Category Archives: Leisure

The curse of the capable woman

I spent the August bank holiday weekend with a bunch of intelligent, capable, successful, sporty women in their late 30s and early 40s. We were doing what independent, childless women of our age do on a bank holiday – pleasing … Continue reading

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Shifting the status quo

Some of you may not have heard of the ageing British rock band Status Quo, particularly if you’re not from around these parts (Britain, I mean). But with an aspiring rock star for a brother and a mother with a … Continue reading

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Where there’s a will

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. This old English proverb is relevant, not just because I’ve recently written my will (don’t worry – I’m not intending on going anywhere soon), but because my recent sadness and the fact that … 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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Has anybody seen my balance?

Has anybody seen my balance? I definitely had it last week when I was in the Canary Islands – although I guess it’s a lot easier to be balanced when you’re holidaying in the sun. But since I got home, … 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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Doing things differently

According to Albert Einstein, the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Making the same mistakes and getting the same results has been a bit of a theme of my life. … Continue reading

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Decision fatigue?

I’ve been away from this blog for quite a few days and there’s so much I want to write about – the joys of camping, of watching the stars, of swimming off rocks in very cold water, of cycling along … Continue reading

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Waiting joyfully

It’s been a while since I’ve posted (apologies to anyone who was wondering where I was). I’ve been on a short holiday to the English seaside and I’ve had so many lovely experiences and heard so many great words of … Continue reading

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Our core is mush

“Our core is mush.” That’s what my yoga teacher said to me the other day. Now, before I go on, I should just clarify something. The phrase ‘my yoga teacher’ suggests I have a regular yoga practice, and that is … Continue reading

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