Bounce Your Way to Fitness

By Tuesday, 8 April 2014 Health & Fitness

I hate exercising until the point of sweating. This is unfortunate as the only time you know for sure that exercise has done you any good whatsoever, is when you are sweating profusely.

I think I have, however, discovered a way around it.

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Three Brilliant Apps

By Monday, 7 April 2014 Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, House & Home, More Dash than Cash, My Edits, Tech

Following on from my last post on apps that are actually helpful and vaguely deliver on their life changing promises, here’s my three latest downloads that I’m loving:

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My Edit: Search and You Will Find

By Friday, 4 April 2014 Fash, More Dash than Cash, My Edits, Shop Local

I am not much of a fan of Tanglin ‘maul’. It’s useful but there’s something distinctly over-priced and over-rated about the whole experience.  And just when you thought Cold Storage couldn’t be any more expensive…there’s Tanglin Market Place.

I am, however, quite a fan of Shopping at Tiffany’s, nestling in the corner spot on the same level as the taxi stand (the two ground floors here always confuse me). I know its rails look like a sale shop and you have to root around quite hard to find any treasure but, guess what? The prices are reasonable and some of the clothes are amazing.

I was in there two days ago, having only meant to pop in briefly, and came away with a dress, pair of trousers and four tops.

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Tartan Trend

By Monday, 31 March 2014 Brit Stuff, Doggy Stuff, House & Home, More Dash than Cash

Despite my Scottish roots, I don’t own any tartan. Our family tartan happens to have an orange streak running through it and always used to remind me slightly of sick (although looking back on it, that was probably the combination of having to wear it to lunch with Great Aunt Muriel and taking a long twisty car journey in order to do so).

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Lavish Weddings

By Saturday, 29 March 2014 Brit Stuff, Fash, Parties and Premieres

I have always been under the impression that Asian weddings are, in general, pretty opulent affairs. English – or Irish or Scottish for that matter – weddings are, by comparison, rather tame with a guest list of about a third of the size. If not less.

That isn’t to say they aren’t a whole lot of fun, but they are more demure. I had assumed that this had always been the case.

This picture, (below) that includes my grandmother, taken in 1938 has just been unearthed by a relative and only last night pinged in to my inbox, along with a newspaper clipping about a long-forgotten wedding in Dublin, Ireland.  My Grandmother (far, far right in the picture below and looking straight ahead) was one of  21 bridesmaids at the wedding of her good friend, Patricia Kennedy, herself a 21-year-old bride.

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