• 2015,  blogging,  Uncategorized

    Opening Lines

    Here are my Opening Lines of 2015 – the first line of the first blog post of every month.  I found this really interesting last year looking back so I wanted to do it again this year. Looking at these you’d think all I’d blogged about this year was self care and books. Link to the post is in brackets. January – I promised myself I’d make more of my blogging this year. (Self Care Sunday) February – This week has been a difficult one in many ways. (Self Care Sunday) March – It’s generally been a terrrible week but there have been a few good moments and I’ve had…

  • 2015,  Christmas,  Uncategorized

    Merry Christmas!

    It seems as though I’ve forgotten this blog over the last few months. I haven’t, I’ve thought of it often but not been writing. It’s not deliberate, it’s just the way things have gone for no real reason.  Lots of things I’ve thought of writing but not many have actually made it as far as fingers on keyboard and fewer still have made it as far as hitting the publish button. I’ll be back in a few days with a wrap up post of 2015 I want to write (which may turn into two posts) and I plan to be back with a bang in January.  I’m taking the next…

  • 2015,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence by Holly Hepburn

    With today being 8th December I decided it’s finally close enough to Christmas to break out the festive reads.  And I started with Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence by Holly Hepburn.  That’s a digital original ebook novella published by Simon and Schuster who kindly provded me with a free copy to review. A perfect winter warmer novella for all fans of Cathy Bramley and Scarlett Bailey. When sisters Nessie and Sam inherit a little pub in a beautiful country village they jump at the chance to escape their messy lives and start afresh. But when they arrive at the Star and Sixpence, it’s not quite what they imagined –…

  • 2015,  Uncategorized

    All Things News

    Actual news, not personal news that is. Since June I’ve been volunteering as editor for Tenants’ Times -Soha’s community newspaper written by tenants, for tenants which comes out three times a year. I thought I blogged about that but if I did I can’t find it.  And as a part of that I’ve been doing a foundation course in Journalism once a month since October.  It’s interesting and I mostly enjoy it although cruch time for Tenants Times can be frantic and exhausting. Yesterday I was part of a group of people (all community journalists from 4 different hyperlocal newspapers) who visited Newbury Weekly News. Newbury Weekly News is a…