National Coffee Break Day

Who knew such a day existed?  Well I didn’t until I got my social media calendar pinned up on the wall at the beginning of the year.   Yesterday was National Popcorn Day, and tomorrow is National Hug Day.  But today is National Coffee Break Day. It is hard having a coffee break when you

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So this is why car insurance premiums are so high

Last week whilst doing my semi regular “We need something for tea, I need to go food shopping” mercy dash to Sainsburys I was driven into.   It couldn’t have been a more ridiculous car accident.  I was stationary, waiting to turn right off the main road and the man that hit me pulled away

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Using circles to get fit

I love circles.  Some of my favourite things are circles My wedding and engagement rings The rim of a glass full of gin My favourite plate from Barbados A mug of tea A glazed ring doughnut from Krispy Kreme Wagon Wheels Chocolate Digestives All circles.  All on my favourite lists. But this week something else

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Hello 2017

I am not really sure why I am writing this post but it feels like the first post of the year should be a proper one.  A formal one to mark the start of a new bunch of 365 days.   Like using your neatest handwriting and only underlining with a ruler on the first

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Tops tips for surviving an influx of relatives

Christmas means one thing.  Turkey.  Presents.  A week off work.  A monster credit card bill in January.  Snow.  Family.   Either you going to stay with other family, maybe not even your own, or them coming to stay with you.    We always host at Christmas and whilst I can’t say I am an expert

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In defence of Christmas being just a week

  No sooner has the August bank holiday weekend gone then shops start creeping in their Christmas ranges.  Then from mid November onwards you cannot move for Christmas products everywhere you look.  Every magazine has Christmas supplements or pull outs.  There are tins of sweets stacked ten high, four columns wide.   Yards of Jaffa cakes,

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When a family dispute means you can’t say goodbye

The story of a 14 year old cancer victim being cryogenically frozen has troubled me this week.  Not for the story itself, though that does trouble me on many levels.   The false hope this girl has believed may one day bring her back.  What happens if by some medical miracle she is brought  back to life?

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