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    Looking for the good in every single day…
    by SJV
    2018/02/19  |  Features  |  

    I don’t keep a diary.  Or a journal, or a goal book, or a ‘My Story’ planner, or an affirmation-dreams-daily thoughts-inspiration-gratitude-mindfulness organiser. I keep an appointment schedule in my old skool Filofax, but I know that’s not the same thing, not one little bit, but last week after having an …

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    Notes From The Cotswolds – Bibliotherapy
    by Penny Parkes
    2018/02/16  |  Features  |  

    The last few months at Parkes Towers have been somewhat tricky. And whilst mastering the supremely English art of the Understatement has taken me so far, there comes a point when other skills must be called into play. Add in the dark, dismal skies and the seemingly endless rain and …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2018/02/16  |  Features  |  

    This week on #BookClub, we’re featuring a few early quotes that have come in for the brand new novel publishing on 19th April by Juliet Ashton, the wonderful #SundayLunchClub! The first rule of Sunday Lunch Club is … don’t make any afternoon plans.   Every few Sundays, Anna and her extended family and …

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    Show some love…for those you love…..
    by SJV
    2018/02/12  |  Features  |  

    In 1982 I won a prize at school for a project on (Police). I have absolutely no recollection as to what the project actually consisted of, but I do remember that a friend of my Dad arranged, without any thought at all for the health and safety implications, for me …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2018/02/06  |  Features  |  

    This week on #BookClub, we’re featuring a few early quotes that have come in for the brand new novel publishing in hardback and eBook  on 5th April by Louise Candlish – #OurHouse! On a bright morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought on …

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    You Do You…
    by SJV
    2018/02/05  |  Features  |  

    I’m writing this, my latest column, on Monday morning on the way to work, as I have done for the past six weeks. The difference between those previous weeks’ columns and this one is that I have literally no idea what, why, how I’m going to conjure up a bunch …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2018/01/29  |  Features  |  

    This week on #BookClub, we’re featuring a few early quotes that have come in via Netgalley for the brand new novel publishing in hardback and eBook  in March by Rachel Hore – #LastLetterHome! From the bestselling author of A Week in Paris, and the Richard & Judy Bookclub pick A Place …

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    Dreaming of Tuscany
    by SJV
    2018/01/25  |  Features  |  

    I’m not what you’d call well-travelled.   I didn’t gap year, don’t own walking boots and the idea of back packaging brings me out in hives.  I’ve lived, loosely speaking, in North, South, East AND West London but get utterly lost the minute I’m outside the M25 and couldn’t imagine living …

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    The Lipstick Effect
    by Juliet Ashton
    2018/01/22  |  Features  |  

    When the big things are going wrong, the little things really matter. Right now it feels like the big things aren’t just going wrong, they’re nosediving like a burning 747 whose flight attendants are punching each other out for the oxygen masks. So we turn to the little things. The …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2018/01/19  |  Features  |  

    This week on #BookClub, we’re featuring a some of the fabulous early reviews that have come in from our wonderful #TeamMilly members for the brand new novel publishing in hardback and eBook next month by the #flawsome Milly Johnson – #PerfectlyImperfectWoman!                   …