Life: Hormones, Hastings and a Mythical Duck

Food is a glorious thing, and not only to Dickensian orphans.  After a mini break to warmer climes last week, with permanent access to a lavish buffet 3 times a day for 5 days, the…

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Reading Life: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

I’ve realised, quite recently that I really enjoy a historical novel. History was my favourite subject at school and I still have that desire to keep on learning about how people used to live. Social…

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Life: Coffee highs without the coffee lows

I love a coffee, I have one double shot, black Americano/Long Black a day at around 11 am and I really look forward to it. I love the buzz, the kick start it gives my…

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Reading Life: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

I have just finished reading The Story of the Lost Child the fourth and final Neapolitan novel by Elena Ferrante. I have been totally engrossed by all four books – a book box set –…

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2015 – Tough Love: A Lesson Learnt

I went into 2015  filled with physical and emotional pain, but little did I know how positive this pain would be and that it would change my life. The physical pain came from the diagnosis…

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