Letting Go of the Glitz: The True Story of One Woman's Struggle to Live the Simple Life in Chelsea
By: Julia Stephenson (author)Paperback
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Julia Stephenson comes from a well connected and successful life and outwardly her life appeared glitzy. She was caught up in an extravagant consumer spiral - buying stuff she didn't need, stressing herself out by moving house every year and taking long-distance holidays that left her more exhausted than if she's stayed at home! But over the years she had became more greener and Julia describes her journey from sports car driving Stepford wife, married alive in the Surrey suburbs, wrestling with her hostess trolley and incompatible BMW-driving husband to someone who, fifteen years down the line is finally happy in her own skin and in a relationship she could only have dreamt of back then - taking some strange detours along the way!
Julia Stephenson lives in Chelsea where she works inconsistently as a freelance writer whilst supervising the conversion of her roof top eyrie into the first carbon neutral property in Sloane Square. Helped and hindered by her boyfriend, fortuitously a builder, and five of his super-handy brothers similarly employed in the building trade, she is fully occupied making cups of tea, soaking old newspapers in the bath to make briquettes for the wood-burning stove, fretting about the efficacy of domestic wind turbines and hoping the builders don't smoke the hemp bricks before they lay them. The work has been going on some time now. During her free time she can be found in the recovery position. She is the author of Pandora's Diamond and Chalet Tiara.
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