A year on, what I would say (and add)

This morning someone ‘liked’ a blog post that I had written last year in June. I had obviously had a lot more time on my hands last year or because we were only just getting used to lockdown and doing nothing when not at work, I didn’t feel so guilty. Clearly I was listening to… Continue reading A year on, what I would say (and add)

In case anyone is interested…

In case anyone is interested, I am a little nervous About the easing of restrictions and the opening of the world again. In case anyone is interested, I can’t get fully excited About social events, big events, because there is always the risk looming. In case anyone is interested, I may still wear a mask… Continue reading In case anyone is interested…

‘It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see’ – Henry David Thoreau

A quote to live by. Quoted in a book that should live by your bedside. Midnight Library by Matt Haig. It makes you think, doesn’t it? So often in life we see things differently to how other people see them. Things, words, situations can all be interpreted in various ways and it is important to… Continue reading ‘It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see’ – Henry David Thoreau

The People’s Postcode Lottery got me two more books!

I work at a place that demonstrates the uniqueness of people. Sometimes we have problems to solve, but mostly days are spent chatting to lovely people who come along to our shop and Post Office for varying reasons. I think lots of the time recently, particularly among the elderly, the trip is the first time… Continue reading The People’s Postcode Lottery got me two more books!

Music through the decades

There’s this thing that I do most nights and it began in early 2020. That thing is drink. Wine mostly, sometimes beer but usually it involves alcohol. As the weeks close and another Sunday is ready to be enjoyed I release a little on a Saturday evening and find myself getting drunker quicker. It’s lovely.… Continue reading Music through the decades

If the dilemma is other’s opinions, it’s not your dilemma

After four long months I have finally spent a weekend at the beach – yipee! Oh how I loved it. I’ve written about this magical place before and each time I visit, I grow to love it more. The peaceful feeling, the space, freedom, chilled vibes, everything that makes life great. From the moment I… Continue reading If the dilemma is other’s opinions, it’s not your dilemma

My Publishing Journey: My book in my hands!!

Publishing is a strange process. It begins with hours of work, a never ending task of finishing the book. Sometimes it’s enjoyable, sometimes painful. Then editing begins and it honestly feels like that takes decades to complete. There are a lot of very quiet periods spent waiting on the next draft to come through, followed… Continue reading My Publishing Journey: My book in my hands!!

2020: shall we all just scream for ice cream?

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! A well known phrase which, while drinking the third beer on my Sunday last week I desperately wanted to perform. I wouldn’t have stopped at the end though. Oh no. I’d have screamed and screamed and screamed until they could hear me, er, somewhere over… Continue reading 2020: shall we all just scream for ice cream?

Less time, more grateful

There’s no doubt about it, this year has denied us all of time. I’m currently watching the news and feel it is never ending. France now on the quarantine list. The Netherlands. We’ve got to grip onto any positivity. As lock down eases, I am certainly feeling more and more grateful for the time I… Continue reading Less time, more grateful