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Wot I loved today: The Cottage

Our house move is still ongoing (don’t even ask) (oh, you weren’t going to anyway) but I was just reflecting on the place we’ve moved out of and how very, very much I loved it. We rented it in May when we first arrived in Bristol and never planned to leave so soon. But the house of our dreams came on the market, so blah blah blah. Here is what we’ve just left behind. Isn’t it absolutely beautiful? Aren’t we lucky? This house is where I was very, very ill for a very long time, and yet my memories of … Continue reading

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Wot I Loved Today: Rowan Coleman’s The Memory Book

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It’s very rare that a book makes it into my blog, because books bring me joy every day and it’s hard to single them out. Plus, as time has passed, I’ve made more and more writer friends and I don’t want them to think I’m being favouritist, like. But then again it’s very rare that I read a book that simultaneously enthrals me, devastates me and somehow lifts me up beyond my quotidian existence quite like Rowan Coleman’s beautiful novel The Memory Book. Spoilers aren’t an issue here, because it’s clear from the outset that the heroine is on a … Continue reading

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Wot I loved today: Birthday time!

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I turned thirty-four yesterday. As you will see from this blog’s predecessor, I am now resigned to being old so there’s no need for commiserations. I had SUCH a lovely day. My birthday last year was nice but I was going downhill fast with M.E. and was very nervous that I wouldn’t be able to cope with the plans I’d made. This year – I was FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS. Shit damn, I was alive! The Man brought me breakfast in bed. A perfectly-proportioned breakfast with free range bacon and vivid orange eggs. Oh and some mango lassi (isn’t he … Continue reading

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Wot I loved today: VEG

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For a long time I thought that I had to eat what other people told me to eat. I followed all sorts of mad food plans and forbade myself from eating a million things, mostly because people had told me I’d get everything from candida to cancer if I didn’t. They told me I’d have no energy, I’d be unhappy, I’d have brain fog and I’d go on sugar binges if I carried on eating these things. I never trusted myself or my body sufficiently to disobey, which strikes me as a shame in retrospect. It was just part of … Continue reading

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Wot I loved today: being alive

 Lucy Robinson around the time of her first facial, March 2011. Copyright Lucy Robinson Blog

I was saying on my Facebook page this morning how bitingly sad I found the image of Philip Seymour Hoffman at his death – that brilliant, complex and talented man transformed so brutally, so needlessly, into a lonely cold body with a syringe it its arm and a bag of heroin nearby. What a(nother) monstrous waste of genius. What a(nother) monstrous waste of a life. Resultantly, my Wot I loved Today blog is, for today, not about a cheese I’ve gorged on or a giggle I’ve had with The Man but about the very fact of my life. For this, … Continue reading

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Wot I loved today: someone fixing my bottom.

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I wrote a couple of days ago about the love I feel for my bottom. Two ripe little peaches of incredibly pleasing proportions that I have never once subjected to crazy mirror abuse or cruel words. Since writing, my bottom has staged something of a rebellion. My coccyx bone curled in on itself like a little calcified poo a few days ago And I stopped being able to sit down without lots of pain. And so I called the totally magic body person, aka my osteopath. It is a source of absolute amazement to me that the whole world doesn’t … Continue reading

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A new start

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I said I was going to write a long blog about what happened to me last year. I changed my mind. This blog is the reason I have a career as a novelist. It’s been with me since my first ever internet date, it’s travelled the world with me and it’s witnessed me meet and start my life with The Man. I love my blog. I don’t want to go and take a crap on it, which is what I would be doing were I to inventory the hours, days and weeks of doom during my time stuck in bed. … Continue reading

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Robinson is back.

 Lucy Robinson with a moustache.

Dear Everyone who might find this blog, I’m BACK! I’m WELL! I survived the most horrible six months of my life! You may remember my last post, back in June, when I wrote something a bit cryptic about my body going on strike and me having to sign off for a while. I wasn’t being cryptic because I’m a dick (although I am a dick)  – I was being cryptic because I didn’t yet know what was wrong with me. Except I did, really. The day it started – the day it seemed to come crashing out of the sky … Continue reading

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