Words to Help & Inspire: Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’

The poet Maya Angelou has always been close to my heart, especially her poem 'Still I Rise'. It was also the favourite poem of my lovely friend Jemma, who passed away a couple of years ago. It has always been something that has made me feel determined and picked me up whenever I have been… Continue reading Words to Help & Inspire: Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’


Keeping Going

Hello It feels like an actual age since I last did an entry on here that was not a scheduled post. I suppose it is important at the moment to keep my hand in with writing as it is forming part of my ‘therapy’. More on that later. I’ve revamped the blog’s style a tad… Continue reading Keeping Going


My Bronte Adventure

The other day, I made my semi regular pilgrimage to the seat of, as far as I’m concerned, the greatest literary minds in the history of the English language: The Bronte’s home village of Haworth. I’m closing in on the very end of my maternity leave which, with other factors thrown in there, has depressed… Continue reading My Bronte Adventure


What If, Whitby & What It Means to Me

In the past few days, my husband and I have had our semi-regular ‘what if’ conversation. This is when we allow ourselves for several minutes to imagine what our lives would be like if our more materialistic dreams came true. They would, but of course, be reliant on a lottery win. One dream we’ve had for… Continue reading What If, Whitby & What It Means to Me