Focus on the elderly and vulnerable: how to stay connected with friends

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Having a disability can be isolating.  When I’m not well I can’t get out, and when I can’t get out I can’t socialise.  I don’t mean cocktail parties or dinner and dancing, just coffee with a friend and being able to talk with someone other than the cat.  I’m very aware of the similarities between myself and the elderly and vunerable, which is why I started writing this series.  I’m hoping that some of my ideas for staying connected with other people even when you can’t get out of the house will be helpful to others. Invite friends round.  Just […]

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Fashionability: Because fashion is for everyone

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I know I’m back a little earlier than I anticipated but what can I say, I couldn’t keep away.  Hey, I’m a poet and I don’t know it.  Seriously though, two weeks has given me some time to rest and get better before the year starts to get busy again, which is just what I needed. I’m going to start the this year tying up a few loose ends from last.  There were so many things I wanted to tell you that the year was over before I had the chance to get it all out.  Some things I just […]

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A new years message to all my readers

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Well the mince pies have been scoffed and the Champagne popped.  We’ve woken early and partied till we’ve dropped.  Now it’s time to get on with 2015. I have not posted for a week or so, and those of you who follow me on social media will know why.  I have been very ill, first with pneumonia and then with secondary infection after secondary infection.  I’ll spare you the gory details.  Needless to say it’s been hard going and my body has taken just about all it can for now.  I’ve had a serious bout of pneumonia before so I […]

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Silent Sunday 21st December 2014 #mysundayphoto #silentsunday

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Our gorgeous nephews who turned 1 on the 12th December

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Christmas gift guide: Some Suggestions for the Hard to Buy For

Drummond Grey Tartan Scarf – Cashmere – The Tartan Blanket Co. tartanblanketco.com Personalised Beer Keg personalisedbottles.com No family is complete without those who have everything and want nothing, the ubiquitous ‘impossible to buy for’ friend or family member.  I know I said in my beauty gift guide that I am keeping things close to my chest, but these two gems are for loved ones who I know will not read my blog.  Yes, that is sometimes a good thing.  If the beautiful cashmere scarf or beer keg have ticked one of your Christmas boxes, please please could you help me […]

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Christmas gift guide: beauty favourites

Makeup brush boots.com Complete 100% Natural Skincare Gift Set for Body & Face | Lyonsleaf lyonsleaf.co.uk Meaningful Beauty Wrinkle Smoothing Capsules birchbox.co.uk MARINE BOOST SUPER SERUM – The Laser Treatment Clinic thelasertreatmentclinic.com I’m going to keep my gift guides short and sweet this year.  So many of my favourites are winging their way to loved ones in Santas sack, so I’d prefer to keep them to myself just now.  But for those of you who are still searching for the perfect gift, here are some of my beauty favourites from the last 6 months that would make perfect gifts.  I […]

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British Fashion Awards 2014: My View As Sole Wheelchair Fashionista

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I was one of the lucky few to be in attendance at the 2014 British Fashion Awards this time last week.  It feels like only yesterday, but at the same time it has taken me to long to take it all in.  Glamour on glamour, fame on fame, layers and layers of everybodies favourite indulgences with a cherry on top.  It was truly heavenly. As the only wheelchair user in attendance, I felt I had a truly unique perspective on the evening, if only at the before and after parties where I gently tapped curvaceous bottoms swathed on couture, and […]

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