Part time control freak

Wondering why I have taken a picture of my phone screen? Or kicking off with OMG’s!!  Which camp are you in? Yes this is actually my phone, some of you will be beside yourselves right now and not dealing well with the multitude of red dots, let alone what is actually 46,839 unopened emails bottom right, lurking…

I have a little sidekick . . . 

I have a little sidekick, she accompanies me everywhere; The shops, the cafe, the bathroom, she watches me wash my hair. If I eat she wants it, she will not hesitate to rob, Snatching swiftly from my hand and stuffing it in her gob. She leans in with interest, when I put on make up or…

Flying with kids: Tips for non parents

Punching people in the face is not my normal behaviour, I’m usually pretty restrained and public violence is generally frowned upon, especially in front of your kids. Sometimes people just push your buttons, you see red and you have to use all your mental strength not to sink to their level and mirror their behaviour….

Stories on set: An unexpected insight into classic tales. E2

It felt high, much higher than it looked from the ground. He had butterflies; every time he looked down his thoughts scrambled. His agent had assured him there was adequate insurance in place and that all risk assessments had been completed but now he wished he’d checked the small print himself. The pay did cater…

Island Life 

I visited the London Book Fair on Thursday. As you may have read in my bio I would like to be a children’s picture book author. I have so far written 2 books so in some respects I am an author, just currently completely unknown. The aim of the day was to just have a…

Stories on set: An unexpected insight into classic tales. 

She sat down, a little tentatively at first then winced. It was too soon, she knew it was too soon but it was difficult to say no. Always was with parts like this, easy work, ultimately kids stuff, the advantage of a baby face.  Two hours is all that she needed to get through and she…

My Month of March

My body was suffering,  feeling tired, haggard and old, I still couldn’t shift the curse of DiCaprio cold. I had issues with tissues, there was four weeks of snot, In bed there was night sweats, first freezing, then hot. When it felt that the sinus pain, might just recede, Aggressive nose blowing, meant a nasty nose bleed. But finally the fog…

Remember Pineapple Sue?

It’s been a bad week. Sometimes something unexpected happens that completely turns your life upside down. No doubt temporarily, and as everyone continues to tell me these things happen for a reason and it will all work out for the best. I know that is all true but it doesn’t necessarily help in the moment….

The Lady with the Dragon Umbrella

There’s a woman on my platform, a commuter like you and me, But there’s something a little different about her, why don’t you look and see.  She’s dressed in her smart work suit, an expensive handbag by her side,  Waiting seriously and patiently, for her London Midland ride.  But the reason she has caught my…

Liebster Award

When this notification popped up on my Twitter feed my first reaction was what on earth is that? Being relatively new to the blogging game I had no idea, had seen it pop up in a few feeds but hadn’t investigated. Upon reading second reaction was no thanks.  I actively shun any kind of paste…

Who am I?

According to an article that appeared on my Facebook feed, I’m interesting because I wear colourful socks. Personally I call it time poor but good intentioned because I think by buying brighter socks it might be easier to find a pair. In reality I’m disorganised, useless at putting away laundry and always in a rush…

Farewell to my cleavage 

   This week I have been surrounded by boobs, tits and cleavage. From talk of an ex colleague shaking her ample assets as a burlesque dancer, Belinda’s plunging pair, gagging to escape, in “My Dad Wrote a Porno”, (that many people keep mentioning it, I thought I’d give it a go,) to the incredible beach…