How do you sleep?

Sleep.  For some it comes easily and for others it’s an elusive luxury that comes when you don’t want it to and hides when you really want it. I always used to believe that the term “A good night’s sleep” was a tagline dreamed up by a marketing wizard somewhere to...

Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day I’ve always had mixed feelings about International Women’s Day.  Whilst I love that it’s a celebration of women and all we have achieved, I also recognise that it’s a time to reflect on what still needs to be done to create true...

Books, books, books

Don’t you just love books?  Try as I might I can’t quite get as attached to my kindle as I do to books.  I love the convenience of my kindle for travelling but nothing beats the smell and feel of books, old or new. World Book Day always excites me.  It evokes memories...

When is menopause not the menopause?

At precisely this time of year six years ago I received a phone call from my GP that knocked me sideways. I’d always had ‘women’s problems’ and being in my early 40’s I thought that maybe I was starting to enter peri-menopause and decided...

The Love of Old Stuff

I’ve just discovered that today is Old Stuff Day. I just love Old Stuff.  On of my favourite items is my cake stand, made by my very talented friend and artist, Jo Millar of Jo Millar Glass and Ceramics.  I have a number of her pieces as they’re not just...

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