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Matilda the brave

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So it turns out you CAN put a pig in a palace - not that I live in a palace but humour me I like the saying. Almost 4 years ago today I collected the Little Luna Lovegood, popped her, screaming, into a cat box, and brought her home (don't let the word 'pop' fool you a friend had to help - who was equally terrified - and she got out much to our horr...
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I think I'm ready for you...

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​Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a song with words kind of person - I find meaning in so many of them and just a tune can take me forward, or backward, in the stories of my life. When I first heard this song by Black Coffee I was convinced the words were about the love of my life... words like: "I need your voice to save me … I need the sun to kiss ...
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Luna Lovegood...

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She's been out there since 11h35. Well, first up against the garden fence then under the tree and then she clearly needed to sun herself, in the middle of the garden where she was making her hate for life really clear. My love called this evening - to catch up on our days and hear about the crew here. I gave running commentary on the lot - and ther...
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Do it with a heart wide open...

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Many years ago now - who can be sure how long - a friend of mine and her daughter came to stay with me - they needed a soft place to land and this seemed opportune. I've always had that quote 'if you build it, they will come' (Kevin Costner in some lovely movie) and that's how I wanted this house to be - a soft place to land for me and mine. So the...
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The space between...

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I'm home alone for a few days. I seem to operate like this - a house full of people and then dead quiet. Pen said to me the other day she wished she could be more consistent, I said I've resigned myself long ago to the fact that I just don't operate like that. Madness and Genius (not that I'm suggesting I'm either of those) sit quietly beside each ...
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If I be wrong, if I be right...

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I'm good with other peoples lives … my own life, not so 'smooth sailing'! Isn't that the irony. My friends and I are each others sounding boards - I include my sister when I refer to my friends, because she's both (sorry Marms!) The other day my love and I were, as I've said before, naval gazing …. it's really quite interesting being in a same-sex ...
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Just tell your story

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Tell me where does the ode to Marmite come from? I don't know really - I guess forever its just as I've got older my friends have clocked that I love it and have given me 'stuff' for my home….. I then proceed to tell Jade where each of my marmite memorabilia comes from. Everything has a story, right? You're very sentimental. For some reason that wo...
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Toad of Toad Hall....

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I had a dear friend called Thomas, he reminded me of Toad of Toad Hall - he was flamboyant in his dress and stature and personality. He was introduced to me as a client - we soon became firm friends. Our 'business meetings' would take place at our shared hairdresser or a book store where we poured over decor books and planned his next shop; or one ...
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MAR
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Could you be less ...

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Could you be less 'insert the phrase'? I laughed and thought he was joking, I realised he wasn't so I said 'Yes, I could be less many things. But No, I won't. The conversation ended and I put the phone down. I remember looking at the phone as if I'd taken leave of my senses and the conversation hadn't happened, but it did. I remember saying that I ...
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MAR
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Rest when you're tired - I know this now ...

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Over my birthday weekend I had a few plans Saturday some of my loves came for lunch - I love cooking but only for people outside of my own otherwise its just food that needs to sustain and I wish we had a house fairy! In the morning I prepped with such glee and thought about what I'd make and listened to music and was so happy. By the time my loves...
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MAR
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I woke up to this, this morning...

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It was before dawn, I passed my love and a bouncing LiLi (it has to be said like this) on my way back from the loo. We climbed back into bed with two Jerk Russells between us and a moody Luna (who no-one understands at the moment) gruffling around trying to find herself, I guess! My love falls back asleep and the geriatric Moni tells me her tu...
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MAR
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Compartments in my heart

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I've come to realise I can be happy for you and sad for me all at the same time. Does your heart do that too? Have compartments to it? I'm happy today because my love is hanging out with her daughter. I'm sad for me because it's cold and grey and the day seems long. Its such a conundrum isn't it. Feeling I mean! I call days like this 'grey sweater ...
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MAR
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Say something, I'm giving up you ...

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It's the saddest song. A week before I left my ex I sent it to him and his response was 'you and your songs'. The other day I was driving and I flipped to a playlist and this song came up. I pulled over to listen to the words - I'm a songs with words kinda person (also dancing in the kitchen, pick-me-up kinda music person) and a wave of sadness cam...
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MAR
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It's been a year! This is one of the things I'm most proud to be associated with... remarkable people effecting real change. Thank you

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No words needed... 
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MAR
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Alex. I'm here.

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"People who dream when they sleep at night know of a special kind of happiness which the world of the day holds not," Are you nervous? You're talking very fast. Of course, I answer. And we drive into the sunrise. My mind and mouth running stories and Skye yawning off nausea. We looked at Pinterest boards for decorating ideas, discuss outrageous co-...
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MAR
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Love is love

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​It's 3:15 on a Thursday morning. I can't sleep because I'm anxious. The love of my life is having a procedure tomorrow and I'm terrified that something will go wrong. It won't. The odds are stacked against that but lets not bring common sense to a 3 am rambling! The seasons are changing - I see swallows swarming to make their way back 'home' and s...
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JAN
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The bully you live with...

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Today seems like a good day to talk about anxiety - starving off a panic attack isn't for the faint-hearted.

Surea and I were sitting having breakfast at my dining room table, it was a Sunday morning, all my animals were happy and healthy, the day was beautiful, I was in my favourite place - my home - and one of my best friends was with me, there was nothing to be obviously anxious about. 

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Between feeling and not feeling

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The longer I live the harder it is to discern between the stronger emotions. They all spill into each other where they begin. The longer I go, though, the more I can tell between not feeling and feeling. For this is all that seems to matter. 

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JUN
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You can't give people what they want

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You can't give people what they want but you can give them something else. You can give them understanding - of yourself - there's truth and connection there and, as women, we need to more honest with ourselves and our loves, everything depends on that. 

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JAN
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Believe in yourself, princess

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I don't imagine my princesses in the same way as others do, either kissing their husband in marital perfection or the cynical version where they are drunk in the kitchen, living out their happily ever after in a haze of poor decisions.

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