Fancy rebooting your life?

Have you ever fancied rebooting your life?  If you are anything like me you do it about four hundred times a day.  Sometimes it is something small you want to change like finding a way for you to not have to empty the dishwasher for the third time.  Sometimes it is something huge like dumping

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My line in the sand

I feel I need to draw one, you know, a line in the sand.  A full stop has a finality to it and, well, there is no finality here.  But there does need to be a line drawn in the sand. For me, if nobody else. The past few months have been tough, if I

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My 2018 word of the year

I saw a friend sharing a post recently about her word of the year and I immediately started writing a blog post in my head, outlining mine.  I have lots of blog posts in my head.  All the time.  Some never see the light of the day.  Actually most never see the light of the

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Be Happy. Do Good

Those of you that know me will know I am not particularly religious.  I was at one point.  Vaguely.  My parents decided it should be my decision as to whether I wanted to be christened, not theirs (it was the late sixties so yay for hippies).   I decided at about 13 that I did want

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Books to read this Christmas

  Books make great Christmas presents and I am firm believer in adopting that Icleandic tradition of Jolabokaflod “The Christmas book flood”.     The joy of an annual in a Christmas stocking on Christmas morning is one of my strongest Christmas memories, and I so I love to give books as gifts.    Here is

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Changes to the driving test

Yep, apparently there are changes to the driving test in the UK coming into force today and examiners “are up in arms”. I can see why. First of all I agree with the ditching of “reversing round corners” because that always struck me as being  a ridiculous thing to do.   Why on earth are we

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There’s more to Ascot than just the horses

  When you think of Ascot, and racing, what do you think about? June?  Sun shining?  What colour will Her Majesty’s hat be today?  All valid questions, but do you ever consider that there is more to Ascot than just the one “Royal Ascot Week”. We are lucky enough to live just a few miles

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Buying a used car, how to, and how not to sell cars

  A few weeks ago I was car shopping.   First online, and then visiting showrooms with a view to test driving before making a final decision. The only criteria I had were that it had to be fun, and, in what might have been some kind of mid life crisis, it had to be a

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