Sausage roll anyone?

Bugger ... I only put that in to warm up (two hours ago) ... then started watching the film version of 'me before you'.. based on JoJo's book I finished recently. Didn't think I'd need tissues; after all, I knew what was going to happen didn't I? 😭😭😭😭😭😭 Charles Dance's portrayal of Will's downtrodden father,… Continue reading Sausage roll anyone?


Don’t lose yourself..

Sometimes you compromise to the point of forgetting who the real you is.... don't let this happen. You want Chinese, he wants Indian ... one of you can compromise your first choice and that would be classed as civil; working together for the bigger picture. Try not, however, to change your whole personality or outlook… Continue reading Don’t lose yourself..


How much money have card companies made from today 🙄

Some days I'm a hopeless romantic... Others I'm a sceptical, suspicious kinda girl... WordPress displays much love poetry today... And some whose feelings unfurl.... 🌸 Some people spend today alone... Thinking about the couples all around... But don't forget that loneliness.... Even within coupledom can be found *********** Don't forget to love yourself today 😍… Continue reading How much money have card companies made from today 🙄


Apologies to no-one!

Thank goodness I bought two boxes. Half term and even 17 year old children appreciate a few home comforts, such as Eton Mess, thrown together in seconds - looking and tasting Ab Fab 🌸 But before mummy glances over at the linen apron hanging by the cooker with a vague notion she might do some… Continue reading Apologies to no-one!

Flash Fiction

Red Crush #februarywriting

In response to February writing prompts .. Take part here! The neglige clung to her thighs as the breeze blew in through the open door, and the red silk fluttered against the goosebumps across her skin. 'Jake?' She whispered out into the cold air. Nothing. 'Jake?' a little louder this time. Still nothing. She closed… Continue reading Red Crush #februarywriting

Fiction, Travel, Writing

Create your piece, and find your peace 🌸

So I can finally sit and share with you a little from my first experience of a RNA meeting (Romantic Novelists Association). I had the most inspiring two hours in a conference room in Park Place, St James Street. Set up in the UK some years ago - the Romantic Novelists Association which has a… Continue reading Create your piece, and find your peace 🌸


Breakfast at Tiffany’s

One of my favourite films... Audrey's Holly Golightly was so forward-thinking for the time, using her charms to maintain her chosen lifestyle for a while ... and what a gem was George Peppard's character. If you recall he did not judge but befriended in a kind and funny manner while maintaining alpha properties; that's an… Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s


The streets are paved with purple nails 💜

I've always loved nice nails. Today I've had them painted purple. Having had horses in my life from my early twenties for the following quarter century, I knew what having broken chipped nails at the end of chapped hands felt like. It wasn't girly. They were the hands of hard work. But I welcome the… Continue reading The streets are paved with purple nails 💜

FAMILY LIFE, Travel, Writing

24 hours with Viola won’t cost you $1,000,000

But it might leave you peckish if you haven't had breakfast... Nothing like a Shell garage heated-too-quickly snack to fill a hole, and burn the roof of your mouth. What is it about the sanctuary of your own car as a teensy place to sit and contemplate stuff? Builders en route to work, wearing the… Continue reading 24 hours with Viola won’t cost you $1,000,000