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How did I end up here?

This blog post could go two ways. It could either turn into a sombre reflection on the fact it’s my birthday tomorrow and my life looks nothing like I expected it to look at this age and stage. I could … Continue reading

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Ambivalence

It’s been so long since I’ve posted on this blog that I almost feel I’ve lost my nerve, lost my ability to write my truth. Maybe the act of writing one’s truth is like a muscle. The more you use … Continue reading

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Fertility matters

Some of you will have had enough of reading about the Get Britain Fertile campaign, fronted by broadcaster and mum of two Kate Garraway and fertility expert Zita West and sponsored by First Response, makers of the pregnancy test kit … Continue reading

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Is it OK to be me?

I got home late last night and glanced at what I’d written on yesterday’s blog. I do this now and again, after posting – I check back to see if my writing flowed and whether I said anything of interest … 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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The extra mile – one mile too many?

I went down to watch the London marathon last Sunday. Not the elite race (I caught a bit of that on TV in the morning) but the masses that followed on behind – the hundreds tens of thousands of fun … Continue reading

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The naked truth

I’m just emerging from hibernation after a virus confined me to my bedroom for a number of days. It was a pretty horrible experience, particularly for someone who’s not used to getting sick and who prefers to be out doing … Continue reading

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What’s your role?

Before I plunge into today’s blog topic – What’s your role? – a quick plug for the Women of the World (WOW) festival that’s on at London’s Southbank Centre tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. I was at WOW 2012 and loved … Continue reading

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It all started here

‘Maybe No Baby’ is the headline of a feature I wrote for The Sunday Times today on infertility and childlessness, particularly among women of my generation, late 30s, early 40s, and the difficulties of meeting eligible partners. It’s on page … 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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