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Lils, Ruler of the Coates Residence, Two Years On 

One of the best decisions we’ve ever made was taking Lils on from a bestie. Her circumstances had changed and she was unable to give Lils the attention she needed.…

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My Greatest Successes

Emma Thompson wrote a line in October’s copy of Red magazine which really resonated with me and I haven’t been able to shake it since. “I wish I’d known that…

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That Time in Sardinia I Scoffed All the Gluten and Didn’t Lose My Shit

Can we take a moment to talk about the fact I spent 7 days in Italy, stuffing my ginormous gob with ALL THE GLUTEN. Capitals for extra emphasis. Seriously though,…

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Dealing with Uncertainty…

I feel a huge sense of uncertainty is hanging over my future and on some days I find that thrilling, that I’m ready for that next challenge, and the next…

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Planning a Sneaky Sunshine Break

Turns out I can be incredibly sneaky when I need to be. Case in point, I booked a holiday 4 weeks ago as a surprise to my husband and managed…

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The Empowering Feeling I Get When Speaking About Anxiety and CBT to Others

Since I started speaking openly and writing about my anxiety and CBT, people, who I both know and don’t, have started asking me about it. After months of covering up…

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I Didn’t Know How Much I Relied On My Work Wife, Until We Stopped Working Together

You know that old saying, you don’t what you’ve got till it’s gone – and if you read that without singing it, Joni Mitchell style, who even are you?! – well,…

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Mudeford Will Forever Be My Favourite Place in the UK

Mudeford has an extremely tight hold of my heart. It’s where we holidayed as kids, working our way from Caravan to chalet as we got older and our parents saved…

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3 Summer Dresses That’ll Flatter a Bloated IBS Belly

I picked up three new sundresses this year, all IBS-belly friendly, and I’ve realised they fall into three categories. The sophisticated boho dream, the cutesy floral number and the voluminous…

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