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Silver Shoes, fur coat and confidence

This was me doing the school run this afternoon in silver shoes and my fabulous pimp fur coat.Do you know that when my mother-in-law initially gave me this coat (her late husband bought it for her in the 70s) I did not have the confidence to wear it? I felt it was too loud and dramatic.A month after she gave it to me, I remember wearing it out (and feeling rather uncomfortable) going back home to change into a more conservative coat. I felt people were staring and wondering, “What the hell is she wearing? Who does she think she is? Diana Ross?” Fast forward to today, because I now recognise who I am and whose I am, I just...

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Prayed up

In the middle of the night sometime last week, I woke up and said a prayer. And I prayed pretty hard. Not wanting to wake up my husband, I whispered my problems to my creator. I asked for help with the two things that were bothering me. You see, in the past, when I had lost control of things, I prayed and it had helped. I must stress that sometimes my prayers are not answered but most of the time it was. For me, anytime I need guidance or I am in deep trouble, I pray. I lay it out there. It is not a religious thing; it works for me so I do it. I remember Oprah Winfrey once telling...

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Our job as mothers

  Over the course of parenting my nine and seven-year-old daughters, I have come to realise that, being a good parent is not about getting my daughters into a Grammar school or pushing to have amazing careers.   Yours and my job (as mothers) is to raise great citizens of the future. Children who are kind, strong, generous and independent. Good human beings.  This is not an easy task but we can do it. We are women after all.   So, to the mamas out there, I salute you. Our job as mothers can be emotionally draining but worth the end result (if we get it right) is worth every stress. What do you think?

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What does GEM mean to you?

"There are few things that GEM mean to me and my family. GEM is an abbreviation for a gemstone. If I were to flick through the Sunita-cyclopedia I’m sure it says something that is strong, sparkly and precious. Sometimes I find myself saying to others “You’re a gem”. It means someone who is so supportive and just fabulous. I always feel grateful for everyone’s help and encouragement." Read more from Sunita of Lucky Things Blog here

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My style Icon Iris Apfel

Two years or more ago, I watched a documentary on Netflix about Iris Apfel and since then, I have been fascinated by her life and fashion style. Iris is over 90 years old and she's still got it going on.  I love everything about Iris's style; If I was asked to rob someone's wardrobe, it will be Iris's. Like Iris, I don't follow fashion trends since I know what suits my body, personality and I'm not afraid to make bold statements with my clothes. Plus, I don’t feel compelled to buy expensive items of clothing to feel good about who I am. Don’t get me wrong, I do invest in some key pieces but not everything in my wardrobe has...

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