Am I too old to sunbathe?

A strange question to pose four days into a two week Caribbean holiday, I grant you. One I asked though during a lull yesterday morning when I briefly pondered wandering out on to the balcony, grabbing a cushion as I passed the pile, and plonking myself down for half an hour in the early morning

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Amsterdam The ultimate guide

I thought I’d written about Amsterdam several times…..apparently not! Amsterdam is a lovely place to visit, and if you’re lucky enough, as I was for 18 months, it is a lovely place to live as well. The old part of the city is arranged around several horseshoe canals – study your map to find out where

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National Ice Cream Month

This weekend sees the end of National Ice Cream month.   Quite possibly my favourite month of the year, I am sure you will agree. We have just come back from a week in Italy where we consumed our own body weight in ice cream over the six days, in fact on one day Jonnie

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Dear parents with children home over the summer

I see your Facebook posts or tweets where you are tearing  your hair out because you have children home over the summer holidays.   That was me a few years ago but my children are older now, can all drive, and only one is still in education.   So I have been there.   I

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Embarrassing outfits or ahead of my time

  When I think back to my teenage years my memories are littered with ridiculous outfits.   The worst offender is a pair of burgundy knee length “pedal pushers” (the term thankfully doesn’t even exist anymore and nor to those ridiculous trousers) that my granny made for me.   Teamed up with a little blouse

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