Why Do I Write?

As a child, I wrote all the time. I would often be found with my Vtech laptop type device writing stories. I wish I knew where they were now. I would spend hours writing them. I remember my Dad buying a specific printer when I announced I wanted to print them out for others to read. Of course, my toy laptop only used specific pre-installed printers. I really did love to write, and I did it passionately…

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Saturday’s Story – Unrequited Love

This week’s story prompt was ‘Unrequited Love’. I’m not sure if that would be quite clear in the story but I did enjoy writing this one. I’m actually really enjoying writing more than I have done in a very long time. I don’t think I fancy writing a novel yet, but flash fiction I can […]

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The Book Club – All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

All the Beautiful Lies is a thriller written by Peter Swanson.  With a rating of 3.62 on Goodreads, I can’t say I was overly enthusiastic to give it a go but as it arrived in the A Box of Stories subscription box, I felt it would be the easiest read of the four books.  I […]

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A hobby or a life-long passion

I started researching my family history in March 2007. At the time, I was a single, stay-at-home Mum and I bought into the illusion of the Ancestry adverts. You know the ones, they claim that one name is all it takes for a complete family tree to appear. It didn’t quite work out like that… […]

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Saturday’s Story – Outside the Window

The prompt for this piece was ‘outside the window’, and I sat down at 9pm last night and just wrote it. I put little thought into where it would go, I was even sure where it started. I shut my eyes, looked out of the window of my imagination and typed. This is not my […]

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The Book Club – January 2021

All of my life, I have loved to read. Reading has been the one thing that has been a proven stress reliever, a happy thing for me to do. As a child, I would read to escape from a world where I was almost desperately unhappy. A novel was a safe space – a safe […]

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#WeightLossWednesday – The Reasons

Welcome to this January’s #WeightLossWednesday, a monthly discussion about losing weight and staying healthy. As I explained last time, I have always been overweight and struggle to lose weight. Before Christmas, I seemed to have my shit together. I found my way into the mindset and stayed there. However, since mid-December and now into the […]

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Navigating the Storm

We are all well versed at this now. The cases start to rise, the government watches, and then when it’s almost too late, they react. It’s not that I’m denigrating the government, even though Boris wasn’t my choice for PM, I’m observing. It’s an observation, and I’m not saying I would do any better. I […]

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#WeightLossWednesday – A Life Long Journey

Overweight.  Obese.  Morbidly obese.  These words spend more time being thrown around than I care to imagine.  I have been overweight my entire life, and it’s something that I have only felt really concerned about since I entered my 30s.

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The Relief of Christmas

The last few weeks have been filled with anxiety and disbelief for me.  Watching the apparent number of cases rising exponentially and listening to the easing of restrictions for five days over Christmas. 

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