Saturday Summer Holiday

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island It’s been a looooooooong week and my summer holiday vibe is a very distant memory. After a barrage of work drama I was feeling pretty damn shattered as the weekend approached. As…

Oh What A Beautiful Morning(s)!

The Confession… On Friday night we had, well, let’s call it a ‘late one’. There was a time in my life when that would have made no dent in my Saturday. However, sadly, that time is gone. It is buried alongside my size 10 jeans, my ability to sleep anywhere at anytime and the wrinkle-free…

Braw Telly: Episode One

Television is my passion and I treat it very seriously. I become utterly bereft when I finish a series I’ve loved and search frantically for the next thing to submerge myself in. Yet, while film and cinema are often viewed as an art form, people can be snobbish and derogatory about my beloved telly. Series like The Wire, The Sopranos…

Weekend Wandering

Some people love planning their life. Mostly, I really don’t. OK, I’ll admit I love planning holidays: cosying up on the couch with my laptop and two or three weeks of a clean slate waiting to be filled with pure adventure. I throw myself into researching the destination; finding out about quirky restaurants and bars and…

Autumn

As a kid, I loved the seasons: the long, light nights of the summer; the freshness of dewy, spring mornings; the crackle and crunch of autumn leaves and the icy sparkle of winter. We’d collect leaves in the autumn and make Halloween books with poems and stories and onomatopoeia and tinfoil ghosts. We’d pick brambles and…

TREAT YOURSELF! (Trick yourself.)

Since I was kindly (insultingly?) gifted a Fitbit for Christmas I have spent the best part of 2016 chasing at least 10,000 steps a day. Generally speaking I achieve that by going for a walk or, drum roll and Olympic medal please, attempting something more sweaty like tennis or running. However, occasionally life throws apathy, buttery…