Good morning Monday

Good morning Monday.
Here's to a great week.
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I'm wearing:
Zara dress (this season £19)!
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Debenhams Jacket (2018)
John Lewis Valentino Rockstud look-alike shoes (2018)
Whole outfit under £100 
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Btw...
To all who look at others' Instaposts wishing that your life is as glamorous, colourful, fun, full of socialising and excitement - 
Most people's are not, Including my own. .
I'm not out every night, nor am I at the gym everyday. .
My posts are simply the parts of my life that I hope are interesting.
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I hope to inspire with lifestyle tips of fashion, style, fitness, nutrition, health and beauty as a 64 year old woman with no filters or editing to show that you can be active, fit and enjoy life to the full whatever age you are. .
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Here’s to a great week.
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I’m wearing:
Zara dress (this season £19)!
And
Debenhams Jacket (2018)
John Lewis Valentino Rockstud look-alike shoes (2018)
Whole outfit under £100
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Btw…
To all who look at others’ Instaposts wishing that your life is as glamorous, colourful, fun, full of socialising and excitement –
Most people’s are not, Including my own. .
I’m not out every night, nor am I at the gym everyday. .
My posts are simply the parts of my life that I hope are interesting.
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I hope to inspire with lifestyle tips of fashion, style, fitness, nutrition, health and beauty as a 64 year old woman with no filters or editing to show that you can be active, fit and enjoy life to the full whatever age you are. .
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My wardrobe is eclectic and comprised of clothes bought randomly over many years

My wardrobe is eclectic and comprised of clothes bought randomly over many years.
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How I chose to wear the mix of clothes each day depends on my mood.
Sometimes it's a baby pink day. 
It's whatever makes me feel good.
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The moment I look at my choice of outfit and put it on, if it doesn't fill me with joy, then it's off with it straight away and a different outfit chosen. 
It doesn't have to be expensive, designer or even special.

But each outfit always has to flatter and fit my body shape and colouring.
Make me feel good the moment I put it on.
And 
Most importantly...
Love what I see in the mirror as a whole
with no judgement or critique of my body.
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No one is perfect.
Imperfections are what make me and you unique and special.
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Next week is mental health week 
And I will be discussing positive body image
In three public speaking engagements.
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How I chose to wear the mix of clothes each day depends on my mood.
Sometimes it’s a baby pink day.
It’s whatever makes me feel good.
.
The moment I look at my choice of outfit and put it on, if it doesn’t fill me with joy, then it’s off with it straight away and a different outfit chosen.
It doesn’t have to be expensive, designer or even special.

But each outfit always has to flatter and fit my body shape and colouring.
Make me feel good the moment I put it on.
And
Most importantly…
Love what I see in the mirror as a whole
with no judgement or critique of my body.
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No one is perfect.
Imperfections are what make me and you unique and special.
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Next week is mental health week
And I will be discussing positive body image
In three public speaking engagements.
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Feeling good

Feeling good... three days ago to Bank Holiday Monday beach walk.
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Wearing my favourite pair of limited edition embroidered @zara jeans ( past season) 
Cashmere sweater @marksandspencer ( past season) .
Walking 20 minutes every day at a brisk pace helps keep a healthy heart and the circulation moving and the digestion working. Exercise, especially outdoors, also helps release that 'happy-feeling-good' hormone seratonin.
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Try to have some 'me time' every day and do something that brings joy and happiness into your life. .
Photo taken on Bembridge beach by @rory_photo with his 35mm Leica and 400 ASA Fuji film. . .
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.. three days ago to Bank Holiday Monday beach walk.
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Wearing my favourite pair of limited edition embroidered @zara jeans ( past season)
Cashmere sweater @marksandspencer ( past season) .
Walking 20 minutes every day at a brisk pace helps keep a healthy heart and the circulation moving and the digestion working. Exercise, especially outdoors, also helps release that ‘happy-feeling-good’ hormone seratonin.
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Try to have some ‘me time’ every day and do something that brings joy and happiness into your life. .
Photo taken on Bembridge beach by @rory_photo with his 35mm Leica and 400 ASA Fuji film. . .
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Good morning Sunday

Good morning Sunday.
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A makeup free face no filters. .
Over the last month I had 5 x BDR facials at the lovely Elena's Fulham aesthetics beauty clinic Elenique.
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I've been using the BDR products regularly every day. Cleanser, toner, 2 x serums and a moisturiser. Seemed a lot of products to use twice a day at the beginning as I'm all about speed as never have time to faff around, but 
I' ve got used to the routine now and even managed to fit an exfoliation in one evening too. .
My skin tone seems improved, maybe a bit firmer and plumper, still have wrinkles but I wasn't hoping for a miracle. 
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10 facials apparently is the best for optimum results with occasional monthly maintenance one after that.
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With thanks to @welovebdr and @elenacudworth @eleniqueskinclinic .
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 #self-confidence

