#tbt How strange it seems now that being in the middle of a crowd in a field at an IoW music festival was the normal

How strange it seems now that being in the middle of a crowd in a field at an IoW music festival was the normal.
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Our new normal changes daily.
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We have to be positive and live in the moment - not looking further ahead than tomorrow, creating our new normal with at least one planned activity a day to look forward to - apart from your one daily walk/exercise outdoors.
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You could make time to:
Phone or video chat to someone living on their own.
Make a cake - however bad. 
Try an online fitness class.
Have a dance in the kitchen 
Get dressed 
or just do a meditation.
It gives a purpose and structure to the day.and helps your mental wellness.
Stay safe and well 
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Our new normal changes daily.
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We have to be positive and live in the moment – not looking further ahead than tomorrow, creating our new normal with at least one planned activity a day to look forward to – apart from your one daily walk/exercise outdoors.
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You could make time to:
Phone or video chat to someone living on their own.
Make a cake – however bad.
Try an online fitness class.
Have a dance in the kitchen
Get dressed
or just do a meditation.
It gives a purpose and structure to the day.and helps your mental wellness.
Stay safe and well
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Found my perfect spot at home to do more ‘live’ chats

Found my perfect spot at home to do more 'live' chats.
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Will do another chat , Q&A towards the end of the week with Nesse
@nesseinlondon (Fitness/nutrition/sarcasm) 
in advance of our joint class on Monday. .
The class will be aimed at all ages young and old- she is young and I am old. 
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Whilst Nesse instructs and demos, I will be sharing the class with her onscreen as her pupil - adapting some of the exercises for those who are older or less fit. .
We will also be focussing on re-aligning our posture and spinal mobility from so many hours spent sitting in front of screens.
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Nesse is a great instructor and irreverant and funny with her chat 
Hope you can join us.
The next class is 10am Monday morning.
Please do let us know if there's another time of the day you would prefer. 
Maybe evening - 6pm - better for you? .
The website to book in for the next zoom class is at:
www.bgbarre.com/50plusfab
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Will do another chat , Q&A towards the end of the week with Nesse
@nesseinlondon (Fitness/nutrition/sarcasm)
in advance of our joint class on Monday. .
The class will be aimed at all ages young and old- she is young and I am old.
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Whilst Nesse instructs and demos, I will be sharing the class with her onscreen as her pupil – adapting some of the exercises for those who are older or less fit. .
We will also be focussing on re-aligning our posture and spinal mobility from so many hours spent sitting in front of screens.
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Nesse is a great instructor and irreverant and funny with her chat
Hope you can join us.
The next class is 10am Monday morning.
Please do let us know if there’s another time of the day you would prefer.
Maybe evening – 6pm – better for you? .
The website to book in for the next zoom class is at:
www.bgbarre.com/50plusfab
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Happy Mothers Day My latest video

Happy Mothers Day
My latest video.
Let me know what I can do next to inspire or entertain?
Fashion, nutrition, recipes, healthy lifestyle, a live, read an exerpt from my own book, another book etc
Message me please 
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Let me know what I can do next to inspire or entertain?
Fashion, nutrition, recipes, healthy lifestyle, a live, read an exerpt from my own book, another book etc
Message me please
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Quick and easy home-cooked French onion soup with sourdough croutons

Quick and easy home-cooked French onion soup with sourdough croutons.
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2 brown onions
Olive oil
Teaspoon brown sugar
Couple of cloves
Couple cloves of garlic
Chicken stock (made from a previous roast chicken dinner and frozen in small bags ready for use) or a well-flavoured vegetable stock.
Slice/s of sourdough toasted.
Quantities make enough for 1 self-isolating hungry person or 2 less- hungry people  according to the amount of chicken stock you use.
The cloves, sugar and caramelisation of the onions are what give the soup its zing! .
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2 brown onions
Olive oil
Teaspoon brown sugar
Couple of cloves
Couple cloves of garlic
Chicken stock (made from a previous roast chicken dinner and frozen in small bags ready for use) or a well-flavoured vegetable stock.
Slice/s of sourdough toasted.
Quantities make enough for 1 self-isolating hungry person or 2 less- hungry people according to the amount of chicken stock you use.
The cloves, sugar and caramelisation of the onions are what give the soup its zing! .
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Cooking and eating healthily is important

