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Tricks of the Mind

04/03/17

Hi everyone. I gave a talk last week to a group of sixth-formers who had kindly invited me into their school to tell them what it’s like to be a writer….

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An Apology

03/27/17

Hi everyone I missed a week! I’m sure you didn’t notice but I felt bad because I had set myself the challenge of posting a new review each week and…

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A Big, and I mean BIG, Decision.

03/13/17

Hi everyone I have news. Last week I made a life changing decision and now I am a different person! No, I haven’t decided to have gender realignment or to…

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Do You Have a Favourite Child?

03/07/17

Are you recoiling in horror from just reading that title or is a little bit of you secretly thinking ‘It’s not just me then’? Apparently  74% of the mothers that were…

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Travels without One’s Children

02/27/17

Hi everyone. I am back from the second of my holidays which fell, coincidentally, in very quick succession to the first. This one, a trip to Lanzarote, was noteworthy because…

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Our new Book Group is up and running!

02/20/17

Hi everyone. I see that some of you have finished the first Book Group book already and I have been shamefully lagging behind. Anyway, I turned the last page yesterday and…

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My Trip to the Arctic.

02/15/17

Hi everyone, So I’m just back from Sweden where I went to hunt the elusive (snark-like?) Northern Lights. Whilst I was there, I noticed two things about Sweden. First it was…

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Books and Stuff

02/06/17

Hi everyone. I’ve just posted this week’s book review so pop over to the REVIEWS page and have a look. The photo is a clue! This week, I’ve also started reading…

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Our First Book Group read

01/30/17

Hi everyone. I hope you’re having a good 2017 so far despite the challenging news stories that are being fired at us. The above is my idea of a wintery,…

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Should I ditch my handbag?

01/27/17

I read an article recently suggesting that women should ditch their handbags. Why be shackled by all that dead weight, it asked. The average handbag is the size of a…