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A Time to Grieve

A Time to Grieve Lisa Valentine That British Betty Blog

Earlier this year, my 80-year old grandma passed away and my heart quietly broke into a million tiny pieces. Along with most other people, I have dealt with grief before. I’ve said goodbye to family members and friends and even the man I was due to marry before I met Adam.

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Don’t Let Them Tame You

Don't Let Them Tame You Lisa Valentine That British Betty Blog

I‘m not entirely sure who ‘they’ are but they do seem to crop up a lot in these kinds of quotes. The full quote is ‘You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you‘ by Isadora Duncan. It’s one that’s stuck with me since I first read it after falling headfirst into a Pinterest black hole one night.

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Oh That Places You'll Go That British Betty Blog

*Contains gifted items from Carrie Elizabeth Jewelleryย 

Yes, I completely ripped the title of this post from the legend that is Dr Seuss but as we share a similar sentiment, I figured it’s fine. When I was younger, I always assumed that life was pretty linear. That I’d leave school, go to college, maybe even university if I was lucky, then travel the world, meet the love of my life, buy a home, get married, have babies and live happily ever after.

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Skint Estate | Cash Carraway

Cash Carraway Skint Estate Book Review That British Betty Blog

For those of you that haven’t heard of Cash Carraway before, let me introduce you. Cash is an award-winning playwright, author and spoken word artist from Penge, South East London. She’s also speaking out about the realities of living just below the poverty line, social cleansing and the lack of support services available for those who need it the most.

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