Likely out of respect for the tone and precedent the Queen has set, women of the family typically trend toward lighter hues of polish, but there are no rules against other shades. Of course there's also the bonus that, should nail polish chip during a public engagement, it's far less noticeable with a nude shade and therefore won't be picked up by photographers. Further dispelling the breach-of-protocol rumour, Kate has worn dark shades on her feet more than once, including at an engagement in May at The Thirty Club in London, where she wore sparkly metallic platform sandals and showed off a deep-red pedicure colour. Many thought on her wedding day in that she had chosen Ballet Slippers for her nails, but it was later revealed that she opted for a customised blend of Essie Allure and Bourjois So Laque Nail Enamel in Rose Lounge.
Book Review: Lost Dog By Kate Spicer
Kate Spicer Thinks ALL WOMEN Want Children, Even If We Say We Don’t
While everyone else was getting high in the Himalayas or shearing sheep in Oz on their year off, I had no money - and no desire to hang around in England making any - so I went straight to Barcelona to work as an au pair for an Italian count's four unruly, emotionally neglected kids. The vain Contessa spent her days counting calories, studying Latin and having massages in her bedroom. She rather envied me my youthful radiance and I suspect she did not like me much. The Conte and Contessa lived in a stately old house in Pedralbes, a smart suburb about 20 minutes' walk from the city centre.
What to do when you're holed up with your hound
By Kate Spicer for the Daily Mail. Kate Spicer, 35, has had more than her fair share of unfair dismissals by boyfriends. After 20 or so dates in six weeks, each one more heart-stoppingly exciting than the last, I was pretty sure that Ben was The One.
Anyone who devours the Sunday supplements will be familiar with Kate Spicer. When the book opens, Spicer is a year-old trying to steer some order into a life that is going off the rails. But when she adopts a twice-abandoned lurcher, the shabby rescue dog saves her from herself.