Vennels Cafe, Durham

One of the greatest traditions my mother ever passed on to me is that of the ‘Sticky Bun Moment’, the ray of sunshine that came

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The silence of the stars

It’s around 1983, maybe 1984, and my goodness, my arms ache. I have been practicing my very first starring role (pun intended) as The Star

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Losing my weight

Today was a landmark day. Today, I finally returned to the lowest weight that I have recorded, the weight I was in January 2011, which

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Musical magic

Musicals have been my favourite kind of music since I was maybe around 10, maybe younger. I’ve never lived close enough to London to be

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Making memories

Call it middle age, perhaps, or a consequence of lockdown screwing with my head as it does with everyone in different ways, but I have

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Changes

Almost eleven years ago I wrote a post called “Letter to my children”. My daughter was a month old and my son three years old,

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