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Home is where the heart is. Where you hang your hat. Where your family is, or where the dog wags its tail. Home is a haven, a retreat, a sanctuary. Somewhere we feel safe and free to be ourselves. Wherever you call home – be it rented, temporary, a house...
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A Friendly Thought

Christmas always seems such a busy time of year. We are present-buying, gift-wrapping, food-ordering and house-decorating, whilst still making time to see friends and family. We make a conscious effort to ensure we see everyone – whether it’s to drop a card round or toast to the festive season. Christmas...
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Thoughts of Spring

There is always a period between Christmas and the start of spring that leaves us in a sort of void. Although, I’m sure not everyone feels this way, it is always this time of year where I long for the days to grow longer, the temperatures to rise and cloudless...
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Childhood Constraint

I was reading an interesting post earlier this month about a mother who had made the decision not to buy her children anything new in 2019. She claimed they already had everything they could need for the year ahead. Her thought process had apparently stemmed from adopting the same approach...
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Take time to reflect

Even as we enter a new year, we always forget the importance of reflection. Of looking back and taking stock. Of admitting what we did, how we felt and what we want to change or improve on. Without this, we simply continue, content or not, until another week, month or...
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Unclutter your mind

They say, don’t they, that a tidy house equals a tidy mind. There is certainly some truth in this, for the majority at least. It’s like anything, if one aspect of your life feels untidy and cluttered, it ripples into other aspects simultaneously. As the buzz of the festive season...
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Committed to not Committing

Can’t commit, won’t commit  Modern dating, is there anything more depressing or lonely? The logic behind it just doesn’t make any sense to me. We avoid relationships because we’re worried about bearing our souls. Of being vulnerable with someone, of expressing any real interest and yet we spend our days...
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A Different Perspective

In an unexpected – and wholly welcomed – visit from my best friend last week who returned on a surprise whim from Cambodia for Christmas, it got me thinking about my New Years’ resolution post from last week. Discussing the benefits of setting yourself more positive goals as opposed to...
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A Fresh Start

So here we are. Another year has been and gone. Although reflections and resolutions can be made at any time – why not the 1st July for example? – there is something about January. The excess and gluttony of December can leave us feeling full and content, in many ways,...
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