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    10 Questions to Ask Yourself Every Day

    So life can be pretty crap at the best of times. We may be going through money worries, health problems, work problems and love, or the lack of it. A feeling like we could be doing more with our lives or doing less, because we are experiencing some sort of work-related burnout. Or maybe, beating ourselves up every day because we may worry that we have spoken out of turn to someone or done something wrong and upset a family member, friend or a partner. To have negative feelings and be self-deprecating is not good for our well-being. However, to be positive and to look at the good stuff we…

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    2 Year Anniversary for my Blog

    Various anniversaries usually stay imprinted in our brains so that we automatically buy a gift or a card to commemorate the occasion. Unfortunately, I have hit the tip of the nose end of the menopause (medical science informs me that I’ll approach the tail-end in about 8 years). This has therefore created in my 47 year-old brain the inability to remember certain things. It doesn’t scare me in the slightest. I just get a bit forgetful sometimes. Like remembering where I’ve left something, and going upstairs to find that I can’t for the life of me figure out what it was I went up for. But I’ve had this since…

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    Eating Out

    If you go out for a meal, what do you look for? Do you go and find a place with beautiful surroundings, lots of space, fine dining (you know, like arty farty food), cheap prices, good service etc. Well the first thing I look for is non- pretentious food menus, as you are probably aware. I do not care for fast service, fine dining or beautiful surroundings. All I require is enough space so that I am not hitting elbows with my neighbours and a warm seating area that’s not within 5 metres of the entrance door, so that I do not have to contend with blasts of cold air…

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    Happy New Year! My Resolutions and what I intend to change this year, and why I should have done it last year….

    Happy New Year to all my readers and fellow bloggers. I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and next year proves to be the best yet for you.. My holiday has been bittersweet really. A good Christmas day, a few days away at Cambridge (future post on the way), and a spell of bad anxiety, (future post on the way-if I can bring myself to write about it, but it’s been a pretty bad one, so I’ll have to be in a more uplifted mood to write the words without bursting into tears, but that’s how it is; Ho, Ho, Ho!) Here are 10 resolutions that I intend…

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    The Sliding Drawer

    My ghostly tale happened two years ago, during a particularly cold and depressing week at the beginning of November. My mum had gone away for a few days and I decided to stay at her house, and I can’t remember why. I was there for a reason, and it was probably to get scared shitless, which I wasn’t aware of when I first opened the front door with my bag containing my night dress and toothbrush at 3 in the afternoon. It was a strange day in that it bore all the signs of a particularly frightful ghost story. Grey skies, cold house, a dripping tap and a scraggy stray…

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    The Royals

    I’ve been thinking about doing this post subject for a while now, and due to the incessant news and television coverage of late, is has prompted me to do so. As you are now probably aware, I live in Britain, and there is one part of this country that many people have affection for, and that is ‘The Royal Family’. From my earliest memories of having opinions about stuff, I have never considered myself to be a monarchist, and my reasons are personal, yet I do respect a persons right to like the establishment and what it stands for. It’s always been there in the background for me, something I…