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...

Guest Blog: OCD, it’s impact upon relationships

I’m absolutely thrilled that my Open University Professor, Frederick Toates, kindly agreed to write a guest blog for me today on recognition of OCD Week of Action.  Thank you Fred. On OCD, I speak with two hats: sufferer and psychologist with an interest in the...

Being Mum on Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day.  It’s a minefield out there as an adult ensuring that your data is safe, your profile hasn’t been hacked, dealing with ‘haters’ and trying to ensure you get the right balance between business and personal posts. As...
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