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Why this Christmas I’m spending a few extra quid to spread a little cheer

Are you feeling just a teeny bit Christmassy yet? I am, I love all that hygge business, the shop window dressings and the carols (plus, this year I've been stoked about my first beauty advent calendar!). But for the hundreds of homeless... Continue Reading →

Full of festive promise – but will my first beauty advent calendar deliver on substance?

A quick scout of any beauty blog (or even a schlep round Boots) confirms that beauty advent calendars are now a thing, as much a part of getting into the festive spirit as mulled wine in the pub and The... Continue Reading →

To my son, on your first birthday (and the day the US elected Trump)

My darling. You don't know it yet, but this has been a momentous year - a year that historians will reference as a point of global change. You were only a few days old when 137 people were killed by... Continue Reading →

Back to work blues: why the end of mat leave is a melancholy milestone

My baby is napping, giving me one last chance to write this post which I've been thinking about for so long. Of course, it won't be the last nap he ever takes, but it is the last he'll take while... Continue Reading →

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