In St Helens, Merseyside in the north of England, it was a brilliant, sunny day. The air was still cold as April tried to shake off her winter coat and begin to bask in the warmth of her sister May’s arrival. April, though, for all of her spring flowers and newborn animals, held to her… Continue reading Violet-Grace Youens – An Angel Too Soon
This was sent to us not long before we got married by the register office in St Helens (Merseyside, England). It reminds me of that sweet and glorious time, ten years ago, when I was about to make the biggest decision in my whole life (until I had my babies): marrying my wonderful man. We… Continue reading 100 Object Project: #20 A Guide to Marrying in St. Helens
This hoodie, one of several I have from University, is the last Uni hoodie I bought. It is for Katherine Fletcher Halls, room 14, at Edge Hill University, Lancashire (UK). It represents for me the closing chapter of that period of my life, were I was leaving behind full time education, adolescence, childhood, unhappiness, heartache… Continue reading 100 Objects Project #16: The University Hoodie
Each year, when I was a kid, there was a massive event in the park across the round from my house called the ‘St Helens Show’. It was always at the end of July and it was always amazing. There was a fair, tents filled with crafts and stalls, police dog shows, a plane doing… Continue reading My Mum is in the Thunder
Theatre Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Christmas Pantomime at the Theatre Royal, St. Helens, Merseyside. Sunday 7th December 2014, 10 am I have not been near live performance in a very long time, so going to see any is a bit of a treat for me. Considering I spent my formative years in and around… Continue reading Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Theatre Royal, St. Helens
I received this odd glass ornament for my 10th birthday from my Granddad Jack. I can’t say I was desperately impressed to receive this as a 10 year old girl! I just didn’t quite get why I’d want to look at dead sea creatures, encased in glass… it just seemed a bit unfair on the… Continue reading 100 Objects Project #8: Glass Seahorse Ornament
I’ve published a book! An actually book! It has pages and a cover and words in it and everything! It sort of feels like hypocrisy really... is it? I mean yes, I have been published (woot!), but has that now gone against my ideals of writing for love than money? I’ve said before that writing… Continue reading Book Published!