The Post-Facebook World

If you are reading this, the likelihood is – you are probably one of the 2.23 billion members of social media mega-giant Facebook. As most of us are members, would it surprise you to know that I’m post-Facebook and no longer post on there? I joined up in 2006 when the social network was just…

Bad Writing Advice – Probably

I missed the #NationalWritingDay to impart some kid of wisdom – which I wish I had in the first place. However, two bits of advice come to the fore. This is mainly because my older daughter is currently writing and illustrating a book of her own and knows Mummy can knock a few sentences together….

Happy 6th Birthday to My Blog

Continuous Strings has been around for six years now, how awesome is that? It has helped me express myself in a way that has kept me encouraged to write. I just wish I could win the lottery, buy a flat in Whitby and just spend six months writing… That is how much a I love…

Weary

I have a particularly tired soul right now. Although my body is weary as hell, my soul feels so heavy right now. I’ve cut off Facebook and Twitter – those who care enough about me will contact me via other mediums to see how I am or just have a chat. The problem with social…

Twitter Recommendation: 50 Shades of May

If to you Brexit is a dirty word, you ain’t seen nothing yet. “50 Shades of May” makes the miserable and mundane world of politics, leopard print shoes and leather trousers all mix together nicely. A naughty innuendo filled gigglefest, this Tweeter recounts the goings on of our Prime Minister, Theresa May. It looks like…

He’s Beautiful & He’s Back – James Blunt

I have never understood why people have a keen dislike for singer James Blunt. I didn’t find ‘You’re Beautiful’ annoying, at all. It was just a nice chart-botherer of a hit. Nowt to write home about, but you’d sing along to it in the car if it came on the radio. Now Mr Blunt is…

Happy Ending for Sippy Cup Search

We all like to hear about a happy ending to a story, right? One man’s desperate search for a toddler sippy cup, the only one his autistic son will drink from, has had a happy ending indeed recently. Marc Carter took to the web to try and find a very specific little blue cup. His…

YouTube Channel to Watch: Top5s

Recently, my husband discovered the YouTube series called ‘Top5s’ and got me watching it. Now we’re hooked. For those who have never heard of it, it is basically a softly spoken Welsh lad making videos of what he considers to be the top 5 creepy, scary, weird and all round odd events, people or places…

Stephen Fry Quits Twitter Over Comment to Friend at BAFTA’s

Hello Never one to wade in on the craziness, crassness and utter bewilderment of the celeb world, but one story this morning made me take up quill and parchment (or hit my keyboard during my lunch break). At last nights BAFTA awards, national treasure and all round cerebral demi-god Stephen Fry, made a rather cutting remark about one…