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Reflecting on Paralysis: The Cure Girls

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?A wrinkle…an imperfect nose…a fresh blemish on your chin? In this age of air-brushed perfection and cleverly-filtered social media, it’s easy to be self-critical; to compare your looks, wealth, success – your life – to that […]

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An Evening with The Eve Appeal

My regular blog readers will know that women’s reproductive health and gynae cancers are matters close to my heart, having shared my cervical cancer experience and subsequent infertility with you here on my blog and also via the Huffington Post. So I was particularly proud and […]

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We’re All Broken

You are the star in the theatre production of your life; whether you’re the extrovert lead in a high-octane, all-singing all-dancing performance, a stand-up comedian using humour as your armour or an autonomous one-man show: it’s your gig. How you live it is entirely up […]

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Go For Your Smears, My Dears!

“There are different types of cells: healthy ones, slightly ugly ones…..and then there are the really dodgy-looking kind. As you have stage 3 pre-cancer, well…..yours are the type you’d cross the road to avoid…..”Oh. Rightio.My GP carried on talking, but, having dropped the C-bomb, all […]

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I’ll Drink To That

“Never drink on an empty stomach…..always have a couple of beers first….” So came the sage advice delivered dead-pan by my dad to my impressionable pre-pubescent self, as I sat listening intently to his pearls of wisdom. My sister and I were drinking warm Coca-Cola […]

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Whatever Floats Your Boat

With my brain still pickled from celebrating (commiserating?) a recent landmark birthday, and having dashed straight from a two-day business conference, it’s fair to say that I arrive for my appointment at The Floatworks feeling somewhat frazzled. I’ve been burning my 40-year-old candle at both […]

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Return of the Mack

Working in the beauty industry in London in the late nineties and early noughties was a close-knit, glamorous affair. I use the word ‘affair’ partly because the relationship between employer and employee tended to be a short-lived love story: we fell in love with a […]

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Mind the (Thigh) Gap

Okay, so I may know my way around a countour palette and own more cosmetics than Estee Lauder herself, but when it comes to being catwalk-ready from the neck down – forget it! Now there are some girls who have a body for Baywatch, face […]

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Let It Go

When the long-awaited day finally comes for you to stand before your beaming congregation of family and friends, feeling lighter than air, wearing the most expensive dress you’ll ever own and full of hope and optimism for the future, it’s easy to repeat those solemn […]

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