Leyla- the baby with a broken heart

I thought I knew and understood heartbreak. After all, you can not write a book with a title such as The Funny Thing About Being a Widow? unless you possess a hard-earned degree in devastation. Though I truly believed after losing my husband that my heart had broken beyond repair, the resilient, hard-working organ in […]

Dating After Decades

I had the very great pleasure recently of being interviewed by Kathleen Pickrel from Tucson in Arizona to talk to her about my book The Funny Thing About Being a Widow? In the book, one of the topics I cover is dating again after the loss of a spouse or partner and how that has […]

When springs are bustin’ out all over?

The above is a photograph of what until very recently was my permanent place of residence, and after performing above and beyond for almost two years my lockdown chair not unreasonably called time on its relationship with my bottom. I knew that this parting of the ways was both inevitable and necessary at some point, […]

The things that shape you…apart from donuts

‘Success comes not to extraordinary people but to ordinary people who achieve extraordinary things’ It had been thirty-odd years since those words penned in pale blue biro had seen the light of day, and now that they had, they prompted both a smile and the return of memories from a very different era. The death […]

The Labrador Chronicles – Part 2

Oookay puppy lovers…I managed to get my mum to allow me to provide you all with the latest lab report regarding my progress, right here on her blog. I am pleased to say that my broken leg has healed nicely which means, I have been able to start getting out and about to explore the […]

A Light bulb moment?

Ooookay people… if this rather large light bulb dangling from the ceiling in my newly refurbished office doesn’t qualify me for a ‘moment’ I really don’t know what will. The phrase ‘lightbulb moment’ is designed to convey the arrival of an inspirational thought in all the time it takes to illuminate well… a light bulb. […]

The truth is out there be careful where you look.

Ooookay people…so this week the government has finally revealed a potential way out of the pandemic imposed lockdown that has curtailed our freedoms for far longer than we thought possible. We are now embarked upon an irreversible path to freedom unless of course, we are instructed back to our bunkers should the data suggest it, […]