Smelly Memories

I am a ‘perfume-person’.  I have always loved wearing perfume and I have always tended to find a perfume I really like and then wear it for years.  This was the case with Mary Quant’s Havoc, which I wore all through my teens and early twenties, until they discontinued it.  I also wore Lancome’s Poeme for a long, long time, until I tired of it and it became hard to find as it is being discontinued, too.  So, I’ve been on a quest to find something I like.  Today I took myself off to Lakeside – Why????   Half of Essex … Read the rest »

Wonderful Vaginas, Psychic Slimming and Into the Woods


My Wonderful Vaginas, (l to r) Theresa Cole, Feyi Babalola, Anna Kare and Julie Barker

My Wonderful Vaginas, (l to r) Theresa Cole, Feyi Babalola, Anna Kare and Julie Barker

So, after all the weeks of hard work, rehearsing through Skype, promotion, nerves, tears and belly-laughs, Melabeau Productions’ show, The Vagina Monologues is over.

I had a wonderful time.  It is one of the most empowering, eye-opening, liberating pieces of theatre and I am so glad that we did it.  I give myself a huge pat on the back for my casting decision; Anna Karen, Julie Barker, Feyi Babalola and Teresa Cole formed a formidable team, each very different yet with an almost tangible … Read the rest »

Blogpost With Knobs On

Well, what a busy couple of weeks!  I can’t believe how long it has been since my last blog and do apologise for keeping you waiting.  How rude am I?  So here is a longer-than-usual blog; a blog with knobs on, as it were.

I was thrilled and excited to be chosen as one of sixty ‘top authors’ for the Clic_Sargent auction.  People can bid to have a character take on their name in my next book, while donating to a very worthy cause – the Sargent Cancer Care for Children –  all at the same time.  I am in … Read the rest »