Be kind

I didn't know him well - but then you don't always have to know someone well to know how much you like them. I hadn't seen him for a long time, but his smile - oh what a smile, there was so much love and warmth and joy in that smile, that even after several …

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Fly Away Home

I've always thought of geese as my spirit animal. I love their nomadic instincts, their sense of community, and their enduring connection to home. And come on, flying south to better weather for the winter? That's the dream! As I've mentioned before where I live we are surrounded by fields, woodland and water. It's the …

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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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A view from the bridge

As you know I was in London last weekend. The last time I visited London was in June 2016. I was there the day the EU referendum was held - I learnt about the results in my hotel room. On Friday 24th June 2016 the city was quiet. Walking around it felt like a ghost town. …

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