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Be more Kate

A few weeks ago I was in the privileged position of being at one of Kate Bush's concerts. My husband being a forever fan had managed to secure tickets for us. I didn't realise just how privileged until the night of the concert. Don't get me wrong, I like Kate Bush and have enjoyed many of her songs. 'Cloudbusting' and 'Running up that Hill' are long time favourites of mine. I was looking forward to seeing her in the same way I've looked forward to other artists. However, I had no idea of the impact of attending this particular concert. It did something to me. It moved me. I would even go so far as to say it changed my life.

How can a concert possibly change your life you may wonder. The thing that came across so fiercely for me was the honesty in Kate and her music. She came on stage and it felt like I was listening to the one and only concert she was ever going to give. It felt like the first time and the last time even though I knew she was giving th…

A little piece of bliss in the city

I'm sure you'll agree that finding a little piece of calm and quiet space in any city can be hard. And finding a space to sit and read, perhaps even more difficult. So it gave me great pleasure to find this delightful space in amongst the shops and cafes in Seven Dials in London. It's called the Seven Dials Book Exchange and of course I wanted to share it with you, just in case you're in need of a book and a sit down which if you're reading this, I'm sure will be the case.

It does what it says on the tin. You turn up with a book you no longer want and add it to the collection and then take a book from the shelf that you'd like to read. Sounds a nice idea and yes, you say, there are lots of places that do that. But not all of them provide you with some comfy sofas and vintage chairs and a place to relax and read your new book.

OK - now we're talking, but it gets even better than that. If you really want some peace and quiet, they even have their very own…