40 days and 40 tasks
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40 days and 40 tasks

Every year, for the period of Lent, a group of us at work usually follow the tradition and give something up – providing support to each other as we struggle on without biscuits/cake/chocolate etc.  I’ve seen criticism of people who…

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The Band at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
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The Band at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

As I take my seat in the dress circle of the beautiful Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, what’s displayed on the stage is a mock-up of a TV screen; scrolling through Ceefax pages displaying notable news and highlights from 1993, including…

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One day in Edinburgh
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One day in Edinburgh

Last weekend I visited Edinburgh with my brother, for a fleeting one night stay that almost certainly could have been longer. I rather fell in love with its winding cobbled streets, charming pubs and the Castle that towers atop the…

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Overcoming food shaming
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Overcoming food shaming

I recently joined a Facebook group intended for other women who are following the same fitness guide as me.  When I joined I imagined that it would mostly be people asking for advice on the exercises (or perhaps some mutual…

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My travel plans for 2019
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My travel plans for 2019

Not only is the new year the perfect time for making travel plans – but after spending five weeks in Australia and coming back to a rather chilly England, I’m already dreaming of warmer climes. I had a bit of…

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