It was pouring down in Windermere (not unusual for the Lake District) so I ducked into the Scope charity shop to avoid it. Not that I love an excuse to browse the charity shops, I love a good bargain and am always amazed at what people tire of and donate. Scope exists to “make this country…

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Every night is #currynight at Le Raaj.  And me and Suzanne do love a good curry. We have our firm favourites, always mild and creamy and I have eaten the same meal for about 15 years, but Le Raaj in Chester-le-Street brought out Suzanne’s adventurous side! Le Raaj is a lovely restaurant. Clean and fresh,…

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Oh yes. Tapas. Asian food. Could there be a better combination? It’s 15 years since I visited Thailand, a country that’s stunning, eclectic, busy, quiet, frantic (Bangkok literally overwhelmed my senses) and relaxing at the same time. The food is no different, spicy, sweet, mild, hot and always tasty. Food and importantly sharing it with family…

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Is there anything nicer than a handwritten card? In this very most digital age, there’s something extra special and lovely about taking the time to write a little note to someone you care about, and of course they’re wonderful to receive. Suzanne has always loved to leave little notes and messages. I still have a couple…

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Me and my 40 year old face are doing just fine. I’m very comfortable with my happy lines. Smiling is just so good for you and everyone looking at you! So the happy lines can stay. But I’m not keen on the redness in my cheeks or those pesky brown spots. I’ll admit to being…

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