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About ashleighlou

Person, usually on bike

Bird Brain

I can talk for a long time only when it’s about something boring.—Lydia Davis.   Years ago I was rushing to work on a rainy day. I was in the first few weeks of a new job. I wasn’t used … Continue reading

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… hello

It’s been the longest time since I’ve posted anything on my blog, and I’m feeling guilty about it, but I guess not guilty enough to do anything properly about it. I now think about this blog in the same way … Continue reading

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They tell me any idiot can do it and I tell them I’m not just any idiot, I am specific. Even when my lungs are bursting – properly bursting like things dragged up by that Russian deep-sea fisherman I keep … Continue reading

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On working, writing, and doubting

I wrote this speech for an event at the Michael King Writers Centre in November. The event was called ‘The Business of Writing: Making a Living Through Words’. I was super scared to say my speech, partly because it was … Continue reading

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The winning Jerry poems

It has been extremely difficult to choose the winners of this giveaway competition. It was so difficult that I’ve decided to give up further book vouchers so that I could award further prizes. It’s book voucher season! Unfortunately Jerry was … Continue reading

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The ‘too many books in the world’ giveaway

I’ve never done a ‘giveaway’ before, partly because it seems like only proper bloggers do giveaways, and partly because I don’t normally have things to give away, but because this year I have been paid for a few bits and … Continue reading

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Your soul is confirmed

Before I set off from the States this morning I was feeling like one last American-ish experience so I decided to do SoulCycle, a spinning class that combines motivational yelling with intense – I would say dangerously intense, at times … Continue reading

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