Imposter Syndrome

The dictionary definition of Imposter Syndrome is the persistent inability to believe that one's success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one's own efforts or skills. So, just to be clear, this isn't about being afraid to do stuff due to self-doubt, or putting things off thinking you're not good... Continue Reading →

100 things: a list

I was going to start this out by saying that things aren't that important to me. But, in the same week as I've been carrying stuff from my mother's home in through the door to our small apartment, and have spied Himself's evident horror at the clutter potential, I'm not sure I can authentically claim... Continue Reading →

Non-toxic addiction

OK, so I'm guessing you're looking at the title of this blog and wondering when I lost my marbles - but stick with me 🙂 Back when I attended an AA meeting as the partner of a recovering alcoholic, the first thing I noticed was the large gathering of smokers on the doorstep. Being a... Continue Reading →

When they stop adoring you….

The recent period of mourning for HM The Queen created a situation where #TheQueue not only merited a hashtag of it's own, but news reports a-plenty. One unexpected outcome was that a couple of popular TV presenters were pilloried for jumping the queue - and in the UK, there is no greater sin. Especially, when... Continue Reading →

Wake up and…?

I keep seeing stuff about the morning routines of the rich or successful or famous. I'm presuming their aim is to suggest that we, mere mortals 🙂 can emulate them in becoming as rich or successful or famous as they by aping their routines. If so, I think it might take a bit more than... Continue Reading →

So we had a few days holiday…

We built it around a military history event which we've been to for many a year now (before the time which will not be mentioned), and were looking forward to catching up with some re-enactor friends there. We booked the remaining days of our long weekend away with various other activities before setting off. During... Continue Reading →

A Bookish A-Z

I saw this on someone's blog (I cannot now remember where) but thought it would be a good way to get me back into the blogging routine after my little break 🙂 Author You’ve Read the Most Books From: The author of my comfort reads - Dick Francis. I've read every book he wrote -... Continue Reading →


I wish I could continue that famous Gershwin tune to say ... and the living is easy but, in reality, there's lots going on, a passion project to push forward, big family stuff happening and my well is running low. So, it's time for some time off to replenish, to try and pull back some... Continue Reading →

A dash of local history: Romans & fizz

When Himself first mentioned where we now live as a possible location, I wasn't overly keen, for all I knew was its fame as an area of mass housing development. It wasn't till I came to view our apartment, that I discovered all those new houses were built around an existing village with its own... Continue Reading →

Odd bits ‘n bobs of news…

I don't usually do this type of post - perhaps it's the heatwave making me cranky. For, yes, the southeast of the UK is suffering with a heatwave. Despite being a child of the tropics, I do not handle the heat well in the UK. But it appears that I'm not alone. My desktop is... Continue Reading →

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