March 22nd from 7pm.
Village Secrets will be hosting its first ever exclusive girls night in.
I have been busy shopping (well someone’s got to do it ! ) for the best designer gear at knock down prices. I have sourced shoes and boots from Prada, Karen Millen, Russell and Bromley and I think I have a Gucci pair coming. And clothes from Dolce and Gabbana, Jaeger, Stella McCartney, Hugo Boss, Boden, Coast and other top knotch designers.
The first night will be a bit of a trial run but i can promise you It’s going to be a fun night, with glasses of Prosecco and nibbles at the ready, as well as a few other delights to tempt us.
Further details can be obtained by emailing me on firstname.lastname@example.org (I don’t want to put address details etc out on a public forum) I would really appreciate your support, can I count you in?
10% of the profits from the night will go to cancer research.
I must admit I never imagined setting up a new little business to be so time consuming but it has been fun and acts as a distraction.
Distraction is the name of the game today as it’s results day. This is always a pretty tense time as we await to see the consultant for the next bit of news.
I have set up some good distractions today though. On the way home I get to pick up three mannequins from a shop in Marylebone Road and then I am meeting up with an old colleague for a catch up over a cuppa. Both of these I am really looking forward to.
Colin, however is nervous of the mannequins ( huh?), apparently they remind him of an episode of Dr Who. I have tried to reassure him by letting him know they are headless but I’m not sure it has done the trick!
I have been wondering, when the time comes how I am going to fit work in. One thing is for sure I will certainly have a much healthier work , life balance.
I can see you all smiling to yourselves now (well definitely my work colleagues), as you say to yourselves, haven’t we heard that before? This time it will be different I mean its not every day a girl gets diagnosed with an incurable disease. That really does make you think differently about what really matters. Not that I’m not passionate about my work because I most certainly am and whilst there is breath in my body I will continue to try and make a difference to mental ill health in some way or another.
So on the subject of mental health and generally feeling good I thought I would share my top 10 favourite books.
On reflection looking at the list they are not all about feeling good but books I remember reading and enjoying at the time.
Get Out of My Life : But First Take Me and Alex Into Town -Tony Wolf and Suzanne Franks (I can’t tell you how many copies I have bought of this book for friends and colleagues).
Now I Know Why Tigers Eat Their Young: Surviving a New Generation of Teenagers-
NLP/ self help
NLP Workbook: A practical guide to achieving the results you want – Joseph O’ Connor
Get the Life You Want: Foreword by Paul McKenna. The Secrets to Quick & Lasting Life Change – Richard Bandler
How to be Brilliant: Change Your Ways in 90 Days! – Michael Heppell
Human Givens: The New Approach to Emotional Health and Clear Thinking: A New Approach to Emotional Health and Clear Thinking – Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell.
Making the Brain Body Connection: A Playful Guide to Releasing Mental, Physical & Emotinal Blocks to Success – Sharon Promislow
How to be a Bad Christian: .. and a Better Human Being – Dave Tomlinson
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
Fiction (this is a mixed bag)
Germinal – Emile Zola
Bookends – Jane Green
The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Cheaper by the Dozen – Frank B., Jr. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
The Amityville Horror – Jay Anson
I’m not sure what that collection says about me!
Do you have a favourite book you could share I am looking for sonething good to read?
Scores on the board
Physical health – 3
Mental health – 4
Remember 0 is good on my scale and 10 is a shout for help as things have got pretty desperate.