Dear Me: A letter to my 16 year old self

If I could offer you one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. On every piece of exposed skin, every time it meets the sun. Factor 50, just to be sure. Never, ever, ever lie in the sun with baby oil on your beautiful face. In the future, tans will be a sign of ill, not good, health. Skin cancer will be the most common cancer in Ireland, and Ireland will have one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. You will narrowly avoid becoming a statistic when you have a pre-cancer removed from your face at the tender age of 40. And the cosmetic sun damage will surely be in the post by then.

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A brief history of (my) trainers

I have always been a trainers girl. I love the look, the feel and the smell of them. From the day I graduated from Dunnes best to Gola Harriers, I have worn my trainers with pride, a sure sign of the laid-back, considered dresser I imagine myself to be. Continue Reading →

Wish List: Monochrome

Black and white shoes by Zara (above). They are already in the post so I’ll do a photo of them next week. I usually steer clear of anything that precludes me wearing socks or thick tights, being a cold-blooded creature, but look – they’re so cute. With stripes too. Will just have to compensate with a big woolly jumper, hat, scarf, coat and many layers underneath. Continue Reading →