Dry January – We Did It!

We’ve done it – we made it to the end of January, sober as judges. Dry January is more of an exercise in self-discipline, will power and healthy living. Not that we drink loads – alcohol just tends to make me fall asleep these days. It feels great though, to get to the end of…

Shopper Saves Parent & Child from Knife Attack

Have a go heroism is often discouraged because it can easily turn very ugly indeed for the Good Samaritan. Not in this case though. Whilst in the car park of the Morrisons store on Poplar Street, Failsworth, Manchester, one shopper saw a man pull a knife on a woman and her daughter. Mr Taylor, upon…

He’s Beautiful & He’s Back – James Blunt

I have never understood why people have a keen dislike for singer James Blunt. I didn’t find ‘You’re Beautiful’ annoying, at all. It was just a nice chart-botherer of a hit. Nowt to write home about, but you’d sing along to it in the car if it came on the radio. Now Mr Blunt is…

89th Oscars: The Nominees

Here is what the nominations look like for the 89th annual Oscars: Best Picture Arrival (Seen – not that great to be honest, although Amy Adams was great in it) Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land (on my ‘to watch’ list) Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Best Director…

Moving House: Nearly There

At last, we have a moving date. We’ve signed somethings with the solicitors and we are virtually ready to go. It’ll be weird leaving the house I have spent over 10 years of my life in. I’ve lived there longer than I have lived anywhere, in all of my life. It was the house we…

Parts of UK Braced for Snow

The weather forecast for the UK over the next few days promises snow, wind, ice and even a few spots of thunder. The UK has reacted by closing some bridges to vehicles or just high sided ones and cancelling or delaying flights. Every time this happens, people are quick with the meme’s depicting 8 foot…

Dry January

Like a lot of people, I am a bit shocking at trying to keep New Year’s resolutions. All of them are usually around the same old gubbins of losing weight, exercising more and eating better. All of which go by the wayside for whatever reason. Mainly because I am a full time working Mum with…

74th Golden Globe Awards

I never actually watch awards ceremonies and if I do, I tend to just watch the ‘In Memorium’ sections or actors/ creative arts people win. This year being a bit more poignant with the recent deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds. Today sees us Brits waking up to the news of the winners…

Today is My Mother’s 60th Birthday

My mother would have been 60 years old today, if she had lived. She had just turned 58 about a month before she died. I find myself at something of a loss as to how I should mark the occasion. After all, turning 60 is a huge milestone and should be marked. However, all I…