Category Archives: Fun

Looking forward

It’s been a while since I made New Year’s resolutions. I decided a while back that they no longer served me – I would set myself unrealistic goals then beat myself up for not sticking to them. In the past, … Continue reading

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Faith and uncertainty

I asked a friend of mine the other night who’s been married for some 13 or so years and who still looked totally in love with his wife how on earth that was possible. What was their secret? How had … Continue reading

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Magic moments

I started this blog on the shady terrace mentioned below, the Pacific Ocean just a short walk away. I continued it in the comfort of my London home, to the gentle hum of the washing machine. And I finished it … Continue reading

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Alone but not lonely

If I’d written this blog a day or two ago, as I stood with my feet in the Pacific Ocean surf and watched the sky turn pink above me, it would have read differently. Back then, as my toes sank … Continue reading

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The life I want to lead

Have you ever had the feeling that the life you’re leading is so far removed from what you want it to be or what you expected it to be at this age or stage of your existence? I had that … Continue reading

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A Mexican memoir

On Wednesday evening, confined to the sofa with a blanket and hot water bottle by an annoying cold and driving rain, I watched the movie Frida, a biography of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. I’ve seen the film before but … Continue reading

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Operation Happiness

I wrote in a previous blog post that I was going to explain more about my Operation Happiness plan but I got sidetracked by the Samantha Brick saga (see my previous post if you’ve never heard of her!), which, after … Continue reading

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The karaoke cure

A few weeks ago, I posted on my Facebook page that I’d discovered a cure for the blues, depression, anxiety, stress and all other ills: The Muppets Movie (if you’re in need of an instant pick-me-up, I highly recommend you … Continue reading

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This Lent is about love

Before I blog about Lent, which starts tomorrow, a note on my last post. Has anybody noticed I’m a bit of an extremist? Maybe I shouldn’t blog when I get the urge after all – maybe I should actually wait … Continue reading

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Finding my voice

I’ve written before about finding my voice, about learning to speak up for myself, to say my truth and state my needs. I’m learning to do this in my relationships, both professional and personal. But I’m excited to say I’m … Continue reading

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