I wrote this song one morning after an extremely stressful few months. I had hopes of selling it to Ariane Grande or Katy Perty, (not realising how difficult that would be), until a friend suggested I write a musical showcasing my songs and Continue reading “Musical Endeavours”
Being single isn’t easy. Especially in today’s recessionary dating economic climate. I realised my new Austerity at Home program wasn’t going according to plan when I overheard my son tell a playdate that we didn’t have an X Box because his mum was poor now. “Is that why you live in a flat?” his friend … Continue reading BROKE: THE NEW AUSTERITY & FAUX FAMILIAL IDYLL
It amazes me how good a thorough spring clean of my home makes me feel. Finding photos of the kids I didn’t know I had, reliving memories of past events. That feeling of finally getting on top of things that only ever comes when you’re bagging up the umpteenth plastic bag to give to charity. … Continue reading Cherish
Yesterday a friend asked to see me. Lola had debts consisting of 2 parts. The first debt was a life changing amount and not something she could do anything about. The second part was a small but hardly insignificant 4 figure sum relating to a brief spell of profligacy after she quit a job she … Continue reading Debts and the City
So I’ve been for a run, painted something dark, I’ve even painted something white (well dusk, which doesn’t really count) and I still can’t get yesterday’s episodes of Frasier out of my head. It was as if the TV was talking to me. Willing me to soldier on. I switched on at the final ever … Continue reading Love’s Labour’s Cost – Happy endings, new beginnings
Creating a business is an adventure. I began mine to crack the impossible conundrum that is a working mother’s life. At 45 my son will be 8, an age more suited to me being self employed, but if I wait til then or work for someone else technology could leave me high and dry. I … Continue reading Creating a business right for you
A hectic weekend ferrying kids to parties, tennis tournaments and the Snowman at the Festival Theatre. The delight on my son and daughter’s face as the boy, James, rolls ever larger snowballs back and forth across the stage was magical and the dancing Snowmen in the second half a delight. My kids are desperate to … Continue reading We have everything and so much of it.