You have survived the first working week of 2017 – high flipping five! If you’re anything like me that was no mean feat! While Tuesday morning mostly felt lovely to see my team after the break, by Tuesday afternoon I have to admit I was flagging a bit. But, that said, a week in and I’m much more in the swing of things and not too upset to be back into a more normal routine which involves more green food and not as many things wrapped in bacon. I read loads of stuff this week that felt good for STOAS,…

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  Hi gang, I hope you all had lovely weekends. I had a goodun. Some of my favourite people came to stay at the flat, we went to an engagement party and cooked an almighty breakfast today. So those were the highlights. The lowlight was me going over on my foot outside H&M and crying in the street. I’m definitely in that post-op recovery place of getting a wee bit too bold on the crutches because it’s feeling better, but there will be the odd mishap along the way. This time next week we’ll all be in a Christmas Day…

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I’m still in recovery from the operation, but it’s lovely to be back writing again. Here are seven things I’ve enjoyed during my convalescence. Please do send me anything you’ve read/watched/listened to and loved. I always want your input! 🙂 The Dalai Lama on being useful to others and how important it is to our own happiness and our health: Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded. While I was off recovering from the operation I rediscovered sewing again, and started a bullet journal which is a lovely creative way to capture your life on paper as…

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I’ve just come back from a spa in the Lake District which was possibly one of the best spa experiences I’ve ever had, and I’m in some sort of zen-relaxed-higher-state-of-being this afternoon. I’m treating myself as I’m about to go into hospital next week for a foot operation and will be off my feet for a long time so this weekend, spent in the Lakes with my best friend, has been a total tonic. Here are seven things I read and liked this week: Ah Emma, we are so often on the same wavelength. I’ve mentioned a few times now…

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I write this from my mum and dad’s house in front of an open fire with Countryfile on in the background and a roast in the oven. This is how the weekend should end (if it really has to). I’ve been at a wedding this weekend up north which was so wonderful (congratulations Kate and Bob!) and I have managed to see lots of friends in between. I am about to have an operation which will see me off my feet for most of November so I’m frantically trying to see friends and do fun things before the only thing…

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