Staying cosy this winter

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Warm, wooly, oversize jumpers with sleeves that fall down over your hands. Scarves that are very much toward the ‘blanket’ end of the spectrum. The flickering light of a fire with its soundtrack of crackling logs.… 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

Controlling the Chaos

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I don’t know what to think anymore. I just feel a sense of unease that ebbs and flows with the news cycle. That makes me almost thrill with dread when I check the… Continue reading

The last word

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I’m the kind of person who gets caught up in emotions. Look over at me in the cinema, and I’ll be the first one sobbing, shouting at characters under my breath, or with tears… Continue reading

‘Jack of all trades, master of none’

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I don’t know about you, but I’m always starting something new; A new book; New habits; New skills; A new Netflix series; New recipes; New friendships. There are just so many options, so… 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

How would you respond?

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This is a follow on to a previous post, ‘leaving the script behind‘ which talked about having the courage to be vulnerable. But what about the other side; how do we react when someone… Continue reading

Finding Vivian Maier

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Vivian Maier worked as a live-in nanny. Not even those she lived and worked with seemed to know much more about her, other than that she was rarely seen without a camera. But… Continue reading

Bros Before Woes

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In the UK, suicide is now the biggest killer of men under 45. Male suicide rates are three times higher than female. The charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) recently published a survey… 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