The cloud never comes from the quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it.

Elizabeth Gaskell



So until recently (and by recent I mean the last 5 years) I had nil to no interest in make up. 

I participated in a basic beauty routine and tried to get away with as minimal make up as possible. 

It wasn’t until I really started working and spent some more time with my sister-in-law that I started to become more interested in it. 

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There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.

Jane Austen


So H and I attended an engagement party yesterday for some family friends. 

And I will preface this now by saying no, I do not want to get engaged, certainly not now, but in the future, maybe. 

(However back to the point) The couple was as all newly engaged couples are; happy as can be. Happy as pigs in mud. So in love with each other that it radiated to all of us, and made us happy just to know that they are happy.

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‘And now Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flight temptress, adventure.’

Dumbledore – Harry Potter


So before I fell unwell last week, I have been really getting back into some of the things that I used to love but haven’t really kept up with in the hub-bub of early career madness and health difficulties. 

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‘I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.. small acts of kindness and love.’


So one of the things I really wanted to achieve on this blog is to keep it as honest as possible. And to be honest, I call a spade a spade, and if its a shit spade, I call it a shit spade.

So I really wanted to talk about struggling with exercise. I want to say I’m that person who bounces out of bed and or skips out of work and off to work out. I’m really not. 

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“Have I gone mad?”

“I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

Lewis Carroll