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A letter to my readers….

Dear Readers, I am excited to share this with you. Sofa Stories, the platform that started with the contributions of multiple writers, is evolving. From June 2024 it will be known as Through The Stages, I’ve already made the changes on Social Media and it’s just the website to go. This change reflects a deeply…

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Ward Thomas serenades Sage Gateshead, transforming madness into music

It’s taken 11 years for Ward Thomas a modern country-pop duo to come onto my radar. Off to Sage Gateshead to see twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas and check out their newest album, ‘Music in the Madness.’ Founded in 2012, Ward Thomas, a name that might initially evoke thoughts of a legal practice,…

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TEDxNewcastle is almost here

I am looking forward to this weekend so much and the amazing lineup on offer. On Friday I am, ‘Kickstartin my Innovation Creation with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®! hosted by Terry McStea from Design Network North. Saturday – I’m heading to TEDxNewcastle for session one. This includes Neuroscientist Comedian Sophie Scott, Procrastination Analyst – Fuschia Sirois,…

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A period review revisited.

In 2009 I wrote a series of articles called, ‘A period review’. I tried and tested sanitary products over six months in the seventh month, no period = pregnant with my little girl.  Twelve years on, my little girl is on the brink of starting her period, whereas I am in the throes of perimenopause.…

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Octobers theatre and music reviews

Here is a round up of what I’ve watched this month, Vonda Shepard – read full review over on InNewcastle. Gary Barlow – read full review over on InNewcastle. Beabadoobee – read full review over on InNewcastle. The Little Mermaid – coming soon – 25th October

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