153 seconds of fame

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I took after-school acting lessons for several years in my youth and dreamed of one day being discovered. My drama partner (we used to take classes in pairs) went on to become a professional actor. I won’t name names, but he’s been in all of the … [read more]

Learn to cook in your lunch hour

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Are you sick and tired of eating the same old boring sandwiches and salads during your lunch hour? Are those limp lettuce leaves festering at the back of your fridge getting you down? Or does every member of staff at Pret a Manger know your … [read more]

Look Fantastic April: what’s in the box?

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I don’t review every Look Fantastic beauty box I receive, but this month’s edition is worthy of a post. The natural, organic and eco-friendly products have been selected to help us get in touch with Mother Nature in time for Spring. I haven’t properly tested all of … [read more]

Life is short, eat the cake

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I’ve been off the grid for over a week, while I try to process several devastating pieces of news from friends and family. I won’t go into details, to protect those who are more directly affected. Suffice to say, following a period of mid-life wallowing, … [read more]

Great change is preceded by chaos

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Great change is preceded by chaos, so the saying goes. You might be expecting another deep and meaningful personal development article about embracing change to make important steps forward in life. Sorry to disappoint you. This one is all about my kitchen refurb, which has … [read more]

More crazy things kids say

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Over a year ago I curated a collection of all the weird sh*t my kids had said during their young lives. It remains one of my favourite posts, and looking back over it still makes me giggle like a loon. My favourite entry from that chapter is this … [read more]

What is real confidence?

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I probably come across as quite a confident person. Some might say I’m borderline arrogant at times. But that hides the truth: that I lack confidence, but can put on a good show. There have been times when I’ve suffered such a loss of confidence, … [read more]