Halloween Gingerbread Haunted House

As a practice run for creating an amazing gingerbread house for Christmas, I thought I would practice for Halloween! I may stick to developing a tradition of gingerbread houses for Halloween instead of Christmas, as it’s not an easy task!…

One more day to Center Parcs!

We are off to Center Parcs on Monday. Can’t wait! We’ve been lots of times before, but never get bored in fact we have booked to go next March too.I have made a ginger bread house today, not assembled yet…

Gorgeous day!

It has been a gorgeous day today in Yorkshire, warm, sunny and a perfect blue sky. Also my youngest is back on top form and we’ve had great fun spending time together as we kept him off school again today.…

EeK Swine Flu!

Well I suppose it was only a matter of time. My youngest son started to complain of a sore throat last Thursday night, then by Friday lunch his temperature was over 40 c and he was complaining of headache, sore…

The Weekly News 3rd Oct edition

My first story is published in this weeks Weekly News. it’s a great feeling seeing your name in print! I’ve sent a story to take a break and Apex magazine this week, so fingers crossed. As for what Katie did…

Night in York (without children)

Just spent a lovely night away in York for our 11th wedding anniversary. Where have the years gone? Nice hotel near to the station called the Park Inn. Nothing posh, but bright, modern, exceptionally clean and new. We arrived in…

Writing tip and jam recipe

Sorry for missing a couple of days, I’ve spent too much time on the computer. I have almost finished my article on pet allergies, just need to get someone to read it and check for mistakes before I send it…

Domestic Goddess

Result – six jars of plum jam, prettily labelled in my kitchen.Another batch needs making tomorrow before the plums go mushy – think novelty has worn off a little now! Three – the number of people who have sarcastically asked…

Last day of summer holidays

Mixed feelings about today, I feel sad that the boys are off to school tomorrow, but also feel really happy that I’m going to have some spare time. I’m going to concentrate on completing a couple of stories I’ve half…

Still on a high

Still buzzing from yesterdays news, you would have thought I had won the lottery. Phoned up everyone I could think of and posted it on Facebook. Had a lovely day today at Studley Deer Park. We intended to collect conkers,…

Story accepted!!

I’m so excited! I wrote a short story and sent it to The Weekly News a while ago, I’ve had a lovely email today from their fiction editor saying she liked my story and they hope to feature it in…