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Eva, 21

To my little sister Eva - wherever you are, whoever you're with: Happy 21st birthday darling. You were such a beautiful baby and I am proud of the beautiful young woman I believe you are. I'm as proud and as in love with you as I was the moment we met. I know our mother… Continue reading Eva, 21

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Poetry

Poem: Took Off the Lid

I built a dream around you I fucking did Shook up my life Then took off the lid   I made you shine in my mind Each bit of you was brilliance I worshipped you You just saw me as a convenience   I left myself behind I fucking did Shook up my life Then… Continue reading Poem: Took Off the Lid

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An Integral Part of the British Identity: Royalty, Tradition and… Congratulations Harry & Meghan

When I was visiting family for a few weeks in the US, way back in 2002, I remember some hick (sorry – but he was) shouting at me because the UK has a monarchy (see – told you he was a hick). At the time, I was still a teenager and genuinely didn’t give a… Continue reading An Integral Part of the British Identity: Royalty, Tradition and… Congratulations Harry & Meghan

Reviews

Review: You & Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

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

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Merry Happy Love Day

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

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Happy 2017

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

100 Objects Project, Uncategorized

100 Objects Project: #19 The Signed David Duchovny Picture

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