My brother, sister-in-law, niece and their dog arrived in town today. It is their first visit in six years. The occasion in 2012 was Dad’s 60th, which we celebrated at Dores Inn, Loch Ness, Scotland, with other relatives. My brother and I live 650 miles apart. We don’t meet as frequently as we [...]

August 14, 2018 // 2 Comments

Book Promiscuity

I have a letter published as ‘star letter’ in the August 2018 issue of UK magazine Top Sante, My prize is £116.90 worth of OSMO Berber Oil hair products. As I rarely spend more than £5 on shampoo and conditioner, and only use other hair products when they are supplied and applied at a salon, [...]

August 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

French Frugality

In three weeks time, if all goes to plan, we will be in France. Eddie, Snacker and I are driving from Scotland via England to collect my parents, who are coming with us. We invited them because there are spare seats in the car, spare beds in our French accommodation, and we enjoy spending time with [...]

June 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Skin Food

Avocados are my favourite fruit, so when UK magazine Top Sante asked me to review Odylique’s Avocado 24-Hour Replenishing Cream, I agreed to receive a sample. “What do you think?” I asked, handing it to Eddie, as I often do for his opinion. “Smells lovely,” he replied. “What is [...]

May 11, 2018 // 0 Comments