When it comes to food, I have been a very, very boring person for a very, very long time. My interest in nutrition (or my struggle with my behaviour towards food) has escalated since I wrote ‘Food Bore’ in 2016. Team this up with my enthusiasm for fitness, and I am excessively dull. People lose the will … Continue reading Food Bore (this time it’s personal) II
Look, I’m going to warn you right off the bat. I’m going to have to talk about diets again. Now wait! Before you shut your laptop with an irritated snap, let me just say I’m only going to mention diets in passing. This is not a blog post about diets. I repeat, THIS IS NOT … Continue reading Food Bore
2017 is about to draw its final breath. 2017, of course, was unlucky enough to have to follow 2016 – which was an unbelievably sh*tty year, I think we can all agree. Everything went wrong in that year: Deaths on both a personal and celebrity level, terrible political decisions, too many kitchen appliances needing replacement…well, … Continue reading 2018: A Year of Living Dangerously…
I don’t much care for running. ‘What? Are you clinically insane? Running is the only and best exercise there is on the planet!!’ I hear people scream as they are momentarily interrupted from posting today’s ‘map my run’ on Facebook. And yet, I don’t care for it. Running is dull. I used to do the … Continue reading Witness the Fitness
The 25th January 2016 is the first anniversary of the date I self-published my début novel, International Relations (I should be writing this post on Monday, but nobody reads blogs on Mondays, something to do with having a job? I know, selfish. So…here we are…on a Saturday). Anyhoo, I thought to myself, do I really want to … Continue reading One-Trick Pony
A year in your life is a pretty long time. It would be difficult to dismiss 365 days as an entirely crappy year, or adversely, a completely brilliant period of time. I don’t really know why we do this; await the eve of a new year to try to assess how we have progressed … Continue reading How Was It For You (2015)?
Bah humbug! I’m only kidding. I kind of like the Christmas season on the whole when it rolls around (as it has again). Or at least I enjoy it from the perspective of my children who are so über excited that they have been counting down the ‘sleeps’ since the beginning of December. … Continue reading Joyful and Triumphant…
Alas, this isn’t the first time I’ve talked about diets, or food for that matter (I’m sorry to say). I do hate to be a diet bore, but, well…I’m on a diet healthy eating plan. Again. I’m not one of those lucky souls who can eat whatever they want and remain svelte. I’m small … Continue reading Have Your Cake (Just Don’t Eat It).
I have a confession to make. I have the best-behaved children I have ever come across. Believe you me; I don’t say this to brag. It’s a little bit embarrassing. Their angelic natures are none of my doing. In fact their ridiculously good manners almost leave me feeling a social outcast amongst my peers. Let … Continue reading My Angelic Offspring!
Unbeknown to her, Ruth’s pupils dilate. The threadbare reclining chair in her field of vision unseen as her mind reels off painful images like a kaleidoscope. A mask of horror replaces her usual scowl. Gordon notices this. He is not known to be a man of any real insight, but the flash of dread across … Continue reading The Anatomy of Leaving (a short story)