The Joy of Clothes

blog #dresstoexpress Sign up here for a weekly blog summary and style tips When I was a little girl I had a dressing up box. It contained none of the extravagant shop-bought Disney princess dresses worn by today’s generation of little girls. Instead, it featured a random selection of cast-off clothes from my mother and grandmother,…

Making Peace With God

blog #dresstoexpress Sign up here for a weekly blog summary and style tips God moves in mysterious ways, they say (or if you’re a Simon Drew fan, it’s cod). My friend Jane, in her more cynical moments, puts it another way, saying: “How do you make God laugh? Tell him your plans.” If you’re a believer…

Who Rescued Who?

blog #dresstoexpress Sign up here for a weekly blog summary and style tips One of the things I’ve always loved about writing is that it brings me into contact with some really wonderful people. I met a woman today who has written a novel based on her life story. In 2003, her sister, a long-term addict…

In The Flow

blog #dresstoexpress Sign up here for a weekly blog summary and style tips Today winter cloaked herself in hoar frost, sparkling in the soft golden light of an early morning sun which cast sharp black shadows on the frozen ground. It was the perfect morning for a walk and, rather than dash straight into the office…