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Still Dry
Still Dry

Still Dry

Last January I decided to give up alcohol for good. I've written about this subject a couple of times here on the blog and I realised I'm due an update. It was a difficult choice that I'd put off for years, but it had finally become clear that if I was serious...

The Dress of Ages
The Dress of Ages

The Dress of Ages

I haven't blogged about fashion for a little while. Every time I've sat down to write, my mind has wondered and the words have dried up or what I had planned spontaneously morphed into something else. I still love fashion but it's impossible to ignore the...

Enough
Enough

Enough

Most of the time I do a pretty good job of appearing confident; I put on a convincing veneer of self-assurance but, for as long as I can remember, I've felt that I am not quite good enough. According to my own unachievable standards, I'm not successful enough, not...

Winter Remedies
Winter Remedies

Winter Remedies

In my fashion journalist days, I would start the new year with a post on the best buys in the January sales. When I wrote about retail I would often feel dispirited because I felt that my work wasn't meaningful. It would be more lucrative to write about shopping,...

How to Survive Christmas
How to Survive Christmas

How to Survive Christmas

As 2019 draws to a close, I've been reflecting on this last year. My mental health was in a pretty dire state for the first few months, but I am now firmly in recovery and feeling more optimistic about the future. Recovery is certainly not linear but it is...

Life Behind the Squares
Life Behind the Squares

Life Behind the Squares

Since the explosion of social media and the rise of the influencer, online personas are big business and can be very lucrative for those who command legions of followers. There are problems with this and it's common knowledge that social media can have a...

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