Man’s Best Friend

I was out for a winterly stroll in Sheringham park with my two fur-babies this morning. The sun was shining, the golden leaves carpeting the ground and it was simply glorious. This type of day always gets my creative juices flowing, and I decided I would write a blog when I got home. So here…

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Invisible Disability

Spinal Update So, this week’s topic is a little about spinal cord injury again, since I experienced a recent breakthrough, which I am still celebrating!  For those who may not know, I suffered a fracture to my T12 vertebra in 2019, along with ‘incomplete’ spinal cord damage. Now, you may have noticed, that my blogs…

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Beam Me Up Scotty!

Have you ever experienced one of those moments where you wish the ground would open up and swallow you?  A heart-thumping, cringe-worthy moment of utter humiliation and embarrassment? 😳 Apart from an excruciating moment a few years back when I was a dancer in ‘Copacabana’ on Cromer pier, and I turned to raise my arms…

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The Genie in the Shell

The children were squabbling before they had even got out of the car… “I’m going to see the sea before you,” boasted Alison as she clambered over her brother. “Yer, well, you’re such a girl, I bet you won’t go in above your knees,’ taunted Edward, trying to block her path. “Sshhhh..”  Their mother Jayne…

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Are you stuck?

Do you sometimes find yourself stuck in a rut? Does it feel like you’re wading through treacle and not making any headway? Maybe you’re stuck in a relationship that you know isn’t right for you. Perhaps stuck in a dead-end job but feel your hands are tied because you need the money. If you remain…

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An Angel With Attitude

I was lying in my daughter Alex’s bed this morning, which is mostly redundant now she is living in Leeds where she  goes to uni. Let me just add here, that no, there is nothing wrong with my marriage. Quite the contrary. It is fundamental for our happy marriage that I escape my husband’s snoring…

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Book Review

No Monday blog today I’m afraid.  Instead, I thought I would do a couple of book reviews. I’m reading like a crazy person at the moment, since I have a lot to catch up on having never been a big reader before. They say the best authors read a lot, so I’m now cramming in…

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Why It’s Time to Leave Your Comfort Zone…

When I was in my forties, I went through a massive ‘self-development’ phase. I would hungrily devour tons of books like Andrew Carnegie’s ‘Think and Grow Rich’, ‘The Giant Within’ and of course, my favourite, ‘The Miracle Morning’ by Hal Elrod. I thrived on pushing myself outside my comfort zone and was always amazed at…

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Human Connection

Don’t you just love it when someone shares something with you that makes you realise you are not so alone? We humans gain a macabre sense of well-being when we read or hear about someone who has a worse life than we do! I mean, its why we enjoy memoirs or soaps isn’t it? Because…

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Is Memoir Writing A Form of Therapy?

In my hours of research on ‘how to write a memoir’ last year, I often came across articles criticising memoir writers for using it as a form of therapy. I have pondered over this in recent times, since my memoir did actually end up being very therapeutic, albeit ‘accidentally’.  It showed me how I had…

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