Rockpools on Brancaster Beach

Last month, my family and I enjoyed a holiday in North Norfolk. We stayed in the beautiful, picturesque town of Wells-Next-The-Sea, and enjoyed walks along the seafront, days on the beach, and explored all sorts of hidden places and local nature reserves. There is something about the beach, and the sea, that brings peace. I…

Unkempt

I think unkempt is a very appropriate word for me and my place in life right now. I am generally a rather tidy person, even though I am a creative soul. Traditionally we view artists and wordsmiths as being a little ditsy or disorganised. Well, I am certainly disorganised, but I do like to keep…

Love

Love Hurts. Love Kills. Love Redeems. The Darkness of Love. Those are the titles of my first four published novels. Does that tell you a little bit about my experiences of being in love? I think so. Now, before you get all sympathetic, let me tell you that I am actually happily married. It isn’t…

Journey

“Just a small-town girl, living in a lonely world…” Yep, that just about sums me up! But I didn’t choose Journey as my theme just to talk about the band and that famous song. No, what I mean is that we are all on a journey. Everybody is unique, and our experiences are very personal…

Impatient

Most people think of me as a very calm and contained person. Outwardly, I suppose I am. Inwardly, however, I am a whirl of chaos, currently ruled by impatience. I am impatient with my children when they get under my feet. I am impatient with my husband when he won’t do the jobs I request…

Housewife

Being a housewife is a role that still doesn’t quite sit right with me. I mean, yes, I adore my children, and I am very fortunate to be in a position where I am home with them every day. I never wanted to be a housewife. Growing up I saw my mum going out to…

Friends and Family

I am blessed to be surrounded by a very loving family, and a wonderful circle of friends who will always be there when I need them. In fact, I would go so far as to say I am abundant in friendship, which is a fabulous feeling. Since having children, my local group of friends has…

Empath

Being an empath is something that I took a while to accept. I always felt emotional for other people, but I was led to believe that it was hormonal, and my feelings were often dismissed. Outwardly I was a happy, healthy, cheerful girl. Inwardly I was often in turmoil, but I could not express it….

Daydreamer

Ah, how wonderful it is to daydream! It sometimes feels like my only form of escape, the one activity that keeps me sane on those days when I feel every inch the downtrodden housewife. I know I made my choice to live like this, and I know the reasons why, but still I yearn for…

Book Lover

I love books. It comes with the territory of being a writer, I reckon. My fondest childhood memories involve visits to our local library and afternoons spent curled up on the sofa or in my bedroom, devouring the pages of my beloved books. I even used to imagine I could be like Matilda from the…