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A makeup free face no filters. .
Over the last month I had 5 x BDR facials at the lovely Elena’s Fulham aesthetics beauty clinic Elenique.
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I’ve been using the BDR products regularly every day. Cleanser, toner, 2 x serums and a moisturiser. Seemed a lot of products to use twice a day at the beginning as I’m all about speed as never have time to faff around, but
I’ ve got used to the routine now and even managed to fit an exfoliation in one evening too. .
My skin tone seems improved, maybe a bit firmer and plumper, still have wrinkles but I wasn’t hoping for a miracle.
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10 facials apparently is the best for optimum results with occasional monthly maintenance one after that.
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With thanks to @welovebdr and @elenacudworth @eleniqueskinclinic .
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#self-confidence

Still keeping supple at age 64

Still keeping supple at age 64.
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Not necessarily the most flattering position but hey... at least the body is still mobile, even with the left hip re-surfaced a few years ago and various other injuries.
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For my fitness regime I try to do Pilates, mat or reformer, 3 times a week. Anything else is in addition or if I can't get to a Pilates class.
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My Pilates posts aren't always real time so don't believe I am a fitness fanatic and exercising every single day - I'm not! .
If I'm in the Isle of Wight I love to horse ride on the beach.
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I also do occasional dance classes which can help memory as well as fitness, as  concentration is needed to remember routines.
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Boxing mixed with HIIT in the gym is great for cardio and fat burning and also concentration as I dont want to be punched on the nose  
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Not necessarily the most flattering position but hey… at least the body is still mobile, even with the left hip re-surfaced a few years ago and various other injuries.
.
For my fitness regime I try to do Pilates, mat or reformer, 3 times a week. Anything else is in addition or if I can’t get to a Pilates class.
.
My Pilates posts aren’t always real time so don’t believe I am a fitness fanatic and exercising every single day – I’m not! .
If I’m in the Isle of Wight I love to horse ride on the beach.
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I also do occasional dance classes which can help memory as well as fitness, as concentration is needed to remember routines.
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Boxing mixed with HIIT in the gym is great for cardio and fat burning and also concentration as I dont want to be punched on the nose
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Girls in pearls

Girls in pearls.
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Saturday was a sad day as it was the memorial of a good friend who was such a special person.
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The dress code was glam and colourful as the lunch party was to celebrate her life.
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And so it was an orange and pearls day.
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Everyone turned up wearing wonderfully bright and vibrant colours as she would have liked us to.
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Life is so short and often so cruelly and abruptly ended, that we should make the most of every day that we are here.
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Orange silk shirt from Zara 2017 season.
Versace-esque print pleated silk skirt from Zara Summer 2018 
Pearls from when I was 18 years old.
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The collection of clothes in my eclectic wardrobe go back years and all get mixed and matched each season in brand new ways. .
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Saturday was a sad day as it was the memorial of a good friend who was such a special person.
.
The dress code was glam and colourful as the lunch party was to celebrate her life.
.
And so it was an orange and pearls day.
.
Everyone turned up wearing wonderfully bright and vibrant colours as she would have liked us to.
.
Life is so short and often so cruelly and abruptly ended, that we should make the most of every day that we are here.
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Orange silk shirt from Zara 2017 season.
Versace-esque print pleated silk skirt from Zara Summer 2018
Pearls from when I was 18 years old.
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The collection of clothes in my eclectic wardrobe go back years and all get mixed and matched each season in brand new ways. .
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@bbc5live @emmabarnett

