It’ll look lovely when it’s done…….

We are in the process of renovating and redecorating our 120 year old too small mid terrace cottage. It’s eye wateringly expensive and most of the time spent in each room has been on dusty horrible time consuming jobs. The kind of jobs that a make room ‘safe’ or ‘compliant with health & safety requirements’… Continue reading It’ll look lovely when it’s done…….

Coming of age.

Recently I arranged to get my hoover serviced. I wish I could say that was a euphemism for something sexy or racy but it’s not. I am genuinely just taking my hoover to be serviced. I was told I could drop it off any time in the evenings and I arranged to do this after… Continue reading Coming of age.

When is a short story a novel?

I haven’t been writing for long, just over a year all in. In that time there’s also been a lot of life to be dealing with, health things, loss, change of job, along with all the stresses and strains of family life. It’s been tough to find the time and space, physically and mentally to… Continue reading When is a short story a novel?


About two years ago now Moss, another friend and I set up a book club. Well it was Moss’s thing, she started it off, but we thought it was a great idea. So we now consider ourselves founding members. We had a Facebook page and everything. As seems to be the way of these things… Continue reading #BookClub

Against the odds.

Last week was a tough week for me. After some abdominal pain, bleeding and just a small but unhealthy dose of denial I returned to the GP to talk about the fact something was wrong after having had a hysterectomy 5 months ago. The GP had a look, turns out there’s a ‘minor issue’ with… Continue reading Against the odds.

My favourite jeans

My favourite pair of jeans are a pair of Miss Sixty boot cut jeans that zip up at the back, I've had them for 12 years now. I get them out and try them on once or twice a year most years. Except for the baby weight years, when I kept them somewhere at the… Continue reading My favourite jeans

Diary of a hysterectomy – Part 3 

It has been 12 weeks since my operation, so it felt like a good time to write about it again. In the build up to surgery I searched online endlessly for personal accounts of the recovery process. Looking for something other than the posts on forums about things that had gone wrong for people, so… Continue reading Diary of a hysterectomy – Part 3