Real Talk

For Real? #2

3rd June 2018

Recently I’ve had a little bit of a revelation, it began the moment I finished my dissertation. I began to think about the events to follow and all the outfits that I would have to wear to them. I was anxious about how I’d look in certain things after yanoo eating chocolate every day for […]

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World Mental Health Day

10th October 2017

We are lucky to live in a time when mental health is considered to be as important – if not more important than physical health – rather than it being treated as a taboo subject or a it’s-all-in-your-head-get-over-it problem that mental health sufferers have faced in the past. Yay well done humans for evolving, took […]

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Hello Anxiety

11th September 2017

Hello there anxiety, my unwelcome friend. How delightful you’re visiting again, said no one ever. Anxiety is an invisible part of ourselves that may choose to control us. But who’s choice is it that anxiety is in control? Yours. I struggle with this answer, because I do suffer with anxiety now and again, and during […]

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The Reality of Living in an Instant Society

8th September 2017

We live in the age of fad diets, quick fixes, instant messenger, social networking, 24/7 live news updates; everything we want to know, do, see, read, be, we are told we can instantly have. This is ingrained in us, text that person now to see if they’re on campus, who was that in the film […]

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6th May 2017

I drove on the road I always drive on, going I’m not sure where while the sun sets over York. I decide that rather than turn around to no plans and an empty room that I continue on that road until I reach the sea. Drive several miles and reach Scarborough. Then I’ll feel better, […]

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Martin’s Memorial Wall

16th December 2016

My family and I were invited today to the opening of a plaque in memory of my Dad at Nene Park Academy, one of the schools that was part of his trust, Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT). To put it in perspective, my Dad passed away three and a half years ago so to still […]

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Sew Many Memories

23rd September 2016

My Dad passed away three years ago this May just gone and in three whole years all his clothes have been sat in his chest of drawers (apart from a few jumpers I stole and wear all the time). At the Sue Ryder hospice where my Dad was cared for, they ran a project called […]

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What will you do?

13th June 2016

It seems like a lifetime ago that Josh and I recorded a promotional video for the Thorpe Hall appeal that asked ‘What will you do?’ Our actual experience in Thorpe Hall seems both distant and near, it’s one of those periods in your life that you can recall with great clarity, however remembering it now, […]

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Cancer, Cornettos, Kindness

16th February 2016

The C word. Not particularly a scary word once you’ve encountered it and unfortunately everyone is touched by it at some point in their life. For me, it was my Dad, my hero, 1/4 of the family team. It’s two years since he passed away and three years since he was diagnosed with brain cancer, […]

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