The Vegan Debate – Enlightenment or Pandora’s Box?

My third daughter, Little M has been a vegetarian for over two years now. She decided shortly after her eleventh birthday that she did not want to eat Sunny’s friends. Sunny is her beautiful yellow budgie who I must admit has converted me from being a non bird person to a huge fan, he is […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

So here we are in a New Year and I am already bogged down trying to juggle a million things when I had made so many plans to start afresh, to be focused and organised. I started well, sent off a short story I have been working on for a well known magazine, joined The […]

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Acceptance

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change….   I have to admit, I used to think a mid life crisis was a rather amusing joke used by comedians to explain why the man next door suddenly turns up driving a brand new sports car, dyes his hair and starts wearing […]

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Where is door?

This week after many months of upheaval and half the house being rearranged, the builders are nearly finished thank goodness. I finally have a kitchen once more, having spent over 6 months cooking out in our caravan on the front drive. Our neighbours will either be extremely relieved or sorry that the entertainment is nearly […]

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Princess Kate’s Shoes

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken                         Oscar Wilde Somewhere, carefully wrapped at the back of my wardrobe is a pair of brand new, shiny beige L.K. Bennet shoes. They are a size 7, half a size too big for me so there they sit untouched, pristine. You might ask why I bought […]

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Things can only get better….can’t they?

I’ve never been much of a scientist but there is one law I am familiar with and that is Murphy’s or Sod’s Law. Well not that I understand it precisely, more that it is a phenomenon which seems to occur quite frequently in our house. I first remember hearing about it on some random television […]

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Inspirational Stuff

I have just returned from the wonderful Winchester Writer’s Festival which was the most amazingly inspirational weekend of talented speakers and lovely writers all meeting together in one space. The workshops were so helpful to get to grips with writing techniques, pitching, marketing and to simply hear how the professionals weave their magic. The one […]

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