My Sunday Photo – June 18th, 2017.


Pre-Freya I would have probably run a mile if this thing came near me but her fascination with anything and everything has not only made me curious but also a little bit braver (unless it’s a wasp, then I’m like an olympic sprinter).

I *think* this is a red-headed cardinal beetle (although I’m ready to be corrected).


It took a liking to my father-in-law while we were walking at Cley Marshes recently and spent some time exploring his hand, giving me plenty of opportunity to snap some pics.


I discovered this little one (maybe a green weevil) in Freya’s hair and just thought its face was cute – it reminds me of a dog. What you can’t really see is the gorgeous metallic green colour (it was only about half a centimetre and quite hard to photograph).

To continue bug week, this one one was again taken at Cley Marshes. It is (possibly) a thick-legged flower beetle. Again, a gorgeous metallic colour.


I feel like, by running away from them all these years, I’ve been missing out on some amazing sights. I’ve got a lot to catch up on.

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Please also pop back tomorrow, if you have a mo, because I have interviewed another wonderful author for my Behind The Book series (this time a writer of children’s books with the Best. Name. Ever).

Wishing you a fabulous week.


My Sunday Photo – June 11th, 2017.


We’ve just come back from a wet and windy week in a caravan in Great Yarmouth on the Norfolk coast.

I quite liked listening to the rain on the roof but when the wind kicked in we were a bit worried we might take off!


Luckily I had looked at the forecast before we went this time and packed appropriately (unlike a previous trip when I forgot to take a coat) so we were able to get out and about, despite the weather (not much keeps us from a beach).

Freya had a blast and particularly enjoyed the disco this time. We also visited a few places we probably wouldn’t have done had it been sunny so all in all it was a great holiday.

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Freya had fun.
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I had fun.
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Mark was excited when the sun finally came out 🙂

I hope you’ve all had a good week too.

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Also, please check back tomorrow because I’ve got another Behind The Book post (a non-fiction author this time who not only has an interesting path to publication but also some fantastic tips for all writers).


My Sunday Photo – May 7th, 2016.


At about 2.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday Freya said: “I wish we could go to the beach.”

We hadn’t done much the previous two days and so, even though it wasn’t entirely beach weather (brrrrrr), we piled into the car and drove to Sea Palling.


Having been there in the summer when it’s heaving with people, it was rather nice to have the beach almost to ourselves. In fact, it seemed like there were more people in the water than on the sand at one point.


I’ve never seen kitesurfing before but found it quite mesmerising. Freya wasn’t quite so keen on the wind but was still happy building sandcastles and playing in the pools (where we found razor shells for the first time). Mark was just…cold (for some reason he didn’t bring a big coat).


“I know, let’s warm-up with an ice-cream,” Freya suggested.

Mark and I opted for freshly cooked warm sugar doughnuts instead.

Wishing you all a lovely week.

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