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Camping chic?

Is it possible to still look stylish while camping? What exactly is camping chic? If it exists I haven’t found it yet. I always arrive at a camp site with the feeling I look like I’ve covered myself in superglue,…

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A world of choice with Zalando

You probably haven’t heard of Zalando, but I’m willing to bet you soon will have. It’s an online shopping site which is just branching out in the UK. I believe it’s been big in Germany and other European countries, but…

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Found – the answer to fast-growing kids

The only wish I have for my children, Mimi especially, is that she is able to shop in the normal section of clothes shops rather than the petite one. Okay, maybe it’s not the only wish, but being short on…

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Onsies – perfect #camping clobber or toilet trauma?

I don’t think it’s unfair to say that onsies are the ultimate Marmite fashion item. And our family aren’t the biggest fans. But lately I’ve been considering whether a onsie would be useful for camping. Think about it. I’ve written…

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Grown up all-over waterproofs? Not my bag

I was at Go Outdoors briefly yesterday and noticed they have waterproof sets for grown ups. I’m not opposed to the idea – I have a good pair of lined and water-resistant walking trousers and several waterproof coats. But these…

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Snugly in my North Face coat – a review

I’ve wanted one for more years than I care to remember. Ever since I was the enabler helping a friend shop for a warm coat to commute to work in, I’ve lusted after my own knee-length, down-filled piece of snuggliness.…

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Much excitement – coat found?

You know when you’re so excited and all you want to do is tell someone? Well, I’ve just spent a frustrating 45 minutes in the car driving home from a meeting while being desperate to tell Husband that I think…

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The return of the Michelin man

I think it’s already on record that I like shopping. I’m not sure when it became a leisure activity – I don’t remember my mum brightly announcing “We don’t need anything, but let’s go shopping!” when I was growing up…

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Turning into my mother – the joy of thermals

As a girl in my early thirties I often catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and think I’ve seen my mum. It might be the staple mother-in-law joke, but for me it’s certainly true that if you look…

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