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Confessions of a Single Mother: One Headshot Session and Daring to Dream.

“Most things are possible, if you are willing to put the work in…”. There it is. That’s ma face. No angles, no filters, no amusing expressions, just me trying hard not to blink. I’ll never forget the day I got my headshots taken. It was a cold and wet morning in late December. I’d gotten soaked… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: One Headshot Session and Daring to Dream.

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Stop Judging: Everyone has a story, humans are onions after all.

I promised myself I would post on this blog, even if I felt I didn’t have anything particularly valuable or interesting or exciting to say at the time. Because exciting things don’t happen in my life every single day, if they did, they would not be considered exciting any more, they would just be..well, things that… Continue reading Stop Judging: Everyone has a story, humans are onions after all.

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Dear Maia: We’re going to be very very okay

“Grandma is a badass.  She is a brave, strong, remarkable woman with the biggest heart. And she raised a brave, strong, remarkable woman with the biggest heart. We’re going to be very very okay. ”  Dearest Maia, You are currently downstairs with Grandma. You have just gobbled up the pancakes she made – as have… Continue reading Dear Maia: We’re going to be very very okay

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Dear Daddy, Stay the MotherFucking Course.

Grandad was poorly this weekend. He spent one night in hospital. One night, but it felt more like five as we had no idea how serious his chest infection was, or what else might come of it. My Father will be 75 this year, and not a young-75. Not a still-goes jogging/swimming/tennis-playing, or some other… Continue reading Dear Daddy, Stay the MotherFucking Course.

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Dear Maia: This might help you, Love from Mummy

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln I wanted to write a snappy post. Something a person could scroll through between tube stops and smile at. So I embarked on a list of the little – and slightly bigger- lessons I’d most like to spew… Continue reading Dear Maia: This might help you, Love from Mummy

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Dear Reader: There is no rush, you are still young

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.” ― Lao Tzu It is my Birthday soon. *Celebration emoji. This year, I am actually looking forward to it. Or, I am making myself look forward to it, because there is a big part of my brain… Continue reading Dear Reader: There is no rush, you are still young

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National Youth Theatre Creative Leadership Training Part I: Self-Reflection, Identity and Motherhood

I didn’t want to go. I wasn’t feeling myself and the last thing I felt like doing was attending the NYT Creative Leadership Training weekend, which was essentially a giant audition for the role of Course Assistant on the NYT Summer courses/classes. I wasn’t even sure if I wanted the role. I barely wanted the role.… Continue reading National Youth Theatre Creative Leadership Training Part I: Self-Reflection, Identity and Motherhood