Can you take a compliment?

Many of us are often told we look like or resemble famous people.  Over the years I’ve been told I look like Sigourney Weaver, a young Helen Mirren and Tori Amos (that’s definitely the hair colour!) at the time I recall feeling embarrassed by the likenesses.  Who was I to

Happy International Women’s Day

I’ve always had mixed feelings about International Women’s Day.  Whilst I love that it’s a celebration of women and all we have achieved, I also recognise that it’s a time to reflect on what still needs to be done to create true equality. And it’s this reflection that bothers me. 

Books, Books, Books

Don’t you just love books?  Try as I might I can’t quite get as attached to my kindle as I do to books.  I love the convenience of my kindle for travelling but nothing beats the smell and feel of books, old or new. World Book Day always excites me. 

Sex is like a bowl of ripe and juicy strawberries

It’s National Strawberry Day in the US and as I was looking for numerous images to create a happy little meme I couldn’t help but notice the number of pictures that showed a woman seductively popping a very ripe strawberry into her perfectly painted mouth. You don’t need me to

Safer Internet Day

On Safer Internet Day I’d like to share a story with you. Having come out of a psychologically abusive relationship I had taken what I believed to be significant and sensible precautions to protect myself, both online and offline. There had been a time where all of my social media

The Dark Side of Winnie the Pooh

You never know when your experience of domestic abuse, psychological abuse in my case, will creep up and surprise you. Today is one of those days.  I hadn’t realised that today is Winne the Pooh day until I was scrolling through social media whilst enjoying a cup of coffee this

Who do you ask for help?

Today it’s National Pharmacists Day and I’d like to say thank you to all of the Pharmacists out there who help us with minor ailments and provide their expertise to everyone who ventures into their local pharmacy, chemist or supermarket with a cough, cold, sniffle, sore throat or worse, to

What does it take to be a Golden Globe winner?

In the early hours of this morning (GMT) the Golden Globes were awarded in the USA. The Golden Globes recognises excellence in film and television.  It’s just one of a number of awards ceremonies throughout the year which recognises the stars from the world of Creative Arts. It’s easy to look

Do you soar like an Eagle?

Today is National Bird Day and as I sit watching the birds in the garden fight over the nuts and seeds in the bird feeder I’m reminded of my grandfather, my Pappa, as I used to call him. Pappa loved watching the birds in his garden and on his home-made

Does your life resemble a Sci-Fi?

What does Science Fiction mean to you? Does your life resemble Sci-Fi or do you keep your feet firmly rooted in reality? Sci-Fi for me is always bittersweet.  When I was married I had no choice but to sit through countless re-runs of all the StarWars films and despite them