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In underwear, back to basics is always good

In fashion, what goes around comes around. There are only so many (for which read ‘few’) limbs and body parts, so many colours and so many looks that work. But there are so many talented people, so many new graduates students, so many collections to see, so many dresses, so much money and so [...]

November 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

A Visit to the Beauty Salon

I originally purchased an amazon voucher for an offer at a beautician as a present for a friend of mine who likes this sort of pampering. However when the redeemed date approached rather than risk losing it altogether I presented myself for a massage, manicure and glass of champagne. I must admit [...]

November 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Women, Sports and Looks

I happened to catch part of a phone in on Radio Five Live yesterday morning as I drove to a major supermarket to do my family’s weekly food shop. I don’t watch it myself, but friends had told me of a public meltdown by double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington, a contestant on the latest [...]

November 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Brighton ( part two)

Roedean had a room for  aunt Maud as an alumna so I had a free day in Brighton. Phillipa dropped by. I was most impressed by her dynamism is as she imports and trains horses, competes in equestrian events at the highest level and is now starting her own business after project managing the building [...]

November 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

Designer vaginas – do we need them?

I must admit that when I first read last week’s reports in the media that ‘designer vagina’ surgery in the UK had increased five-fold over the last decade, I thought someone was joking. However, the figures are irrefutable – the NHS carried out over 2000 of these specialist operations in [...]

November 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

McCririck and the knacker’s yard

John McCririck, the former Channel Four racing pundit – and now losing employment tribunal ‘age discrimination’ litigant – is an acquired taste for most of us.  A deliberate eccentric in fashion sense, attitude and the social niceties, over the past three decades he had carved a [...]

November 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

ENGLAND 32 CANADA 3

Both women’s rugby internationals I have witnessed in the flesh have been staged at the Twickenham Stoop. Three years ago, the atmosphere was special, and the place rocking nearly an hour before kick-off, when New Zealand prevailed by the margin of 13-10 over England in the 2010 Rugby World Cup [...]

November 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

WOMEN: THIS WEEK’S ISSUES OF THE MOMENT

Following our feature on the latest ‘side-bum’ fashion trend earlier this week, here’s an extended review of similar fads by Emine Sander in THE GUARDIAN Today we also feature a link to an article by Josephine Fairley on ‘wardrobing’ in the DAILY [...]

November 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

REMEMBRANCE DAY IN REGENTS PARK

I was up in London on a bright autumnal Sunday in Regents Park for an article I was commissioned to write for a Japanese on line tourist magazine. My theme was that only London has such a plethora of parks in its centre. Fairly routine stuff so I was searching for an angle. In the inner circle I [...]

November 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

A TIME AND A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING – MAYBE

There’s a right way and a wrong way of doing most things, and one of the rites of passage for ladies of a certain age is learning to judge when keeping on trend is just no longer worth the candle. Whether sporting beyond-shoulder-length hair, jeans at functions when flanked by your teenage [...]

November 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

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