Roller Coasters for (temporary) Depression Relief

In an effort to bring some variety and vitality back into my life, I took a couple of trips with my daughter earlier this year - one for her birthday and one for mine. We both share a passion for roller coasters, so the trips were Theme Park, ahem, themed. Without them I think the... Continue Reading →

Coffee and Progress

So I'm sitting in Costa having been to the doctor, then to Pets at Home to pick up Petal's flea treatment, and a strangely zen trip around the pound store. Time disappears in cavernous stores like these. Until one spies the horror of one's true reflection in one of the reasonably priced display mirrors in... Continue Reading →

Better (a poem)

Every time, Every single fucking time I try to do something to help myself, To distinguish my sorry little self so that I'm no longer pointless, Every time, Someone has got there first. There is nothing new under the sun. Someone has already got it done, And they did it Better than me. So why... Continue Reading →

Same old same old

I don't have the energy for it. The energy not just to BE happy but to keep it up. The trouble is, every time I try and then stop, it's like starting over, exactly as it was in the beginning, and sometimes worse, which is hard for people to understand. Especially my mother. 'But you... Continue Reading →

Decorating Decision Disorder

N.B. None of the images in this article are original, apart from the one of my books- if you want to find them, and more about them, they are all pinned to my Pinterest board, Home Decor Inspiration. I love a dark, moody, dramatic interior. I love a bright, white, Scandinavian-inspired interior. I love a... Continue Reading →

In an ideal world

Here's what my ideal school would look like (it's probably incredibly naive and unreasonable, but I'm indulging in fantasy here) :- Have students elect their own group of 'governor' students who would then be responsible for the school (new ones each term so everyone gets a chance.) The governors would work alongside the teachers and... Continue Reading →

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