Do-Over Day

There are things I wish I had done differently.  There are situations where I wish I had reacted better.  There are conversations I could have handled more compassionately.  There are people I should have judged less.  Times when I should have spoken up more, and times when I should have said nothing ...Read More

A Masterclass in Shopping

The problem when the Greek God(zilla) does our weekly food shop, is his tendency to go ‘off-list’. Rogue items are added, some are substituted, others are ignored. For example, a recipe may require 4 red peppers, but the Greek God(zilla) will bring home 2 yellow peppers if those are the ones that ...Read More

While the Cat’s Away…

The cat in this instance being the Greek God(zilla), who was away in Cyprus with his parents last week. I was about to insert a lame joke about him having a holiday while I slaved away at home, but then I remembered my own little trip to NYC last month and quit ...Read More

Stuck in a Diet Rut

I have been on a diet for half of my life and I have still not cracked it. I have cut out carbs, fat, sugar, fruit, meat, and vegetables, yet I am further away from my goal weight than when I started. I have counted points, weighed, measured, and cut off all ...Read More

High BMI Does Not Lie: I am Obese

Shortly after I turned 40 last year, I received a letter in the post inviting me for a free health check at my local surgery. Because I needed another reminder of my age. The test would assess my risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease, so I ...Read More

We Need to Talk About the M-Word

Miscarriage. About one in four pregnancies will end this way and yet for something that is sadly so common, most people still know so very little about it. People who have experienced the hurt of a miscarriage feel uncomfortable and embarrassed even, to talk about it. I am not sure if this ...Read More

Me & My Shadow

It appears I have a human shadow. Everywhere I go, he is right there behind me. He follows me from room to room, humming tunes from his favourite TV shows. If I walk to the kitchen, he will wander in shortly after. If I try to sneak upstairs to grab 20-minutes for ...Read More

Cocktails with my Sister

My sister and I decided we should go out for cocktails more often. When we lived together in Maida Vale and in Sydney, we were always off out somewhere.  I would say we were always off out somewhere nice, but our lemonade budget did not often accommodate the champagne lifestyle we desired. ...Read More

The Case of the Missing Daffodils

I like to fill all the vases in our home with fresh flowers, for no other reason than looking at them makes me feel happy. They brighten up any grey old day and as I work from home, I feel I really do get to appreciate them. Every week, I pick out ...Read More

Ouch

It was when I returned home from the airport later that evening that my leg started to hurt. Well, my knee to be exact. It started to feel a bit stiff and sore, but as I could not remember banging it against anything, I simply put it down to spending 7-hours tucked ...Read More