I was recently driving with my husband to visit his mother and during that trip the new Boots app was advertised on the radio several times. When I got home, I had to download it and have a play. Well, it works quite simply. Once you’ve downloaded it to your smartphone, log in using your advantage card number. The app then takes a minute to retrieve your account details and makes available personalised offers for you. The app also told…

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There is something about the weather starting its transition to autumn that makes me long for layers. I found some inspiration on the Topshop website. I really love the shrunken leather jacket – I’ve wanted the perfect black leather jacket for years but being a petite woman, it can be hard to find jackets that fit properly and don’t have overly long sleeves that swamp me. I’m looking yet again to see if I can find The One though. Dot…

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My birthday celebrations were completed this year with a surprise arranged by my husband.  It all took place at Purnell’s Bistro, but only after my husband walked me past it in a bid to confuse me! So to kick things off… a Peach and Vanilla Bellini in Ginger’s bar area. Before we were seated in the restaurant area where we were presented with a personalised menu. I loved the personal touch to the menu that was added by the Purnell’s Bistro team. My husband requested…

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One of the things that I love about skincare is the almost alchemy of layering and mixing skincare products to tackle my skin concerns. A while ago, I gave up thinking that there would be one super product that would do everything that I needed and do everything that I needed well. I have found that by layering and mixing my products, I can get the most out of my products and get better results for my skin too. There are some ingredients…

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My birthday was a fun day in Cheltenham Spa. We got a little lost finding the hotel, mostly because my husband had refused to tell me where we were going as he wanted it to be a surprise and he does not have a good sense of direction. Anyway, we finally got to the hotel from the train station and I was delighted to learn that we were staying at the Hotel du Vin. Courtesy of an upgrade by the…

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