I am Mum to Jodie, Billie and Sam and Nan to ten, ranging from four to twenty-two. I know I don’t look old enough! Ok, maybe I do without makeup. I live on my own by the seaside in Kent, there is nothing better than listening to the waves rolling in up the sand.
This blog started 12 years ago as one of those New Year Resolutions that we all make but very rarely do. But I am proving them wrong, at least on this one. I aim to bring you fun and laughter from everyday things to holidays, even a bit of dating and gardening with reviews along the way about all sorts of things-or as my tag line says ‘anything that enters My World’
I have a secluded garden flat facing south, so get lovely sunshine that I will always be out in, whether I am pottering about, reading, writing, or drinking coffee or a sneaky G&T. It’s five 0’clock somewhere so they say.
I am also writing a couple of books, memoirs and short stories, not as easy as I thought but very therapeutic. It’s hard work calling yourself a writer, yes that is my official title now. I will try my best to fit it all in, though I’m not sure about updating the blog three times a day! I never have managed that.
I love reading mainly crime. It used to be romance but I am hooked on the gory crime books at the moment. I receive many books from publishers through Netgalley as I review everything I read. These reviews go all over social media, and I have made some really good friends from the authors I have met over the years. I roughly read about 70 books each year.
They say I’m in the prime of life. Oh no! That’s the forties what shall we call the sixties, ‘do it now before you can’t’! Big party planned that you can see all about on my Pinterest site here. There was a big party planned but coronavirus didn’t allow that in fact it put a stop to just about everything including family holidays and even trips out in the camper van.
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I run a writing group that meets twice a month, at one of which we welcome a guest speaker who might be anything from an author to an illustrator, poet or scriptwriter. We have a page on Facebook, Write bythe sea so you can read about us. We also have a website so members can chat, ask questions or get feedback for their work.