An Evening with The Eve Appeal

My regular blog readers will know that women’s reproductive health and gynae cancers are matters close to my heart, having shared my cervical cancer experience and subsequent infertility with you here on my blog and also via the Huffington Post. So I was particularly proud and […]

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Familiarity: Contempt or Content?

It’s the age-old routine: girl meets boy, they fall hopelessly in love, move in together, get married, maybe have a couple of kids….then spend the rest of the relationship bickering relentlessly over whose turn it is to cook/clean/take the rubbish out/(insert tedious menial task here).Gradually […]

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Costa Rica Chica

My fourth blog, written in February 2016, documenting the adventures of the 3 musketeers (ok, volunteers, but that sounded better): De Mama (my mum), Andy (my partner) and I, as we travelled to San Jose, Costa Rica, to help disadvantaged children living in the capital, […]

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Thailand: Sam Goes Solo

My third blog, Sam Goes Solo (aka No Emotional Thais: New Beginnings…Happy Endings?) was written in 2014, when I went travelling around the Thai islands on my tod…. www.samgoessolo.blogspot.com     Sam x Fancy reading my back-story before you go any further? You can find […]

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World Wide Walsh

My first ever blog, written September 2008 – March 2009 :A 6-month round-the-world backpacking adventure with my then-husband Liam… www.worldwidewalsh.blogspot.com   Sam x Fancy reading my back-story before you go any further? You can find my other blogs at: www.costaricachica1.blogspot.com www.samgoessolo.blogspot.com www.mummymission.blogspot.com www.worldwidewalsh.blogspot.com Follow me: Twitter: @SamanthaWalsh76 (Life:ABird’sEyeView) […]

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A ‘Dam Fine Weekend

The alarm rudely shakes me from my slumber: 2.30am. I groan and roll over, noticing the bed is empty. Andy’s not only up, he’s showered, dressed and sitting by the front door next to his suitcase. Someone’s excited for our Amsterdam city break….An hour later […]

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I’m a guest on Sip and Shine Podcast

Some weeks ago an email randomly popped into my inbox from a girl called Carrie, saying she was a podcaster interested in interviewing writers and bloggers for her Society Lounge (Sip and Shine) podcast, she really liked my blog (having discovered it via Twitter) and […]

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Get Your Flicks On Fleek

Come on girls, who doesn’t love perfectly winged eyeliner? That super-crisp, sleek Nike tick that flicks across your eyelid, creating the perfect feline expression: the cat that got the cream.Now we all know this look can be a bitch to perfect – one eye glides […]

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I’ve Won Gold

My squad. My birds. Our posse. The Gang.Call ’em what you like, but there’s no debating a close-knit gaggle of girlfriends is worth their weight in gold; like the sun in the sky, they are the one true constant in the ever-changing scenery of life. No […]

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We’re All Broken

You are the star in the theatre production of your life; whether you’re the extrovert lead in a high-octane, all-singing all-dancing performance, a stand-up comedian using humour as your armour or an autonomous one-man show: it’s your gig. How you live it is entirely up […]

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Go For Your Smears, My Dears!

“There are different types of cells: healthy ones, slightly ugly ones…..and then there are the really dodgy-looking kind. As you have stage 3 pre-cancer, well…..yours are the type you’d cross the road to avoid…..”Oh. Rightio.My GP carried on talking, but, having dropped the C-bomb, all […]

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Festival Chic vs Mud-Covered Freak

  Oh festivals how I love thee! Dancing in a field, sun shining, arms slung casually round the bronzed shoulders of a bunch of beaming mates – you can’t beat it. That’s a Kodak moment right there. When I’m on my deathbed, flicking through my […]

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Social Me-Me-Media

No, I haven’t developed a stutter. I’m just sitting here, phone in hand, contemplating that innocuous-looking little lower-case blue ‘f’ with the white background.The Facebook app. photo credit It’s just a button, a single tap on my iPhone home screen, but what lurks beneath is […]

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I’ll Drink To That

“Never drink on an empty stomach…..always have a couple of beers first….” So came the sage advice delivered dead-pan by my dad to my impressionable pre-pubescent self, as I sat listening intently to his pearls of wisdom. My sister and I were drinking warm Coca-Cola […]

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Smells Like Cheap Spirits

photo credit Having been a big blonde fish in the small pond that was Foster’s Primary, it was quite a shock when I rocked up for my first day at the imposing Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School, aka Chis ‘n’ Sid, or “Chis ‘n’ Sad” as […]

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Sprinkle Salt On The Slug Of Self Doubt

“Sheesh, you’re looking old today, girlfriend!” “You’ve really shoehorned yourself into those skinny jeans, eh fatty?” “I wouldn’t bother applying for that job mate, you’d never get it.” With friends like that, who needs enemies, huh? Only these are not the words of a two-faced […]

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Cheeky Breeders

photo credit The Peaky Blinders may have terrorised Birmingham and beyond in the 1920s, but these days there’s a current gangster threat much closer to home: The Cheeky Breeders. photo credit This gaggle of bottle-toting bandits operates far and wide, a network comprised of minacious […]

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Thou Shalt Not Take Shit

I’m no religious nut, but indulge me in a moment’s imaginative thinking here, if you will. When God/Allah/Will o’ the Wisp/<insert name of your chosen deity here> was sitting on a cloud, idly coming up with his “commandments” during a quiet moment when he wasn’t […]

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Sack the Stylist

Those first lazy, hazy days of summer tend to bring the average Brit out in a hot sweat, and not just because the mercury is rising.This sweat is almost as likely to be due to the fashion dilemmas presented to us by the sudden, shocking […]

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The Buffet Mentality

As human beings living in the 21st century, we have evolved, adapted and invented so much that we are practically unrecognisable from the knuckle-dragging Neanderthals of times gone by. Yet despite the neatly-pressed shirts and carefully-sculpted coiffures of modern man, there are still the odd […]

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