DIARY OF A LEAN IN 15 CONVERT

After: 1. almost a year of doing no exercise bar the sporadic (read three) 5km run; 2. three years of being on the (ahem slightly older) side of 30; 3. too much indulgence (mostly Marks and Spencer chocolate covered popcorn and chilli oil covered pizza both of which are my Achilles heel); and 4. a…

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A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND & AN UNEXPECTED LIST TWIST

With work being very busy for the last few weeks, not to mention the arrival of a new puppy, I have been unable to post as much on my blog (which in fact has only drummed into me how much I enjoy writing it). I’ve also felt a little at sixes and sevens because of…

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50 SHADES OF (DOWNPIPE) GREY

After we’d finally finished doing our house renovation last year (several months later than anticipated and two days before Christmas, and after painting after work until 2am on too many occasions), I vowed I would never pick up a paintbrush again. Or, so I told myself. Six months later and I am itching to get…

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JUNE’S THEME: PUPPY LOVE

Saturday was one of the happiest days of my life. For years I have aspired to have three things in my life that I’ve always, for some unknown reason, felt (rather irrationally, with no grounding whatsoever, and knowing full well that it is not the material things inline that count) will complete my life. The…

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Happiness Boosts

Sometimes a little pick me up, in the form of a little indulgence or a little extravagance, is just what I need to raise my happiness levels. Here are my current faves: Listening To: Pandolly Podcast The Times’ style columnist, Pandora Sykes, and Dolly Alderton have teamed up on this new¬†podcast¬†mulling over topics ranging from…

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33 FOR 33: IT’S TAKEN ME 33 YEARS TO LEARN…

Today is my 33rd birthday and it got me thinking about the last 20 years and what I wish I’d known at the time. Here are 33 nuggets, one for each year: Sun In is not a good idea. Plucking your eyebrows similarly. There was a mean boy comment about a “monobrow” when I was…

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A LITTLE OFF TRACK AND SNACKS

May was my Happiness Project’s month of effort. How have I got on? Not that well…

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