2018 review…what I know now.

Well, that’s another year almost in the bag. And what a year it’s been! Starting with the release of my second novel, Springtime at the Cider Kitchen, and ending with the burning anticipation of the release of my third book, Summer in the Orchard on 3rd January 2019, it’s, in one sense, a year bookended by books. It’s been […]

One of those weeks…

This week has been One Of Those. The kind of week where everything is just that little bit more complicated than it needs to be. Of course, it’s the last week of the school term, and it doesn’t help that not only are there two knackered children in the house, one who’s just completed her […]

Aiming for (Daily) Greatness

OK, I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for a good notebook. I can’t walk past Paperchase without going in (and trying to contain the drool), and as for The Works…they have me at 20% off, every time. I’ve even managed to indoctrinate my two daughters into the Sisterhood of the Beautiful Notepad, and I’m pleased to […]

Slimming World Week 2: Mindful Enjoyment

If there’s one thing I’ve learned this week about being back on the SW plan, it’s a greater sense of mindfulness about my eating. Mindfulness has been a media buzz word for a while, and it’s something I didn’t really buy into that much. That might be because I’ve seen a million or more self […]