At the end of May, my Dad suffered a huge heart attack at work, a few days later, wrote about it on here. It was such an odd experience, Covid … Continue Reading Welcome Home Dad
This is my first year of blogging so it’s my first mid-freak out. I came across it on Kristin Kraves Books and I’ve read loads of these over the past … Continue Reading Mid-Year Freak Out Tag
I was really sad to read about the death of Carlos Ruiz Zafon at the age of 55. Sad about the loss of a huge talent and great author. Sad … Continue Reading Book Review: The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The week non-essential shops reopened in England, saw me mark a major milestone….. While huge queues formed outside Primark stores in Manchester and Liverpool, I sat reading the news knowing … Continue Reading Shopaholic Diaries: Getting into a sustainability minefield
What is it like to be a woman in Britain? I know my experience; it generally centres around people asking; ‘when are you going to have children?’ (just rude) or … Continue Reading Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
I watched Boris Johnson in the commons yesterday – I know how to enjoy my time off – in the middle of his announcements he came out with a phrase … Continue Reading Let’s speak English, shall we?
Dear Chanel, I’d heard your story before I knew your name. I’d read your letter on the internet, then been furious that your attacker was jailed for just six months, … Continue Reading Book Review: Know My Name by Chanel Miller
Firstly, I’m aware the title of this piece sounds like an indie band from the noughties, I can totally hear myself saying ‘let’s check out periods and the pandemic on … Continue Reading Periods and the pandemic
This book is superb. I finished it in a single Sunday afternoon sitting, it had me laughing, cringing (oh god the cringing) and examining white privilege, race, class and inequality. … Continue Reading Book Review: Such a fun age by Kiley Reid
I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore (Helen Reddy and Ray Burton) I love Cecelia Ahern’s books. I love the touch of magic she sprinkles … Continue Reading Book Review: Roar by Cecelia Ahern
So, this one had made its way onto my TBR shelf. From the outset, I wasn’t sure if it was going to be my thing, now I’ve read it, I … Continue Reading Book Review: Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline
Here’s my wrap up for May, albeit few days late, for someone who works to tight deadlines on a daily basis, time keeping in my personal life leaves a lot … Continue Reading May Wrap Up
I’ve been a bit quiet on here over the last week. It’s been one of the strangest weeks. I don’t use that sentence lightly, I’ve found myself in some bizarre … Continue Reading Get well soon Dad
History is full of stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things for other people. Some of those stories get told, passed down through generations, written into history books, displayed in … Continue Reading Book Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
I have to start this post by saying sorry to Simon, he sent me a copy of this exquisite book two years ago with a lovely note inside. I had … Continue Reading Book Review: The Songaminute Man by Simon McDermott.
In times of uncertainty and global pandemics, we turn to our leaders for clarity. Unfortunately, over the past few months many of our leaders have been found to be lacking. … Continue Reading Coronavirus Confusion