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Be Your Own Pass/List Goddess

December 2, 2022

I read a headline in a newspaper I love and hate in the same sentence. It asked the question ‘Is it possible to have a greener Christmas?’ well if being ‘Green’ is about using less energy and recycling we’re probably doing that already with little room for improvement, so is there anything else we can really do? Even during times of plenty, food waste has always appalled me. I’ve never been one to squander this vital resource and am the…

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How much do I love a list!

November 29, 2022

I was half listening to BBC Breakfast News this morning, this is something apparently, we all do according to research when it comes to breakfast television. When I presented GMTV with Eamonn Holmes we were constantly aware that our audience was transient because unlike other ‘destination to view’ programmes, breakfast TV fits around our morning routine which includes shower, choosing clothes, breakfast, making beds, getting others up. There’s no other time of the day where, generally speaking, as a nation…

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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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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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