Donna Ashworth

TONIGHT YOU CAN SEE A ‘SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON’ FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 150 YEARS

If you are a star-gazer or a lover of the moon, tonight is a very special night indeed…never mind the saying ‘once in a blue moon’, well this is ‘once in a super blue blood moon’ and that really is quite something! On Jan. 31, a total lunar eclipse will occur with a blue moon, …

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WHAT NOT TO WEAR, FOR THE LADIES OVER 40… Discussed by a lady over 40.

WHAT NOT TO WEAR, FOR THE LADIES OVER 40… Discussed by a lady over 40. Have you seen articles like this flying round the internet? Here is my take on the standard commandments for the 40 plus women who are apparently, ‘getting it all very wrong indeed’ (insert sarcastic tone here). THOU SHALT NOT WEAR …

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STOP TRYING TO SQUEEZE YOUR SPARKLY SELF INTO A BEIGE COLOURED BOX.

STOP TRYING TO CHANGE YOURSELF FOR A WORLD THAT’S ALWAYS MOVING Don’t do what I did… Don’t beat the quirks out of yourself. Don’t iron out your ‘flaws’. Don’t spend precious time trying to square off your curved edges until the shape of who you are is no longer yours, but far more standard and …

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IF YOU ARE FEELING LIKE YOU JUST CAN’T, HERE ARE 10 REASONS WHY YOU CAN…

1. Life is hard, even when it’s easy it’s hard. If it looks like everyone else is handling things better, remember that’s just how it ‘looks’, the reality is we all have our own struggles – every day. We are all spinning plates and dropping plenty. Don’t be afraid of a smash or two. 2. …

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Research shows that drinking wine before bed can help your weight loss!

Recent research published by Harvard University has all of us wine-lovers in a giddy spin! The Case for Pre-Snooze Booze (according to Daily Burn) We’ve all read that red wine is a healthy part of the Mediterranean Diet — the one that helps you live longer and maintain an enviable BMI. Even lifestyle guru Tim …

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THE THING ABOUT TIME IS, IT’S ONLY EVER BORROWED…

You know those moments in time, when you’re rushing around being busy as always and a little thought pops into your head telling you to reach out to someone? Perhaps to apologise, perhaps to make amends or perhaps just to connect. It’s as though your subconscious brain, or your soul, is telling you there’s something …

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DEPRESSION IS A DEEP DARK PLACE, IT’S OK TO NOT BE OK

Depression is a deep dark place. It’s incredibly hard to be a friend to someone with mental health issues. We are difficult to understand. Impossible to predict… and sometimes require the patience of a saint. You don’t know which person you’re going to get when you call… whether you’ll laugh at the most ridiculous thing …

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WHY ANDREW RIDGELEY WANTS TO GET LAST CHRISTMAS TO NO.1

By Andrew Ridgeley Published: 22:00 GMT, 9 December 2017 “From where I sit, as a slightly dank and darkening December afternoon slips into evening, I watch a bicycle rickshaw pull up below the window. A happy, giggling couple spill on to the pavement and music, cascading from the speakers fixed to the rickshaw’s frame, fills …

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TO MY WONDERFUL, PATIENT, ENCOURAGING & ALL-ROUND FABULOUS FRIEND

To my Wonderful, Fabulous Friend, There is a special little space reserved in my heart, just for you. Thank you for being there for me throughout another year, for putting up with all my rambling thoughts, over-rated dramas and silly questions. For never failing to make me smile and always wanting to be there to …

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HERE IS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T GET ANNOYED WITH THE EARLY CHRISTMAS DECORATORS

As always, come mid November, social media is awash with arguments about ‘how early is too early’ to start decorating houses for Christmas. The eager, post their images of just-decorated trees and are beaten down pretty sharply by those who oppose… HOW EARLY IS TOO EARLY? It never fails to surprise me just how heated …

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