Coronavirus, loss, sadness and grief….

As a qualified Grief Recovery Specialist I recognise that during one’s lifetime we can experience up to 40 significant losses and our hearts get broken many times.  Grief is not just secluded to the loss of a loved one through death, there are a number of different losses which many of us never even consider.…

A Good Read ……

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen…

Love Listening to ……

Kylie - Dancing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BDImdAfodA

Guest Writer…

When my lovely friend asked me to write my story I was initially terrified at having to relive it all again, but then I decided that if the truth of what I have to say helps somebody else then hey it will have been worth it. To be honest it hit me like a ton of bricks the…

Thought of the day…

I Still Find Each Day Too Short Artwork from ideasofemily.com.

The Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre ……

Is currently showing Barnum, which if you get the chance to see before it closes then it is a truly joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century’s greatest show-biz legend, Barnum.  It is a colourful, dynamic spectacle full of circus, side-show legends, toe-tapping songs and immense heart. The Menier Chocolate Factory is a 180-seat off-West…

Love a list…

List 10 thing you love right now. Mine are… My kids always and every day. My gorgeous home even though it is a rental, I just love it and want to stay forever! My fabulous new career, who wouldn’t want to help other people? My new websites- Yes not one but two! My Friends who…

Is Yoga Good For You……

If you are thinking of taking up yoga, then be prepared.  It is not for the faint hearted and to my surprise requires skills such as focus, self control, mental flexibility, balance and patience. I attended my first yoga workshop on Saturday and was completely unaware of what I was letting myself in for. I…

Fab Film ……

The Greatest Showman Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and…

How Do You Take Criticism?

Criticism from others is something that we may experience in many, if not all, aspects of our lives. It can range from those we live with, including our children and spouses, to a remark from one of our parents that as soon as it is uttered, makes us curl with irritation, as we revert to…

Celebrations ……

Well I had a lot to celebrate on January 10th and what better way than to spend it with all my gorgeous girlfriends sharing cake and fizz.    The cake was truly spectacular and made by my lovely new friend Elaine Ruby.  I had the honour of meeting Elaine last year when we met to discuss…

Love a list…

List your goals and dreams for the year. Mine are… Attend a Yoga Retreat Enjoy a week in a warm climate spending the time writing and reading –  sheer bliss! Attend a Grief Recovery Course and qualify as a specialist Take up Tennis, have one to one lessons and join a club Maintain a healthy…

Love Listening to ……

Charlie Puth – How Long

Fab Film…..

If you missed watching Hidden Figures at Christmas then make time to watch it on catch up tv or Netflix –a remarkable  film. Is is the inspiring true story of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson, three African-American women who played a pivotal role in the birth of NASA’s space program. NASA are putting…

Veganuary……

So along with all our News Resolutions of dieting, getting fit and going to the gym the latest campaign to hit the New Year headlines is Veganuary. For those people who are still unfamiliar with this new phenomenon it is the following of a vegan diet for the month of January. After the excesses of…

“Everyone’s talking about Jamie”

A birthday treat, with my gorgeous daughter, to see “Everyone’s talking about Jamie” Tom MacRae and Dan Gillespie Sells’ new musical is a funny, feel good story with a big heart and an important, timely message. Inspired by the 2011 BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, it follows the story of Jamie New,…

A Good Read……

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows It’s 1946 and Juliet Ashton can’t think what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – by chance, he’s acquired a book that once belonged to her – and, spurred on by…

Pad Thai from Feed me Vegan, Lucy Watson

Serves 1 100g dried flat rice noodles 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp tamarind paste 1 tbsp light muscovado sugar 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 2.5cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and cut into thin strips ½ red onion, thinly sliced ¼ tsp ground turmeric 100g gm tofu, crumbled 120…

Women who Read are Dangerous…

Is this you? So engrossed in a book that you have to sneak to the loo to read a few more pages… Downloaded so many books on your kindle that it is on melt down… And what about the thousands of sample downloads that one day you might eventually buy and read… Want everyone to…

New Years Resolutions……

Unfortunately the statistics for sticking to New Years resolutions are not high – I should know, as I seem to make the same ones every year?  Planning on losing a stone in weight, giving up alcohol and chocolate, not to mention getting fit and attending the gym two or three times a week!!  The list…