Cooking and eating healthily is important.
when you're in Corona lock-down or self-isolation. 
Our grandparents were clever to never waste any food.  They had to be.  They were rationed. We are used to abundance so I'm going to be demonstrating my ways of using leftovers for tasty recipes that could stretch across a week. 
Video clip is a Sunday roast- chicken, baked potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic. 
Photos and are a chicken, leek and onion pie with the remainder of the roast potatoes sliced on top and then baked in the oven topped with seeds and breadcrumbs (that fell off my sourdough loaf when I sliced it) and olive oil on top.
Video chicken stock from all the meat and veg remains and additional herbs and leeks and onions and green vegetable water.
Healthy eating helps immunity. .
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when you’re in Corona lock-down or self-isolation.
Our grandparents were clever to never waste any food. They had to be. They were rationed. We are used to abundance so I’m going to be demonstrating my ways of using leftovers for tasty recipes that could stretch across a week.
Video clip is a Sunday roast- chicken, baked potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic.
Photos and are a chicken, leek and onion pie with the remainder of the roast potatoes sliced on top and then baked in the oven topped with seeds and breadcrumbs (that fell off my sourdough loaf when I sliced it) and olive oil on top.
Video chicken stock from all the meat and veg remains and additional herbs and leeks and onions and green vegetable water.
Healthy eating helps immunity. .
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When you want to become the healthiest version of yourself, especially in these flu-ridden times- then an appointment with the completely brilliant and empathetic nutritionist and Doctor- Dr Vidhi @smilingvidhi @johnbellandcroyden Is the way to go

When you want to become the healthiest version of yourself, especially in these flu-ridden times- then an appointment with the completely brilliant and empathetic nutritionist and Doctor- Dr Vidhi @smilingvidhi @johnbellandcroyden 
Is the way to go.
I cannot recommend her more highly. 
I've just had my second appointment with her.
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She is not only a Western medicine doctor but also a homeopathic one as well as an Ayurverdic one. So she can treat you on so many levels.
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Dr Vidhi also uses an EIS sensor analyser machine which passes a low voltage electrical current through the tissue fluid that surrounds cells tissues and organs whilst also working as an ECG electrocardiogram checking your heart. .
This machine does not give actual blood and hormone analysis figures- but it does give indications via graphs of where your specific problems may or may not lie.
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It reads your Interstitial fluid minerals including Phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium and iron.
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It reads 12 hormones including thyroid and cortisol and insulin . .
Your acid/alkaline balance. .
Your biochemistry which includes your triglycerides- fats in the body ( which include HDL - good cholesterol) and LDL and kidney health and glucose or sugar found in the body.
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Also oxidative stress and a whole organ/ systems analysis from cardiovascular to digestive,, endocrine, immune function, neurolgical, neuromuscular, respiratory and body composition.
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It even checks for cancer markers.
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Totally impressive. Cannot recommend Dr Viddhi more highly. She has helped me with other recent health and digestive issues better than any other doctor, consultant, or gastroenterologist has managed.
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The nutrijuvenate clinic with Dr Vidhi costs £180. .
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I cannot recommend her more highly.
I’ve just had my second appointment with her.
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She is not only a Western medicine doctor but also a homeopathic one as well as an Ayurverdic one. So she can treat you on so many levels.
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Dr Vidhi also uses an EIS sensor analyser machine which passes a low voltage electrical current through the tissue fluid that surrounds cells tissues and organs whilst also working as an ECG electrocardiogram checking your heart. .
This machine does not give actual blood and hormone analysis figures- but it does give indications via graphs of where your specific problems may or may not lie.
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It reads your Interstitial fluid minerals including Phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium and iron.
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It reads 12 hormones including thyroid and cortisol and insulin . .
Your acid/alkaline balance. .
Your biochemistry which includes your triglycerides- fats in the body ( which include HDL – good cholesterol) and LDL and kidney health and glucose or sugar found in the body.
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Also oxidative stress and a whole organ/ systems analysis from cardiovascular to digestive,, endocrine, immune function, neurolgical, neuromuscular, respiratory and body composition.
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It even checks for cancer markers.
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Totally impressive. Cannot recommend Dr Viddhi more highly. She has helped me with other recent health and digestive issues better than any other doctor, consultant, or gastroenterologist has managed.
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The nutrijuvenate clinic with Dr Vidhi costs £180. .
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@tracybrabinmp shadow culture MP

