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Christmas Has Come Early

November 23, 2022

I loved, loved, loved, opening last week’s copy of My Weekly and seeing The Mindfulness Advent Calender – what a gorgeous idea, whoever thought of it should go to the top of the Christmas class now. So, spurred on by this initiative I went rummaging for the little drawer calendar I thought was up there in the loft. After 30 mins of looking I remembered I’d given it to a charity shop last year because it was one of the…

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Let’s get Christmas in order!

November 5, 2022

Is this the year we finally put Christmas back in its box (pardon the pun) stop turning it into some unworkable, unreachable fantasy and actually enjoy it? Our Scandinavian brothers and sisters are far less influenced by the commercialised Christmas virus we caught many years ago from America and haven’t managed to shake off. Christmas to them is part Christian but part Pagan which gives them a deep reverence for nature and the earth thus using this time of the…

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Let’s talk about Loneliness

November 3, 2022

  On Thursday I spoke to our Editor Stuart about possible topics for me to write to you about and he said, what we’re consistently hearing from My Weekly readers is their anxiety over loneliness. It’s partly and understandably left over from lockdown but also as we get older opening up our circle and making new friends seems so much harder. It took me a while to write this because I’ve spent my life fearful of loneliness whenever asked by…

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Today’s Thoughts

November 2, 2022

    I was thinking today, how good I am at polluting my head with all the things that are wrong with my life, the country, the world and not for one moment am I putting the same amount of effort into the long list of things that are good about my life, the country, the world. We live in a crazy society where we have been conditioned to believe, bad news sells. Newspapers peddle it all the time, even…

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National Mourning

November 1, 2022

Hello, How are you feeling after the last few weeks of national mourning over the death of our dear, beautiful Queen Elizabeth II? I honestly feel drained, partly my own fault for following every cough and spit the BBC televised to its anxious viewers. Then through a collective consciousness, I caught the dreaded infectious grief bug and no doubt happily passed it on to others mainly via my Instagram account speaking to people I’ve never met, comparing feelings. Some were…

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My Fur Baby

September 16, 2022

Hello,   I’ve always believed if you understand the bigger picture it takes away the fear and trepidation when faced with a tricky situation. When I was a rooky TV Presenter, I was only hesitant and on my back foot if I hadn’t done my research, which back in the day was so much more difficult without the wonders of Google a piece of kit that has changed our lives forever. The last few days I’ve spent in fur baby…

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Happy Bank Holiday

September 15, 2022

Writing to you from Sestri Levante a small town on the Italian Riviera. Around me people are celebrating ‘The Feast of the Assumption’ for many it’s a holiday which commemorates the Virgin Marys ascent into heaven. No one knows for sure what happened to Mary or the day she died but on the basis that she did die and Christians around the world believe quite rightly she went to heaven the day has been set and the ‘holiday’ over the…

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The Power of Three

September 15, 2022

Hello   I’m a great believer in the power of three, so three incidents on the same theme mean I need to share them with you. My first was a Tweet that made me laugh out loud. It came from an English Teacher called Amy Wright after the Lionesses Victory over Germany in the final of The Women’s European Champions 22. It goes like this.   Bloke: Football’s coming home, it’s coming home, football’s coming home. Woman: After 56 years…

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How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

August 26, 2022

Hello,   Our lovely Editor Stuart said to me one of the subjects we are talking about this week is how to get a good night’s sleep, do you have any thoughts on this? ‘Thoughts?!’ I said a little too loudly – I presented breakfast television for years, so it became my obsession! I made a complete study of the subject because not only did I have to sound awake and be on my metal, I had to glam up…

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