Category Archives: Health & Beauty

The problems with being human

Trove Café & Bakery

Last week, hubby and I visited an organic café in Levenshulme, a vibrant and multicultural area of Manchester that appears to be undergoing a period of much-needed regeneration from its impoverished roots. Trove is an intimate space with a minimalist, … Continue reading

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And, on a positive note …

I’ve gone to ground on the writing front lately due, in part, to another pesky bout of ill health; I seem to have been smitten with a plague, this year. However, I do have some good news to report. My … Continue reading

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My Shrunken Literary Muscle

I’ve often heard writers liken the act of writing to exercising a muscle and after a prolonged break from short story composition, I now understand exactly what they mean. Exercising anything is a concept I struggle with, being inherently lazy. … Continue reading

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Back to the Land of the Living!

Just a short post to let anyone that may be interested know that I’m still around and haven’t quite fallen from the face of the earth … yet. I have been forced to register at the local ‘Knacker’s Yard’ though, … Continue reading

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A Bug’s Life

This week has seen a challenge to our family that would strike fear into even the most follicly challenged individual: the advent of head lice. Just the mention of those tiny, almost imperceptible, creatures will, I guarantee, have you clawing … Continue reading

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Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we donate…

I got to thinking the other day, as I watched an anorexic-looking young women waiting to cross the road, how great it would be if we could donate fat as we do blood. I, for one, would readily volunteer. It … Continue reading

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Fangs ain’t what they used to be

I hate going to the dentist; not that I have anything against dentists per se – they provide an essential service – but handing over extortionate amounts of money for another human being to psychologically and physically torture you – … Continue reading

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In the eye of the beholder…

What is beauty? How do we qualify the ethereal and intangible qualities inherent to this concept? These were the questions that sprang to mind as I sat mystified, watching ‘America’s Next Top Model’ on the telly – but the questions … Continue reading

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