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Ray Morgan: Outside Space

When you're looking for a new home, there are two words that can be a dealbreaker. I can't tell you how many times I hit CTRL+F scrolling through property sites to make sure those two little words were included in my house hunt: "outside space".

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Moving house: backbreaking work

My partner and I have just bought our first home, which has been one of the most stressful, infuriating, amazing, liberating and weirdly archaic experiences of our lives. 

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Ray Morgan: Back to the Brush

The writer Bill Bryson once joked in a book that there are three things you can't do in life. You can't beat the phone company, you can't make a waiter see you until he is ready to see you, and you can't go home again.

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Ray Morgan: Southend Planetarium: Not Just for Kids

I've just come back from an amazing break away in London celebrating my partner Jo's birthday. The 'weekend' started on Thursday in fact...

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Ray Morgan: Look Back: It's Alright

I'm having a big old clear out. I have written about this before for leigh-on-sea.com, about how I'm a cluttery fool who loves sentimental toot and finds it difficult to throw stuff out, but this is NEXT LEVEL.

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Ray Morgan: Keeping Sane in 2017

Funny old time, isn't it? I say "funny", I actually mean utterly depressing, where a self-confessed proud groper of women is leading the United States...

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Bad Weather Betsy

I don't know why, but I love inclement weather. You should have seen me when it snowed a couple of weeks ago, instagramming the sight of the frankly wet and disappointing flakes spinning down in front of a Mr-Tumnus-style lamp post (this is how romantically I view snow, the lamp post was outside a second hand car dealership).

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A technology fast

Are you enjoying your green juice? Did spin class go ok this morning? How is your liver after 9 days of no booze?

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2016, WTF?

What a 12 months, eh? 2016 will go down in history as one of the weirdest...

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Thoughts While Holding Eight Shopping Bags in the Run Up to Christmas

I went on a huge shopping trip with my Mum at the weekend; we set out to get a dressing gown and a top, and ended up looking like cliches of shopaholics, laden with enormous bags.

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A Mexican wave of joy

On Friday, I took the day off work and I volunteered my services to help my partner Jo run a pop-up afternoon tea at the Fishermen's Chapel in Old Leigh.

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Look who's talking

I talk a lot. Do you? Are you a witterer? I totally am, and Leigh-on-Sea.com are enablers for my chats because what is a blog if not a great big monologue out into the ether? (thanks guys!)

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Fayre Play

I got off my chest last week how much I dislike the commercial Christmas adverts, but as we approach December I'm softening and getting all festive and sparkly...

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Christmas adverts - yes or no?

"So... have you seen it yet?" I remember the simpler days when if someone asked you that in late (LATE) November, it meant that the Coke advert with the red lorry had been on.

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Nerd explosion

A while ago I wrote a blog about how much I love geeks, fandom and Harry Potter.

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Arts Edition of Newspaper Launched in Leigh

Arts edition of newspaper launched in Leigh.

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A Tale of Two Weekend Adventures

I've just had one of the most disparate weekends that really got me thinking about modern living...

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Estuary songs on Southend Pier

On Saturday night, Southend Pier was buzzing. During the day, it had been host to a wealth of speakers and panellists on the music of the Thames Delta for the Estuary Festival...

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An Open Letter To Drivers Who Text

Recently I was walking down Grand Drive, admiring the estuary after work, in the warm sunshine...

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A beach hut in the rain

I rented a beach hut for the weekend. September, for a beach hut, you may say. That's a bit risky, weather wise, eh?

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