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Why I won’t be having a party for my 40th

Why I won’t be having a party for my 40th

When a friend posted on Facebook about her birthday, asking friends whether she should party or cry, I began to think of my own impending big 4 – 0 at the end of this year. Party or cry? Which would I do? How do I […]

How's Your Handwriting? 

How's Your Handwriting? 

“It looks like a spider dipped its boots in an inkwell and ran all over the page.” So, I’m curious. As a fellow creative, is your handwriting an illegible mess, or do you take your time perfecting the curls and flicks of your letters and […]

I am trying…

I am trying…

A short fiction piece, for anyone who has ever struggled to find their place in the world.

This is why I run

This is why I run

Running isn’t always easy. Finding the time to get out there, with a group or by yourself, is hard. But once you get out there, you break through the clumsiness, and you find your rhythm. With the wind flowing through my hair, the beats, and […]

What Would The Tooth Fairy Do…?

What Would The Tooth Fairy Do…?

My first baby has just lost her first tooth! I apologise now to anyone who finds this boring or unimportant but it’s a huge thing for her – and me – as I remember that first tooth’s appearance. For mothers in the know, imagine my […]

I'm curious…

I'm curious…

What’s your favourite type of story? I’m keen to start a new project… But I want to put it out there, and into YOUR hands, as the potential reader. What do you like it read? What kind of conflict do you like in your stories? […]

Do we really have to have it all?

Do we really have to have it all?

These past few weeks, I’ve been doing a little soul-searching. While I’m loving being a mummy to my now 9-month-old and 4-year-old (how did my little monkey grow up so fast?!), there is something distinctly lacking in my life. On a daily basis, I think […]

Poppy's poem

Poppy's poem

A single flame wavers gently in our living room tonight, in memory of Poppy Chapman. Today is pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day, and across the world at 7pm, candles are being lit for all those who have lost a baby before or after birth. […]

Ambition and drive make a welcome return

Ambition and drive make a welcome return

Three months. THREE months it’s been since I actually sat down and worked on anything. I know I have a valid excuse, but I’m gobsmacked that October, November and December have just whooshed past in a blizzard of getting ready for Christmas, nesting for our […]

A New Year, a new challenge (or 2!)

A New Year, a new challenge (or 2!)

It’s a New Year, a new start, a promise of new beginnings and good intentions of success. After a hiatus of a few weeks, I’m ready to start the year with renewed ambition – together with perhaps one of life’s most challenging roles a person […]



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