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Happy Birthday, Bird’s Eye View!

It’s my blog-versary!An entire year has passed since I penned my first post here at Life: A Bird’s Eye View. And what a year it’s been: from getting an article published in So Magazine, to being featured on an American podcast over in Washington DC, […]

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Crocodoil: Snap It Up!

When I was first invited to test CrocodOil my initial reaction was “Is this a crock…?”…closely followed by: “Surely people don’t rub oil from a crocodile into their skin? Their prehistoric-looking hide doesn’t look too supple to me; if it’s so full of goodness why […]

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The 40 Year Old (I.T) Virgin

  I’ve always liked the idea of being an ‘IT Girl.’ That’s IT as in rhymes with fit, not IT as in Information Technology. As a teenager flicking through the glossy pages of Vogue (in the newsagents, before putting it back and buying More magazine), […]

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Vote for me in the UK Blog Awards 2017!

They say “every dog has it’s day.” Well this flea-bitten old dog would really love hers. My blog has been  nominated in the #UKBlogAwards2017 lifestyle category. I know, mental right?! Obviously I’m up against the blogging big guns with 6-figure followers, but so much crazy and unexpected fun […]

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No Goa-n Back This Time…

  My last trip to Goa saw me tripping like a hippy at a hilltop rave. Unfortunately, this was not due to imbibing some fantastical mind-bending substance and having a “spiritual awakening” – you know, the kind those faux-Rasta gap yah brats bang on about […]

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Reflecting on Paralysis: The Cure Girls

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?A wrinkle…an imperfect nose…a fresh blemish on your chin? In this age of air-brushed perfection and cleverly-filtered social media, it’s easy to be self-critical; to compare your looks, wealth, success – your life – to that […]

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Space: The Final Frontier

Ibiza. Eye-beef-ahh. Ee-beez-a. Whatever your preferred pronunciation, most people who visit The White Isle never go just once: the island is a magnet. If she were a woman she’d be a fearless rubber-clad dominatrix, mercilessly reeling you in then spitting you out; she eats guileless […]

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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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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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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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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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Poems For My Pals

I was just having a Spring clean on this beautiful sunny morning and came across these poems I wrote for two of my oldest mates, Nicolette and Sheryl (the latter nicknamed Pinhead/Ronnie Corbett due to her diminutive frame), on their respective hen nights. Nicolette’s hen […]

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I said Forty not Faulty

A year ago, when the calendar flipped round to March for the thirty-ninth time in my life, I started thinking of myself as forty to give myself a year to get used to the idea. Whenever people asked how old I was I’d say I […]

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One Foot In The Rave

photo credit It’s Sunday evening after the previous night’s clubbing, you’re slumped in the local old folks’ home wearing a pair of stained, too-big jeans, which you’re sure until recently were the perfect fit. Suddenly, over the course of what feels like only a matter […]

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Regular As Clockwork

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved a party. From the 6th birthday bash at McDonald’s during which hordes of hyper kiddies were invited behind the scenes to see where the wafer-thin patties were flipped and were permitted to peer into the freezers, […]

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Counter Productive

photo credit Working on the beauty circuit in the late Nineties was a bit like a Scalextric race track, in terms of both pace and circular routine: find a juicy role with a luxury brand, immerse yourself into it, onto the next….work by day, party […]

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Return of the Mack

Working in the beauty industry in London in the late nineties and early noughties was a close-knit, glamorous affair. I use the word ‘affair’ partly because the relationship between employer and employee tended to be a short-lived love story: we fell in love with a […]

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