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TRUE GRIT AND MY LITERARY AMBITIONS

02/06/11

It has been said that I am determined. I think that is probably true although I’m not sure that it’s a characteristic that reveals itself in my day to day…

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WHAT IF……?

02/03/11

Do you ever wonder what if? What if I’d not come home from inter-railing and got a job in a bar in Florence? What if I’d stayed in London after…

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NOTHING TO WEAR

01/30/11

I have nothing to wear.Not literally of course. My  wardrobe is full of stuff. I also have a couple of boxes under my bed filled with ‘off season’ things and…

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MEMORY OVERLOAD

01/26/11

A while ago, I got an email inviting me to a talk after school. It was a subject that I was interested in but it was on a Tuesday night….

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WAITING

01/23/11

Waiting in the supermarket. Not much to do but wait. My selection of groceries is balancing precariously on the conveyor belt. I’ve tried to give a semblance of order to…

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ONE SMALL STEP

01/19/11

Last night my eight year old came out of Brownies clutching a piece of paper. Her eyes shone with excitement and she could barely stand still as all her words tumbled out…

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BODY BUFF

01/16/11

There comes a time in a girl’s life when she has to think about keeping fit. Realistically, that time came and went some time ago for me. To be fair…

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OPEN ALL HOURS

01/11/11

Do you remember when there was only one phone in your house? It was attached to the skirting board in some communal place. If you were posh you might have…

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WINTER BLUES

01/09/11

I don’t like to moan but I really struggle with winter. Now that Christmas has gone, all that stretches before me is three months of grey skies. I know the…

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TRENDY ASTRONOMY

01/05/11

Astronomy is trendy. There’s no getting away from it. It’s everywhere. Each astronomical event is reported on the national news and there have been a string of programmes on TV…