On Saturday 30th November 2019, I went to the matinee performance of Jack Whitehall: Stood Up in the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and left with my cheeks hurting from the laughter. I was disappointed to read the scathing reviews of the tour; the Guardian gave it one star saying, “The comic, who doesn’t seem to have any interest in people or the world, puts on a weak showwith anecdotes that ring untrue”. The Metro gave it two stars and Chortle only 2 and a half.
It is the most wonderful time of year… or, at least, it is supposed to be. Yet, for many, Christmas can equal excess expectations and extreme expense or indulgence. Has it all become a bit too ‘extra’ for most of us?
Fortunately, 2019 looks set to be the year that ‘excessmas’ takes a back seat. Research reveals a backlash against the Insta-perfect of prepping, cooking, gorging and one-upmanship shopping.
Us ladies have it tough when it comes to arranging a hen party. If you are lucky enough to be given the responsibility, there can be a lot of pressure. Has it been something that the bride-to-be has dreamt of since she was a little girl? And how do you accommodate different personal budgets, their time and worst of all, expectations?
I have been in the wedding industry for a long time and have heard all manner of adventures and incidents from brides and grooms. I have also been to my fair share of hen parties – I am sure I have seen more willy-straws than you have had hot dinners. I have put together my top tips on getting organised, keeping calm and pulling off a kick-ass event.
How do you find contentment on the beach? Deep down we know people are not really looking at you, and they are not judging us for our size and how many love handles we may or may not have, but we all have that ‘moment’ before we go away about being seen in a bikini.
I am not always comfortable in my body (currently a curvy size 20), but ultimately, I will be on my holiday trying to get an all-over tan, with as few white bits as possible. It really is mind over matter. Here are some of my tips on how you can love yourself in a bikini.