Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day and I want to respect that here, knowing so many people who've suffered the hardship and pain and indescribable nature of losing a child, however far into gestation, not least my precious Godson's siblings. From my Instagram: I don't pretend to have any knowledge beyond the facts … Continue reading Remembering the Lost
It's unassuming from the outside, but so are most escape room locations. Shrouded in mystery in the middle of Southampton - even more so with a growing rain pelting The Husband and I - Houdini's Escape Rooms are anything but unassuming. After stopping off at my mother's, we manoeuvre the trains to get to Southampton … Continue reading Escaping Titanic
Chatter fills the homely tearoom as we enter; it's just as I remember it from before summer: square tables of light wood with groups of twos and fours about them. We edge in, are greeted, and shown to one of the tables. It's a little stuffy inside at 1pm for The Husband but we both … Continue reading Return to Ippuku
It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these (ha – sensing a trend), but I’ve been inspired by the revival of my friend Jae’s blog, and where better to start with a classic list? I forget how many points we’re supposed to muse over, but five is a lovely handful for now … Continue reading What’s Up Wednesday? Sept 12
There's something to be said about keeping to a blogging schedule. I deeply admire people who are able to do it. As for me...once again, I seem to be falling behind any schedule I endeavoured to create. Never fear, though, since it doesn't mean I'm not writing! I have lots of things going through my … Continue reading New House, New Place
Sorry for the silence (again)! I'm working on some new blog posts, but they are scraps, so there's nought I can actually post at the moment. But keep peeled! I just wanted to apologise for the absence. And for your patience, here's an exclusive extract of one of the novels I'm editing, H. ~ “Did … Continue reading Keep Poised!
The date today is the 18th of July 2018. An inconsequential date that is just because. But. It is three days from the 21st of July 2018. A year ago to the day that The Husband and I got married in the eyes of God. (And it's likely, knowing me, I won't be able to blog … Continue reading Over On Luxe Bride
I'm moving away from the hospitality circuit, and not through any chagrin of mine, but because I want to do other things with my life. This post is not about the other things nor why i would chose them over continuing to work on hospitality. This post is the opposite and, in fact, in better … Continue reading Goodbye to the Hotel
This post brought to you by oversearching Sherlock memes and still not finding the one I wanted. Weddings cost a lot. That goes without saying. The average UK wedding last year was £33,884 (Independent, Sept 2017), but I believe even that has gone up in the last year or so. More and more, with inflation … Continue reading Part Of The Price Is The Experience
I feel like it's definitely been a long time since I've talked about my writing, since I've talked about the time I've spent hiding away and crafting characters. To be fair, it has been a while since I've really written properly. Editing has its slowness - which is one of the reasons I have never … Continue reading In Print Again!