The Quickest Hand in the West

Many a fun hour has been had playing with children during this coronavirus time. Let’s be honest, not all the time, but parents must have had moments of being grateful that they’ve had a little extra time with their children; something we probably would...

The Mask of Tomorrow

Did you read about the lady in the USA who wore a face mask out shopping? Sensible lady? The shopkeeper asked her why she had cut out a hole for her nose and mouth. She told him that because they ‘have’ to wear them it makes breathing more easy. Sensible...

VE Day Glamping

I went camping over the bank holiday weekend. What?! I hear you cry. Well, glamping actually. Have I turned into this rule-breaking, despicably ignorant human being? No, certainly not. I went 3ft into my back garden and into my tent to sleep under the fairy lights....

The Great British Food Swap

My tale this week actually comes courtesy of a friend. A heartwarming example of how food can bring neighbours some fun in this time of ‘bland crackers instead of rich caviar’. It all started with a tin of beans. Bog standard, 415g tin of staple food. And...

Show me the Chocolate!

Week five of lockdown. The ‘new normal’ is beginning to take its toll, as life feels like the usual routine, just in a different setting. The need to hoard toilet roll and pasta has weaned since they are trickling back into the supermarkets, but the race...

A Comma Too Far

It was a happy coincidence this week to have a story that crossed over my professional and personal life. And it was one little, teensy, weensy punctuation mark that done it. The ever-useful, ever-complicated, ever-easy to use comma. This comma was deserving of a bit...

Up, Up and Away

Up, up and away this week. In flew the world of technology and imagination, up went the paper aeroplanes and rockets, and down came the budgie’s feathers as he entered into moulting phase. Monday Facetime was discovered by my child today. Suffice to say I...

The Hijack

Since the coronavirus has decided to hijack our lives for a while, I’ve decided to do a bit of hijacking myself – self-hijacking, that is. Instead of starting a new blog site, I’ve decided to use my business website as a platform to bring you ‘Diary...