A dose of ’90s pop

It has been a tiring week: a combination of late nights, early rises, and a few unusual stresses, including a trip to eye hospital... fortunately everything now seems to be sorted. It meant that when I settled down today, excited to finish The Ship of Destiny, I couldn’t keep my eyes open for more than … Continue reading A dose of ’90s pop


Yay for a snow day!

Oh yes, I have taken a holiday, and not to go out and play in the snow, oh no – I properly fell on the ice on Wednesday. It’s to stay inside ALL DAY and read some Robin Hobb and bake some rock cakes and do two lots of life admin and write a blog … Continue reading Yay for a snow day!

Candid – Seven Confessions

Seven confessions, from the superficial… To the woman who did my nails at Stylist Live and said I needed to be using cuticle oil twice a day, never mind once a week: I have NEVER used cuticle oil. So there. Speaking of nails... I last painted my toenails two months ago. This wouldn’t be such … Continue reading Candid – Seven Confessions


Fortnightly Round-Up, 14 January 2018

For the first two weeks of 2018, I’ve been… …feeling: ill. OK, I’ve only had the cold this week, but it’s my overriding feeling right now as I sit here with blocked sinuses. I’ve also been happy and excited, as my friend called to ask if I’d be her bridesmaid! The provisional wedding date is … Continue reading Fortnightly Round-Up, 14 January 2018


Review: Everless by Sara Holland

As soon as I heard the premise of Everless, I knew I had to read it. Even with all the events surrounding Christmas, I still got home and read until the early hours because it was completely compelling. The novel is set in a world where time is literally money. Your time – an hour, … Continue reading Review: Everless by Sara Holland


Getting Organised for the New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a good first day of 2018! This blog began life as a way to keep track of my goals, so on New Year’s Day I’m inevitably thinking about what I’d like to achieve this year. ‘It’s never too late to be what you might have been.’ – George … Continue reading Getting Organised for the New Year


2017 Goals Review

Well, that's me just closed the curtains on the world outside for the last time in 2017. I've had a little moment listening to Taylor Swift's New Year's Day, and now I'm ready to curl up on the sofa and watch films, and hope that Adam makes it home for midnight. While leaving the house … Continue reading 2017 Goals Review