Vote for yourself!

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Vote for yourself!   Off the rails! Last week a tram in my city centre came off its rails and scraped along the road for a few yards, scoring lines into the tarmac as it went. No one was injured thank goodness, but it took a few hours to get the tram moved and everything […]

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What day is it?!

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What day is it?! Ooops! Missed the Monday Motivator deadline this time – it’s nearly Tuesday already!! Many apologies if you were waiting with bated breath for it to arrive (!). My reason is a good one, I was practising what I preach and took the bank holiday as a day off, so much so […]

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Why you’re better than you thought

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Why you’re better than you thought   On Saturday I delivered a keynote speech to an audience of 300 people at an awards event with a Star Wars theme. Delegates came in through an air lock and were greeted by Darth Vader and Stormtroopers. Busy Bees Nurseries, you are fabulous! It was surreal and mind […]

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You don’t have to do it alone

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You don’t have to do it alone   This weekend I was part of a UK first – the first community mass meditation which took place on my local market square in Nottingham. We were lucky to have a visitor from Arizona, the esteemed Hay House author Sarah McLean, to lead the meditation itself and […]

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Is it time you grew up?

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Is it time you grew up? Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all for wearing my tutu at outdoor fitness, dancing in the supermarket queue, laughing at my own trumps, playing with my god-children’s toys and generally acting more like a kid than a grown up, but the truth is, I’m doing a bit of […]

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Change! A whole new life chapter

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Change A whole new life chapter!   Do you feel your life happens in chapters? Distinct periods of time separated by a big change… I sure do,¬†from childhood chapters separated by five house and school moves and then my twenties punctuated by coming out and then in my thirties buying my own house and setting […]

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Why you should never start a diet on a Monday

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Why you should never start a diet on a Monday   It’s the usual way, surely? And new years day and the first day back after a holiday, so what’s the problem? The problem isn’t Monday, it’s what happens the few days before… I’m going to live it up! Whether I’ve been aiming for weight […]

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It’s a deal breaker! What’s yours?

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What’s your deal-breaker?   There are some things I just have to say ‘no’ to. But that wasn’t always the case, with disastrous consequences!   Daytime, Evening, Weekends Daytime, evenings, weekends. What do you notice about that list? Other than sleep time, it covers all the time there is. There was a time when I […]

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In which the book is finished and life changes…

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A book, a stranger and a surprise…   Wanting to be a writer at the age of 8 and then finally getting published at 51 isn’t such a long wait. Is it? Ok, it’s a bit longer than most authors maybe, but I got there in the end eh?! The Book Check out the picture […]

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In which the book is nearly published…

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In which the book is nearly published   I was about 7 or 8 years old when I wrote a story (about a banana who had adventures) and got a hankering to write a book. Reading was what I loved best and a job as a writer seemed like some kind of magical way of […]

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