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Exercise and staying motivated

Back in July I wrote about venturing into the scary world of boot camps. After years of turning up to the gym, sometimes to gossip or because bacon was waiting afterwards, I made the decision to end my membership. Eleven weeks later and it’s taken roughly 4-6 training sessions per week to lose around eight… 

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MONDAY ON MY MIND

When I think about an ex-community management role I had with an electronics retailer I often lament the fact my blog is a bit niche-less in comparison. When I started blogging I went with lifestyle because there was no other label for “mish-mash”. Sometimes I think life would be easier if the niche was nail… 

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A BULLER SKI – SEVEN YEARS LATER

It’s been seven years since I last went skiing. I know this, not because I have a good memory, but because I found an old lift ticket on my jacket dated 2007. Big stuff happened in that following year – marriage, death, babies. The kind of stuff that tends to get in the way of… 

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MUM-BAIT

“YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT THIS MOTHER DID!” The headline screamed and I clicked “hid” Facebook asked why and I said it was spam. (It was awfully gratifying, I do what I can.)   Mums of young kids, the most active social users. resulting in click-baiting intellect abusers. RETWEET our judgment! SHARE our rage! CAN YOU… 

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BOOT CAMP FOR IDIOTS

I always imagined boot camps would look like the picture above. Did I over-indulge in too much Biggest Loser circa 2007? Was it Commando Steve and his motto “There are no excuses!”? Because I’ve got plenty: I’m too strapped for time. It’s expensive. I’m too tired. I would rather eat pastries. I have kids. My… 

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18 WAYS TO GET THROUGH WINTER

If you somehow deluded yourself into believing our mild winter would continue, then last week was probably a reality check. It snowed more in a week than it has all year and I still can’t explain why every time there’s a storm, my lawn becomes home to a single, faded Big M carton. Where are… 

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THE INFLUENCE OF MUSIC AND VIDEOS

If you’re a child of the 80’s and 90s you probably grew up on a diet of weekend music videos. From stumbling upon a grunge special late at night, to bleary-eyed Sunday morning pop tunes – there was something for everyone and that is the only way I can explain Aphex Twin’s Come to Daddy… 

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