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Perfect imperfection

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Do you ever get the feeling some of our role models are a little unattainable? Are we only instructed to focus on the perfect aspects of these exemplar human beings? Every day we… Continue reading

It’s not about the broccoli

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In case it’s not already highlighted in your diaries as the focal point of your month, 23rd March is Broccoli Appreciation Day (according to a highly official diary I was given several years… Continue reading

Making sense of the world

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When you start to read a book for the first time, it can take a while to orient yourself in a new fictional world. You need to work out the rules and patterns… Continue reading

It’s going to be ok.

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Usually when I wake up in the morning, as my alarm drags me into the day and I fight to keep my eyes open, I turn to social media to get the cogs… Continue reading

Not eye to eye, but side by side

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Which do you see: a rabbit or a duck? We meet people all the time who see things differently to us. Sometimes that is refreshing, but at other times it can be incredibly… Continue reading

Just Keep Swimming

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If Finding Nemo taught us anything back in the early noughties, it was that sometimes the best thing to do is to follow the advice of Dory the fish, and just keep swimming.… Continue reading

Whose Side Are You On?

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Ah, Narnia. The magical world that has enchanted readers for generations, led thousands of children to reach vainly for the backs of their wardrobes, and had me hunched over listening over and over… Continue reading

The Proof is in the Picture…

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In Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest, the following exchange takes place between the young and imaginative Cecily Cardew and her governess: Cecily: I keep a diary in order to enter… Continue reading