A very European celebration

In 2001 I was living in Spain. 20 years old, in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere, my nearest friend lived in the next town 40 minutes away. I was as miserable as a person can be. Until I discovered Operacion Triunfo. Operacion Triunfo was a TV show, a cross between Big Brother and …

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Party like it’s 1999

The late 90s - oh how I loved them! We had Ewan McGregor telling us to choose life, John Simm planning the best night of his life, and Mercutio popping pills and gatecrashing a party dressed in drag, telling our young hearts to run free. We had Gatecrasher. Like Faithless we had Insomnia. Pulp reminded us …

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Be like Bueller

Last weekend when I was down in London, I took a break from looking for my mojo to have lunch with one of my oldest friends. 'At the moment I'm enjoying just being,' she told me when I asked how she was. Isn't that a lovely thing to say? Even lovelier was hearing her describe …

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Just a bit of fun

It was just 'a bit of fun' was Theresa May's response to that now infamous Daily Mail 'Legsit' edition. Just a bit of fun. I'm sure that's what Andy* would say say too if I asked him about those emails he's been sending me. Andy* - that's his real name by the way, I haven't changed …

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It’s that time…

Yesterday one of my friends shared some photos of Jesy from Little Mix, dancing on stage with the string from her tampon clearly visible between her legs. 'I can't stop laughing'; 'That poor girl'; 'I'd have run off stage' were just some of the comments. All I could think was 'Wow! Respect! What a woman!'  Cos …

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Just Do It!

You might have noticed my blogging has been a bit thin on the ground lately. I'd like to say that's because I've been doing what I should be doing - ie. editing my novel - but I haven't. I'm not sure what I've been doing. But safe to say I haven't been doing much. I've …

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Time for a change

It's twenty past seven on a Monday evening. The living room floor has been hoovered and mopped. There's a wash almost finished in the machine. I've cooked my tea and eaten it too, cleaned the kitchen and now, pjs on, I'm sitting down to write a blog post. This is not the way my evenings …

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