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Writer: Sneak Preview of My Next Book ‘Looking For Mr Rabbit’

The publishing world of words can feel like a sausage machine. Writers quietly steel themselves away and pen tomes, reveal them to the world, readers devour them or ignore them unaware of the years of toil that has been invested …

Real Life: Back To Afghanistan In 2017

“It’s been awhile since Hagar’s been deployed on ops, and as I prepare for it’s coming I think back to the challenges we have previously faced.” I wrote this on May 25th 2010 in my blog post Hagar’s Fantasy Family. …

Real life: Macnaughty’s Manifesto – Vote For Me

I am devastated by the Referendum. It consumes me. I am ranting on Facebook, but like any bad drug, it’s not helping and instead, making the despair worse. I am getting stuck into conversations with people who are impolite and …

Real Life: Back in Business

The life of a freelancer is peaks and troughs and despite living in The Shire for around 5 years it has taken me a long time to find my footing amongst the local business community. I think partly because I …

Real Life: Shocked To Discover My Parent Blog In The Hands of Convicted Pedophile

Two weeks ago my blog went offline. I called the guy who was looking after my hosting and I didn’t hear back from him. I had noticed that he was no longer on Facebook but didn’t think much about it …

Real Life: Tips For Supporting Your Kids During Military Away Time

A life connected to the military means a lot of time away for the serving partner. This is just the reality of life and to be honest I am used to it. Jules over at The Giggles Family has put …

Parenting: Didn’t Breastfeed? Broccoli Is The Ultimate Maternal Compensator

Did you not breastfeed your baby? According to new cock womble research, breastfed babies are more likely to turn into well-educated and higer-earning adults according to a long-term study in Brazil. ” Our study provides the first evidence that prolonged …

Real Life: Self Discovery?

Do you know who are you? Are you on a journey of self discovery?   I am preparing to immerse myself in an edit. Sarah Westcott from the Addendum Agency has come back to me with notes on how to …

Real Life: Strong women love ’em or hate ’em?

Writing this blog today feels like an indulgent luxury. I have been so f*cking busy that I haven’t had time to blog in that just chewing the fat, this is what is going down in my hood kinda way. Finally, I …

Real Life: Anxiety & Me

Most recently, I have been enduring weeks of being riddled with anxiety. It’s been almost crippling, especially in the face of the need to ‘keep calm and carry on’ and not let my children know that all is not well. …

‘Mange Tout Rodney’ Brits Abroad And The Lingo

Ten years ago, Hagar and I bought a house in France. A few years ago, France was struck by a big freeze for around 8 days. It was an extreme cold spell. Many homeowners fell foul to its’ icy grip. …

Art: Iconic Masterpieces At Your Fingertips

I love an art gallery, especially in London where they are FREE to enter; such as, the National Portrait Gallery, the Tate Britain, the National Gallery and the Tate Modern. When travelling I enjoy nothing more than to wander around and …

News: Local Hero Brings Revolutionary Food Movement to Wiltshire

  IT manager turned local food hero Lee Morgan-Geer hopes to revolutionise the way locals access fresh produce ‘We get paid more, it’s far better than any supermarket’ says one local farmer Lee hopeful his drive to support local farmers …