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  • Do You Lie? - I like to think of myself as an honest person. I was brought up to know that cheating and lying were bad and this is what I teach my children but the truth is, I lie all the time. In my family as a child, as in my family now, there was a special place … Continue reading Do You Lie?
  • I’m Sick - I’ve got a shocking cold but I’ll be back with you when I’m well again. Hope you all had a lovely Easter.
  • Happy Easter - If this weekend will find you celebrating Easter than I wish you much love, enjoyment and blessings. And if it doesn’t, I also wish you much love, enjoyment and blessings. And of course, whether you celebrate Easter or not, next week will find us surrounded by phenomenally cheap (but egg shaped) chocolate. And that’s something … Continue reading Happy Easter
  • Cheater, Cheater - If you follow the cricket or are from a cricketing nation you will know by now that the Aussie cricket team are a bunch of big fat cheaters. And bad ones at that, because they got caught and Lance Armstrong got away with if for years. Even I, one of the un-sportiest people you could … Continue reading Cheater, Cheater
  • A Body Image Challenge - Late last year I set myself a challenge to make a change. And now I’m inviting you to do the same. In writing my latest manuscript about Maggie, a 16-year-old girl whose little sister has anorexia, I had to do a lot of research into eating disorders and the effect of these disorders on the … Continue reading A Body Image Challenge
  • Birthday Boy - My baby boy is turning SIX this week! When he was tiny and I was sleep deprived and feeding and changing nappies and running around after a toddler, it was impossible to imagine we’d ever get here, and yet here we are. B2 is big on smiles and giggles and big adventures. Already he seems … Continue reading Birthday Boy
  • Autumn Arrives - Autumn is officially here. My favourite season because it heralds the return of cool (sleepable) nights and bright days and is filled with colour, although often of the softer variety than found is Spring. If seasons were My Little Ponys then Autumn would be the quieter, more sophisticated one. Spring would be the giggly, playful, … Continue reading Autumn Arrives
  • The Value of Reading - I often hear people bemoaning the reading habits of the ‘youth of today’. Apparently they’re too busy with their eyes on a screen to have their nose in a book but according to this article, published early last year, that simply isn’t true. My own experience says otherwise as well, which isn’t just great for … Continue reading The Value of Reading
  • Questions for My Favourite Author - Who’s your favourite author? Mine is Terry Pratchett. I’ve read (and reread) all his books and they never fail to delight and inspire me. Sadly, Terry passed away in 2015 but if I had had a chance to spend some time with him I would have asked him these questions: Who’s your favourite author? What … Continue reading Questions for My Favourite Author
  • Valentine’s Day - Roses are red, Hearts are too, But does Valentine’s day Make you feel blue?   You’re not alone – Many feel sad. And unmet expectations Make others feel bad.   While the shops and tv Make you believe If you can’t afford diamonds, You lover will leave.   But take comfort in knowing, Love isn’t … Continue reading Valentine’s Day