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Taking A Break…

Despite how utterly lovely, supremely talented, supportive, kind and uplifting most bloggers are, I will be taking a break to focus on my medical appointments and energy levels. For anyone who would like to stay in touch you can reach me on the contact email. For new followers and those who do stick around, I

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Tales Of The City

Like so many, I really enjoyed, ‘Tales Of The City’, growing up. It was fresh, different, character driven, and really pushed the boundaries of what people were comfortable with in the most gracious and humorous way. Armistead Maupin, now in his seventh decade (!), has finally published his highly anticipated memoir, ‘Logical Family’. Turning the

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The Outsider

If you’re ever jonesing for an existential bummer of a book then ‘The Outsider’, is for you. Fans of absurdism will love reading about a bunch of arseholes, indulging in their varying degrees of arsehole behaviour, and will likely savour the detached indifference of the main character as he gets himself into some major shit.

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Apple Pie Spice Cake

Apple Pie Spice Cake Ingredients 90g unsalted butter at room temperature 1 large egg 150g golden caster sugar 2 tablespoons of fresh sour cream 300g self raising flour 1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla essence A generous pinch of ground cloves 3-4 red apples peeled, cored and diced

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Big Magic

If anyone is feeling unsure or in a funk with their creativity, I highly recommend a weekend with ‘Big Magic’, by Elizabeth Gilbert. It’s essentially a book of essays, musing about the magic and origins of the creative process. Something in there may well stir something inside of you. When I was a kid, I

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Self Help ?

Self help really can enable some of us to develop, change, or discover our ‘true selves’. Personally, I am finding that self help books are nothing but a load of old bollocks. Do the self help, ‘experts’, truly offer any practical tools to implement these changes? Is there anything already written that hasn’t already been

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Pistachio Rose Lassi

Pistachio Rose Lassi – Serves 2 500g Natural Yoghurt 1 x chopped frozen banana 3 Teaspoons rose water 20g shelled pistachios 3 x cardamom spice drops 1 Tablespoon maple syrup Large handful of ice Blend everything really well and decorate with gay rose petals for self love and clarity if you’re feeling as indecisive as

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How To Hygge

Now that so many of us are sleep-drunk from another heatwave, and the storms are fast approaching, it feels like an ideal time to curl up indoors with, ‘How To Hygge’, by Signe Johansen. I absolute love how the Nordic attitude to life is simplistic yet decadent, soulful yet matter of fact. Signe Johansen’s unapologetic

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The Hospital Bed

Have you shit in your bed recently? No? Believe me, then you really are, ‘Living The Dream’. In between oncology and cardiac care, I wondered if the patient before me watched the same fractals of sunlight pour though the blinds across this bed as they lay dying. The room felt like death the moment I

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