Soooooo greedy

I’m just back from the most gorgeous mini-break, but … IT WASN’T LONG ENOUGH!!!!! Why couldn’t it have been one day longer? Why??? DD and I were just getting all zen and relaxed … and then we had to come home again. Boo. Hiss. It was lovely and breezy where we were staying. It’s obscenely […]

How the stars celebrated Christmas

This celebrity Christmas post is tinged with sadness because on Christmas Day in the U.K., the world lost George Michael too soon. As I write this there aren’t many details available, but just last month his team wrote on Instagram that he was putting the finishing touches on a documentary to be released in March […]

Thanks for the memories

I hope you have the most lovely weekend with friends, family, loved ones … I’m heading off on a blogging break … although, I’ve said that before and not managed to tear myself away. But I’m going to try really hard not to touch a keyboard for a week. It’s been a long, busy year […]

Christmas wish time

You are kind. You are smart. You are important. Those famous words from The Help are beautiful reinforcements of self-worth. But I’ve been thinking a better mantra might be … You are kind. You are smart. Everyone is important. It’s been on my mind ever since I overheard that man on the escalator say: “That […]

Getting into the (facial) grooves …

Have you seen Madonna’s Woman of the Year award speech from the 2016 Billboard Women in Music event? My Facebook feed was filled with raves all weekend. I can’t get it out of my mind – it brought tears to my eyes watching it again this morning. Madonna totally let loose on the sexism – […]

Dummy spits and xxx

I spat the dummy around lunchtime yesterday. I was SOOOOOOOOO freaking over painting my freaking house. And the ceiling STILL looks like absolute shite. I suspect it looks like absolute shite because I didn’t put the lid back on the paint can properly, so the paint has gone a weird consistency from the air getting […]

I believe, I believe, in what she says

My boss asked me recently if I missed editing magazines. Yesssssss. Of course. Very much. And no. I survived some pretty miserable years in that world. Happily, that’s all ancient history … but it doesn’t stop me thinking about what I’d do with a weekly magazine if I got my hands on it. Not that anyone […]

The little things

Sometimes its the little things in life that can be the most lovely. I needed a surf fix earlier this week, so I arranged to meet DD at the beach after work. I got there early and settled onto the sand to watch the waves while I waited for him. When he arrived, he was […]