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The Stories Our Clothes Can Tell

Outer Hebrides 2012 When I recently suggested on Instagram that I was charity-shopping this jacket, the response was immediate, ‘Not the orange puffa!’ First spotted in the wilds of Cornwall in 2010, my Uniqlo men’s orange puffa has been my … Continue reading

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Stuff

Selling my flat in London and moving to a rented, furnished room in Seville means that once again, I need to sort out my STUFF. But when you’re a single parent, however old your kids, their stuff is your stuff … Continue reading

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Writing Holidays in Spain and Workshops in London 2020

Spain: A quick up-date on availability for my writing, walking and meditation holidays this year at http://www.fincabuenvino.com/ in the fabulous, undiscovered natural landscape of the Sierra De Aracena, north of Seville in Andalucia; 20th-27th June 2020 FULL 4th – 11th July 2020 – … Continue reading

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Change Is Good – Why I’m Moving To Spain

It’s usually the kids that go off travelling but this time, it’s the mother. I’m selling-up in London and swanning off to Spain. Not to the Costa Packet with it’s plethora of cafés serving up Brit food to Leave voters, … Continue reading

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Why Do I Teach Writing For Wellbeing?

I was thrilled recently to be interviewed by Lapidus International – the words for well being association of which I am a member, for their latest journal. Why do you believe in the importance of writing down your life? Primarily, from … Continue reading

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How To Be 70: Part Three – Body Confidence

The saltwater infinity pool at Finca Buenvino, September 2019, during my 70th birthday celebrations with friends and family. You see before you four women – 64, 44, 70 and 69. All in bikinis, and all standing proud. (And in my … Continue reading

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News & Dates – Writing Retreats Spain 2020

Write It Down! Spain 2019 is over – Bring on 2020! ‘It feels like Elaine has given me a precious gift that will last a lifetime – the confidence to write and the understanding of how to write. Where I … Continue reading

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How To Be 70: Part Two – Relationships

70 will be the first decade I’ll enter living alone. I do recognise how lucky I’ve been, but I’m not one of those older people who states, ‘I’ve had a good life,’ and sees positivity and contentment only in past … Continue reading

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How To Be 70: Part One

My mum and I Firstly, a disclaimer. I have three more weeks of being 69 before I hit the gate.  TB-perfectly-H, I’m amazed I’m still here. A well-spent youth of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll in the fashion business … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Being Alone

What living and travelling on my own has taught me On the beach in Portugal as a participant on a Heal The Healers retreat in January 2019 – thanks to Casa Fuzetta For the very first time in my life, I’m … Continue reading

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