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My debut novel ‘Secrets in the Dark’ has just been bagsied to read by Luna the cat before her human

My debut novel 'Secrets in the Dark' has just been bagsied to read by Luna the cat before her human even started to read it. 
 
The book is just published and available on Amazon as a Kindle or paperback.

I hope you will enjoy it as much as Luna and if so - I will be thrilled if you can spread the word on Amazon rated reviews and any social media.

Synopsis:
The Kings Road, Chelsea in 1970’s London is the epicentre for fashion, music and unlikely friendships - where it’s now cool for posh, privileged girls to mix outside their social circles. When two such teenagers meet and form a close and sisterly bond, their worlds are unexpectedly and suddenly torn apart as they each suffer personal traumas. Needing to escape London to hide their shameful secrets, they embark upon individual rollercoaster journeys of extreme highs and lows that take them to Paris, Los Angeles and the South of France, where men are rich, sex is a commodity, drugs are a way of life and a glamorous celebrity lifestyle is optional. 

‘A gripping page-turner that I just couldn’t put down.’

‘Ceril’s vivid descriptions of life on and around the Kings Road Chelsea in the ‘70s transported me back in time.

‘Absolutely immersed myself into this book, the twist at the end took me utterly by surprise.’



#1970's

The book is just published and available on Amazon as a Kindle or paperback.

I hope you will enjoy it as much as Luna and if so – I will be thrilled if you can spread the word on Amazon rated reviews and any social media.

Synopsis:
The Kings Road, Chelsea in 1970’s London is the epicentre for fashion, music and unlikely friendships – where it’s now cool for posh, privileged girls to mix outside their social circles. When two such teenagers meet and form a close and sisterly bond, their worlds are unexpectedly and suddenly torn apart as they each suffer personal traumas. Needing to escape London to hide their shameful secrets, they embark upon individual rollercoaster journeys of extreme highs and lows that take them to Paris, Los Angeles and the South of France, where men are rich, sex is a commodity, drugs are a way of life and a glamorous celebrity lifestyle is optional.

‘A gripping page-turner that I just couldn’t put down.’

‘Ceril’s vivid descriptions of life on and around the Kings Road Chelsea in the ‘70s transported me back in time.

‘Absolutely immersed myself into this book, the twist at the end took me utterly by surprise.’

#1970’s

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Finally…. A post- lockdown haircut. Longest time ever- 6 months . Thank you @andysmith_stylist

Finally….
A post- lockdown haircut.
Longest time ever- 6 months
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Thank you @andysmith_stylist

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#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

Our new normal changes daily.

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.

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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Planting a microgreens home kitchen garden

Planting a kitchen garden to grow indoors in my kitchen.
Should be ready to start eating within 14 days

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@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. .


self-confidence

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Chilling with @missmollysmusings After a Qi Gong class

Qi Gong is a centuries-old Chinese mind-body spirit practice that can improve mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement and breathing.

I like to vary the types of exercise I do, from the meditative to the body-aligning and strengthening to the aerobic. 

@marksandspencer sweater (past season on sale)

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Road-testing the Body Ballancer treatment at the Private Clinic, Harley st, London

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You can see me in my video clip wearing the inflating Body Ballancer compression garment during the 45 min treatment session.
(Definitely not looking my most glam today-) .
The gentle, rhythmic inflating action felt relaxing as it gave my body- from toes to tum- a circulation-boosting lymphatic drainage massage.
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This can improve the appearance of cellulite and skin quality, reduce bloating and help fluid retention, even taking you down a dress size before a red carpet event. .
It can be used after sport to help muscle recovery by eliminating toxins more speedily through the improved lymphatic drainage system. .
It’s the go-to body contouring treatment for many celebrities.
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Due also to the improvement of increased oxygenated blood flow, this treatment can also help speed up healing and reduce inflammation after any fat-freezing, laser, or ultrasound liposculpture treatments. .
I have tried over the years – manual lymphatic drainage massages and Endermology treatments to help improve cellulite, and the Universal Contour Bodywrap.
but the Body Ballancer treatment is much more pleasant and relaxing and you don’t even have to undress. .
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@bodyballancer
@theprivateclinic

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Sometimes we all need to stop and take stock of where we are now and where we would like to be

Sometimes we all need to stop and take stock of where we are now and where we would like to be... say in three months, six months, a year.
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The start of this new decade 2020 can fill us with renewed hopes and expectations. 
But be realistic in your aspirations.
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Keep visualising......the possibilities:
Make your visualizations a reality.
Could it be.....
A new romantic partner in your life.
An abundance of money flooding in to pay bills.
A fitter body achieved with a new healthy lifestyle and exercise.
An exciting job you would like to be offered.
But 
Give your dreams a chance to be fulfilled. 
Rome wasn't built in a day and it's still only the 2nd week of January. 
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Sometimes we all need to stop and take stock of where we are now and where we would like to be… say in three months, six months, a year.
.
The start of this new decade 2020 can fill us with renewed hopes and expectations.
But be realistic in your aspirations.
.
Keep visualising……the possibilities:
Make your visualizations a reality.
Could it be…..
A new romantic partner in your life.
An abundance of money flooding in to pay bills.
A fitter body achieved with a new healthy lifestyle and exercise.
An exciting job you would like to be offered.
But
Give your dreams a chance to be fulfilled.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and it’s still only the 2nd week of January.
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Small steps. . When life is tough don't give up.

Small steps.
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When life is tough don't give up.
It's easy in January to make all those unrealistic  resolutions and set yourself up to fail.
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So start your journey with small steps.
A step by step change of thinking.
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It could be that you want to:
Change your life.
Become fitter, healthier.
It could be anything........
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Start each day when you wake up to be grateful for 3 things in your life. That way the day will begin  on a positive note.
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Remove any negativity and replace with positivity and the possibilities of what you can achieve with each of those small steps.
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Be the master of your own destiny.
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Photo by @rory_photo .
Amazon women vintage top by Kenzo





#self-esteem
Small steps.
.
When life is tough don’t give up.
It’s easy in January to make all those unrealistic resolutions and set yourself up to fail.
.
So start your journey with small steps.
A step by step change of thinking.
.
It could be that you want to:
Change your life.
Become fitter, healthier.
It could be anything……..
.
Start each day when you wake up to be grateful for 3 things in your life. That way the day will begin on a positive note.
.
Remove any negativity and replace with positivity and the possibilities of what you can achieve with each of those small steps.
.
Be the master of your own destiny.
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Photo by @rory_photo .
Amazon women vintage top by Kenzo

#self-esteem

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