wear bold colours - it's fine to wear whatever you want! - but if you fancy something more elegant this silver necklace is perfect

Regular readers here will know that I’m fond of bold colours. If you’ve ever fancied trying a brighter colour than usual, let me tell you – it pays off! I’ve had so many compliments on my outfits since starting to wear colourful fashion, and it never fails to cheer up my day when a complete stranger tells me how great I look. I love bright, colourful jewellery too, but recently I’ve started to crave more delicate, elegant jewellery – something a bit more simple, but still classy. Advertorial content: this posts contains links to Jana Reinhardt Jewellery, who gifted me …

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Finding a new signature perfume in midlife

Ideas on finding a new signature perfume in midlife

Do you have a signature perfume? I’ve had a few, and each of those scents now has the power to take me right back to an era of my life like no photograph ever could. As I’ve hit midlife, I’ve drifted a bit, and wondered if it’s time for a new brand, but I’ve never hit on something that feels exactly like me now. So when Dolma Vegan Fragrances contacted me to trial their Discovery Set, I jumped at the chance to experiment on finding my new signature perfume. Advertorial content: This post is in collaboration with Dolma Perfumes, who …

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A colourful wardrobe refresh for Spring

Make spring colourful with bright pinks like this hoodie from Lighthouse

It’s official. I’ve ruined summer. You know that little window of sunshine and double digits we had over the Easter weekend? Oh, you didn’t notice? Well, don’t beat yourself up, it lasted around 10 minutes; all you needed was a family lunch and you’d have missed it passing by in the garden. This is a featured post in partnership with Lighthouse Clothing, who gifted me my new clothes, and Strive Footwear, who gifted me my white sandals. Joking aside, over the bank holiday weekend I took the opportunity to change up my wardrobe and go bright for Spring. Lighthouse Clothing …

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A Norfolk rural retreat: Thompson Goat Shed review and tour

Cosy log fire at The Goat Shed cottage

Last week I was lucky enough to spend a few days in rural Norfolk on my own. I don’t know about you, but trying to juggle a family and a busy job can still feel exhausting even when you have teenagers, and I always seem to put my own needs at the bottom of the pile. The joy of teenagers though, is that they can manage without their mum for a couple of days, and I’d been craving some headspace, so this Norfolk rural retreat seemed to be begging me to book it. So I did. Here’s my review of …

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How to feel good about your sleep with TEMPUR®

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to lie on a TEMPUR® mattress? Or if a TEMPUR® pillow will really make a difference to that crick in your neck? In this post I’m going to tell you, and let you know how you can test out as many products as you like, to decide if TEMPUR® will make a difference to your life. This post contains links to TEMPUR® products. I have been paid for my time in writing the post and testing the products. Opinions and images are my own. Feeling good about sleep I don’t know about you, …

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Can a face cream reduce lines and saggy skin?

Face cream to reduce lines and saggy skin

A review of the Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Trio – a pack of eye serum, face serum and neck cream that did actually tighten my saggy skin and reduce fine lines. Click through for special offers.

Could a vision board workshop change your life?

If you’re feeling stuck in midlife, a vision board workshop might be the way to get over your mental block. Find out how it works to bring more of what you want into your life.

It’s Not Because of You – Reparenting My Inner Child

Reparenting my inner child - sad little girl

The little girl – she must have been seven or eight years old – sat on the stairs in the dark of the hallway and concentrated really hard. If she could just stay quiet enough, breathe more shallowly and strain her ears, she would be able to hear what was being said, and work out if it was her fault. She opened her eyes wider and stared through the bannister rails at the crack of light under the kitchen door, as if she might be able to see the words, and that way understand better if she had caused them. …

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Help with menopausal night sweats

A cooling duvet for when you can't sleep because of night sweats

Sleeping in the heat, or through the night sweats of menopause can be difficult but there are things you can do to improve your chances of getting a restful night without resorting to air conditioning. I struggle with heat regulation at night, so when hot weather hits the I take action. Here’s how I sleep in the heat.

Style: A Swimsuit I’m Happy to Show Off in

Right. Today, I am going to be a swimsuit model. I recently did a “I’m 50 and I  don’t care who knows it, look – I can still look good in cool clothes makeover post,” and people were very nice about it. So I thought I’d dabble in a few more fashion blogger-style posts, and have jumped right in at the deep end, quite literally, with a swimsuit. No, I haven’t dropped 2 sizes and had a boob job (although if you’d like to comment along those lines I won’t complain). Nor have I taken leave of my senses. I …

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