Category Archives: Personal

My great-grandma

As part of a series on families who have lived in the town for many years, the local paper recently published a group photo from a wedding in the early 50s which my great-grandma and my grandad amongst other family … Continue reading

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One year anniversary

Today is my one year non-smoking anniversary.  That’s a sentence I never thought I’d write as I’d been smoking for longer than I’d care to admit and also never intended to quit. There was no masterplan, I don’t use vapes, … Continue reading

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Feeding my soul

​’Feeding your soul’ is a concept I have come across quite frequently from some lifestyle blogs I used to read but I never gave it any more meaning than ‘treat yourself’. After a tumultuous year, a few days of travelling … Continue reading

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1135 days

It’s been 1135 days since I’ve last updated this blog which is a very long time! Technically I should be celebrating my ten year anniversary of this blog, but it feels wrong to do so when I’ve had a gap … Continue reading

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19 days later

It has been 19 days since I’ve had the first symptoms of my illness which I’ve had diagnosed as bronchitis with whooping cough (pertussis) last week. The symptoms initially started with a cough on a Thursday and by Saturday I … Continue reading

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2012 in review

2012 was a curious year for me with a lot happening. After glorious #funemployment lasting six months I got a new job that I am still enjoying ten months later. Whilst it is the best job I have had my … Continue reading

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Shine London 2012

Last year I had this crazy idea of signing up for a half marathon walk in aid of Cancer Research. I talked about it here and here. And then I didn’t talk about it any more.. First things first: I … Continue reading

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