Book Review: Christmas At The Little Wedding Shop.

It took me a while to get into Christmas At The Little Wedding Shop by Jane Linfoot, which I picked because one of my favourite author’s mentioned it on Twitter, but once I did there was no stopping me. And the ending, oh, the ending - let’s just say that it made me want to … Continue reading Book Review: Christmas At The Little Wedding Shop.

Book Review: The Secret Art Of Forgiveness.

Louisa George doesn't shy away from the big emotions or the big issues in her latest book, The Secret Art Of Forgiveness. Love, grief, the trials and tribulations of stepfamilies and the sensitive issue of dementia are just some of the themes in this page-turner - and she handles them all, especially the latter, with a … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Art Of Forgiveness.

The Friday 500 Writing Challenge.

A few weeks ago Freya and I spent a fun morning with my friend Kate and her lovely children walking in the woods. As we are freelance journalists our work was naturally a key topic of conversation but we both also have aspirations to write a novel (Kate's already published a fabulous non-fiction book). That day, … Continue reading The Friday 500 Writing Challenge.

The Nursery Diaries – Week One, Term One.

"Why are you rolling around on the floor?" I asked Freya. It's not an uncommon sight but she seemed to be putting a lot of effort into making it look more agonising than usual. "My heart..." she paused dramatically. "is broken." "Oh no, how did that happen?" I said, conversationally - paying no attention to her Oscar-winning … Continue reading The Nursery Diaries – Week One, Term One.