Sunday, 20 December 2009

Ho, ho, ho

Well before the hectic festivities get underway and take all of my attention, I just wanted to say have a very Merry Christmas and I hope a very enjoyable one.

I'm not likely to get the chance to post again before January as I'm off with my family to Tenerife. That's two firsts for me, my first visit to Tenerife and my first Christmas away from home with my partner, daughter and mother-in-law.

Here's to a happy and prosperous 2010! x

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Saturday, 5 December 2009

All for charity

You can look beautiful and help out a good cause at the same time with these hair straighteners from Nicky Clarke.

The Love Women Cermamic Straighteners carry the Ovarian Cancer Action Charity logo and 10% from the sale of each set is to go to the charity.

Nicky's aim is to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer. He says: “I’m hoping my hair straightener will act as a talking point among families and groups of friends."

Highlighting the disease can only be a good thing. Often symptoms are difficult to spot, just not there or are mistaken for something else, yet according to the Ovarian Cancer Action Charity, ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer found in women and each year almost 7,000 women are diagnosed with it.

Symptoms can include: Persistent pelvic and stomach pain, increased abdominal size / persistent bloating - not bloating that comes and goes, difficulty eating and feeling full quickly.

Sufferers may also notice urinary symptoms, changes in bowel habits, extreme tiredness or back pain.

Frighteningly, ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cause of death from cancer in women. Yet, if diagnosed early enough up to 90% of sufferers will survive for more than five years.

Forewarned is forearmend, visit Ovarian Cancer Action at

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