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Feel-Good, Lifestyle

Being Busy and Saying No

HI BABES you may have noticed things round here have been a little on the quiet front. Truth is, I’m struggling a wee bit. When you’re freelance, and from my own experience, freelance in the arts, you end up saying YES to every opportunity and job that comes your way. This is in part because a lot of those opportunities help to build your CV and are actually really great and interesting, but it’s mainly because you’re never really quite sure where the next pay cheque is coming from, and  ...

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Feel-Good, Humour, Uncategorized

2013- this is what you looked like

2013 is about to down a shot, turn around and walk out the door without so much as a backward glance and a tip of the hat to us all. This past year has been a a bit  of a jolly funny one. This is what it looked like. a celebration of two years of my beloved book club, The Bookie Monsters (I know). Those ladies make me so happy and for one Sunday afternoon a month we get together and shout and laugh and drink and discuss words, books and life. Never have I met a group of more ballsy, gobby,  ...

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Feel-Good, Humour, Uncategorized

I think we’re okay.

As I write this, I’m whizzing past hills, seas and rivers on the 11am East Coast service from Edinburgh Waverley, due to arrive at London Kings Cross at 15.42. I’m on the way back from my annual jaunt to the Edinburgh Fringe. I’m exhausted, my throat and my purse are both very sore and I am pretty certain I have scurvy. However my brain and my heart are buzzing. For one week I have laughed until I ached, met lovely new friends and caught up with dear old ones and watched  ...

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Culture, Feel-Good, Humour, London, Uncategorized

small pleasures and daily sparkle

I always carry a notebook round with me. In it, I scribble funny things I hear, shopping lists, notes from exhibitions I’ve been to, lists of films and books I need to see and read (is it really a travesty that I haven’t seen ‘Independance Day’?!), scraps of poems I like and ideas for blogs and articles. I also write down a few things I’m grateful for each day. The reason I do this, is because it really makes you actively search for the good things in life, the  ...

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