Monthly Archives: April 2012

It never rains but it pours

Looking back, it’s not been the best of weeks. On Monday, it was back to work.  Despite working more than 50 unpaid hours during the Easter break and thus feeling smugly up-to-date, I was overwhelmed and exhausted after a mere … Continue reading

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Rising to the challenge

It had seemed like a good idea but when I had to sign a disclaimer to say that I was aware that bouldering (another name for a type of indoor climbing) carried a risk of serious injury or death, I … Continue reading

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Five tips to motivate yourself to exercise

Exercise.  We all know we should do it, we all want to do it, but isn’t it just so hard to actually get out there and do it.  Here are five tips to motivate yourself into action. 1.            Exercise isn’t … Continue reading

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Theatre review: She Stoops to Conquer

Written by Oliver Goldsmith (14th April 2012 – National Theatre, London) The National Theatre is very popular and usually sold out so I was very lucky to get this ticket at the last minute. The play is set, I believe, … Continue reading

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Book review: Talking It Over by Julian Barnes

I read a novel by Julian Barnes about twenty years ago and really enjoyed it.  I lent it to someone who promised to give it back but never returned it.  For some inexplicable reason (was I waiting for the book’s … Continue reading

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The only way is up

Having indulged in experience number 1 on my 50@50 list, I decided it was time to turn my attention to number 2: climb a rock face.  This seemed like a good idea when I was compiling the list, but where … Continue reading

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Five tips to save money

In these credit-crunch times, who wants to spend more money than necessary?  I certainly don’t, so here are five tips that can help you save money without having a negative impact on the quality of your life. 1.     Buy fruit … Continue reading

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