book reviews

Book Review: The Break

. The Break Author: Marian Keyes Published: 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House My Rating: 4.5/5 The Break is a story about the choices we make and how those choices help to make us. Amy’s Husband Hugh says he isn’t leaving here. He still loves her, he’s just taking a break – from their marriage, their…

book reviews

Book Review: The Way Back

The Way Back Author: Kylie Ladd Published: 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 5/5 All she wanted was to escape. But why does she still feel trapped? Kylie Ladd is a gifted writer. I’ve been a fan of her writing since 2009 when I first read ‘After The Fall’, following on to wait patiently…

life

Hitting refresh

Do you ever feel like you want to restart? Just hit the refresh key and reload? That’s me at the moment. For much of this year we’ve had family dramas, of which if you’re a regular reader, you’ll understand I can’t go into. Things finally came to a head, which has caused a major change…

life lessons | Living purposefully | living simply | Posts to get you thinking

Lessons from 2015 Part 2: From wanting it all to not wanting much at all

In my twenties and into my thirties, I was motivated and inspired by the catch cry “You can have it all!” Love, career, family, friends and everything in between. Women were standing on their soap boxes joyfully proclaiming this sentiment. The click-bait headline of the naughties was ’10 easy steps to having it all’. And…

life | love | Personal Musings

Where is the love?

Sometimes in this world we can get bogged down by the bad. You only need to switch on the nightly news to be faced with all the negativity that surrounds us. Bickering politicians, drug related crime, shootings, abuse and rape. It can be disturbing, depressing and sometimes all too much. It’s times like these we…

fiction | writing

You’re never too old

I rarely blog about my family but today I’m going to make an exception. My Dad is pretty amazing and he has led a very diverse and interesting life, so much so that I encouraged him to write his autobiography. I am an only child, a product of both my parents’  second marriages and there…