@tracybrabinmp shadow culture MP .
Well done on raising so many thousands of £s auctioning the controversial one shoulder dress for your charity @girlguiding as a result of - wearing a dress that had slipped off the shoulder and was deemed inapropriate in the House of Commons. .
It's easy to have clothing malfunctions and indeed my own @zara top in the photo can be worn in all ways - exposing shoulders or not.
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Women are continuously judged and often more harshly by other women than by men. .
My lifestyle consultancy takes me into organisations where women prefer to often dress androgynously- in trousers- in black- to not be noticed for what they wear- but only for the excellent job they do.
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I also speak in schools- where teenage girls feel the need to look perfect- especially on their social media- affecting their mental health.
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I hope my own social media feed, that is never filtered,  inspires and can show women - young and old - that we can all be individual. Embracing our quirks and flaws make each of us unique and special.  No celebrity I have ever dressed had a perfect body or flawless face in my past 30 year career as a celebrity stylist. .
We shouldn't be afraid to wear what we feel comfortable in- however- if we work in an organisation and are customer facing,  then we are the face of the brand and should dress accordingly. .
Be true to yourself, don't compare and don't let the judgement of others break you. .
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Well done on raising so many thousands of £s auctioning the controversial one shoulder dress for your charity @girlguiding as a result of – wearing a dress that had slipped off the shoulder and was deemed inapropriate in the House of Commons. .
It’s easy to have clothing malfunctions and indeed my own @zara top in the photo can be worn in all ways – exposing shoulders or not.
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Women are continuously judged and often more harshly by other women than by men. .
My lifestyle consultancy takes me into organisations where women prefer to often dress androgynously- in trousers- in black- to not be noticed for what they wear- but only for the excellent job they do.
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I also speak in schools- where teenage girls feel the need to look perfect- especially on their social media- affecting their mental health.
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I hope my own social media feed, that is never filtered, inspires and can show women – young and old – that we can all be individual. Embracing our quirks and flaws make each of us unique and special. No celebrity I have ever dressed had a perfect body or flawless face in my past 30 year career as a celebrity stylist. .
We shouldn’t be afraid to wear what we feel comfortable in- however- if we work in an organisation and are customer facing, then we are the face of the brand and should dress accordingly. .
Be true to yourself, don’t compare and don’t let the judgement of others break you. .
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Sometimes it’s a specs day

Sometimes it's a specs day. .
If you wear contact lenses it's good to give your eyes a rest some days. Especially if you get dry eyes as you get older.
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I've worn contacts since the age of 12. Until recently no one ever saw me in specs. The contacts were straight in first thing in the morning and removed last thing at night. 
I felt 'less than' in my specs- not confident, not sexy - not me. Now I feel I can embrace wearing glasses and have all sorts of styles, shapes and colours. 
My specs have become an additional fashion accessory- to embrace wearing-  not an embarrassing encumbrance.
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The blue jacket is a vintage 1980's Jasper Conran
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#recyclingclothes.
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If you wear contact lenses it’s good to give your eyes a rest some days. Especially if you get dry eyes as you get older.
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I’ve worn contacts since the age of 12. Until recently no one ever saw me in specs. The contacts were straight in first thing in the morning and removed last thing at night.
I felt ‘less than’ in my specs- not confident, not sexy – not me. Now I feel I can embrace wearing glasses and have all sorts of styles, shapes and colours.
My specs have become an additional fashion accessory- to embrace wearing- not an embarrassing encumbrance.
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The blue jacket is a vintage 1980’s Jasper Conran
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#recyclingclothes.

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Sale shopping bargains

Sale shopping bargains 
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We all like to find a bargain or two to add to our wardrobes when we're not re-wearing or upcycling our clothes- as the Duchess of Cambridge did last night at the Baftas.
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Wearing vibrant colour can bring you joy and brighten up your day.
Sometimes it's good to venture out of your comfort zone and experiment.
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Today I'm wearing :
Cotton crop polo-neck from Zara (under £10) 
Blue trousers from Zara sale £5.99 (reduced from £29.99) 
Heels from TK Maxx in 2019 (around £30)
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We all like to find a bargain or two to add to our wardrobes when we’re not re-wearing or upcycling our clothes- as the Duchess of Cambridge did last night at the Baftas.
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Wearing vibrant colour can bring you joy and brighten up your day.
Sometimes it’s good to venture out of your comfort zone and experiment.
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Today I’m wearing :
Cotton crop polo-neck from Zara (under £10)
Blue trousers from Zara sale £5.99 (reduced from £29.99)
Heels from TK Maxx in 2019 (around £30)
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