Missing a loved-one at Christmas

There is a sadness that has over time turned from an all-consuming pain to a dull ache throbbing in the background. Yet, as Christmas Day approaches, the volume of this pain is increasing at an alarming rate. Carols that Children sing While, with tears, my ears just ring With the echoes of the past. The … Continue reading Missing a loved-one at Christmas

Hello old friend. Time for a catch up?

Oh my life.  How did we end up in December? So, the last time I wrote on this blog it was in the throws of NaNoWriMo. I have a lot of crazy stuff going on, trying to find a quiet place to nestle down and shoot out the words on my laptop before the 30th … Continue reading Hello old friend. Time for a catch up?

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. 382 new days in this world, … Continue reading The Trauma of Losing a Loved One

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 it. As of late, his temper … Continue reading How I Cooled my Son’s Temper in SECONDS

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 to write while watching the TV … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Days 10, 11 and 12 Falling Behind

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, we had a great high on … Continue reading House-Detoxing – Laura Cleans the house. (With Pics)

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, the salon owner as she's my … Continue reading Laura Goes To Safy B’s Salon!

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 my head feels too heavy to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 8: I’m a writing machine!