7 Days of Positive – Day 141: Celebrate

As I write the British government is in a big twit whether it can even hold a debate whether to bomb Syria or not. The new leader of the Labour party is a life-long pacifist and can’t on his conscience vote in favour of it. The question is whether he will ...

7 Days of Positive – Day 140: Christmas commercials

The arrival of the John Lewis Christmas advert is a big moment in the my family’s year. This year it was a big downer. It’s a beautifully-made commercial, with a very good message at heart – it was done in conjunction with the charity Age UK and encourages us to remember all ...

7 Days of Positive – Day 138: Fenwick, mon amour

Regular readers will know that I have more than a casual relationship with London's fashion department store, Fenwick. I don't just love it, it's part of my DNA. Whenever I need a Dress (with a capital D) that's where I head and I've never been disappointed yet. On one famous occasion ...

7 Days of Positive – Day 156: Aperol blitz

  I must tell you something that happened last night.* I'm in Puglia, Italy, on our family holiday, destination chosen - as previously discussed - by me and my daughter after we watched the marvellously cheesy film Walking On Sunshine (about 25 times on a loop...). We're in the very south, the heel ...

7 Days of Positive – Day 155: The joy of stuff

  My string   My Georgian back door lock with original key   One of the servants' bells from the house where I lived until I was six (we didn't have servants)   My compass table. It has a revolving top.   A favourite junk shop painting. I have too much stuff. It's hard work ...