• Victorious Festival Highlights 2019

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  • Reading, listening, watching – November
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    Reading, listening, watching – November

    I’ve had a lot more time on my hands recently since I moved into my flat on my own – and especially since I work four days’ a week and no longer have a commute beyond a 20-minute walk to…

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    On contentment
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    On contentment

    I’ve poured a lot of sadness into these pages over the years – particularly in the last 12 months.  I’ve shared my experiences of depression, anxiety, the break-up of my marriage and the dark times I went through prior to…

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    Christmas planning + this year’s Christmas cards
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    Christmas planning + this year’s Christmas cards

    Christmas is of course going to be a funny old time this year but I’m definitely not feeling sorry for myself as I know I’m incredibly lucky to absolutely adore spending Christmas with my family and friends.  The Christmas Market is…

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    My first week of living alone
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    My first week of living alone

    A little over a week ago I found myself waiting on my doorstep in Southsea for a man I knew only as ‘Dan’ to arrive and move me 25 miles east, back to Southampton where I had lived for most…

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    Badoo App: Navigating singledom at 33
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    Badoo App: Navigating singledom at 33

    I can’t say that being single at the slightly less ripe age of 33 was entirely the plan.  In my early 20s I might have imagined that by now I would have secured a life of married, countrified bliss –…

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