Author Archives: racheljlewis

After the Fire

I was hoping to write a happy blog about going to Helsinki, but today is not the right day for that.  Today, I’m considering how we react after we are shocked by events. You have to be made of strong … Continue reading

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Blowing the Dust off.

If you’ve ever played Animal Crossing on the Wii, you’ll know that if you leave the game for a few weeks, you have roaches in your house when you get back. It’s been a long time since I wrote here, … Continue reading

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The History of Me

Back in 2006 when I started blogging, I’d click open a new page on Livejournal and out would come something or other.  It never took much effort to crack out 1000+ words, some blogs almost wrote themselves – such as … Continue reading

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My Shade of Grey

The furore over Fifty Shades of Grey has died down – just – but it’s left me unsettled and unhappy.  I read countless social media posts repeating the mantra that FSOG was about abuse and the worst thing ever to appear between the covers of … Continue reading

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I really love…

Because sometimes it’s nice to take a look at your life and remind yourself that the good bits far outweigh the rubbish bits.  So, in no particular order and probably embarrassing myself with bad taste in the process, here’s a (not … Continue reading

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Distraction Tactics

It’s always the same.  I get fabulous ideas for blog posts during the week and then when it comes to Thursday and I can finally sit down to write them, the ideas have evaporated.  “Write it down”  I hear you … Continue reading

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Friday on my Mind – Go Team!

I’m a big fan of teamwork.  This is probably because I’m not a natural leader and would much prefer to stay in the background.  That would explain why I’m chair of the Ampthill Literary Festival, then.  🙂  Actually, that’s because … Continue reading

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You know you’re doing ‘Cambridge’ when

It’s diet season.  Hot on the heels of consuming every available calorie during the month of December, January is the time when a large number of us make a promise to ourselves to shed the excess fat that we’ve accumulated.  … Continue reading

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New Year and you’re stuck with the same old me.

I have just deleted my blog post.  I wrote 700 very worthy words about new year, fresh starts and all that jazz.  I went down to dinner, came back again and deleted the whole lot.  Bollocks to that.  In fact, … Continue reading

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2014: A Year in Books

Just a simple list. During 2014, I read 31 books.  They were… Airframe – Michael Crichton (Bookgroup) A Storm of Swords 1: Steel and Snow – George R R Martin The Contemporary Christian – John Stott Things I want my … Continue reading

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