Faking it for the face

If you are blessed with an English rose complexion then you probably sail through the winter months with a beautiful, glowing skin.  However, if you are at the more olive end of the spectrum then you might look back wistfully at your summer holiday photographs and your gently tanned, glowing healthy-looking face.  I am that person and have to report that my skin takes on a bit of a green tinge during the winter months.  It’s not such a good look and, I think, looks worse as the years pass and the skin ages.  Continue reading “Faking it for the face”

What’s so wrong with ageing?

I remember turning 27 so well.  It seemed as if 30 was hurtling towards me and I got seriously depressed about it – for a full 3 years.  It seemed so old!  I now look back at that time and think how absolutely ridiculous that was.  But I suppose it did make subsequent big birthdays a doddle. There are few certainties in life, but that we are going to age is definitely one of them.  However I don’t understand why, in modern Western culture, it seems to be something to be a little ashamed of and even joked about?  Continue reading “What’s so wrong with ageing?”

My month in random items (October)

It’s Halloween and the world is full of pumpkins, the clocks have gone back, dog-walking hours are limited and the central heating is on.  We are now in deepest darkest autumn and things take a little bit more effort than they used to in the summer – for me, anyway.  Some people love the cold and shorter days but  I am a summer baby and struggle a little when the warmer weather becomes all but a distant memory.  But let’s not dwell on that.  Let me instead  share some of the random items that have made up my month….. Continue reading “My month in random items (October)”

Autumn Beauty Regime

I don’t know about you but the further we get into autumn the more attention I need to pay to my skin.  I don’t have to try very hard in the summer but the longer it has to suffer the central heating and the temperature changes outdoors, the more effort I need to put in.  There is no denying that my skin has changed quite dramatically as I have aged and I now need to give it a lot more attention to combat the odd dry and red patches, not to mention the classic signs of ageing, so here is what is currently working for me. Continue reading “Autumn Beauty Regime”

Holiday reading review

I always vow to read more books but never quite get the opportunity.  Impossible during the day due to work (and I don’t have a commute on public transport anymore which was always a good time to read) and then I usually manage just a chapter or two before bed which makes for a long time to finish a book.  Holidays are always the best time to catch up (although I never read as much as I intend to) and here is what I read on my recent holiday and what I thought of each book. Continue reading “Holiday reading review”

Ibiza and its North Coast

Have you heard?  I was recently on holiday on Ibiza!  I know so many people rave about this little island but it was my first visit and before going there I couldn’t really find out all that much information – where to go, where to avoid, what to do ….   A fair amount of information is available on the super trendy and therefore super expensive resorts/clubs/restaurants but not a lot of resources for those planning a holiday on the more “normal” end of the scale.   And I have an absolute horror of going to a new holiday destination and finding myself staying in the local equivalent of Magaluf – apologies if this is your idea of the perfect holiday destination but it isn’t mine!  So here are my recommendations and findings. Continue reading “Ibiza and its North Coast”

Holiday Hair Rescue

Back from your summer holidays and your hair is looking as if it has been stuck in an electrical socket?  Looking frazzled and brittle?  Like the sunbleached look but not the scarecrow effect?  After a week/ten days/two weeks of being bleached by the sun, repeatedly dunked in the sea or the chlorine of a swimming pool and perhaps not washed as often as you would at home our hair doesn’t ever look quite as good as the rest of us after a holiday in the sun. Continue reading “Holiday Hair Rescue”

Coping with changes in your sleep pattern during your forties

One symptom of the perimenopause that you generally don’t hear about is disrupted sleep and you can find yourself suffering from insomnia.  If you have never had a problem sleeping before it can be incredibly stressful and affect so many areas of your life.   You are already worried about ageing and looking older and the last thing you want is to start looking tired with bags under your eyes.  Continue reading “Coping with changes in your sleep pattern during your forties”

My Month in Random Items – July

I can’t believe that it is nearly the end of July.  Not that it feels like July anymore.  Summer had been going so well and then the blasted Jetstream moved and now it feels like April.  With the disappearance of the Spanish plume, I have been spending more time indoors which gives me the chance to try out a few things.  I thought I would share some of these things, both old and new. Continue reading “My Month in Random Items – July”