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36 Hours in Birmingham

As published on Birmingham Favourites I’m fortunate to live in my favourite UK city as I get to at least one (or several) of my Birmingham Favourites every week. Here’s what I’d do with 36 hours in the city. It’s Friday evening and I’m starting it old-school with a visit to, famously, the oldest working […]

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Gratitude list for 2010

Gratitude list for 2010

Ok it’s not Gratitude for December this month mainly as I was uncharacteristically ill over Christmas and while I was in one of my top three favourite countries, Italy. Hey ho. So let’s give some love to all of 2010 instead. Writing I finished my very first draft of my very first book. I have […]

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Book – Notes from a small Island by Bill Bryson

Book – Notes from a small Island by Bill Bryson

I’ve been warned about reading too much Bryson. Whereas I found his memoir of growing up in middle America enchanting, this one about arriving in Britain is frustrating, entertaining and funny in almost equal measures. I nearly gave up reading a few times but I’m not quitter; I have to keep reminding myself that he […]

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Gratitude: October

Gratitude: October

I’m grateful for seeing the season change during my favourite month I’m grateful for celebrating yet another year of this wonderful life I’m grateful for having my birthday dinner in Purnells  which if memory serves me right, is only the second Michelin starred restaurant I’ve eaten in I’m grateful to share my birthday with many […]

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Birthdays

Birthdays

Why I (Still) Celebrate my Birthday After about the age of nineteen, for many, birthdays are greeted with much derision but me? I like to celebrate another year full of laughter, fun and of course new experiences. I think of a birthday as a celebration of being on this planet rather than having one year […]

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Book – The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bill Bryson

Book – The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bill Bryson

Following what I think is excellent advice I’m on a mission to read 10 travel memoirs before writing my own. Not that mine are all travel, but there is fair chunk of voyage talk half way through writing the first draft of the book and it is a memoir. I’m amazed in all the books […]

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Gratitude List – May 10

Gratitude List – May 10

First on the list; I’ve now been in my lovely new job for 3 months I’m grateful for the successful roll-out of the Believe programme including having novices experience event organising at our own Fundraiser. I’m grateful it all went pretty smoothly and hopefull we’ll find some jobs for the long-term unemployed (the point of […]

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