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Fear of Human Interaction

The changes the pandemic forced on our lifestyles continue to make inroads into our lives well after the first lockdown. The last 18 months or so has seen unprecedented changes to the way work, interact with others, shop and therefore engage with others.  I am …

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The Power of Attitude

For those of you who have already read my book, H.A.G.S. with Attitude: A philosophy for ageing, you will know that Attitude is a thread that runs throughout the book. It is a powerful state of mind that influences all aspects of our lives. I recently …

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Dare to be Different!

“When you don’t dress like everybody else you don’t have to think like everybody else”  Iris Apfel The above quote from the “geriatric starlet,” as she refers to herself, shared many of her accumulated wisdom over her long life with us. She is one of …

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Spring and New Beginnings

It is Spring and the beautiful parks around where I live are awash with a plethora of colourful spring flowers and in particular many happy yellow daffodils. They are heralding in warmer weather and hopefully a less restricted summer than last year. What a difference …

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International Women’s Day

It seems appropriate to dedicate a blog to women ahead of International Women’s day and, of course, to all Hags out there! International Women’s Day has been celebrated for well over a century with the first gathering held in 1911 and the theme for this year is to …

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Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion, according to the designer, Kate Fletcher, from the Centre for Sustainable Fashion is the answer to fast fashion, but it needs each and every one of us to make that a reality. In essence, slow fashion is buying only what we need and reduce …

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Sustainable Fashion

I start the year on a serious note. Our focus is understandably on Covid and the devastating impact it has on our lives as individuals, businesses and global implications. However, a disaster of equal magnitude is hurtling towards us, namely the destruction of our planet.  …

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Covid Christmas

The uncertainty surrounding Christmas this year makes it very difficult to plan our party outfits. Who knows, there may not be any parties at all! Or they may more resemble bonfire nights, hugging cups of hot chocolate or gluhwein around an outdoor warming fire. Maybe …

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