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…

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…

100 Objects Project #4: The Little Brown Owl

This little guy was bought for me by my Dad when he was on holiday, around 2000. My Dad doesn’t buy me anything when he’s on holiday now I’m a grown up, so this was a lovely little treat for me really. It is also part of a tradition that has been going on between…

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…

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…