A gentle breeze rustles across the field, bringing with it the drowsy scent of lavender. For a minute, I can pretend I’m in a remote farm in Provence, but the chatter amongst tourists reminds me that I’m still in London – Mayfield Lavender Farm to be exact. Some may claim that it’s not London at all, but when you live outside the M25 you know what the real suburbia looks and feels like. As I…

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After almost a month without internet, I’m finally back! We’ve sort of settled into our new home (albeit with very little furniture) and I’m slowly getting used to a completely new area. With life being quite hectic these last few months, I’m really disappointed to say that (in addition to a lack of regular blogging) I have failed on the reading goal over the first half of the year.  My work involves a lot of writing, reading and editing and from February…

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