Dear Daughter – I Love Our Chats

Talking is a big part of our family life.  Whatever direction our teens are taking on their route to adulthood and however nervous I might feel sometimes I take comfort from the chats we have. Tonight was no exception. My daughter is an extraordinary young woman.  She has…

Top Tips On Wearing Hats (For People Who Don’t!)

The sun has put in an appearance and Royal Ascot and Henley Regatta are on the horizon, which can only mean one thing – hat season is here again. However, whilst the days for only wearing hats at official or celebratory occasions are over, hats are quite simply…

Menopause Myths Debunked

If you are a woman of a certain age you will know that the menopause is about so much more than just hot flushes, irrational behaviour and uncomfortable sex. Pink, plump vaginas, pelvic floor exercises and how to do the perfect “Jimmy Choo” poo (ie with heels on)…

A Mother’s Love

A mother’s love is an undisputed guarantee that travels the test of time but there are moments when it is tested to its limits and how we respond says a lot as to its value. My eldest is close to completing his second year at university but his…

Learning To Give Up Parental Control

A fellow parenting blogger asked me recently what the biggest challenge of parenting teenagers is compared to the younger years.  My answer was quite simply, learning to give up control. I say learning because it does not come naturally as a mother to let go, it takes not…

Christian Dior Designer of Dreams Review – Paris V London

Christian Dior is synonymous with femininity, elegance and timeless splendour.  It is also, as the title of its V&A exhibition suggests, the “stuff of dreams”. The furore surrounding the Christian Dior Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A has been building to crescendo point since its announcement last…

The Health Screening Tragedy

Public awareness campaigns are a regular feature of everyday life.   Not a month goes by without our attention being drawn by a headline statistic to another condition and the plight of others. January was the month for raising awareness of the need for cervical cancer screening, but…

Fabulous Females Interview – #Pelvicroar

My first Fabulous Females of 2019 are three women who make up #pelvicroar.  Myra, Elaine and Emma are a physio led collaboration intent on challenging any taboos surrounding pelvic health and making pelvic exercises as vital as brushing your teeth.  Personally I love to combine the two! The…