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My First Festival – Soul Circus

Seeing things through the eyes of a sceptic is sometimes one of the most eye opening ways of viewing an experience and so it was that I took my friend Andy to Soul Circus Festival this weekend. No sooner had we started driving towards the tipis, large and small, located in lush green fields and parked the car, Andy, rolled his eyes and piped up “I wondered how long it

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Luxury Holiday Retreat in Devon

I always get itchy feet after a holiday and so after Spain, I decided that a short and spontaneous trip to Devon was just what the doctor ordered. No early morning flight to catch, no need to wash tons of clothes in preparation or last minute dash to Boots for suncream. Just a small bag and a hop, skip and a jump in the car – perfect. When booking a

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The stunning Casa La Siesta in Cadiz

It would be fair to say I take a lot of holidays. Despite leaving Spain and coming back to England – Eddie and I spend 90% of our time chasing sunshine and new adventures. If I plan our travels wisely we end up with an experience of a life time and both come back feeling rested, if I’ve misjudged a trip then it can turn into a logistical nightmare and

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Fun day at the Cheltenham Cricket Festival

I don’t think there’s anything more quintessentially British than a day at the cricket, in the sunshine, Pimms in hand. That said, I have lived 30 years and never had the experience – until this week. With Eddie in nursery and an entirely free day where I should have been cleaning the house, getting food shopping and working, I chose the more productive option of going to Ladies Day at

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The beautiful town of Marbella

I think the biggest misconception about Marbella is that it’s a ‘certain type of place’ that attracts a ‘certain type of people’. At the heart of it, Marbella is a beautiful old Spanish town with cobbled backstreets, the famous Orange Square and shop keepers who only speak a handful of English words. Marbella is town and beach, young and old, fresh juices and sangria and everything in between. If you

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Rebel Yoga

Last week I was having a conversation with a friend about how many things school didn’t prepare us for. We started off small and practical; how many people leave school actually knowing anything about nutrition and are able to make five decent meals? Then we moved onto maths – why are we learning algebra we should be teaching children about budgeting, council tax and mortgages. I think these small life

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Our Spanish adventure

The first time I flew alone I was 8 years old (in the days where British Airways staff were allowed to accompany solo minors from departures to arrivals). My destination was Spain. It’s a country I’ve been visiting my whole life, a language I speak and somewhere I’ve lived – it will always be a second home to me. So, after our Greek adventure, I decided to book yet another

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Greek adventure part 2

I read recently that how emotionally connected you feel to someone is relative to the amount of shared experiences you have with them. Experiences that are a little different. One of the things I am most grateful for is the multitude of memories I have with Eddie. Time and memories have taken on a new meaning for me and, even though he might not remember, should anything happen I want

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Our Greek Adventure: Part 1

Most people I personally know are not sold on the idea of a ‘cruise’, they feel it’s something reserved for the more elderly amongst us. Since travelling alone with Eddie I look for ease and it was the idea of being able to see a lot of places in a short amount of time with the least amount of travelling possible, that sold me the idea of a Thomson Cruise

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The terror of waiting for cancer results still hasn’t left me

Since having cervical cancer I have my regular 3-month check. In between those 3 months I go about my happy day-to-day life with Eddie and, for the most part, don’t think about the fact I was unwell. This week I have my 3 month check – making it 9 months since I’ve had the all clear and it doesn’t get any easier. I’ve been trying to distract myself but nothing

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