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Downton Abbey premieres tonight: What’s the fascination?

I’ve been invited tonight (Sunday) to a Downton Abbey party. I’m not sure what to wear — do I go for the downstairs maid’s uniform or totally upscale it with a Lady Mary ensemble? Will I aim for the dry […]

Downton Abbey premieres tonight: What’s the fascination?

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I’ve been invited tonight (Sunday) to a Downton Abbey party. I’m not sure what to wear — do I go for the downstairs maid’s uniform or totally upscale it with a Lady Mary ensemble? Will I aim for the dry […]

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Healthy Holiday survival kit

December brings joy and celebration, that’s for sure. Alongside that it brings over-eating, indulging in drink, and perhaps less focus on healthy eating. Sigh. :( We all go there

Turning 40: What I learned about being a woman

The final Forty Shades of Fitness post Well, this week I turned 40. I remember when I started blogging about this, at the age of 38, I was under no

Holiday gifts for the athlete in your life

If you're a fitness freak like me, then your other half is going to want to know what to buy you that will help you meet those fitness goals. And,

Listen to your body

Look after your body: It’s the only one you get! When you consider that you have just the one body, it makes sense to do all you can to look

Mother Nature has cures for the common cold

Oh, oh to be plagued by sickness and colds and bugs is just horrid. I’ll be glad to see the back of January and February. It’s taken its toll

Arctic Ease is a runner’s friend

For those of you who completed the Baltimore Half Marathon this weekend... A) well done and B) do you have any bits that hurt? I'm not a long-distance runner. I

School lunches: nutritious and satisfying?

I visited my son's school a few months back during the lunch time session. The aim was to A) reward children who ate fruit and/or vegetables and B) to

Letter to my teenage self

(Claire (second from left) as a teenager) I've been taking part in the 'Butterfly Club' recently, which is a self -reflection and health group. Some of the questions that are

Smoothies and croissants are healthy

Bauli Croissants I am not a fan of processed food in any way shape or form. That's not to say I don't have it occasionally. I buy smoothies, I sometimes

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