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 Welcome to my blog!

If you’re looking for academic reports, football analysis and scientific discoveries, this blog is definitely not for you.

If you’re looking for warm words, snippets of wisdom, writing wonders, book reviews, creative banter, personal development prompts and a whole lot of stuff to make you feel good, you’re in the right place.

My name is Annika Spalding, award-winning author of six books (plenty more coming) and an experienced Writing Coach. I’m a mum to two girls, work part-time for a charity and I’ve only just bought myself an ironing board. Yes, I’m officially adulting at the grand age of 32.

Now, grab a cuppa and sit in your favourite chair, because this is going to be a good read.


My Latest Posts





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It’s said that a woman who has cut her hair is about to change her life, and that haircut comes after a relationship has ended. I haven’t cut my hair but I have ended a relationship recently. I’d like to say it was hard and heartbreaking, but it wasn’t and […]

The Best Relationship You’ll Ever Have…


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You know, every time I send out a newsletter to my mailing list, at least one person unsubscribes. I've often wondered what the last straw was, what sent them over the edge, made them roll their eyes and scream "FUCK OFF" at my name when it appeared in their inbox. I mean, it's highly unlikely anyone will have such a hostile reaction to my content, but what if they did?

The Power of Persistance


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I've held a variety of events and workshops, but in the beginning it was Project You. It gave me the confidence to bring my ideas into reality. It proved to me that people would show up to my events. It gave me experience into promoting my own events and getting feedback. I learned how to prepare for an event and the importance of debrief afterwards. I learned to bring evaluation sheets and how to put goody bags together for my guests. I also eventually learned that I didn't need to hide behind a brand to share my words, because Annika Spalding is enough.

If At First You Don’t Succeed…




If you clicked on this blog post purely because Dorothy Koomson is in the title, you’re awesome too! I’ve been a longtime fan of Dorothy’s work, as a reader and as a writer. I’ve fallen in love with her characters, indulged in the plots and cried at the end of […]

Dorothy Koomson is AWESOME (and here’s why)!