Posted in January 2014

Style hero: Saga Norén

Style hero: Saga Norén

EVERYONE needs a  style hero and, this week (excuse me, I’m fickle) mine is Saga Norén from The Bridge. The Bridge, or rather The Bridge II (this is the second series of the show), has been showing on BBC4 for the last few weeks, on Saturday nights with a double billing at a time. It’s … Continue reading

Jewel drool

Jewel drool

UP until a few months ago, I was relatively unimpressed by bling things. In fact, I had so little respect for jewellery that when I had to choose an engagement ring, it was an impossible task, a tiring saga of rejection – no, not that one, too boring, they all look the same, this is … Continue reading

Running on empty

Running on empty

A HEADS-UP: my post-Christmas recovery is much slower than anticipated so expect posts to be sporadic for the next short while – I figure I should be back up and running on full power by June or July. I’m pretty sure you all understand, unless there are some superhuman readers amongst you. January just sucks … Continue reading

Hey, big (sales) spenders!

Hey, big (sales) spenders!

HAVING patted myself on the back for demonstrating such self-control in the run up to Christmas, I finished off the festive season by going a bit, well, NUTS. Every year it’s the same; no matter how hard I try, I can’t resist a sale. And there’s something really dangerous about the January sales in particular. … Continue reading

Hogmanay musings

Hogmanay musings

IT always seems sneaky to me how the new year limps in on the coat-tails of Christmas. We spend weeks preparing for the hoopla of the festive season, focusing all our energies on the meals and the presents and the decorations…and then, as soon as it’s over, and quite rudely, the new year suddenly announces … Continue reading