RAF Cosford hosts a huge airshow at their base in Shropshire every year, but this year's was bigger than ever as it celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the RAF. It fell on the weekend following my Mother in Law's birthday and, as she loves flying and planes (she always says she wishes she'd have … Continue reading DAYS OUT: 100 years of the RAF at Cosford Airshow
I'm not into football at all but this is a World Cup related post. Don't worry though, it's not about the actual tournament, and it's certainly not in support of Russia. Well, not in the traditional sense anyway... All this media and public excitement about the players, the opening ceremony and the matches seems to … Continue reading Friday Feeling  – Come on Russia!
I was 13 when my Nan - my Mom's Mom - died. I spent a lot of time with her growing up, with all my grandparents actually. She looked after me when I was poorly and my Mom was at work, or during summer holidays, or just because. She had an infectious laugh. She used … Continue reading Grief and guilt
It's Father's Day. Don't pity me too much. I have a Dad. He isn't here anymore; not on this mortal plane. But he's forever in my head, my heart and my mind. I hate reading people say they don't have a Dad anymore. If you love your Dad then he will always be part of … Continue reading Dear Dad…
Ever since my garden has become my new favourite thing, it's fair to say I'm obsessed with all things horticultural. I spend at least one lunchtime each week in the garden centre, I like nothing more than potting up pretty plants for my patio and I've started collecting shrubs for my newly cleared borders which … Continue reading A visit to Wollerton Hall Gardens
If you've happened upon this post thinking it's something to do with recycling or living a more sustainable life then...soz! It's actually just a vacuous post about clothes ("just", she says, as if clothes aren't part of her life blood!) I realised recently that I didn't really have any green in my wardrobe. Then I … Continue reading Going green
Anyone else feeling slightly buoyed by the good results of the last couple of weeks? Ireland overwhelmingly voted to Repeal the 8th amendment, meaning that women across the country have choice and freedom when it comes to their bodies and their pregnancies. It was positive to see the breakdown of voting numbers, and that people … Continue reading Good things are happening…
Today Irish nationals go to the polls in a referendum about legalising abortion. Under the 8th amendment, apart from in very few circumstances, it's illegal for a woman to abort a pregnancy in Ireland. This includes if she is the victim of rape, if the foetus has life limiting disabilities detected in the womb or … Continue reading Repeal the 8th
You know when there are simple things in life that bring a smile to your face? These are my current ones! James Bay - Pink Lemonade Considering I thought most of the single releases from his previous album wee a load of melancholy tosh, I can't get enough of this song. Is it recorded in … Continue reading 5 things I’m loving right now
We'd all like to think that we'd instinctively know what to say or do if a family member shared something important with us, but it's not always the case. Sometimes we might need advice from a third party. It's not very often, though, that the third party would be a gay bar! This story is … Continue reading Friday Feeling  – who you gonna call? Gay Bar!