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..to romjul we go…

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health and wellbeing / Travel Stuff / what's getting my attention

As we limp past Christmas, with all its mince pies and general gluttony, towards the final show-down with 2016, we are now heading in to Romjul – the Norwegian word for this bit between Christmas and the new year. This year it’s all been about it’s Danish cousin, Hygge, but Romjul is where it’s really at. Restorative and mindful, it’s all about hunkering down with loved ones, alongside bracing walks and a healthy mindset. I first […]

Sunday Best…

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A Pinch and a Punch… A few days late admittedly, but when the boy child greeted me with his little fist balled up at breakfast on Thursday, I had to practically pinch myself that it was already September. That’s Autumn, right? Where did Summer go? So, this week’s Sunday Best is dedicated to the best ways to see in Autumn (as done by our family). In at number one, is our self-named “sausage walk” – named […]

From the mouths of babes…

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What’s that saying? From the mouths of babes. Well I asked my youngest daughter to compile her perfect playlist for our upcoming roadtrip. And it’s a cracker. So here’s this weeks’ playlist. By Kitty. Don’t be fooled by her age, there are no boy bands – this is basically reflective of her feisty personality. And is a great, great compilation for breaking up that long old boring trip… Althea & Donna – Uptown Ranking Max […]

We’re gonna need a bigger boat…

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Today marks the end of National Marine Week, and coincidentally it’s coincided with my eldest boy child nagging endlessly about watching Jaws. Not entirely linked but when I was explaining why I don’t think he’s old enough yet to watch it, he asked would it put him off surfing. Probably I said.  For a bit.  But that actually the biggest thing he should worry about is the rubbish and crap that’s pumped into our seas […]

Brighton does actually rock…

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Travel Stuff

Guest post from Mack I am making an addition to theprocrastinationproject today by means of a little travel/ day- out guide to my home city of Brighton in East Sussex. I might add that I have lived in Brighton for two decades now and have grown up in the city so this is real, local knowledge that I am passing on (you lucky things). But really, if you have never been to Brighton or if […]

For the love of…

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…Valentines, Whitstable When cupid’s arrow shot Valentine’s into Whitstable High Street, everyone fell for the charm of its owners Karen and Mick who lovingly source all things vintage (without charging rip-off London prices). Now a firm favourite and an important heartbeat of the small fishing town, it’s treasure trove of interesting one-offs, as well as Danish and Swedish vintage buys through to G Plan sideboards and 70s lighting. Quirky prints sit alongside 50s kitsch and […]

Shucks, Whitstable…

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If you do one thing this week…head to Whitstable here on the Kent coast this weekend for the start of the annual Oyster Festival. In its 32nd year, the Whitstable Oyster Festival is a revival of what was originally a holy festival dating right back to Norman times. Back then it was to be thankful of both the harvests and their survival at sea. Now, it’s more the survival of the fittest to cram everything […]

Talkin’ bout my generation…

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…of this summer’s swimwear… With holidays in the front of our minds, we’ve been trawling the swimwear out there for the best around. We’ve all got slightly different needs as we span the age groups; so this is our edit for summer ’16.. 40+  In an attempt to face my mid-life crisis head on, I’ve realised it’s time to walk away from the bikini. Helen Mirren might wear it well, but I cannot.  However there […]

What I’ve been reading…

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Viral. I’m not going to dress this up as a high brow read. It’s a flick-through-it-fast sun lounger tale of an unfortunate good-girl caught out by a moment of madness which, well, which goes viral. ‘SO FAR twenty-three thousand and ninety-six people have seen me…my mother, my father…my sixth-year biology teacher.” It’s not really any more complicated than that. It covers off some family stuff, adoption, our place in our families, a mother’s revenge and […]

By Georgia, she’s got it…

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Coming this month to the Tate Modern…. “Men put me down as the best woman painter…I think I’m one of the best painters” – Georgia O’Keeffe There aren’t any O’Keeffe works collected in the UK, so this is a rare chance to get up close and personal if you don’t live in the US. Widely recognised now as a pioneer of twentieth century art and an American art icon. Tate Modern 6 July – 30 October ’16 While […]