Author Archives: Alex
Six-and-a-half months after giving birth to her adorable baby son, my oldest and very special friend was dealt the biggest blow of her life. Emma and husband Phil were given the diagnosis that Freddie Jack McDonald had chronic liver disease, a condition known as Alagille syndrome, which affects just one in 100,000 people. From that [...]
So often we operate at full speed, taking very little ‘me’ time and then wonder why we feel so completely shattered. Recently Anna and I spent a heavenly day selfishly indulging ourselves at Titanic Spa in the village of Linthwaite in Huddersfield.
We’re more than a week since Leeds’ new shopping centre opened for business. As you may have read in an earlier blog post, there seemed to be a lot of excitement building prior to its launch. I was interested to see whether this was simply good PR and media plugging or whether it really had [...]
Glamour magazine editor Jo Elvin recently tweeted this picture and comment: “Think I am one comedy pair of trousers away from divorce so I bought these.” Seemingly like Jo’s other half, my husband too has looked at me peculiarly when I’ve proudly paraded my new patterned trousers. In men’s eyes, patterned trousers are akin to Ugg boots. They [...]
New shopping centre Trinity Leeds has been a long time in the making and tomorrow is the day all will be revealed. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited. At 10am on Thursday the eight entrances around the centre will be unlocked to the public for the first time and those working behind [...]
Leeds folk will probably be familiar with the 200ft big wheel rising from the ground of the Markets car park between George Street and Union Street. Almost the same height as 15 double decker buses stacked on top of each other, it is hailed as offering views of the city extending up to ten miles. [...]
Walking into The Potting Shed Spa for the first time I inwardly muttered a little “wow”. I had heard so many great things about the place that to be honest I was worried I may be a tad disappointed. Hell no. This little haven of creative comfort looked absolutely nothing like I was expecting. I [...]
One item of clothing my busting wardrobe has been sadly missing for a while is a good old classic parka. Every winter I’ve lusted over one, seen them on other people and thought they looked ultra cool, but have struggled to find the right one for me. Probably because I’m quite little, many styles have [...]
My cherished Mulberry clutch has been neglected recently because I’m a little obsessed with this latest buy from Topshop. Having spent a small fortune on my Mulberry I rarely buy high street going-out bags – they just seem a bit rubbish in comparison. However I stand corrected. This cross body suede bag is quite frankly ace.
I’m a tad obsessed with scarves and totally get why people are happy to spend a small fortune on one (or several for that matter). A couple of years ago I spotted a bargain Moschino scarf in TK Maxx and selflessly gave it to my sister for Christmas, something I have never quite forgiven myself for. So [...]