The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times: Charles Dickens, My Grandfather & Me

My grandfather adored Charles Dickens. His favourite book was ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ and I remember him reading me passages from it as a child. Sadly, he and my grandmother passed away recently. Their house is in the process of being sold and I’ve been helping mum sort through their belongings I came across my grandfather’s Charles Dickens collection…

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Welcome to my new site!

I decided the old one needed a revamp (much like my face after a sickness bug befalls the pre-schooler) and I need more space to add book reviews and family/lifestyle stuff. That’s right, folks, i’m expanding! Feel free to have a nose around. The first of my book reviews will be posted shortly, and what better way to start than with the latest offering by the…

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My Imagination Vacation

And what a marvellous thing it is too. Except when you’ve sprinted out of the house, mid-scene, to collect your kids and now one of your lovely mummy friends is trying to engage you in light chitchat in the school playground. You stare at her blankly as you try to process simple terms such as ‘play dates’ and ‘cake sales’.…

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Fifty Shades of Distraction

I LOVED Fifty Shades of Grey. Boom. There I said it. Yes, the sex scenes are a bit yawn and I can sort of see why all the feminists are up in arms but it’s got that clever little spark that always reels me in. I like to call it the ‘love connection hook’. I’m sure there’s some fabulously technical term for it in the publishing world but that’s what works for me.

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Writing vs. Film. (My story)

At 26 I faced a dilemma. Some people are born to work in film production. They look the part, they have the confidence, and boy do they talk a lot. I kept my mouth shut and observed. But my body was growing tired of the 4:30am starts and the 11pm finishes. And I fell ill, really ill. It was time for a change. So…

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