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The psychology of weight loss – what really works

£7.99, Routledge Why do some of us become overweight? Why is it so difficult to lose weight? How can we adapt healthy attitudes towards food? I have been commissioned to write features about weight loss since the 1990s. I have seen a few books on the subject in that time and this is one of […] Expand blog

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Why you should be blogging if you’re in business

Imagine you’re an optician. Your potential customers are unlikely to visit your website randomly – only if they need a check up. It can be challenging to raise your profile. Instead, of simply pushing your website address and special offers on social media, you can update your blog with some high quality content. Something that […] Expand blog

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Best dog-friendly places in Norwich

I’m constantly updating this post as I try out different places with my dog – so please forgive it’s unedited and rough-draft form… I spend a lot of time wandering around Norwich looking for a good coffee or lunch with my chihuahua-cross Snoops in tow. I thought it might be a good idea to keep […] Expand blog

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Do these five things to improve your writing

Good writing is at the centre of all content marketing and business promotion. Your company will be judged on the quality of the writing associated with it, so it is essential to strive for professionalism. Writing well is a complex skill that can be developed over time. However, if you are struggling to put words […] Expand blog

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How to slow down time – or at least make it appear to pass more slowly

“Where does the time go?” older people often remark. Even though we know time is marked in discrete and predesignated units that are the same for everybody, there is still the sense that it increases its pace as we age.  Feeling that a week, year or even a decade has rapidly slipped by can feel psychologically unpleasant and depressing. Time can be […] Expand blog


Robin Dauncey – the Norwich potter

A dear friend Robin Dauncey died recently just a month after being diagnosed with bowel cancer. He worked for 45 years as a professional potter in Norwich. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend his funeral. It feels as if I haven’t said goodbye. I keep expecting to bump into him, as I always did, in St […] Expand blog