As you’ve probably noticed, this entry is not going to be one filled with glittery unicorns, chocolate sauce poured over ice cream or any other kind of positive image. Oh well. I have to tell the truth on my blog, and the truth is that I have never felt so utterly alone….not in the outside […]Continue Reading
Are Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy emails the new fanfiction fad? Well, it’s definitely mine!
In the summer of 2004, I sent an email as Harry Potter. My friend replied, as Draco Malfoy. A little down the line, we put the emailing behind us. She had her life. I had mine. It was a cluttered time, filled with school, homework, family. The years moved on, but I had never forgotten […]Continue Reading
My 1920s – 1960s haircut, starring my vintage bob! (and I’m not talking about my Dad….)
Recently, my mood has fluctuated day-to-day, but one thing never changed….. I was so excited for a new haircut, a past-eras happy haircut. Today was the day. I’d found some pictures of who I wanted to look like, including The Marvellous Maisel, and Keira Knightley from The Imitation Game….. Over the years, for personal reasons, […]Continue Reading
“Fairy Liquid should be a perfume!” said nobody in the world ever (unless you’re called Rachel Brooker)
I’ve always thought washing up liquid should be a fragrance they sell in shops. …. I’ve also always thought I should walk into ‘Dragons Den,’ pitching the idea.…. Needless to say? Those two events never happened, and when I told most of my friends about these ideas, they would look at me like I’d just […]Continue Reading
Falling down the Rabbit Hole
Hello, guys. It’s been a week since my life turned upside down, inside out, and fallen down the rabbit hole into a matrix-like reality. Again, this is not a portal in which I am going to explain what’s happened, but I will be voicing my thoughts in terms of metaphor. Why have I chosen The […]Continue Reading
Feeling Flat? Jazz along to Fleetwood Mac, and you’re a lot braver than you believe….
Hello, guys. I know it’s been a while, but I’ve had a very difficult time lately. It’s one of those weeks where you ask questions like, “Why did this/that happen?” “When will this feeling leave me?” I’ve had a lot of things going on, and my love of writing is aching to – as ‘High […]Continue Reading
Imposter Syndrome is spreading. Don’t be the victim! Be vigilant.
The power of imagination is a gift. It can also be a virus. Let me give you an example. Starting this new job has been wonderful. After all, I have a role that helps children. I’m reading to them, teaching them new words. In the week? I explained about the magic of books (as one […]Continue Reading
The Golden Egg ball? A bouquet of opulence, and a new lit agent liked my book!
I always get the jitters when it’s nearly time to – once again – parade around the Big Honk venue. I’m not saying where it’s based, as the event is hush-hush online, but I will say that some mega important faces attend this canape-crazy catch-up-with-friends-and-make-new-ones mish mash of an exciting black tie extravanganza. (Wow, now […]Continue Reading