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Walk on, walk on

Some people find it strange that at almost 33, I've never sat behind the wheel of a car...

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The newfound Good Life

I've blogged here before about how I've got a garden for the first time in my life, and let me tell you, I feel overwhelmed by how much there is to learn.

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Ray Morgan: The Power of a Good Shower

I once wrote a poem called 'Middle Class Woes' which are a bit like 'First World Problems', and the poem was inspired by the time I ran out of newspaper to wrap something in, and had to use Vogue.

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Transported to the California Suite

This weekend I went to see 'California Suite' at the Dixon Studio (Palace Theatre) and I'll be honest, I really didn't know what to expect......

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Double Lives

I spent my weekend listening to bands, drinking out of plastic pint glasses, dancing to music, performing my poems and wearing a swishy silver floor length skirt...

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Ray Morgan: The Value of Our Town

I went on holiday to Cornwall recently and fell in love with it all over again after brilliant childhood holidays spent there, predominantly because the week involved...

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Powerful Pilates

Is it a case of sofa and the latest season of House of Cards for @ Ray Morgan? Nope... she's found a new distraction in Pilates!

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Leigh Folk Festival 25th anniversary album

I was lucky enough to receive a gorgeous limited edition record this week, the 25th anniversary album to celebrate the Leigh Folk Festival that was crowdfunded in 2016 to be released this year, and what a treat it is.

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Hylands Park: a perfect day out

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In praise of whimsical doorknobs

Yes, I said knobs. Stop tittering, you. We're grown ups and the word 'doorknobs' is NOT funny at all.

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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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International Women's Day: talking women and periods

I'm writing this on a train home from London, where I've just been in a meeting on the gender pay gap

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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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