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  • 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
  • Summer Fun - Ah summer. Yes, you’ve robbed me of time to sip hot chocolate and work on my WIP but you’ve also give me days like these: Not to mention Christmas and precious time with my crazy little people. Ah, summer. If only you could last forever.
  • How to Tell People You Write…Without Blushing. - Do you tell people you write? That you’re a writer? That you’re an author, even? Without blushing? Well, then let the rest of us in on the secret! How do you own up to ‘being a writer’ without…well…this: I’m not good at it. This year my youngest will be starting school and people are full … Continue reading How to Tell People You Write…Without Blushing.
  • You’re Back, You’re Back! I Missed You! - Welcome back! Did ya miss me? I missed you! I hope the New Year finds you well and excited about the year ahead, wherever you are in the world. Here, we had a wonderful Christmas and a family-friendly New Year. I’m very excited about 2018. My youngest will be starting school and while I’m sad … Continue reading You’re Back, You’re Back! I Missed You!
  • Taking a Break - Ugh. I’ve been all over the place with my poor blog in the last couple of months. It’s like a middle-child, loved but over-looked. Luckily it’s not a real child because that analogy is a bit depressing (I’m a middle-child myself). But seriously, my husband got very sick (not scary sick but still, really really … Continue reading Taking a Break
  • Is There a Generation Gap? I Don’t Think So -   I write for young adults. I do so partly because I have a background in high-school education (and so have spent a fair bit of time with young adults) and mostly because I think teenagers and young adults are wonderful. The vast majority of young people I have met are polite, funny, conscientious, caring … Continue reading Is There a Generation Gap? I Don’t Think So
  • Click-bait - If I were a fish I would’ve been caught and released a thousand times. Or, God forbid, caught and cooked just once. When something tantalising is dangled in front of me, I can’t help snatching at it, so those links that appear in my browser with headlines like, ‘You won’t believe what she looks like … Continue reading Click-bait
  • The Unfriending - Social Media and I are not friends. I’ve tried. I’ve visited and kept up with Social Media’s interests and suggested activities we could do together but we just don’t click. Which is a problem. Because everyone else is clicking. On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat and probably a hundred other avenues that I don’t even … Continue reading The Unfriending
  • It Takes Determination - I’ve finished the first draft of my WIP (in less than three months too! Go me) and while I let it rest I’m tackling a couple of sewing projects. I’m travelling to Vanuatu in September and thought it might be nice to have a couple of new summer dresses and as I have the time, … Continue reading It Takes Determination
  • Nutella Hot Chocolate - Nutella is the flavour of my childhood. I like liked to spread it thick on hot toast, lick off the melted chocolate goodness and then eat the toast. Just thinking about it takes me back. My younger brother used to make Chocolate Spread Surprise sandwiches. This basically meant a Nutella sandwich with Nutella spread on both sides of … Continue reading Nutella Hot Chocolate