Author: Dennis Clarke

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Popping A Spring Surprise For Mum

This is really a fantastic time of year isn’t it – so much new growth out in the gardens, shops getting in the smarter summery clothing ranges.  It feel very special because the drabness of the winter months, with the constant cold and rain do seem to pass away from memory very quickly.   This is […]

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Subscriptions To Lifestyle Change In The Bag

This is just the time of year when the tv advertisers are doing their upmost to get us all organised in our lives.  This can be by way of changes of lifestyle i.e. giving up smoking, eating, driving and instead taking the smoking challenge and dietary changes – gym membership and fat club groups abounding.   […]

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The Mutton Looking Like Lamb Scenario

I have a pal who has gone through a phase of buying quite modern stuff and after a little while been thinking that perhaps she might begin to look like mutton dressed up like lamb.   Of course when I mention this to pals and relatives, usually younger ones, they laugh out oud and suggest I’m […]

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Dress Sense Is Not Bought But Acquired

I’ve recently got into the heritage house stewarding side of things.  I really enjoy it – meeting a vastly different set of folk every week.  I also like the different colleagues I see and work with on a regular basis.  It keeps me up to date with what’s going on outside of my little world.  […]

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Think Ahead & Plan Wisely For Satisfactory Gifting

Ah the end of year seasonal bunfight is fast approaching.  That time when everything goes completely mad and the present buying frenzy hits us.  The best method these days is to have an electronic list set up.  The best online gift sites will be able to store this and you get prompters on your phone […]

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Reviving The Art Of Ultra Colourful Clothing

Whilst I was staying out in a hot isle in the Med with my dear old work colleague pal, we were buzzing about on various excursions.  We were looking in the very expensive gallery style shops in the local brand new shopping mall.  Whooh, they have a mass of money to splash out on the […]

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Downsizing’s OK But Thrill Of Buying Goes Out The Window

When the summer comes there is always a temptation to get out to the stores and just spend.  Is it the sun gets to us, that is possible but debateable.  The lovely summer sunshine does encourage more of us to spontaneously buy summer weight clothing, without the bother of going through the wardrobe to dispense […]

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Hot Weather Wardrobe Only Used Abroad

My neighbours are getting ready to move away – very much a case of down sizing and it’s causing rather a lot of mayhem in their otherwise very calm and sedate lifestyle – they need to reduce their gifting, buying of clothing and all that online shopping!    When  you have a lot of rooms each […]

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Cheery Gifting – What The Doctor Orders

I had occasion to accompany someone to a very famous hospital in Cambridge recently.  The person has been dealt several seemingly unfair blows medically and these recent visits were to make a start on the next round of resorative treatment.  Whilst wandering along the corridors of the mammoth building, we eventually reached the main concourse […]

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Online Shopping Easing Wardrobes Of Constant Change

There is definitely a theme that is taking younger minds back to the vintage years of Edwardian and Victorian fashion.  For the ladies of those eras, it was incredibly important to fall within very strictly laid bounds of etiquette and correctness.  The ensemble could need changing up to four times a day, there would be […]

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