Have you ever been in a stone tumbler?!

By |2022-01-05T13:42:33+00:00January 5th, 2022|

Have you ever been in a stone tumbler?! Silly question, really – none of us have, however, upon reflection that is what 2021 felt like to me.  And for the best part of the year! What a year! As I take time, at the start of 2022 (which I believe will be a much calmer [...]

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

By |2021-12-21T15:10:14+00:00December 21st, 2021|

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!   “Jingle Bells Batman Smells Robin’s Run Away The Batmobile’s Lost its Wheel And Penguin’s Here to Stay Hey!”   Sung to the tune of Jingle Bells, of course!   ‘What the actual…?! Has Sarah lost the plot?’, I hear you say … wait a tick, and hear me out! This [...]

Motorway Madness

By |2021-11-18T10:14:05+00:00November 16th, 2021|

Motorway Madness (Or white vans, motorways, and tears, aka the things you talk about when driving on the M1 on a long journey!) Let me start off with a nod to a fab weekend with my partner, Gareth, visiting one of my oldest friends, Diane (we’ve known each other since infant school and given that [...]

Letting myself feel bad – to make myself feel better

By |2021-11-09T11:59:38+00:00November 9th, 2021|

Letting myself feel bad – to make myself feel better I’m not going to mince my words here - I hate feeling cr*p and sh*tty! By that, I don’t mean that I’ve been unwell with a bad cold or struck down with an illness.  It’s more a case of that dark gloom that can come [...]

Everyone loves cake … don’t they?!

By |2021-11-01T14:22:31+00:00November 1st, 2021|

Everyone loves cake … don’t they?! I, for one, love a slice of cake – nothing too rich and creamy though.  I also love baking cakes, but rarely have the time to do so; I also tend to avoid baking them because it means I will eat them! And eating cake means calories that need to [...]

How a sliced loaf led to a lifelong friendship!

By |2021-10-13T10:03:55+00:00October 13th, 2021|

How a sliced loaf led to a lifelong friendship! Once upon a time, in the days before online competition took over, two women entered a Kingsmill bread competition. They both put their names and addresses on a postcard, stuck a stamp on it, and dropped their entries into their local letterboxes. Some weeks later, both [...]

How are you staying healthy (and sane) during this January lockdown?

By |2021-01-18T10:31:21+00:00January 18th, 2021|

How are you staying healthy (and sane) during this January lockdown? Well, welcome to January everyone!  Even though we are over halfway through it, it’s a long month, isn’t it?  How are you all staying sane during what always feels like the toughest month of the year?  2021 comes with its own additional set of [...]

2020 – what a year!

By |2021-01-06T12:57:18+00:00January 6th, 2021|

2020 – what a year! Wow … I was planning to reflect on 2020 during the Christmas and New Year break, but life suddenly got very busy.  From business picking up the week before the break through to arranging Christmas dinner for my parents, son and brother and then working in between times too, my [...]

Keep on smiling!

By |2020-11-04T13:49:40+00:00November 4th, 2020|

Keep on smiling! Wow, we are in November already! What a year this has truly been – one that none of us will ever forget, and one that will surely go down in the history books as a time of massive changes. As I write, we are all still embracing ongoing challenges to the way [...]

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