Ok so it’s January…get a grip people!

Yes it is the first and possibly dreariest month of 2016, and apparently tomorrow is officially THE most depressing day of the year-although as it is my dear sister-in-law’s birthday too she may have different ideas about that! I am currently working on my first novel. I have written other books before but this is anContinue reading “Ok so it’s January…get a grip people!”

The art of being a step mother (originally published in Red magazine -May 2015)

Stepmothers This was commissioned by RED magazine and appeared in the May 2015 issue. As my new boyfriend Colin ambled towards the corner shop, I wound down the car window and called after him, ‘Don’t forget the milk, babe.’ He turned back with a warm smile, acknowledging my request. Sitting back contentedly, my thoughts driftedContinue reading “The art of being a step mother (originally published in Red magazine -May 2015)”

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

I spent some time today at a conference about hate crime, and had the privilege of listening to one of the bravest and most inspirational speakers I have encountered in a long time. Sylvia Lancaster is the mother of Sophie Lancaster, the beautiful, gentle, creative teenager who died six years ago following an attack onContinue reading “The Sophie Lancaster Foundation”