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The Detoxify Quest 2 – Natural Deodorant Test


This test took over a year, was sometimes uncomfortable and a little embarrassing – thank you to the boy for only giggling at me when I stank to the high heavens – but I believe I have found the best … Continue reading

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2inn1 Kensington Boutique Hotel – Absolute Bliss


I took The Boy on a surprise birthday holiday to Cape Town in November 2011 – yes I’m only just writing about it now but I dream of 2inn1 on a regular basis. I stumbled across the hotel on Tripadvisor and was so impressed with … Continue reading

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Gaucho Canary Wharf, London


**2 Stars** Forgettable I was quite excited to take my mother to Gaucho along with my brother but it was crap.  The service and food were seriously lacking. We arrived early to have cocktails at the bar, but after being directed to a … Continue reading

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Ceviche, London


****4 stars **** Super Peruvian kitchen in Soho, trendy crowd and a queue out of the door!! This was my first Peruvian meal and it was absolutely delicious.  I went here with the boy for dinner and really enjoyed everything presented to … Continue reading

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn My rating: 4 of 5 stars I figured out whodunit on page 190 and raced through to confirm I was right.  I was hooked and read my kindle walking down the street – hey it’s … Continue reading

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To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store


Originally posted on My Patronus Is Coffee:
Dear woman behind me in line at the grocery store, You don’t know me. You have no clue what my life has been like since October 1, 2013. You have no clue that…

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The Detoxify Quest 1 – Oil Pulling 


A friend of mine recently posted on Facebook that she was trying oil pulling. Everyone started raving about it so I thought I would look it up too. Now there is lots of information and blogs etc on the subject … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Shite


Oh God.  This is awful.  I can’t.  I just can’t.  And then I did. It took me 4 attempts and 9 months.  All that bloody hype – I was expecting a sexual revolution but all I got was a playroom, … Continue reading

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Perfect Skin


Pretty women wonder , where my secret lies… * What’s the secret to perfect skin?  I am often asked – what products I use… what’s my beauty regime… what kind of diet I follow…  what’s my secret…  If I had … Continue reading

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An English Girl in Paris


I lived in Paris for just over 3 years.  Born and raised in London I went there to woo a boy.  He is mine.  I was successful.  Hurrah.  However, I did not love living there.  Hence why I ran away … Continue reading

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