No messing about with intros this week, just seven great things to read before Strictly starts. Go on, you’ve got 45 mins! Have a good week all 🙂 1. How many conversations do you have a week about being busy? Between me, my colleagues, friends and my family I would say one of us says ‘I just don’t know where the time goes’ at least once a week. We are all busy and our 2016 lives give us an abundance of options to while away time in less-than productive ways – three hours stuck in a YouTube vortex? Don’t mind…

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I’m back! I took a slightly extended break from actualanna, life took over a bit this summer with a lot of travelling and before I knew it it’s October and definitely time to embrace that ‘back to school’ feeling I love so much in autumn and knuckle down to some writing again. I’ve even bought some glasses for the occasion. I’ve always loved that ‘new pencil case, new start’ feeling you get at this time of year. Even though this should be something like my 20th #STOAS (it’s only my 11th – oops!) I am giving up beating myself up for…

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Ah, aren’t holidays GREAT? Espesh those ones where you don’t do anything more strenuous than get through a good book, laze on the beach or walk to the local pub for dinner. I’m savouring the last few hours of my holiday vibes so will keep this intro short. More to follow on where I went and why you should go too coming soon… When I saw this for the first time I wanted to stand up and give Channel Four a round of applause. An incredible ad about disability. We’re The Superhumans | Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer. When I worked…

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I sit writing this on a balcony in front of the most beautiful view of a Devon beach. I am on holiday and it feels reeeeeally good. I’m spending a week with my family in a couple of tiny hamlets on the border between Devon and Cornwall. I can’t describe how stunning and THERAPEUTIC it is here. After 14 years of coming on family breaks I can firmly say it is one of my top three happy places. I mean, just LOOK AT THE VIEW. I hope this week has been kind to you. Look out for a travel post…

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Hello everyone, I hope your Sunday is going well! I am sat in the flat with the sunlight casting the most beautiful light through the windows reflecting on a lovely weekend spent with two really special friends. We did beach walks watching kite surfers dance across the horizon, Lanes shopping and ate the most fabulous seafood at one of my favourite Brighton haunts, Riddle and Finns. I’m a week away from my holiday in Cornwall so although I’m staring down the barrel of a very hectic work week, I am feeling very happy and CHILLED. How was yours? If you’ve…

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