Pink’s new documentary All I Know So Far opens with footage from her spectacular performance at Wembley Stadium, and as one of the fans lucky enough to get a ticket to see her on 2019’s Beautiful Trauma world tour, within seconds a tidal wave of … Read the rest
From the beginning of May until the end of September, dogs are banned from 10 of Torbay’s beaches – but the good news is there are 16 beaches which are dog-friendly all year round.
Sadly Watcombe Beach, in Torquay, closed to the public in February 2020. The path and steps to the beach became unsafe … Read the rest
Fans of the Regency romantic drama Bridgerton were delighted this week when it was confirmed that it would be returning for a second season.
Bridgerton was released on Christmas Day and has reached number one on Netflix’s most-watched list in 76 countries. It’s still at top spot in the UK today.
Its popularity … Read the rest
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’.
The BBC programme … Read the rest
I’ve started a new project for the benefit of dog lovers in the Torbay area, and named it Walkies with Ruby in honour of my little furry muse.
It’s a free, weekly email newsletter featuring suggestions for dog walks, reviews of dog-friendly cafes, pubs, restaurants and tourist attractions, and whatever else comes to my mind … 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
Bargain-hunters encircle Mike as he opens his car boot and begins setting up his stall, like vultures around a young wildebeest in the Serengeti.
Here is fresh blood, unlike at the neighbouring pitch where George is laying out the same old ornaments he brings – and takes home … 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.
“Good afternoon, Mrs Fletcher. How are you … Read the rest
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