Relax! I’ve not got into the world of cosmetic surgery. I’m not judging those who do (although I personally feel there’s often an underlying issue when it’s being overused…) but I know that with my good complexion and youthful skin, I don’t need a real facelift just yet. Don’t panic, mum! However, I do have dreadful bags under my eyes, and I am prone to redness (I’m super pale!), so when I was invited to experience a non-surgical facelift at Elysia Health & Beauty in Tansor near Peterborough, I jumped at the chance.
Uprawr is back – yessss! Although my favorite rock night is no longer located in the Purple Turtle (RIP), it’s returned with a vengeance to its original home, Dingwalls, in the heart of Camden Lock. This is where I got my first taste of the madness back in January 2012, and it’s even better than I remembered it.
I love to cook. It’s one of my favorite things to do, and it’s quite possibly the only domestic task that gives me pleasure. I have a great relationship with food, and it gives me passion and inspires me to try out new tasty treats. One of my fall-back comfort dishes has always been ‘Potato au Gratin’, which I’ve been making since I was twelve. However, on a lazy Sunday, I decided to put a bit of a twist on a classic.
I recently went to a blogger event hosted by the absolutely wonderful Fiona aka The Escapologist’s Daughter. This was an event with a twist – we were all invited specifically to help fight cancer. We paid a donation to attend, and there were plenty of other ways for us to help out throughout the night. We raised money for Cancer Research, but we also met plenty of other inspiring women. With manicures, crafts, snacks, drinks, massages, a raffle and products designed to specifically fight cancer (I’ll get to that!), this was a lovely girls’ night with a difference. Think of it like Race For Life but with no running… that suits me.
Happy Sunday! Today’s post is a little different, but Hyper Japan truly inspired me. I went in 2012 with friends to this awesome celebration of all things Japanese, and this year I was so happy to return, this time as press! Held at the o2 in London, this convention has everything all under one roof – games, harajuku, j-pop, traditional trinkets and yummy treats. It’s not just clichéd stuff though, and as much as I’m more a casual observer of this fascinating culture, there are so many attendees who live and breathe all things East Asian, from all walks of life. Here are some of the sights I saw!
I never really thought of myself as much of an advocate for a natural and organic lifestyle. Sure, I’m concerned about saving the planet, and I’m a highly conscientious person, but I didn’t think that an entire event dedicated to this stuff would be my thing – I admit I was wrong! I came to LNLO for the free massage*, and stayed for the other exciting stands and stalls.