Knee Deep In London

Knee Deep in London: Listen to the Knee Deep In Sound Podcasts Here   If moving to tranquil Sevenoaks was like double-dropping super-strength valium, then a trip back to The Big Smoke is like a shot of adrenalin to the heart.London, like any drug, loses […]

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The Non-Mum Network

Ageing raver: I love the glitz and glamour of clubbing almost as much as the music itself Those Bird’s Eye Viewers who have the dubious pleasure of being acquainted with me in real life will know that I love to party – the whole process of pondering which outfit to wear […]

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Oil Be Back

…as Arnold Schwarzenegger would say. I’ll Be Back: Arnie as The Terminator photo credit And I will, Aromatherapy Associates. You betchya sweet-scented ass I’ll be back. For these luxurious oils are to stress and tension what Arnie is to the big screen: The Terminator. One […]

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Send Me Nudes

Lads, before you start skimming this article hoping for flashes of flesh or requests for dick pics, let me be clear: it’s about nude makeup. Not actual nudes. I just used that title because it’s catchy. Soz and all that.Due to the surge in popularity […]

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Because It’s Cancer

The doctor will see you now photo credit   If you’re anything like me, when you notice something different about your body – a lump, a pain, a reaction – the first thing you do is pick up your phone and tap your symptoms into […]

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Double Wear: The Ace of Base

Double duty beauty: Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF10 Let’s keep this short and sweet girls. When it comes to foundation, Estée Lauder’s Double Wear is the daddy. End of. That’s all you need to know. Some women play their beauty cards close to their chest, for fear of revealing their other […]

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Netflix and Chills

photo credit “I got chiiills, they’re multiplyin’…..” Don’t worry, I’m not about to launch into a rousing rendition of Better Shape Up from Grease – not least because with a slight hint of a ‘tache and pasty un-made-up face I look more like Danny than Sandy right now. No, […]

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Grandad’s Great Escape

My mum as a child with my grandparents   Imagine all your memories, amassed over a lifetime, handwritten in tiny lettering on a deck of cards, neatly stacked in chronological order. Then imagine someone deftly shuffling this deck: fancy fingerwork as they expertly weave and […]

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Use It Up, Wear It Out

This post is inspired by a conversation I had with a customer in my shop a few months ago; one which left me feeling a tad melancholy, and which I’ve thought about several times since…The customer in question had popped in to re-purchase some of […]

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Crocodoil: Snap It Up!

When I was first invited to test CrocodOil my initial reaction was “Is this a crock…?”…closely followed by: “Surely people don’t rub oil from a crocodile into their skin? Their prehistoric-looking hide doesn’t look too supple to me; if it’s so full of goodness why […]

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The 40 Year Old (I.T) Virgin

  I’ve always liked the idea of being an ‘IT Girl.’ That’s IT as in rhymes with fit, not IT as in Information Technology. As a teenager flicking through the glossy pages of Vogue (in the newsagents, before putting it back and buying More magazine), […]

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Vote for me in the UK Blog Awards 2017!

They say “every dog has it’s day.” Well this flea-bitten old dog would really love hers. My blog has been  nominated in the #UKBlogAwards2017 lifestyle category. I know, mental right?! Obviously I’m up against the blogging big guns with 6-figure followers, but so much crazy and unexpected fun […]

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No Goa-n Back This Time…

  My last trip to Goa saw me tripping like a hippy at a hilltop rave. Unfortunately, this was not due to imbibing some fantastical mind-bending substance and having a “spiritual awakening” – you know, the kind those faux-Rasta gap yah brats bang on about […]

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The Hoo-gah Hoo-ha

You know when you discover something new, something you’ve never seen/heard of/noticed before, or something you’ve recently decided you now love….and then suddenly it’s everywhere? It seems like every time you walk down the street, you see one of whatever-it-is: a particular car that your […]

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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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Space: The Final Frontier

Ibiza. Eye-beef-ahh. Ee-beez-a. Whatever your preferred pronunciation, most people who visit The White Isle never go just once: the island is a magnet. If she were a woman she’d be a fearless rubber-clad dominatrix, mercilessly reeling you in then spitting you out; she eats guileless […]

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