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You Go Girl!

When someone tells me my shorts are too short, or I exercise too much, or my look is to fake… I go MORE, BIGGER, BETTER! Because there is just too much female judgment in this world- we are so critical … Continue reading

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A Big Change!

Last time I was here, I lived in Manchester and worked in Afflecks Palace … BUT… For the last five months and counting, I’ve been living in Berlin! Yup! A different country, with different people, a different language, different climate, a … Continue reading

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What Not to Wear?

I often hear the following argument about women who wear revealing clothing. That those women are purely advertising themselves to the opposite sex, “showing off the goods”, “putting it out there”. Whilst those who wear more discreet clothing, who cover … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Afflecks Palace

17 years ago, I turned up at the surfwear shop round the corner from my house in my pretty little home town to start my first day at work. As a teenager, I was thrilled to be working my first … Continue reading

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Walkin’ for charity

My Nanny Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about 10 years ago, which slowly claimed her physical health, her mental health, and finally her life back in March this year. So in May, our family walking team completed the mammoth … Continue reading

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Holidaze!

Last week we were in Ericeira, in Portugal, in the sun… Ahh, happy times… This place had the BEST sunsets… And such a chilled vibe (yeah I used the phrase chilled vibe. What of it.) Many cobbles, many places to … Continue reading

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My year so far in pictures…

I got new bow tattoos! We walked 26 miles for Alzheimer’s Research, in memory of my Nanny Barbara who died in March this year. Even Stimpy walked 21 miles, and could have done the whole thing if I’d let him! … Continue reading

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Weightloss Wednesday!

I forgot my camera, so I don’t have recent adventures to post today… so I thought, what do I have already? And more importantly, what word can I put with Wednesday to give me the thrilling satisfaction of an alliterative … Continue reading

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I’m Peakin’!

We went for a massive walk this week with our buddy Alex! Check us out at the top of Mam Tor in the Peak District… On the whole we were very lucky with the weather, but boy was it windy … Continue reading

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Cookin’ up a Birthday!

First of all, here’s the thigh bruise from my bike fall as promised… I’m healing nicely, and am about ready to test out my front tooth, still a tiny bit numb, on an apple! Please please stay in my mouth … Continue reading

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