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If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to this week, the answer is mostly: eating. I’ve just got back into working out properly, since, if I’m honest, tearing my knee apart skiing drunk two New Years Days ago. I was on crutches for months, then semi hobbling for more months, and since then – to

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The annoying thing is, as I walked home and thought over the whole thing, I remembered at least three deal breaker moments when I should have walked out. Why is it so hard to click in the moment when someone is being completely out of order? In this case, it was partly because I love

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I’ve decided, that even though it’s becoming increasingly clear that the whole daily blogging thing is going to go out the window on occasion, I’m going to make it like a healthy eating thing, whereby just because I fall off the wagon once in a while doesn’t mean abandoning the whole thing. Thursday The irony

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This week has been a bit of a good news/bad news whirlwind. I had a great workshop session on Hollywoodland – yay! Then I got a script rejected – boo. Then I got another unexpected copy job – medium yay or yay, depending on whether we’re cheering for creative fulfilment or solvency. At least the rejection was

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Today, on his 258th birthday, I’m handing over to Scotland’s Bard, Rabbie Burns. Yesterday I read a beautiful piece by writer Katlyn Burns, a transwoman who had felt initially excluded by all the pussy talks and signs of the women’s marches – and how she ultimately concluded that “I realized that cis women and trans women

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Is there anything more decadent than having your mid morning cup of tea in the bath? Discuss…

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I promised a report on the Women’s March yesterday, but what I didn’t account for was the Burns Supper I went to after the march (and specifically, the whisky that would entail) so… much of yesterday was spent sitting very still and hoping not to die. The Sister March in Edinburgh. Firstly I have to

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On my way to Edinburgh for Scotland’s Sister March. Full report tomorrow!

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Well if I’ve learned one thing over the past couple of days, it’s that people’s opinions can really vary! It’s been fascinating watching comments and votes come in for Hollywoodland‘s cover, particularly how the favourite in one round dropped heavily in the next. I personally love all those that I shortlisted, so at this stage it really

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They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but I can only presume they have never been to a bookshop. Because when I’m wandering about Waterstones or clicking about Amazon, what else can I judge by? The blurb, sure. I’ll probably read the first paragraph or two before heading to the till – but