The Value Of Memories In Lockdown

How important are your memories in getting you through lockdown?  These restricted, routine and stagnant lives that we all lead right now mean that there is very little incoming.  There are no new personal experiences or stories to relate and feed our conversations and creative processes – just…

The Joy of Simplicity In Lockdown

The concept of celebrating the “little things in life” is nothing new, but it has without doubt grown in significance over recent weeks.  Our previously hectic lifestyles have been brought to an abrupt halt and forced to live as we are now within new limited parameters, there is…

A Man Of Few Words

A man of few words is how I would describe my husband but those he delivers are worth more than their weight in gold, hence why he is so good at his job and almost certainly why I fell in love with him all those years ago across…

Welcome Back

Dear readers, Happy New Year and welcome back, it’s been a while.  My head and my heart have been elsewhere recently and the urge to put fingers to keypad has been somewhat absent.  Christmas and a reason to pause came as a welcome break as it does for…

Spare A Thought

Sometimes I forget I have been diagnosed with cancer.  It’s been a  year and from the outside in, life just keeps chugging along until something comes along to remind me that actually my life is not what it was and that I need to spare a thought. A…

Top Tips On Wearing Hats (For People Who Don’t!)

The sun has put in an appearance and Royal Ascot and Henley Regatta are on the horizon, which can only mean one thing – hat season is here again. However, whilst the days for only wearing hats at official or celebratory occasions are over, hats are quite simply…

Menopause Myths Debunked

If you are a woman of a certain age you will know that the menopause is about so much more than just hot flushes, irrational behaviour and uncomfortable sex. Pink, plump vaginas, pelvic floor exercises and how to do the perfect “Jimmy Choo” poo (ie with heels on)…

The Health Screening Tragedy

Public awareness campaigns are a regular feature of everyday life.   Not a month goes by without our attention being drawn by a headline statistic to another condition and the plight of others. January was the month for raising awareness of the need for cervical cancer screening, but…