It's an age-old question. Or it would be if "age" described the 20-odd years that take us back to the 1990s when blogging began, which seems like only last week to me. Anyway, it's a question that appears to unite all bloggers at one point or another, no matter how big or small their audience. It is asked … Continue reading Why Blog?
Hot topic among the bigger kids gathered outside the local shops before school this morning? “Killer Clowns”. The boys were showing a lot of bravado, talking about what they would do if they came across one, but I suspect in reality, like most people, they would be utterly terrified. And rightfully so. I can’t see … Continue reading Killer Clowns – So Much More Than Just A Harmless Prank.
I wrote this the week before Freya's third birthday but didn't post it. I held back partly because I didn't want to cast a shadow over her celebrations but mostly because I was worried it might seem like I didn't realise how lucky I was to give birth in a safe place to a healthy baby, which couldn't be … Continue reading Giving birth – was it the best experience I could have hoped for?
It is usually when things are at their worst that I need to write the most. At the moment, though, with all the awfulness going on in the world, I haven’t known what to say – and, rightly or wrongly, I took a step back, retreated into work and fiction where it feels safe and … Continue reading Keep looking for the helpers.