Nostalgia · Prompts

My Mugography

If you’re a regular here, you might have noticed that I sometimes take part in Kate’s Listography over at Kate Takes 5. You’ve probably also noticed that I’m annoyingly sentimental. But I don’t think I’ve mentioned that I hoard and retain and find it really hard to throw stuff away. Put those three things together,… Continue reading My Mugography

Arts, Music, Books · Nostalgia

Monday Mixtape

Over at I Want My Mummy, Clara’s hosting a Monday Mixtape on childhood crushes. Mine was George Michael.  In his Wham! heyday, I covered my bedroom wall with posters and thought he was the most gorgeous man alive.  I still have a huge soft spot for him now, but less of a crushy thing and… Continue reading Monday Mixtape


The Best Gift Ever

I was a peculiar child. Peculiar in that bookwormy, writery, reading-absolutely-everything-I-could kind of way. I’m guessing that I’m amongst similarly peculiar friends here on the blogosphere. We – my sister and I – always had lots of presents at Christmas, but the ones that stand out the most are the strange ones, the ones that… Continue reading The Best Gift Ever

Nostalgia · Prompts

Making Music

Do you see the concentration on that little face? The hands resting on the keys that, at first glance, look like the effortless hand-over-hand movement of a concert pianist? The beginning of family lessons in music, because we’re from Yorkshire and there was no point throwing good money away on an actual teacher. Learning mostly… Continue reading Making Music

Nostalgia · Prompts · Toastmasters

Most Important Advice

Our Table Topics theme at Toastmasters last week was based around the advice that we’d give to our 10-year-old selves, given the opportunity to go back and have a word. Table Topics are normally given quickly, moments before having to stand up and speak with no preparation. They’re about as ‘life on the edge’ as… Continue reading Most Important Advice