I’ve been a bit lax on the whole ‘let’s post seven great things on a Sunday’ thing and I’m very annoyed at myself. I’ve had a slightly bonkers month or two with a lot of personal things going on and big decisions happening and it’s thrown me off keeping to any kind of schedule or pattern. As ever, I’m trying to be kind to myself, after all when life gives you lemons, forget your diary, stop beating yourself up and go drink some Limoncello instead (did you see my new Rome city break post btw?). Here are seven things I’ve…

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I’ve been twice to Rome, once with my best friend and once with H, and both times have been pretty magical. As you’d except from a city so steeped in history, everywhere you look, every side street, every church you pop your head into offers something so incredibly breath-taking you almost become blasé at the splendour and sheer feat of what the Romans achieved with bricks and a paintbrush! Another great thing about Rome is the food. Oh, the food. Even the tourist traps offer delicious pasta, albeit overpriced, but because Italians don’t suffer bad food it’s hard to get…

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PART TWO  If you missed the first instalment of my interview with Katie Kirby, you can find it here. * I introduced a very old friend to your work who has just had her second baby and her first baby has had some health problems so it’s been a rollercoaster for her. I showed her one of your posts about sleep deprivation and she laughed and then she cried and she couldn’t stop crying! I’ve seen her cry about twice in my lifetime but it was so close to the bone for her. You do strike a massive chord, clearly.…

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For the second in my series of ‘So She Did Diaries’ I had the pleasure of interviewing Katie Kirby, founder of the brilliant blog Hurrah For Gin and Sunday Times Bestselling author of a book by the same name. We spent a glorious hour together chatting about everything from juggling work and life, people not getting her humour and the cringe of self-promotion. In fact we chatted so much, I’ve split the interview into two blog posts! Katie built her blog (which is now a brand in its own right) completely from scratch when she was on maternity leave looking…

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I’ll keep it short and sweet this week as I’m up early tomorrow to start a coaching course in London so I need my geek sleep! Here’s what I’ve been reading this week. Making A Life Changing Decision? Try This Simple Quiz. < Fascinating piece on the kinds of questions to ask yourself if you’re stuck at a crossroads: “That’s where it gets tough. The simple truth is that life’s really important choices are rarely black-and-white. Most often they span infinite shades of gray. But when indecision creeps in, when the path forward is shrouded in fog, only one question…

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