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Mini March Travel Diary

What a month it’s been.

Here’s a mini diary from spring so far.

Sweden

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Two weeks ago I was sitting in Stockholm overlooking one of the capital’s many waterways. The sun had started setting and a faint orange glow was spreading over the rooftops surrounding my mum’s flat. I spent ten days here working, catching up with friends and family and running along the water and it was a rare, calm moment in an otherwise very busy few weeks. It was blissful.

IMG_0613Mum and I took the boat from Djurgården, where we had been to see the Liljewalchs exhibition, back to Södermalm.

Amsterdam

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The week before that I was in Amsterdam, sitting on the sofa in the flat Cyd was a renting a room in for the month. She’s been there to do lots of research for her PhD (see her Twitter for updates) and I came to visit her during her first weekend, ensuring that she was getting on okay and grabbing myself a mini holiday. That feels like ages ago now and I can’t wait for her to come back home TOMORROW!

Manchester and Brighton

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In February Cyd and I went to Manchester and Brighton for two conferences; LGBT History and Lesbian Lives. They were both super interesting and if you follow me on Twitter you will have seen that I reported both weekends extensively. What I haven’t told you is that I also got the opportunity to meet a certain Heather Peace in Brighton – more on this will follow shortly.

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Running and writing

In between going to conferences, travelling and interviewing people I’ve been training for the Yorkshire Half Marathon and I’ve gone fulltime as a freelance writer, meaning I have been pitching articles 24/7. It’s been an unusually busy start to the year, which is why I haven’t been blogging much – and I very much apologise for this. From now on I promise to be much better. Promise!

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Neighbour cat Walnut has been keeping me company whilst Cyd has been away. We both promise to blog more.

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