A FUN STRATEGY TO BECOME INSTANTLY MORE ATTRACTIVE THIS AUTUMN

I hope you had a magical August – mine was truly spectacular <3

Here’s just a few of the highlights:

  • I ran a workshop on ‘How To Meet The Love of Your Life at Wilderness’ (at – you guessed it – Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire) and quite a few ladies who attended ended up meeting lovely fellas at the workshop/ in the festival that they’re now dating!

  • I celebrated my 3 year anniversary with Joe (as well as his 30th birthday) in epic style at Soho Farmhouse with both of our families and dearest friends.

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WHY COMMITMENT FEELS LIKE TORTURE

When I was in the middle of the most fucked up year of my life, I got a very significant acting job.

I was to take on the title character in Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of The Shrew’ in an outdoor summer production of the play.

As an English Literature and classical acting graduate, Shakespeare was my forte.

As a lost, angry and misunderstood hedonist, the shrew was a role I was all too eager to catapult myself in to as a distraction from my recent rapid weight gain, as well as the sporadic death threats I was receiving from my Russian ex-boyfriend (who I’d unknowingly given The Clap several months earlier).

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HOW TO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE READY FOR MARRIAGE

Last Thursday, I went to the wedding of one of my dear school friends, Claire, and her (now) husband, Syd – who I’ve also known since I was 14.

I have to say, it was one of the most stunning weddings I’ve ever been to (helped by the fact that the setting was Ibiza!)
What was most magical, though, was seeing just how much Claire and Syd adore each other.

Not just as lovers or life partners, but as true friends.

Because theirs was my second wedding in this month alone, inevitably, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about marriage over the last few days…

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HOW TO INSTANTLY EXPERIENCE ROMANCE

Not meaning to sound all old-fashioned, but I think it’s a crying-shame that men don’t write women sonnets anymore.

I’d bloody LOVE to have someone write me a sonnet (if you feel the urge to do so, DON’T HOLD BACK).

The following sonnet is one of my all time favourites (I even wrote my English Lit dissertation on it at uni).

Which is why I plan to have it read at my wedding one day....

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THE SECRET TO KEEPING LOVE

This Easter weekend, I realised the main reason my relationship keeps getting better, year after year.

My parents were away, my siblings were spending time with their own partners, and my boyfriend Joe had decided to go to Cornwall with a few of his guy friends.

Meaning that I’d be spending most of the weekend alone...

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THE FASTEST WAY TO GET YOUR DATE TO RESPECT YOU

So, I just got smacked over the head with a super-obvious life lesson and felt compelled to share it with you.

Like me, you probably already know it.

But, also like me, you probably could do with hearing it again.

I won’t bore you with the details, but basically the other day I was having a particularly low moment here in Bali...

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