General Commentary, lifestyle, poetry, writing

Unite to Divide the Right

I choose to write poetry, To overcome bigotry, To out the inconsistency and inhumanity, Of those who rule but never see, The reality

Career, General Commentary, lifestyle

I Kill Demons, You can too…

I am a great believer in quality and value in life and in everything I do.  I've never been one for the latest trend, unless I find it first, I'm not a follower of fashion, I do like style and a good cut.  I recycle, up-cycle, I love preloved and I re-love and I swap-shop with… Continue reading I Kill Demons, You can too…

General Commentary, lifestyle, London, writing

April Summer Weekend in London…

I must admit that I have always secretly admired the British approach to Summer,  stripping off at the very idea of the sun.  Like cats stealing any sunny spot, turning up to work on a Monday morning Lobster pink regardless of age, wage or stature.  The supermarkets from Asda through M&S to Waitrose are left… Continue reading April Summer Weekend in London…

General Commentary, lifestyle, London, writing

Be Your Own Knight

I love a tongue twister, a lyric, a poem a rhyme, a word, never be afraid to express yourself I do it all the time ... Be Your Own Knight Imagine when this was fairly normal garb I wonder was it seen, as stylish? Could I get one in my size? A knight in shining armour… Continue reading Be Your Own Knight

Career, General Commentary, lifestyle, Projects, writing

Pause

via Daily Prompt: Pause In 2009 my Dad got sick and we nearly lost him, my world as I knew it somehow shifted focus.  I love the bones of my Dad, he's my hero and then in an instant I became the responsible adult.  He wasn't himself , drugged up raving & hallucinating, chasing the… Continue reading Pause

Free Your Flourish
General Commentary, Guided Tour, how to save money, lifestyle, London, Travel

Secret Places for Autumn in London

We are spoiled in London for green spaces, those happy places where memories are made and life is lived, where we all played.  The green spaces of London are not just the Royal Parks of which there are 8 but the ones than often are more practical, they form a cut through as you run… Continue reading Secret Places for Autumn in London

Budget, Food, General Commentary, how to save money, lifestyle, London, Projects, saving

Week3-Eat for £50 a month-Recipes 1-5

My introduction to Italy was a trip from Napoli to Amalfi where the food made me sing.  The ingredients are often humble but with the most amazing flavours, my love story with Italy didn't begin with a cute guy called Giovanni (even though he was nice) but with a brioche and an amazing plate of lemon spaghetti… Continue reading Week3-Eat for £50 a month-Recipes 1-5

Food, General Commentary, how to save money, lifestyle, London, Projects, saving

Week 2 – Eat for £50 a month, recipe 6-7

I have founds so far on this challenge that I am rather partial to lentils and that's not just because they bulk out a meal and are cheap but because they are yum and research has found they are exceedingly good or us.  I love potatoes and eggs and I eat both a little too… Continue reading Week 2 – Eat for £50 a month, recipe 6-7

Budget, Food, General Commentary, how to save money, lifestyle, London, Projects, saving

Week 2 – Eat for £50 a Month Challenge

Today is the end of the first week of the £5o a month challenge and I am feeling a little smug as on the whole it's been a resounding success. Two friends & some of their friends are all set to sign-up, after one came round for dinner last week and sampled the meatballs and the… Continue reading Week 2 – Eat for £50 a Month Challenge

Budget, General Commentary, how to save money, lifestyle, London, saving

Living Paycheck to Paycheck is Often a State of Mind

I started my adult search for a career straight out of college in Ireland,  I didn't get the jobs I applied for initially.  I was a trained analyst/programmer and female which 20+ years ago was unusual as there weren't many a) programmers around and b) female ones were a novelty.   I went for a… Continue reading Living Paycheck to Paycheck is Often a State of Mind

Budget, General Commentary, how to save money, lifestyle, London, Travel

Child Friendly Day Out in London

I have a large group of nieces and nephews 'young and old' and I love spending time with them.  I wear them out and give them back and then they annoy everyone, telling them about their fun Aunty in London.  They then say things like 'when I grow up I'm coming to London and I'll live in… Continue reading Child Friendly Day Out in London