Stay Strong in Adversity

I haven’t posted for a while. It started with a bit of writer’s block – yes that is a real thing! And then I awoke to the dreadful news of the Manchester bomb. Every time I hear of one of these dreadful attacks, my blood runs cold and my throat

Smart / Casual – What is That?

Don’t you just hate it when the dress code is smart casual? I mean, really, what exactly is that? Casual could mean jeans, sandals, maxi dress? But then the word ‘smart’ changes the whole perspective.   Here are a few things to consider when deciding how to dress for the

Are Women to Blame for Lack of Equality?

On the face of it women have gone through incredible changes in the last 100 years, but it was with sad reflection the other day that I came to the conclusion that absolute parity between the sexes is proving impossible to achieve. At the start of the feminist movement women

Dry Hair? -Try This….

I have a bit of a constant battle with my hair. One day it will look okay, then within 24 hours I resemble an electrocuted Emu. I unashamedly admit that I have succumbed to trying most products and fads over the years that have hit the market.  At whatever cost too. But very few have

Sticking Up for the Single Parent

There’s been a lot in the news lately about the stigma of being a single parent. I’m not sure why, but the topic seems to have had a revival. Having been a single parent for most of my children’s lives, it’s not something I even think about much anymore In