A happy painting

One of my closest friends is having a baby in a few weeks. I am super excited to meet this little guy or girl. I’m hosting a small gathering on Monday to celebrate her going off on maternity leave. It would be a baby shower if the idea didn’t make me so nauseous. Anyway, I…

Waiting for the avalanche

I wrote a few days ago to explain why I’ve not been writing much. One of the reasons for this was the police video statement I had to give on Tuesday. I wasn’t sure I could share that news  until I’d got the go ahead from the Detective in charge of my case. What came before the…

Today I found out what grief is

This morning, a friend greeted me outside the office looking very serious. We had a smoke together and he told me the awful news. A friend and colleague passed away at the weekend. He wasn’t a lot older than me, and he’s left a wife and two small children behind. On hearing this, I didn’t feel…

A surprise stalker

I got surprise stalked by an ex-friend at the hairdressers today. It scared the hell out of me. I arrived for my appointment and she launched herself at me from where she had been hiding behind a wall. She ensnared me in a bone crushing hug. There was no escape. An explanation is probably needed….

Liebster Award

I’ve come across all kinds of wonderful people since I started blogging back in September. I really didn’t expect it. I thought nobody out there would actually want to read my ramblings – let alone come back for more. So I was hugely flattered when my friend over at Rise of the Phoenix nominated me…