The events of what happened in Manchester last week are incomprehensible. This is quite simply, one of those posts I wish I didn’t have to write. I’ve tried to make sense myself as to what happened and why. Last Monday, I was up late, feeling really grotty. I think I’d caught a bug and was… Continue reading Manchester Attack: Hope not Hate
A sign of a good book, so I’m led to believe, is the inability to put it down. I once read a Jojo Moyes novel in the bathroom at 2am because I *had* to finish it and the light in the bedroom was annoying my husband. It was a good book. Yesterday, I finished such… Continue reading Review: You & Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
Valentine’s Day is about saying shush to the world. It’s about remembering that you have to stop in the frantic, swirling, nerve wracking world you inhabit and just – stop. Stop to remember those you love. Not just your significant other. It is a day for silly, tacky happiness that only flimsy love notes can… Continue reading Merry Happy Love Day
It has been rather remiss of me not to wish you all a very happy New Year and express the hope that you had a peaceful and joyful Christmas/ Yuletide/ holiday period. We had a great time with the kids – after all, for me, Christmas is all about children. The magic and wonder and… Continue reading Happy 2017
When I was a teenager, suffice to say, I had a bit of a thing for David Duchovny and the X Files. Seriously, it was epically huge the crush I had on him. I remember one of my English teachers in Year 9 giving me a poster of him that she found in the Radio… Continue reading 100 Objects Project: #19 The Signed David Duchovny Picture
It's been a while since I posted one of my poems. So, as we have just celebrated 10 years married this year, I thought I would give you one of my first poems about my husband. Missing Away You went Like lint In the Breeze Reach out To grasp And You’re gone You get on… Continue reading Poem: Missing
I’ve idly noticed that chart topper Taylor Swift has now hooked up with Bond-tipped actor Tom Hiddleston, just a couple of weeks or so since splitting from Calvin Harris. It just reminds me a bit of me, but then again, I was way younger than Swift when I was going through the ‘date someone for… Continue reading Is It Ok to Love Again So Swiftly?
The Orlando attacks have not just disgusted me, but have made me question my fellow man. This world is a tiresome, ignorant and dark place at times. In the hope of spreading some light, sunshine and a bit of rainbow coloured solidarity, I am going to give away one of my original art pieces. It… Continue reading Win My Art!
Time is drifting ever onwards towards my 10th wedding anniversary. It is mind-boggling how I’ve managed to get to this massive milestone without completely driving my husband round the twist! It has not always been plain sailing – we have had a lot of bumps in the road, pretty much all of them have been… Continue reading Nearly the Big 10
With the advent of spring, brings the rise of hope and expectation – new life, warmer days and bluer skies, scrubbed clean by the winters clouds, snow and rain. We emerge from the winter as animals from burrows – awake and alert for the prospect of better times. That isn’t me. I’ve not always gotten… Continue reading Why I Don’t Get On With Springtime