Facebook kindly reminded me today that it’s 3 years or so since Angel Falls came out, so I am well overdue another book (thanks, Facebook!). But instead of using this as an excuse to beat myself up over the delay – Lord knows I have done that enough already! – decided instead to use it […]
2018 has been a funny old year – for most of us, I think. The world has felt more than a little nuts (remember when we were all just sad lots of famous people were dying – ah, good times) and it’s impossible not to let that bleed into your everyday life. If you, like […]
Happy New Year, one and all: I hope that, whether you celebrate or not, you survived the season intact. I actually had a big family Christmas this year – my first ever! – and it was a delight. My cousin and his wife (who is actually an old school friend of mine, also) hosted the […]
So, you all know while I am as guilty as anyone of racking up the Amazon bills, it’s good to at least spend *some* of your money at smaller stores. For one thing, you are funding individual creatives rather than big corporations, you get unique gifts (and personal service) you won’t get anywhere else, and, […]
[Note – this is an edited update of an earlier post from a couple of years ago] The festive season is just around the corner – or fully in swing, if the TV adverts are to be believed – and once again, it’s worth remembering this isn’t an easy time for everyone. So, while I […]
It was *totally* OK for me to treat myself to this gorgeous Tatty Devine necklace to celebrate, right? Right?
I never really thought I’d come home. It wasn’t in the long-term plan – I have no long-term plans – or part of some well-thought out strategy. Like pretty much every other major decision I have ever made, it was the same combination of part-whim, part over-reaction to circumstances that has shaped so much of […]