Book Review: He Said/She Said, by Erin Kelly

He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book grew on me. At first I found it a little slow-going (hence four, rather than five, stars), but the storyline was intriguing, with an uneasy undertone. But like most great books, once embroiled in the story, I couldn't put it down. … Continue reading Book Review: He Said/She Said, by Erin Kelly

Did you ever dream you swallowed a tooth? 

It's a quick post this evening, as I'm meant to be in a virtual college lesson, but I wanted to share a little rite of passage from this evening...  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 … Continue reading Did you ever dream you swallowed a tooth? 

Days out with kids: Brixworth Country Park, Northampton

This isn't the first time we've been here, but as the girls totally loved their 'grand day out' (which was meant to be Brighton, but that's another story), I felt compelled to share this little gem for anyone looking for a spontaneous free* day out. Situated just outside of Northampton, Brixworth Country Park is free … Continue reading Days out with kids: Brixworth Country Park, Northampton

Book Review: Blood Dark by Lindsay J. Pryor

Blood Dark by Lindsay J. Pryor My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every time I read a new instalment in the Blackthorn series, it's touch and go whether they will top my favourite (which happens to be Blood Roses - the second book in the series of eight). I love all of the Blackthorn books … Continue reading Book Review: Blood Dark by Lindsay J. Pryor

Days out with kids: Milton Keynes Museum Review

  We visited the MK Museum for A Victorian Family Christmas at the beginning of December, and were pleasantly surprised at the vast amount of artefacts, displays and historical re-enactments available for the whole family. A ticket into the museum grants you repeated access for 12 months from the date of purchase. Stepping back in time … Continue reading Days out with kids: Milton Keynes Museum Review

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? What are your favourite types of characters? I'm not talking … Continue reading I’m curious…

Be happy. Find your content.

Who doesn't love a good play on words? This blog post title is my new tagline - for my writing services - launched just last week. Now that smallest person is sleeping through the night (hurrah!) I've got SO much more energy and am coming back with a big, hearty bounce. I'm starting with the … Continue reading Be happy. Find your content.

‘Real life’ stuff

When we choose to have kids, we don't stop to consider everything else that comes with it. The kids in themselves are both a delight and a challenge - from the funky toddler dance to the threenager  tantrums, and let's not forget how it's the end of the world when your biscuit becomes two pieces. … Continue reading ‘Real life’ stuff

Book Review: The Dangerous Gift by Jane Hunt

It's been a very long time since I've posted one of these, and I'm sure some of you may be wondering if I've disappeared off the radar. The thing is, the smallest now-one-year-old-child (together with the four-year-old) is truly running me ragged, and it's rare I get an opportunity (or, let's be frank here, a dose of … Continue reading Book Review: The Dangerous Gift by Jane Hunt