• Buying a new-build house

    I mentioned in a previous post that one of the most exciting pieces of news …

  • Rejection is redirection (but it sucks)

    One thing I often think about is that when you’re single, there are so …

  • My 40 tasks and a life update

    Easter Sunday has flown by in a flurry of creme eggs and lie ins, and …

  • Watching, reading and listening (April 2019)

    I’ve had a bit more spare time on my hands than usual so I …

  • Victorious Festival 2019
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    Victorious Festival 2019

    Of all of the festivals that I’ve been to over the years, I can’t deny that Victorious Festival will always have a special place in my heart.  Whilst so many festivals end up taking over a dull expanse of grass…

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    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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