• Resources for calm, growth and self-reflection during isolation

    Right now, the current situation looks different for many people, with some people completely self-isolating (…

  • What makes a good life?

    One of the podcasts I particularly enjoy is The Good Life Unravelled by Elizabeth Dhokia.  …

  • Eat: Outside-In Food Court, Portsmouth

    Going out for dinner, or even ordering take-away inevitably results in a stand-off between Liam …

  • Why can’t I relax and do nothing?

    I remember some years ago a work colleague mentioned to me that she had gone …

  • Cupcakes and houses
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    Cupcakes and houses

    This week has mostly consisted of cupcakes and house hunting.  Well, okay, a few other things, but they featured quite heavily!  The first cupcake arrived on Wednesday because our department had a 100% response rate on our staff survey. (We…

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    My humble abode
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    My humble abode

    Well, what a busy two days! I have been on call this weekend, which means that I work as a duty press officer answering calls from journalists and writing press releases.  I wrote six press releases yesterday and was up…

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    Slacking off
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    Slacking off

    I have been really naughty this week and left it an entire week without blogging.  I do find that the paradox of the blog is that the busier you are, the more things you have to write about but when…

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    Home life
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    Home life

    This week has been lovely so far, mainly due to (as in the previous post) my new co-habitee – my other half, who normally lives an hour and a half away in Weymouth. It makes such a difference to living…

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    Saturday for two weeks
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    Saturday for two weeks

    Today is an exciting day for me because my other half, who normally lives an hour and a half away, is coming to stay for two weeks as he’s on a training course up here. Normally we only get to…

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