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One Wave Turns Three

Last Friday was one of those mornings when nothing seems to go right. I’d had a fitful night’s sleep – tossing and turning for most of it – before finding myself fully awake at 2am and eventually falling back asleep around 5. Thus when my alarm sounded at 6, I automatically hit the snooze button […]

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Let’s Go Surfing

When my alarm went off at 5am yesterday morning I rolled over and quickly hit snooze. I had arranged to meet some friends at the beach to take part in a pre-work surfing lesson dressed as santa – as you do – but having tossed and turned for most of the night, I was in […]

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Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig

I bought Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive without really knowing what it was about. I followed him on Twitter and had had great things about his fifth novel – The Humans – but it was Reasons to Stay Alive that i bought on a recent trip to my local Waterstones. Depression and mental illness is […]

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Beginning My Yoga Journey

I’m not one for regrets, but I do look back and wish I had kept a running diary of sorts. I remember with clarity what inspired my running – the day in the gym with my friend Kila where we watched the marathon in absolute horror, convinced that there were few things we’d rather do less than […]

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The Shock of the Fall – Nathan Filer

As a book blogger trying to read my way through the BBC Big Reads as well as trying to stay abreast of new releases and read recommendations from friends and family, it is not unusual for a book to escape my attention. The Shock of the Fall was one of those. Until recently it remained […]

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