What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger and other bollocks

We’ve all been there. A bereaved friend, a relative experiencing trauma or a colleague diagnosed with a serious illness. What can you say that conveys your feelings without sounding trite or worse, causing offence? Let…

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Knowing When To Quit

For the May half term I took my eldest son to Athens. Just the two of us immersed in the myths and legends we both love. This short break away from the online world made…

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On a beach, in March

“I’ll do it”. With those three little words, I jumped headlong out of my comfort zone and faced my insecurities. Like most women, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my body ever since puberty. Too…

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10 things you need for a long hospital stay

When you head for a planned overnight stay in hospital, you are helpfully given a list of things to bring; a dressing gown, some clean pants, your toothbrush and you’ll be covered for most eventualities.…

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2019 goals

I have never been one for sticking with New Year’s Resolutions, despite my good intentions. I aim too high and inevitably fail. This year, rather than a restrictive list of don’ts, I am setting some…

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