The Small Things

  I have a confession to make. I don’t really enjoy winter, the other seasons are all lovely but winter leaves me cold literally. This summer was so gorgeous with scorching sun and regular trips to the beach to swim in the refreshing sea, so I was properly sad when it all came to an […]

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Beware of Siri!

My parents are pretty cool for people in their eighties. In fact I don’t think anyone has told them they are old. My Dad wears Nike trainers much to the amusement of my eldest daughter, who was trying to persuade me to get her some. He pretends he didn’t realise they were hip but I […]

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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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