Category Archives: Family

Happy Endings

Tracy and her mum

The very first short story I ever wrote I sent to Woman’s Weekly. Not long after I received a lovely Read More →

Wedding Anniversaries – some are better than others


  It’s our anniversary today, not that we ever make a note of it. We never exchange cards, flowers, or Read More →

How to unshrink a jumper

How to unshrink a jumper

Many moons ago, when I first found out that my daughter had an eating disorder I momentarily lost my judgement Read More →

Moving House – Moving Memories


I’ve just  finished reading Venetia Road by Patricia Putt Nicoll. Pat lives in Colehill, Dorset and contributed some of her Read More →

How to make your dreams come true

When my little sister was littler still she liked coming home from school for her lunch. I say lunch because Read More →

Look closely. What do you see?

Are you looking closely? So, what do you see? All old lady? A smiling woman? A vibrant girl? A woman Read More →

Fifty Shades of Brave


This is my dad at Trafalgar Square in London. It was 1960 and he was there to receive his British Read More →

Pancakes – It’s Not about the Food

It’s Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day. The day before we give up something for Lent. I won’t be giving up Read More →

Eating Disorders and Mental Health – It’s Not about the Food

My book, It’s Not about the Food is published on 28th February 2017. It has taken far longer to write and Read More →

Christmas – The Simple Things

Christmas- The Simple Things

It used to be the programmes  we looked forward to didn’t it. Delighted to get the Radio and TV Times Read More →