It seems that Jimmy Carr’s appearance as a panellist on the game show Blankety Blank rubbed lots of people up the wrong way, but the only thing that grated on me was his claim that a man who lived alone and won a hot tub was ‘the saddest thing he’d ever heard’.
It’s Black Friday, when lots of retailers are offering great deals and lots of people are doing their Christmas shopping, so it seems the ideal time for a post about Christmas gift ideas for dog owners and dog lovers.
Everything in this post has been personally tested out by myself and/or my cavapoo Ruby and … Read the rest
Today (October 11) is National Coming Out Day so I’m going to share with you how I told my mother I was bisexual, back in 2009 – or at least how I thought I did. It sounds made up but I promise you it’s a true story – ask Mum if you don’t believe me. … Read the rest
Today is National Writing Day – a celebration of the pleasure and power of creative writing – so I’m sharing a short story I wrote a while ago. The challenge was to write a story within a certain word limit, using dialogue only. I hope you enjoy it.
I’ve probably watched more television so far in 2020 than I watched in the whole of last year, thanks largely to the fact that my family spent 11 weeks shielding from coronavirus and not leaving the house.
Several friends and relatives have been asking me for TV recommendations so I thought I’d write a blog … Read the rest
It was my partner’s youngest son’s birthday at the weekend and one of the presents I gave him was a book I made just for him. We’re still self-isolating (10 weeks since we left the house!) and at the time I had the idea, I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to get hold … Read the rest
I wish I could reveal the identity of the nurse I interviewed this week because she deserves public recognition for the incredible work she’s doing. Unfortunately her NHS trust wasn’t happy about her speaking to the press, so in order to share her story – because it deserves to be heard … Read the rest