Thoughts for my Daughter

Dear Little H, You are always going to do things before I’m ready for you to do them aren’t you?  So far, the only thing that took you longer than it should have was your incubation in my tummy.  You were in there too long and had to be evicted. But since that day, you’ve […]

The Big Push

Now there’s a phrase with many meanings – The Big Push. Many mothers think about the birth of their babies when they are confronted with these words. Little H, however, stubbornly arrived via c-section, so that’s not the case for me. Today, I am speaking about an incident involving my dear daughter instead. We were […]

How to Write Flash Fiction – a Beginners Guide

I know I’ve been going on and on and on about flash fiction for the past few weeks. Interested in learning more about the form? Read on… I don’t pretend to be an expert on the subject, however, I’ve read an awful lot of the stuff and I’ve written some too. I like to think […]

Potato, Cauliflower, Leek Soup with Bacon

This version of potato and bacon soup is one of my favourites for winter, it just has that ‘stick to your rib’ goodness. If you wanted to get really fancy you could sprinkle with some shredded sharp cheddar before serving or grated carrot would add color too if you want to skip the cheese.  This is […]

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