The Trauma of Losing a Loved One

Note to the reader – This post is extremely painful to write and even more distressing to read. If you are a family member, or particularly sensitive, please click on HOME and find a happier post to read. A considerable amount of time has passed. 382 days in fact....

How I Cooled my Son’s Temper in SECONDS

This is my youngest son, Nicholas. He is 6 years old, passionate, introverted – unlike his brothers – and intelligent. He has a remarkable memory and very much knows his own mind. When he’s happy, he’s quietly happy. But when he’s not happy. Oh boy. Don’t we all know...

NaNoWriMo Days 10, 11 and 12 Falling Behind

Following the attack of Writer’s Block on day 9, I had two days where I did absolutely NO writing. This is not good!! Tonight I managed to knock out around 800 words. My brain is like mush and my characters are being shy. It’s awkward to write! And I’m trying...

House-Detoxing – Laura Cleans the house. (With Pics)

Last night I had a mini-meltdown. I was tired, emotional and looked around the rooms upstairs to find disaster had hit. Life has thrown us some giant lemons recently. We’ve suffered with four family bereavements, the upheaval of an extension and started home-schooling. We’ve had some highs and lows,...

Laura Goes To Safy B’s Salon!

Do you remember when I had a pink life crisis? Well, I wanted to go big and have something more special – and longer lasting. And after eyeing Safy B’s instagram for months, I decided to call and book an appointment. (Or, erm, send a Facebook message to Saffron,...

How To Look Cute In A Hat (Winter Edition)

Winter is coming, time to get out the wholly hat and look like a garden gnome! - Just kidding! Read this and you'll learn how to look cute-as-a-button in your winter hat!...

NaNoWriMo Day 8: I’m a writing machine!

I have written like crazy today, so this post will be brief. In between editing my book, “Love Me, Crazy,” and writing my NaNo novel, I am wiped out! That’s all stuffed in my “spare” time too. I am so tired I think my arms have gone numb and...

NaNoWriMo Day 7: Ada is so much cooler than me.

I feel a bit depressed that my main character is fun, quirky, daring and oozing with confidence. Well…on the outside. On the inside she’s forgetful, dismissive and speaks to her dog whom she called “Potato.” (Who calls their dog POTATO!??) Ada is making decisions now. She’s making them faster...

What To Do: When A Friend Loses A Loved One. (Pt. 1)

On October 31 2017, my life changed completely. I changed. The only way I could find to express my complex feelings and ever-evolving emotions, was by writing my thoughts down on this blog. This blog, that got me into trouble more times than a few. The blog that was...