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    Incredible Gurkha Curry

    This week my tastebuds were in for a riotous treat at the annual Gurkha Welfare Trust ‘bhat’ (curry) night.  In a packed TA centre, our plates groaned as we piled them high with pork,…

    March 20, 2016
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    #TBT Alexander Graham Bell

    10 March 1876 – On this day in history, Alexander Graham Bell summoned his assistant into another room with the words: ‘Watson, come here; I want you’.  Those seven words changed the course of…

    March 10, 2016
  • Enrich

    Being a mother

    No one prepared me for it. How could they? The intoxicating love that was unlocked at your birth. Raw, painful, overwhelming. In that moment, my life had purpose.  I had been given the most…

    March 6, 2016
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    Piss Off Guilt

    Guilt is a pile of crap. For something so negative, I’ve become really rather expert at welcoming it into my life at the expense of other more joyous emotions. Why does guilt manage to…

    February 27, 2016
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    What is true friendship?

    I came home last week to a wholly unexpected gift of thanks on my doorstep. Accompanied by a beautiful and heartfelt card, I was totally overwhelmed with a feeling of ‘out of the blue’…

    February 8, 2016
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    Immune Booster Juice

    Number two son has been struck down with baby man flu this week.  As the colour has drained from his face, so has his appetite disappeared into the ether.  So I’ve turned to my…

    January 29, 2016
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    The Greatest Granola

    I’ve got through January by quaffing wine and eating copious amounts of cake.  I’ve felt like I’m heading into hibernation rather than a new year fitness goddess – I ran, once – and my…

    January 29, 2016
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    Happiness Hacks

    How do happy people get through a rough day? How do they stay motivated, even when life’s challenges come knocking? According to those in the know, about 50 percent of our happiness, our happiness…

    January 24, 2016
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    Desert Island Discs Magic

    I can’t deny it.  I simply utterly adore Desert Island Discs. Proving fairly and squarely that I am careering into middle age at 100 miles per hour, my favourite half hour of ‘me time’…

    January 19, 2016
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    Clear the Clutter

    It’s New Year and it’s time to clear the clutter.  This year, I am determined – like a determined thing with her very determined head on – to get to grips with the clutter…

    January 7, 2016