6 Haunted Air Force Bases in England

~ Spooky October #2 ~   I grew up in a haunted house, and have had a few spooky encounters of my own. It’s no surprise I enjoy writing stories about psychics, and ghosts, and things that go bump in the night. In the run up to World War 2, hundreds of air force bases … Continue reading 6 Haunted Air Force Bases in England

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Dreaming of ponies and a control tower…

My spooky encounter with RAF Davidstow Moor, in Cornwall ~ Spooky October #1 ~   I dreamed of being inside an empty building. It was small inside, constructed entirely of concrete, and had a sad, abandoned feeling. I kicked my way through dried grass and leaves on the floor, walked up narrow concrete stairs and … Continue reading Dreaming of ponies and a control tower…

Faster, Higher, Stronger: What I learned from Olga Korbut

      I was nine years old when Olga Korbut sprang to fame at the Munich Olympics. The fresh-faced and smiling young Russian gymnast stole everyone’s heart that year. It was the first time I’d paid any attention to the Olympics, and most of it sailed over my head, but I managed to be … Continue reading Faster, Higher, Stronger: What I learned from Olga Korbut

A Tale of Two (Velvet) Hats

  If you know me, you'll know I love my hats. Always have. Along with my cat-hat, and my one-eyed-foxy-hat, there's a beret, an Aussie bush hat, a much-loved baseball cap bought in the Tuileries in Paris, and a vast assortment of beanies.   It must have been twenty years ago, on a damp and … Continue reading A Tale of Two (Velvet) Hats

A foot on both sides

Eight years ago I moved halfway around the world with my family, from England to New Zealand. It's been a good move, and I love my new home, but there are odd days when I'm hit with a blast of nostalgia. Not quite homesick, but something close. We have a few new people at work, … Continue reading A foot on both sides

Look – I Caught a Fly (said Willow)

There was a young kitty that caught a fly... If you live in a multi-cat family, this story will be familiar 🙂 Willow, the baby of our cat household, caught a fly this afternoon. She was so proud of herself. After chasing it from one end of the house to the other, her persistence paid … Continue reading Look – I Caught a Fly (said Willow)

Did YOU marry the right job?

Finding your perfect partner can be easy 🙂 Yup, you read that correctly.  Those clever people at Bloomberg have analysed census data across 3.5 million U.S. households, and figured out the most likely marriage pairings - by profession. There's even a handy little tool, to show you who - statistically - you are most likely … Continue reading Did YOU marry the right job?