@bbc5live @emmabarnett .
Chatting about age- and being real on BBC5live at 10.50am this morning with Emma Barnett.
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Why I no longer feel the need to fib about my age even when I reach another milestone birthday. Looking in the mirror each morning isn't always the best as i still feel like my younger self inside but the mirror tells a different story.
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When we were in our teens or twenties,  we aged ourselves up to appear more wordly and maybe to be taken more seriously by those older than us especially for career advancement.
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However when we reached our 40s and onwards we fibbed and lopped years off to remain as long as possible in the previous decade.
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Now that we look after ourselves better with a healthy lifestyle and diet, nutrition knowledge, fitness and beauty regimes, we can look our best and be proud of how we look naturally whatever our age.
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I'm proud to look the way I do in my 60s.
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Of course I would like to look like I did when I was in my 20s but I'll settle for being the best version of how I am now.
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I've had amazing life experiences in my 60plus years and two wonderful children. 
Ive no need to fib any longer.
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I want to inspire women of all ages.
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Chatting about age- and being real on BBC5live at 10.50am this morning with Emma Barnett.
.
Why I no longer feel the need to fib about my age even when I reach another milestone birthday. Looking in the mirror each morning isn’t always the best as i still feel like my younger self inside but the mirror tells a different story.
.
When we were in our teens or twenties, we aged ourselves up to appear more wordly and maybe to be taken more seriously by those older than us especially for career advancement.
.
However when we reached our 40s and onwards we fibbed and lopped years off to remain as long as possible in the previous decade.
.
Now that we look after ourselves better with a healthy lifestyle and diet, nutrition knowledge, fitness and beauty regimes, we can look our best and be proud of how we look naturally whatever our age.
.
I’m proud to look the way I do in my 60s.
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Of course I would like to look like I did when I was in my 20s but I’ll settle for being the best version of how I am now.
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I’ve had amazing life experiences in my 60plus years and two wonderful children.
Ive no need to fib any longer.
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I want to inspire women of all ages.
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#BeAgeProud

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These were 2 newspaper headlines today from one of the world's most influential trend forecasters.
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I used to fib about my age, especially as I worked in the media and on TV. I remained 37 years old for years into my 40s.
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However now I'm 64 I'm proud to acknowledge and tell my actual age.
I keep fit and healthy and want to inspire women of all ages.
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This selfie with no filters was from June 2018, last Summer,  when I was on my way to the Isle of Wight music festival. .
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These were 2 newspaper headlines today from one of the world’s most influential trend forecasters.
.
I used to fib about my age, especially as I worked in the media and on TV. I remained 37 years old for years into my 40s.
.
However now I’m 64 I’m proud to acknowledge and tell my actual age.
I keep fit and healthy and want to inspire women of all ages.
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This selfie with no filters was from June 2018, last Summer, when I was on my way to the Isle of Wight music festival. .
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BDR is a German facial treatment that many people don’t yet know about

BDR is a German facial treatment that many people don't yet know about. It is Spain's most popular skin treatment,  apparently even used regularly by the Queen of Spain.
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After my own two treatments spaced at two weeks apart, I can notice visible results in the revitalisation,  toning and plumping of my 64-year old skin.
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This is not a paid collaboration. This is a non-invasive, non-surgical facial treatment I'm road testing for myself with the excellent beauty aesthetician/owner of the Elenique beauty clinic in Fulham SW6 and Irina from BDR. I only ever try treatments which I have thoroughly researched beforehand. I want to know exactly what a treatment involves, what results are promised, its safety, possible downsides and most importantly the qualifications of the  beautician, aesthetician, practitioner performing it. .
I am showing the treatment in its 10 stages with video clips.
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I was even able to go to @alicehartdavis book launch event ( ) last night with a makeup-free radiant skin.
Many of the beauty experts there commented on how good my skin looked straight after this treatment and it wasn't red at all either. .
I can highly recommend trying this treatment at this excellent local Fulham, SW London clinic.
The attention, care and expertise put into every part of their treatments are second to none.
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@eleniqueskinclinic 
@welovebdr 
@irinarupina 
@elenacudworth
It is Spain’s most popular skin treatment, apparently even used regularly by the Queen of Spain.
.
After my own two treatments spaced at two weeks apart, I can notice visible results in the revitalisation, toning and plumping of my 64-year old skin.
.
This is not a paid collaboration. This is a non-invasive, non-surgical facial treatment I’m road testing for myself with the excellent beauty aesthetician/owner of the Elenique beauty clinic in Fulham SW6 and Irina from BDR. I only ever try treatments which I have thoroughly researched beforehand. I want to know exactly what a treatment involves, what results are promised, its safety, possible downsides and most importantly the qualifications of the beautician, aesthetician, practitioner performing it. .
I am showing the treatment in its 10 stages with video clips.
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I was even able to go to @alicehartdavis book launch event ( ) last night with a makeup-free radiant skin.
Many of the beauty experts there commented on how good my skin looked straight after this treatment and it wasn’t red at all either. .
I can highly recommend trying this treatment at this excellent local Fulham, SW London clinic.
The attention, care and expertise put into every part of their treatments are second to none.
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@eleniqueskinclinic
@welovebdr
@irinarupina
@elenacudworth