Getting back some “me” time

Getting back some “me” time

Recently, I read a post by Claire Legrand, and it brought home to me how much my life had become work and writing, with no time for anything else. Don’t get me wrong, I love my writing. The creating new worlds, characters, and following their stories –...
The influence of the older generation

The influence of the older generation

I’m talking parents here, or grandparents, or your dad’s friend who’s almost part of the family. Not simply someone in the next age bracket up from you. Although, for all I know, they might fit into my little theme today too. Inevitably, when your...
So, where did Halloween come from?

So, where did Halloween come from?

As it’s Halloween today (cue spooky music, creaking doors, and Vincent Price’s cackle, which never fails to send shivers down my spine), I thought I’d delve into a bit of its history. The word, Halloween, comes from a mash-up of All-Hallows-Even...
First blog award!

First blog award!

I feel so lucky right now! Not only have I gathered lots of new followers (hi new followers!), but not one, but TWO great bloggers have given me a blog award. And here it is: Isn’t it fantastic? All roses and pink and lovely :). Thanks very much to Beth at...
Comfort Films – “Clue” (1985)

Comfort Films – “Clue” (1985)

While one of my favourite things when I need comfort is food (chocolate works wonders!), I also turn to films when I need a laugh or that feel-good warmth. Today, “Clue” popped into my head, and it’s perfect for the way I’m feeling now –...