It started with a moment. A thought. As most things do. I’d have a busy year, a full year of full time drama training in London. Two Rep shows. Directing a play at the Lyric, Hammersmith. My first television job. It’s safe to say, domesticity had not been my focus. With new lenses in, I … More Ten benefits of a Minimalist Life
8 1/2. It’s a film by Fellini. It’s also eight and a half years since I was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In February 2009, I had to both fight for my life and assimilate the fact that my life, if I was to have one, was changing forever. What I thought would happen to … More As time goes by…
Well, I haven’t posted for a couple of years. I started this blog as a way to…what? Pass the time? Step away from the sofa for an hour? Convince myself that despite not having a family, my life is good? All three are true, but I no longer have to convince myself or other people … More The past two years…
I’ve just finished reading Dead Babies and Seaside Towns by Alice Jolly. I had wanted to support this book when I saw it appear on the Unbound website some time ago, but for one reason or another I somehow put it off. I apologise to Ms Jolly for this, although it’s clear my support (or … More Alice JOLLY – Dead Babies and Seaside Towns
I have written a novel, ‘Duff’. An early draft of ‘Duff’ was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize 2014. It was called ‘The Dreaming’ then, and only a handful of scenes remain, having undergone an almost complete rewrite. Duff is due in October, and it will be available as a paperback and as an … More My Novel Duff Is Coming Soon!
Having struggled post-chemo to keep my stomach flat, I’ve decided to try a wheat free diet. The other day, when I was browsing in my local library, the Ideas Store in Bow, I happened upon this book. I was intrigued by the science behind the bloat, how wheat can cause blood sugar levels to rise … More The Great Wheat Conspiracy
Today, I went to Kings Cross Pond, which is just off Granary Square. It’s really easy to find from Kings Cross tube, you just follow the signposts for the pond, and the signs are everywhere! When I booked, two days ago, the weather forecast for today (Wednesday) was sunny and 24 degrees. Hmmm. When I arrived at … More Starting The Day The Invigorating Way