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Christmas: Love it or loathe it?

Childhood Christmas Like many I have nostalgic memories of Christmas as a child. I remember it as a time of magic, twinkly lights and fun. I loved being with my mother as she went through the family Christmas rituals. Early December was the tree ritual, where the lights were taken out of the boxes and…

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How Did I Book a TEDx Talk?

Stepping into Your Story I am giving a TEDx talk on November 16th at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD) about creativity and its transformational powers.  I am not going to tell you here about the contents of the talk, but how it came about. What’s a TEDx? When I tell someone I…

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Can we find Joy in the Juggle?

Maybe it’s the fact that I woke up with a headache, maybe it’s the pounding rain outside or maybe it’s the realisation that the summer, that long awaited haven, has only a few weeks left to run before the back to school buzz of September, but I’m feeling a little underwhelmed right now.  Anyone else?…

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Why are Audiobooks better than Books?

Audiobooks

A Celebration of audiobooks in audiobook month Introduction As we near the end of audiobook month I thought it might be fun to consider the ways in which the audiobook is better than a book.  I am a lifelong book lover and an audiobook narrator.  I love to listen to audiobooks, also it’s part of…

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My First Audiobook

Remembering my first audiobook in audiobook month. Summer of 1978 When I was five I went into hospital for the summer, a warm August in 1978. I had been born with a hole in my heart that had left me officially failing to thrive. I was small, sickly and struggled to breathe with a fairly…

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