The first thing that hits you about the coastal town of Savannah, Georgia is the heat. It's a sultry, sexy kind of heat. It caresses you and slows you down to a languid pace of life that can't help but make you smile. A leisurely, knowing...

It took me four seasons before I succumbed to the unhealthy addiction of watching Love Island. I managed to stay away for so long but was at a friends for dinner at the beginning of July and she MADE me watch it. She literally forced me...

I'd only ever heard of Santa Cruz in passing. Just on the peripheries of conversations. I'd googled where was the best place to surf on the West Coast of America and it had popped up here and there. I didn't pay it much attention but...

Things I've learnt from my friends husband walking out on her and her three small children ~ Listen. At the beginning your number one job in this situation is to listen. Do not offer advice. You're not a counsellor or a therapist, you weren't in...

I've been thinking a lot about strippers recently. Hear me out! I've started pole dancing. My current writing project involves a piece about a stripper. It's a monologue that includes pole dancing and is hopefully going to be performed one day. Not by myself, I might add, as...

At the time of writing this I am two weeks away from turning The Big Four Oh.  At the time of you reading this however I am a mere five days away from turning forty. Five days away from a life changing birthday. Well, it doesn't have...

{Jawline examples from 2009} The first time I ever heard about plastic surgery was in the early 90's when I found a picture of Dolly Parton in one of my Saturday magazines. I was so fascinated by the picture that I cut it out and...

I grew up with nothing. Literally nothing. Totally untrue of course but that's what my 'deprived' teenage brain told me. It told me that I was at a disadvantage in the, seemingly, third world country I was living in as I didn't have access to the...

Last week I had the privilege of going to the theatre twice. On Monday night I went with a friend to The Old Vic to see Fanny and Alexander and on Wednesday night I went with my work friends to the Noel Coward theatre in...