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Up & Down

Most people are very surprised to learn that l have lived with the diagnosis of clinical depression for more than half of my life. Surprised because l am an immensely positive individual, and generally come across as a very cheerful person. They are quite right to be surprised - the positivity is completely genuine, and…
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Rock & Roll is Alive & Well & living in Dorset!

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing songwriter and musician Jo Burt (Freddie Mercury, The Troggs, Black Sabbath) and cult 'Quadrophenia' actor Gary Shail for the local newspaper. It was a highly amusing hour, so for those of you too far afield to have seen the piece, here is an updated version of my chat…
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Under the Radar in Italy

It's taken some time to get around to writing this, but I was determined to share it! After ten years of marriage, my husband Jo and I finally had the opportunity to take our honeymoon in May 2015. Having fallen in love with Italy on a short trip a couple of years ago, we decided…
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Let Me Entertain You

I was first approached to be on the judging panel for The Octagon Theatre's fantastic Somerset talent competition, Let Me Entertain You in 2011 while I was working with the Western Gazette. It was the first time that the Theatre had put on a show like this and with my background in music, the paper…
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