Jul 22

SISTER SCRIBES GUEST: DAISY TATE ON GAL PALS

I’m over the moon to invite the wonderful Daisy Tate to the blog today. I met Daisy at a conference a couple of years ago and have reached out to her many times for the huge amount of wisdom she carries. From worries about contracts to the far more personal she is never anything but supportive, …

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Jul 21

Ditching the daily grind and taking off in a camper van was novelist Rosanna Ley’s fantasy. Then she and her husband actually tried it… 

Who doesn’t fantasise about getting away from it all? Escaping the daily grind, travelling to somewhere warm and wonderful? Who doesn’t occasionally dream of cloudless blue skies, golden beaches and a sparkly Mediterranean sea – not just for a week or two on an annual holiday, but for longer… much longer? Ten years ago, my …

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Jul 21

Gtech HyLite Review

I have children so I hoover a lot. Or my husband does at least. With the hoovers we have at the moment this is a huge amount of hassle. They are bulky and heavy. Getting them out of the cupboard is an effort in itself. We had a handheld but it gave up. I also …

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Jul 21

Get Your Skin Ready For #festivalseason With Olay

Ah, summer. Festivals, barbecues, picnics. The warm weather brings joy in abundance. Not so much for our skin sometimes. SPF can be heavy and make up tends to slide off the face. So get your skin ready now. I get sent some new Olay product to try. Here is how I got on. THE REFRESHER …

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Jul 18

Play Up, Malory Towers!

As the first ever stage production of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers embarks on a national tour, Director Emma Rice tells Vicky Edwards why these classic stories are an enduring delight… I’ve always thought optimism a lovely trait. Not only do the ‘glass half full’ brigade seem better equipped to withstand life’s slings and arrows, but …

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Jul 18

My Writing Process – Helen Baggott

Helen Baggott

Helen Baggott is the latest author in the series How I Write, which gives readers, and other writers, an insight into the minds of writers. Not only how they think, but how they work.    I grew up in Swanage and although I no longer live in the seaside town, home is still in Dorset. For as …

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Jul 18

My Writing Process – Helen J. Christmas

I am a website designer and an author and have written a five-book mystery thriller series.  When I was out and about one day, walking our dog along the beach, my imagination ran wild and I remember getting my first ideas for a story. It started with the characters but grew into a suspenseful saga …

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Jul 17

Five Ways To Get Great Hair

Five ways to achieve the most out of your hair by Anabel Kingsley, Trichologist and Hair Care Expert at Philip Kingsley, the leading authority in hair and scalp health. ‎   Use a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment once to twice a week. This will help to restore elasticity to brittle hair, making it more resilient and …

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