I is for Imitation – the sincerest form of flattery. Honest!

I have a problem. It has been with me for as long as I can remember and over the years it has been the cause of both embarrassment and harassment. Many people would (and have) argued that it only requires some self-control and discipline to…

H is for History – Don’t forget the ‘STORY’ part!

Why is History often taught so badly? Firstly I must say that this is not a statement designed to alienate any teachers that may be reading this post – merely an observation based on my experiences as a child. I should also say that I…

G is for Gold! Why I love The Treasure of The Sierra Madre

This is a short post about why I love the brilliant film, ‘The Treasure of The Sierra Madre’ and why I think you will love it too. There will be no spoilers in the post – so read on to find out why I think…

A-Z Blog Challenge – I’m going down to Alphabet Street.

So, a new year and a new challenge. NaNoWriMo was great last year (and I hope to have another go in November too) but a new challenge has been suggested to me by fellow writer Maria, who writes the excellent First Draft Cafe blog. This…

Generation ‘WHY’ – the most powerful word ever.

Generation WHY? Everyone keeps talking about Generation Y. I think it’s time to think more in terms of Generation WHY? Concerned Parent: Megan, it’s time for bed. Megan: Why? CP: Er . . .because it just IS! Sound familiar? It’s definitely a regular occurrence in…

TV to die for. If ‘Boredom’ was a disease.

BAD TV. We’ve all been there . . . Ok, you’ve just watched the first segment of a TV programme about ‘Dave’ – a man with an irrational fear of pastry who has just returned to his job at the local cake factory after a…

Learn to play an instrument – if I can ANYONE can!

Musical Myth Number 1: Being able to play an instrument is a unique, innate skill. You either have it, or you don’t. I have to admit, this was a view I was forced to agree with during my formative years. This was partly due to…