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Just a forty-something woman trying to live life with awareness

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The little things

It's been so long since I've posted because I've been... busy. I'm working full-time (though with hard-won home-working/flexitime deal...

On Dancing

Last weekend, I danced for the first time in many, many years. This is something that definitely wasn’t on my ‘list’ of experiences to do...

Wild Swimming

I’ve always loved the sea. Even as a child I would be the first one to run into the waves and whenever I’m near a beach I feel inexorably...

Learning about Aromatherapy

If you aren’t sure what that is in the picture, it’s a diffuser. I wouldn’t blame you for not knowing: until about a year ago I hadn’t...

'...And what do you do?'

Ah, the dinner-party question I love to hate. It encapsulates so much information about the person who asks it (either they really want...

Caring, Capitalism and Corona

A few themes have emerged throughout the Coronavirus crisis and one trope I see repeated everywhere is that the pandemic has taught us...

Love in the time of Corona

One of my intentions for this blog and in general this year was more creative writing. These aren't the circumstances under which I hoped...

Thoughts on Coronavirus

What strange times we’re living through right now. That seems to be the sentence I’ve heard most lately as we all try to process what...

On messing up and lifelong learning

This week, I had a job interview – well, more of a meeting about an ongoing freelance gig. But there was a question I didn’t know the...

Losing weight without losing my mind

In January this year, alongside probably eleventy billion other people, I went on a bit of a health kick, which is still ongoing halfway...

On trying to smile more

I wrote most of this blog a couple of weeks ago, before the suicide of Caroline Flack just after Valentine’s day shocked the UK. But...

Reading real books

This morning, my son was preparing for a ‘Virtual Reality’ day at his school. Apparently an external company will be bringing in virtual...

The freedom of rock climbing

This weekend, as well as a bit of ‘jamama time’, I took my seven-year-old son to do one of the few activities we both enjoy equally:...

The benefits of a pyjama day

Although this blog is definitely meant to be about the joys of different experiences, they don’t all need to involve trying something...

 

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