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Writing

How Blogging Has Changed For Me (2010-2019)

When I wrote the first posts on my little food blog back in 2010, it was purely for fun. An easy way to share recipes with friends who had asked for them. There was no agenda, no hoping it might lead somewhere else. I didn’t spend a single moment wondering who might read those blogs, […]

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Mental Health

How to Deactivate Facebook and Why I Can’t Recommend Doing it Highly Enough

My recent decision to deactivate Facebook came hot on the heels of watching The Great Hack – which delves into the Cambridge Analytica scandal. I now view the “harmless fun” of social media in a totally different way. We are mere data points to these giants – to be sold to and manipulated. Coming off […]

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Identity Crisis by Ben Elton
Writing

Book Review: Identity Crisis by Ben Elton

It’s always exciting when one of your favourite authors has a new book out and I eagerly awaited the release of Identity Crisis by Ben Elton for months. I’ve been a huge fan of his work for many years and have read almost everything he’s written. Elton’s razor sharp wit, combined with a firmly attached […]

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Why Brene Brown is a tonic for my inspiration fatigued soul
Writing

Why Brené Brown is a Tonic for My Inspiration Fatigued Soul and Will be for Yours Too

I’m going to start this piece by saying that it takes a LOT for me to feel inspired. I’ve been blogging for almost a decade and have quite literally seen it all. Backstabbing and unpleasant behaviour, climbing and trampling. Scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. Saying one thing to faces and another behind closed […]

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Unsugar Coated Motherhood

Motherhood Is…

Motherhood is enjoying an evening connecting with your partner. Both giving each other “the look” throughout your exchanges and walking upstairs confident that you’re on for some damn fine loving. Only to find a small child in your bed, with a snotty nose and warm head. Instead of getting laid you get coughed on all […]

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