Extinction Rebellion

What an Extinction Rebellion Protest Looks Like and Why I’m Standing With Them #RebelForLife

Yesterday I went into London to see the Extinction Rebellion protests with my own eyes. I’m ashamed to say that until then, I had never joined a protest. I’ve contemplated marching, many times, but have never followed it through. Walking out of Oxford Circus tube and into the crowd felt akin to walking into a club in the late 90’s. Love, hope and togetherness was palpable. People from all corners of the world (and life) making noise for a common cause. In fact the most common cause. We all have to live on this earth, and there will be no …

A Love Letter to My Rock on Our 10th Wedding Anniversary

Dearest Husband, Happy 10/15 years! How surreal is it to be celebrating in Thailand? We’re (almost) back to where it all began. With the addition of course, of three awesome little people and too many wrinkles. Five years ago we were welcoming our little man into the world. We already had our gorgeous girls. The Davis family was complete. It felt like a big deal. Ten years together, five married, three kids. Getting to this anniversary has been a much bigger feat. One that’s difficult to articulate, without having to choke back sobs. We’ve been through the ringer these last …

UK Writing Competitions: Flash Fiction, Short Stories and Novel Extracts (2019)

This weekend I submitted two pieces of flash fiction to UK writing competitions. I’ve also been beavering away on a 5000-ish word short story. It feels sooooo good to be writing again! I spent hours looking for competitions to enter, so thought I’d write up a list for others in the same boat.
 Please note: 
Always thoroughly read the guidelines before submitting your entry. I’ve only included comps open to unpublished writers.
 I shall update this list as and when new competitions are announced. Best of luck! UK Writing Competitions ending February 2019
 The 2019 Life Writing Prize| Closes: 11:59pm …

become the best you

Why You Should Read Become the Best You #ad

New year new you, blah blah blah. It can feel like everywhere we go people are trying to sell us ourselves, can’t it? The thing is, most of us could use a little help. So if you are on the lookout for some easy to digest advice, written in the style of having a chat with a friend in a cafe, then you will love Become the Best You. The book delves into my dysfunctional childhood and troubled start to adulthood at fifteen. How I dragged myself through years of on/off depression, two mental breakdowns and eventual rock bottom. Why …

#DontWasteXmas

Guest Post: Will You Give a Life Changing Gift? #DontWasteXmas

#DontWasteXmas The UK are set to waste a whopping 60 million presents this Christmas. International development charity Send a Cow are encouraging shoppers to buy life-changing, meaningful gifts instead of pointless ones. A new survey from YouGov* has found that over half (57%) of Brits who celebrate Christmas receive at least one unwanted gift on average at this time of year, with 37% claiming they would be happy to receive a charitable donation as a present. If the money spent on the 60 million unwanted gifts received each year* was redirected to charities like Send a Cow, it could support millions of families living …