21 Apr 2011

No excuses – exercise from £10 per hour in London

“£10 per hour – are you sure?” When I told my Victoria-based colleagues about the launch of Lomax gym in London, that offers the hire of workout pods from just

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09 Apr 2011

Babe on a budget: the challenge – Coventry

So Virgin Trains challenged me to organised an indulgent spa holiday for two with a budget of £250. No problemo. Really. I regularly go away for the weekend with little

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28 Mar 2011

Umi London hotel review: super service

You will never get five-star facilities for a three-star price, especially in London, but five-star service should be an achievable goal for all hotels, whatever price point they are aimed

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15 Mar 2011

Babe on a budget: the challenge

I absolutely love Twitter for finding and retweeting beauty and spa deals. I tag all my favourite finds #deals and track how many people share and use the offers I

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14 Mar 2011

Save vs splurge: hair care bargains

On my Twitter feed, I regularly send out #deals of bargain basement beauty products that really work. After all, as the cost of living rises, the luxury part of the

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09 Feb 2011

Make-up master: perfect packaging

Call me shallow, but it’s what’s on the outside that counts. What’s inside, too, but the packaging is becoming increasingly important. As my beauty budget becomes more and more squeezed

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07 Feb 2011

Top spa deals for Valentine’s Day

Deals of the day: feel the love You don’t have to be loved up to feel special this Valentine’s Day. Treat your other half, your best female friend – or

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30 Dec 2010

Eco hotel perfect for visit to Dorset

An eco hotel in Dorset has won ‘Small Hotel of the Year’ just eight months after it opened its doors. The Green House hotel in Bournemouth was awarded Small Hotel/Guest

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29 Dec 2010

Going urban in Bournemouth

It bodes well for a hotel visit when you get a recommendation before you step through the door, especially when it’s from a traditionally stoic Dorset cabbie. “The Urban Beach

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16 Nov 2010

What use the ‘social inbox’?

I’ve always viewed myself as ‘sociable’. I’d say it’s one of my better qualities. Wikipedia describes the term ‘sociable’ as ‘willing to talk and engage in activities with other people;

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