Struggling With Intense Emotions – When You Can’t Just “Get Over It!”

I was 8 years old when my brother said to me, ‘You’re the black sheep of this family, you always have been and you always will be.’ I remember where we were at the time, what we were doing and the intense feeling which slammed into me, we were riding our bikes together, he was … Continue reading Struggling With Intense Emotions – When You Can’t Just “Get Over It!”

Ralph & Russo

Yesterday I walked passed the Harrods Christmas window display and when I saw these shoes it was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! HELLO!... I've just discovered RALPH & RUSSO!  The ultimate in Cinderella shoes!  How beautiful are these?  NOT so beautiful, however, is the £1,250 price tag - EEEEK!!!  But guess who's found the perfect dupe...LOOK!!! RALPH & RUSSO - £1,250 AND MODA … Continue reading Ralph & Russo

RECOVERY – Freedom From Our Addictions by Russell Brand

Russell Brand's RECOVERY This book is a human story of honesty, courage, kindness and triumph over adversity.  Honesty with himself and how harmful his addictions had become, his courage to face his demons, and his kindness towards others since recovery, yes Russell Brand has triumphed over his own adversity.  Using the 12 step programme he … Continue reading RECOVERY – Freedom From Our Addictions by Russell Brand

Atkinson Grimshaw, Painter of Moonlight

One of my favourite coffee table books is my  Alexander Robertson,  illustrated history of Atkinson Grimshaw's paintings - from his earliest artworks of birds, fruit and flowers to his most famous moonlight paintings, dockyard scenes and cityscapes and the series of faeries. At 24 years of age John Atkinson Grimshaw gave up his job as a railway clerk with Great Northern Railway … Continue reading Atkinson Grimshaw, Painter of Moonlight

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Milton Keynes Stadium

My partner took me to dinner here on Friday night.  We were celebrating 5 years of being together, and wanted to mark the occasion.  Oh dear!  What came up for me was Marco Pierre has NOT got this RIGHT!!  It's such a shame because visually it all looks great!  The thrill of the  stadium:- Marco Pierre … Continue reading Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Milton Keynes Stadium