The Strange Boring Subject Challenge

I have a new idea for a feature, borne (once again) from the comments section, which is often where I’ll go to if I need some inspiration and motivation. The feature is a regular post where you choose the subject, however random, and I write about it. A few hundred words – let’s say 500.…

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The Budget-Friendly Suit-All Simple Cleansing Oil

I picked up this not-insubstantial bottle of face-cleansing oil for two pounds. Two pounds! Granted, it was on offer (this was last year, I’ve never seen it as cheap since) but even at the full retail price of £6.99, it’s still quite the bargain. I’m not sure what to say about Simple’s Hydrating Cleansing Oil*…

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Life Update: Fibs, Bibs and Turning Off the AGA

Those of you who read The Uphill – the parenting and family blog I write “in my spare time” (haha) – will already be familiar with my life updates. I do one every single month without fail, always on the same day of the month, and I’ve been writing these little round-ups of my family news, baby…

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Don’t Panic!

Right, don’t panic: the monthly update is over on A Model Recommends. I have started to put the wheels in motion to merge the content here on The Uphill with my main website and so I thought that I’d bite the bullet and write any new posts straight into their permanent home. But don’t worry – it sounds…

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Improving on Perfection: l’Occitane’s Delightful Body Balm

Oh hallelujah! (I managed to spell hallelujah correctly the first time then, by the way, which is something of a miracle. Some words are just meant to be Googled – diarrhoea is one of them – and some words are destined to remain unspellable for your entire lifetime. Actually, diarrhoea is one of those too. Which…

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Who Needs a Bedside Table Anyway?

I am without a beside table. Have been for quite some time. In fact if you follow me on Instagram then you’ll remember this photo from weeks ago – it’s of one of my Ercol vintage kitchen chairs being used as a makeshift book-and-vase stand. Rather more attractive than the empty mattress box that was…

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Glycolic Peel Pads: The Thirty Day Challenge | AD

Most of you know that my love affair with acid exfoliants – in particular glycolic acid – is fairly long-standing. I like the ease with which an AHA exfoliant (for that is what it is, if you want the fancy name) slips into your skincare routine and I especially like the fast, visible results. The…

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Domes of Elounda: The Haute Living Holiday (With Kids)

When Mr AMR and I first had Angelica, we vowed never to take a holiday abroad for at least five years. Just getting to Sainsbury’s was enough of a faff – getting her into the car seat, getting her out again for a feed and a change, stopping for another feed halfway down the dual…

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