I lost my son beside the sea.

Botboy, not bothered in the least that he had given me thirty minutes of hell.

I sat on the picnic blanket covering the wet sand, a slight twinge of worry in my stomach. My little boy, 5 years old, had just shot past me excitedly, swinging his bucket as he raced along the beach towards …

10 things in a box!

Cakes - always worth remembering

So last week or so ago I wrote a post for TTOT and, being in my usual super speed dash through life, I linked up with Lizzi’s piece over at Considerings and read through her post in a rather slapdash way, thinking …

Order of Seven! A late review.

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I’m going to have to start this post with a massive apology to Beth, I was so very excited to be an ARC (That’s Advanced Reader Copy! I know, because I asked.) reader for Order of Seven, the new and …

Lessons from a Learner Landlord

angry neighbours

I am new to being a landlord, but it’s been a steep learning curve. I’ve rented before, admittedly as a student, in a fairly grotty 3 bed house where the 4th housemate (me) slept in the ‘converted’ dining room, with …

What makes a bully?

1000 voices

What makes a bully? 1000 Voices Speak are focusing on this subject this month and I wanted to be one voice among the many, to shout out and add to the cacophony, because where many speak, maybe some one will hear. …

A friendship that dried.

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There are lots of quotes about friends. Friends tell you the ugly truth, not pretty lies. and It’s more important to have friends than fans. Fans tell you what you want to hear. Friends tell you the truth. So, a …

My mind speaks.

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I scream. A short, staccato burst of sound, burning with intensity, let out in a shriek of deep, furious anger. A scream of rage. I raise my hand and whip across his face with a resounding, satisfying slice that makes my hand …