My daughter Millie will be seven years old in a couple of months time and I have to hold my hands up and say that I’ve never mastered the intricate and eclectic tricks of styling children’s hair. I have no idea how you form a straight parting with a hairbrush as mine always goes wonky, and I’ve never mastered a mop of curls into a fantastic French plait. Millie has naturally wavy and very smooth hair which seems to slip out of my fingers, wiggle out of grips and fluff out at the sides just for the fun of it. So here I have a failsafe of super simple and effective girls hair styles that absolutely anybody can do!
Being a mother of two young children I am very well accustomed to the trusty wetwipe. When we are out and about they save runny noses, clean down grazed knees and wipe away mucky hands ready for a picnic at the park. Yet they can also become rather dry, thread bear, and leave you feeling only semi-cleansed, with their perfume irritating sensitive skin. But we can’t expect too much can we, because a wetwipe is simply a wet wipe and no match to the trusty sink with flowing water and antibacterial soap. That was until EQUIP designed their waterless wash wipes.
Quinoa is 100% wholegrain, gluten free and an amazing source of protein and fibre. Not only is it vegetarian and vegan friendly, but it’s also incredibly low in fat and can be added to a meal in so many ways. Much like how you would have cous cous, quinoa can be used as a meal on its own or added to a salad, soup, bread, pudding, omelette, cereal or curries. Today I have prepared a lovely summer lunch of juicy fresh vegetables, red and white organic quinoa and a bed of bistro salad leaves.Continue reading
Week one of the summer holidays and we spent a lovely afternoon out at Woburn Safari Park. Despite it only being a half an hour drive from home it was our first ever visit and we had the most amazing time. We drove the safari in our car first amongst free roaming lions, tigers, and giraffe, a family of monkeys hopped onto the roof and huge bears came padding past the window. After, we explored the park on foot as the children pointed out meerkats, giggled at the penguins flapping, watched a live bird show and sailed the lake in a giant swan boat in the gorgeous summer sunshine.
A year ago I underwent a triple procedure on television for Extreme Beauty Disasters to remove, replace and rebuild my breasts after my PIP silicone implants leaked into my body. I am thankfully entirely healed now, stronger, fitter and happier than ever and I cannot thank my surgeon and the team enough. From such pain and suffering came such light, happiness and safety. The show transforms people from their previously botched surgeries and crippling cosmetic treatments, rebuilding lives and restoring self-confidence at the same time, and I’m so excited that they’re filming a new series!Continue reading