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Have an awesome autumn half term with the National Trust

Autumn half term is here and with the colourful tress, conkers, brisk mornings and firework night hot on our heels, it is one of my favourite holidays of the year. If you are looking for something fun to do, why not enjoy the wonderful work of the  National Trust and their  ‘50 things to do before […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whilst I could’ve talked about so many things, I came across a local lady with an amazing, inspiring story that I wanted to share with you. Tessa Guy (50) is a breast cancer survivor and the founder of In Mind In Body and this is her story: Being […]

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JBIL Yours Truly Organic

I have no real idea why, but recently my skin has been awful. Ageing means accepting lines and less dewy, youthful skin but for me it also means spots! Big, angry, red boils that look horrible, feel sore and make me very self-conscious. In my search for solace, I tried antibiotic lotions, a brilliant facial […]


Five Years for Reeva’s Life

Five Years for Reeva’s Life  Five years they said in the courtroom Five years for a life that was in full bloom Five years which means just 10 months A 10 month sentence his wealthy team secured A 10 month sentence they knew about before it was made public A sentence that says it’s ok to […]


JBIL Catherine Green

Just in time for the festive season, Yorkshire-based textile artist Catherine Green has introduced a new vibrant range of limited edition keyrings, alongside some colourful new brooches in her beautiful textile-led collection. I was kindly sent one last week and love it! Bursting with fragrant Yorkshire lavender, the keyrings – a twist on Catherine’s popular lavender bags […]


Top Ten Best-Loved Cats

This summer we almost lost Iris, our cat, but as I write this you would never known she had spent eight weeks resting from a dislocated hip after being run over outside our house. Thankfully we had insurance and we were covered for the care and operations she needed which means that today I am […]


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