I am on an eternal quest to find out what’s causing my ‘adult acne’ and put a stop to it. I have never blogged about this before because I am embarrassed by the state of my skin (anyone who knows me and is thinking, but you have great skin Kim – yes I do, once it’s caked in make up) but as 50% of adult women suffer from acne, I suspect there’s a few readers out there who can sympathise with my plight. Not acknowledging it only serves to make other spotty adults think they’re all alone in their spotty world. You’re not – I’m right here with you.
It’s Valentine’s Day. Here comes a blog all about why Valentine’s Day has come to represent all that is wrong with our depressing consumer driven culture.
It’s almost as clichéd to hate Valentine’s Day as it is not to, but I do hate it, because it’s been hi-jacked by consumerism and whatever romance was originally there has been stifled by a tick-box attitude to ensuring your man has done all the things necessary to deem it romantic.
But if he’s only buying roses because it’s bloody Valentine’s Day, then where’s the thoughtfulness in that? He’s just trying to stay out of trouble. Continue reading
Or, the lost art of the hand written letter:
I have always championed the hand-written letter. Nothing says thank you quite like someone actually taking the time to write to you the old fashioned way and there is something so much more personal to a card in the post than a text or an email. Although, at least a text or an email is a thanks. As for people who don’t do thank yous at all… that’s another rant for another time. Continue reading
I don’t know who told the people who make running trousers that all runners only want to wear black, like we’re running to a funeral. But it’s a big fat misconception. If the people who made running trousers tried splashing a bit of colour here and there, I’d spend more money. And isn’t that what they want, damn them? Continue reading
Good news fussy eaters, coeliacs, those of you intolerant to gluten and avoiding of wheat. Remember my piece a while back about the virtues of the gluten free lifestyle choice?
The team at Ilumi are back. We have joined forces to give away a hamper full of gluten free goodies. Continue reading
I like to laugh in the face of tradition. You won’t catch me answering to the name ‘Mrs Jones’ (the hubby’s surname) and when I was asked if I had something blue, something borrowed, something new and something old, or whatever the hell it is, I said: HA! OF COURSE I DON’T! Because wearing something blue, borrowed, old and new is a tradition AND a superstition and I’m fond of neither.