Author: Writing, Reading, Living

  • My kids finally get it.

    My kids finally get it.

    With everything that has been going on about corona virus, the build to whether we will or won’t shut down, the news and the intense family discussion taking place in our house, the boys are fully aware of the virus and its impact. They have even taken to washing their hands more often without complaint! […]

  • 2 Timothy 1:7

    2 Timothy 1:7

    “For God gave us not a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.” We are in the throws of battling Corona virus. We are in the midst of social isolation, panic and shutdown. Life at the moment is surreal. It feels like it should be a film not in our daily lives. […]

  • I am a low skilled worker.

    I am a low skilled worker.

    Priti Patel has unveiled the new points system intended to draw the ‘brightest and the best’ to the U.K. Thus calling an end to the age of free movement on December 31st. According to the policy paper available online, on January 1st 2021 members from the “EU and non-EU citizens will be treated equally.” However, […]

  • What a month!

    What a month!

    The longest month of the year has officially ended YAY! Officially we know there are 31 days but, oh my word, do they feel longer. Especially when you are crawling towards payday. And if I am honest, this January has felt more like the world has gone “it’s 2020! let’s get this year really started.” […]

  • Finding my forever name.

    Finding my forever name.

    What a long a long and winding road, it is to be a writer. First, there is the whole being creative and maintaining it conundrum. Then there is the ‘taking yourself seriously and believing in yourself’ trial. Next is the ‘trying new approaches’  phase. It goes without saying that every dream is not without it’s […]

  • An Illustrated Advent Wreath: Product Review

    An Illustrated Advent Wreath: Product Review

    I know that Christmas has come and gone and we are in the throws of the New Year, but I just wanted to say thank you to Illustrated Ministry for an amazing product. Just before December, I started looking for ideas about what we could do to celebrate advent as a family and bring Jesus […]

  • Writer’s nerves.

    Writer’s nerves.

    It has been a while since I have thought about my blog. Actually, that isn’t true. I have thought it about it quite a lot. The problem has been, what to do, what to write and honestly, if I want to. I have taken a lengthy break from this blog, to gather my thoughts. If […]

  • The Park Bench (short story)

    The Park Bench (short story)

    As promised, I have written a little short story to go with the picture of the park bench I found. I find short stories quite hard to write actually and so this was an interesting challenge. All I can say is, I hope you like it and do let me know what you think. Sheri […]

  • Trying new things.

    Trying new things.

    Anyone who knows me, knows that I cannot bake. I genuinely cannot bake a simple a cake. There are no if’s or but’s about this, I am an awful baker. So bad in fact, that I tried to do baking with the boys when they were younger as a rainy day activity and the kids […]

  • I did it.

    I did it.

    I can officially tick something off my bucket list. I have finished my story and I have sent off my manuscript to a few publishers now. I try not to think about it, but honestly I think about it constantly and I am checking my email hourly. There have been a few rejections and I […]