Having enjoyed a few different hair colours this year, I have fallen in love with the Redken City Beats colourants. The purple faded so beautifully and lasted so well, which encouraged me to explore the rest of the range. I wanted to try a bright pink so when I went to my Great Lengths hair extensions removed a few weeks ago (blog post here), I chatted to Paula about trying out the Midtown Magenta colour from Redken City Beats. After…

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To get into the festive spirit this year, we headed to The New Alexandra Theatre to see the stage production of Miracle on 34th Street directed by Suzi Rudd. The Birmingham and Midlands Operatic Society’s show in Birmingham is based on the 1963 musical¬†that Meredith Wilson brought to Broadway to rave reviews and is billed as an evening of festive family entertainment. As a fan of the 1994 film of Miracle on 34th Street, I was hoping for some of…

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I have really enjoyed having thicker and longer hair thanks to my Great Lengths hair extensions (my¬†application blog post is here). However, after three months, my hair had grown to the point where the bonds were visible no matter how hard I tried to conceal them. So it was time to return to Aesthetics Hair for removal and to arrange the hair donation to the Little Princess Trust. The process begins with my hair and extensions being brushed and combed…

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When it comes to buying Christmas gifts, things can get overwhelming with my family. The husband’s side of the family really enjoy the festivities and spend a long time preparing for Christmas day. It is also my husband’s birthday on December 10th and my mother-in-law’s birthday on the 25th, which adds to my gift buying. I am always picking up the gift catalogues and circling the items that I need to hunt down in the stores. And occasionally, I leave…

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I have realised for some time that it would be more useful for me to write about my experiences eating out with dietary requirements. I am lactose intolerant, making the transition to a plant-based diet and I have Pollen Food Allergy (blog post here). Over the years I have had varying levels of success when dining out so I’m going to start writing these up instead of in-depth food reviews on a restaurant basis. This month I wanted to write…

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