Farewell To All That

As another year draws to a close it is a time for reflection and for me as I approach a series of milestones that made the end of last year and the beginning of this, the most challenging in my life so far, it is time to say…

The Importance of Family

Christmas is a time for family.  What does your family mean to you? Can you put a value on it?  Do you put them above anything else and where do you draw the line in terms of loyalty and commitment?  After all we all have a breaking point.…

Adding Insult to Injury

The letter read “We are writing to invite you to make an appointment for NHS cervical screening.  The NHS offers cervical screening to save lives from cervical cancer.  It does this by finding abnormal cells in the cervix before they have a chance to develop into cancer.  Any…

Stand Up To Cancer

Charity fundraising is so abundant in our 21st century world, but tonight I found myself irked and emotional in equal measure in a way I never have before. The cause was  #standuptocancer. The why, I cannot explain – or at least not yet. To set the scene, atypical of…

The Importance of Words

Words consume our lives but what kind do you need most?   Are  you a person that responds to the simplicity of the written or spoken word or is it music that draws you in? My degree and career has always made pure words my dominating force, yet my defining…

The Joy of Being Alone

Is there any joy in being alone?  Solitude is not for everyone, but for me, despite a career in an industry that demands sociability, I love being alone.  In fact I would go so far as to say I positively crave it. Research findings suggest there are some…

Guest Post – Midlife Makeup Tips

If like me you are a woman with one eye on the latest fashions, the world of instagram is a pandora’s box of inspiration, awash as it is with ideas for new designers to look out for and outfit combinations from real people. One such lady and one…