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  • Simple Pleasure Number Seven: Taking A Pause

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    A busy morning. Up early, (well, for me), loads of emails, two long calls, a quick lunch and a client coming this afternoon. Of course I’ve prepared for her. I’ve looked at the notes from last time and re-connected with what’s going on in her life. I’m ready. I glance at the time, a whole […]

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  • Simple Pleasures Number Six: The aroma of a good cigar

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    Walking up Holland Park Avenue last week, the weather again changed back to mild and now almost spring-like with some warm sunshine. People sitting outside pavement cafes with coffee and pastries, jackets on the back of seats and the aroma of cigar smoke drifting towards me on a soft breeze. That distinctive smell instantly transporting me […]

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  • Simple Pleasures Number Five: Being With Peaches

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    There are some people in the world whose very essence gives simple pleasure.You probably know someone like that yourself- they possess an indefinable something which is uplifting and joyful. Just being around them makes you happy. And there are some animals which have the same gift. Like Peaches, our beautiful, cream Burmese cat. Last night […]

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  • Simple Pleasures Number Four: Hot Soup On A Chilly Day

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    I’ve never been a great fan of organised exercise. I don’t like gyms finding them smelly and stuffy, I’m pretty clumsy and uncoordinated and I lack physical courage. However the one form of exercise which never usually lets me down is walking – provided it’s done on the flat of course. Putting one foot in […]

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  • Simple Pleasures Number Three: Spring Bulbs

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    The Simple Pleasures In Life: a series of Out Loud blogs celebrating the little things that lift our spirits, bring us joy and sometimes even reveal the miracle of life itself. Can there be anything more heart warming, miraculous, more simply pleasurable than spring bulbs putting forth their bounty? Well no, clearly not … unless […]

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  • The Simple Pleasures In Life Number Two: Taking The Bus

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    The Simple Pleasures In Life: a series of Out Loud blogs celebrating the little things that lift our spirits, bring us joy and sometimes even reveal the miracle of life itself. A bus ride can be so very pleasant. Preferable to the claustrophobic tube, I love to stare out the window as the bus slowly trundles […]

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