Writing

My blog has documented my entire journey to becoming a writer. Here you’ll find books, short stories, flash fiction and opinion pieces.

advice to my younger self
Writing

Advice to My Younger Self / Happy 40th Birthday to Me

It’s my 40th birthday next week and I’ve collected a helluva lot of advice to my younger self over the years. It seems apt to share what I see as the most life–changing, much of it from counselling and therapy sessions. I hope you take at least one new and positive thing from this list. […]

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Cash Carraway Skint Estate
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Review Skint Estate by Cash Carraway

I was honoured when Cash Carraway asked me to read her debut memoir, Skint Estate, ahead of publication. I’ve known Cash blogging for about five years, and have followed her journey in awe. From middle class Aga and Le Cruset living, to women’s refuges and mind blowing bullying on social media. Cash is, and has […]

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uk children's writing competitions
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UK Children’s Writing Competitions (from July 2019)

I’ve really been enjoying entering writing comps this year, they’ve given my words a new lease of life. Whilst researching the best comps to enter for this article, I’ve happened upon a fair few children’s writing competitions. Seemed only fair to put this guide together, just in case you have some creative kids on your […]

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Extinction Rebellion
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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 […]

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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 […]

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