• My pregnancy must-haves (and what you don’t need to buy)

    One thing I have found since being pregnant is that it makes you a real …

  • Pregnancy in the time of Coronavirus

    Emotions arrive in different shapes and sizes.  In years past, I have experienced grief that …

  • 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.  …

  • Pure unadulterated joy
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    Pure unadulterated joy

    I’m attending a friend’s hen do somewhere suitably off-grid in Somerset – a large house that accommodates all 16 of us, with a garden full of pear trees (and an accompanying swarm of wasps for whom this glut is irresistible). …

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    Dating – my experiences, and my dealbreakers
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    Dating – my experiences, and my dealbreakers

    There’s a line in a wonderful piece that Caitlin Moran wrote called ‘posthumous advice to my daughter’ that I often think of if I’m anxious about being in an environment with people I don’t know very well.  She says: “Whenever…

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    Current lust list
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    Current lust list

    August is flying by in a flurry of birthday celebrations, weddings and festival prepping (all of which naturally require new outfits).  I also have my eye on the beachwear in the shops as I want to stock up on a…

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    On being bored
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    On being bored

    I remember a few years ago proudly proclaiming that I couldn’t remember ever being bored.  I had a diary that so rarely had a free evening in it that I wouldn’t know what to do with myself when one came…

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    Sleeping better with Leesa Sleep
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    Sleeping better with Leesa Sleep

    If I ever go through a period when I’m feeling stressed, anxious or unsettled, then the first thing to suffer is my sleep.  Coupled with the fact that my bedroom is currently averaging around 27 degrees at night (yes, I…

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