On The Great Amazon Bunfight of 2014

This is going to be a highly controversial post. I would like to stress that it is only my opinion and while I am happy to receive intelligent and logical debate, or anyone that wants to try and change my opinion to open up a discussion, trolling will not be tolerated. All comments on this…

#YesAllWomen

It seems it’s been a week for social commentary on my part, which is unusual. Normally I blog about books or cooking or writing. I don’t often see stories that move me enough to want to blog about them. I guess with having worked in the justice system for 6 years now, I’m kind of…

How to use Pinterest

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and I suspect a large part of that is down to Pinterest. I have so many hobbies and not much free time in which to spend messing around on the computer. I used to spend what little free time I had blogging. Now I just lose hours of…

The best gift

My mum did something rather special this Christmas. Some of you may know that I live a very, very long way from my family. I think the closest member is my dad and he lives more than 640 miles away. They’re not easy to get to by plane and it’s about 10 hours drive, so…

To protect and serve

This is probably going to be the most controversial post I’ve written for a while, but there are some days when it’s just too hard to bite my tongue. I don’t talk about my job often for a very good reason. That doesn’t mean I’m not immensely proud of it. Working for the Police, like…

Perception

I had a bad experience on Friday night. I went to a restaurant where I was harassed by an aggressive and creepy waiter trying to persuade me to go out with him. It made me very uncomfortable and it’s safe to say I’ll never go again. In the aftermath, my friends have been variously persuading…

For Izzy

This actually made me cry. A thought provoking and extremely well written blog about teen suicide and the value of life. I’d urge you all to read it, especially if you are young or have young kids.

You ARE somebody

I had a bit of a rant in the office this week. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it’s because it’s something I get really riled up about. The subject of my fury this week was that ridiculous (and yet admittedly catchy) song from James Arthur, the winner of last year’s X factor.…