Talking to strangers should have been written in 2014 but for various reasons, I decided against it.
A recent post written by fellow writer Molly Stevens, who lives in the US, made me re-think that decision slightly.
Well, two posts actually because Molly did an interview with Susan, a beggar on the streets of Portland, Maine in two parts.Read More »Talking To Strangers
Why are supporters of natural childbirth still being shamed ? On August 12th this year, the day after my fourth grandchild was born, The Times… Read More »Why Is Natural Childbirth Still A Dirty Word?
Stour Woods – a place to be alone but not lonely.Modern society can be a noisy, hostile, competitive place. Narcissism seems to be on the rise ‘out there’ and at times, the collective effect can be too much.Stour Woods - a place to be alone but not lonely. Click To Tweet
There is a place, almost on my doorstep, where insects, birds, trees and wild flowers provide the perfect antidote to the demands
of daily life.
What are the three most intimate things you can do with another person? I’ll give you a clue – they all begin with S. Any… Read More »The Three Most intimate Things You Can Do With Other People
The Apprentice is possibly my favourite TV show ever – but for all the wrong reasons. The Apprentice is a show I have been watching… Read More »The Apprentice 2016 UK – Heaven Help Us All!
Remembrance Day (Veteran’s Day in the US I believe), is an emotional day for millions of people around the world.
There are many people who say we should forget the wars. They say we shouldn’t keep looking back.
And maybe they are right, maybe we shouldn’t dwell on past wars.
But one thing we must never forget is the untold misery, along with the devastation that wars have caused to ordinary people who lost their precious family members.
Three days ago, I was going through a small box of things with my mum and had a stark reminder that the pain of loss never really goes away.
The empty nest issue is possibly one of the most emotive subjects there has ever been when it comes to being a mother.
At 60, I still have a little knot of pain that lives in the deepest part of my soul behind a door I try to keep tightly shut.
Does every mother with an empty nest have this knot of pain?
My comical, lovely little boys who were such brilliant company before the empty nest struck.
Rice cakes are dangerous.
I found that out today when I almost burnt my kitchen down with them. Seriously, I really did.
Although I am laughing about it, there is a serious side to this.
I have never seen anything so flammable since my son set fire to some cheese. Yes cheese – he really did. And he called the Fire Service.
But that is another story.Read More »Rice Cakes Are Dangerous In The Wrong Hands!
Trimley Herbs is certainly making an impact in Suffolk where brides-to-be are shunning flowers in favour of herbs.
Hawstead Place is the site of a breathtaking Suffolk barn dating back to 1423. The ancient barn underwent a spectacular transformation recently when a young couple dressed it out for their spring wedding reception.