My first blog hop!

I have been tagged in this blog hop by the lovely romantic novelist, Jasmine Aherne (find out more at  The hop was originally started by Rochelle Weber, a blogger from Columbia. 1. What am I working on? I am currently in the process of self publishing my first book, entitled ‘Cancer, Chemo and Curls’.  I […]

23 Feb 2014


27 Challenge

Next week I turn 27, and I want to mark it by setting myself 27 things to do before my next birthday!  Here they are, and I will update my progress as I go along. 1. Learn how to embroider – completed 18th February 2014. 2. Publish my book ‘Cancer, Chemo and Curls’. 3. Create […]

21 Feb 2014


How history can inspire you

Catherine of Valois ( Since I was a small girl, I have been enthralled by history.  Introduced to the Tudors whilst in primary school, my lifelong love affair with their stories began in earnest.   History is a big hobby of mine, and now I enjoy blogging about medieval and Tudor history.  But not only […]

18 Feb 2014


The Big 20/20 Event

One of the main things I’m passionate about sharing with you here is how creativity helps me so much with my anxiety and depression.  It is my happiness in a sea of uncertainty.  One lady I really resonate with is Sarah Leonard from A Cat Like Curiosity, and I read her blog daily for creative […]

13 Feb 2014


Lessons in Self Love e-book

Download the free ‘Lessons in Self Love’ e-book here I am happy to announce that I am part of an amazing project in collaboration with some truly beautiful souls – the ‘Lessons in Self Love’ e-book. We came together from across the world to each write a chapter for the book, about our experiences of […]

3 Feb 2014


How creativity helped me to cope

When I was in hospital during my chemotherapy sessions, I tried to distract myself from the fact that I was hooked up to a drip, and that powerful drugs were surging through a pipe and into my body. I took time to enjoy colouring pictures and doodle.  It felt like a simple way to while […]

31 Jan 2014


Curls curls curls

In this photo of me at a public book reading, you will see that I have very curly hair.  This is a direct result of chemotherapy.  When I was a child, I had wavy light brown hair; and to be honest I loved it.  But when cancer came to call, I lost every last strand […]

23 Jan 2014