Mersey woman about town


I’m going for tea with Judy Finnigan!

Back in October I entered a competition on the Tesco Books Blog. The competition was to celebrate Eloise, the debut novel by Judy Finnigan. The prize? To go to tea … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 14 Comments

Crazy cat lady (part two). Sock puppets get EVERYWHERE

Thanks to Helen who sent me a link to this, the most wonderful present to buy me EVER, if Andy’s reading my blog today: “Oh that’s the best thing I’ve … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

New Year clear out

Over Christmas Andy and I got a lots of tat (a term of endearment for ‘bits’), in terms of gifts and our own purchases. This isn’t a bad thing per … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · 7 Comments

Other stuff…

When I wasn’t here, I… Was pleased to be commissioned by SLiNK Magazine to write an article on fat militancy for the health issue Feb 2013. Appeared on Liverpool’s City … Continue reading

December 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Other stuff…

When I wasn’t here, I: Appeared on Wire Fm’s Breakfast show with Roy Basnett about what would happen if men ran Christmas (in my house we’d have sausage and mash … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy Frigging Christmas

My short story Happy Frigging Christmas is out on Amazon for Kindle today. It’s a piece of festive comical whimsy, if you like. Happy Frigging Christmas is published alongside another … Continue reading

December 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Charity shop haul

Andy went to pick up the post from the sorting office yesterday, and took a detour to our local Red Cross charity shop. Look what he bought for me, and … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Mankind can send a rocket to Mars, but it can’t do this

Ingrid is named after Ingrid Bergman. Reason being, when we first got her she was a bit (read this as very) aloof. I know Ingrid Bergman wasn’t like that in … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · 8 Comments

I got chatted up. Oh, the true shame of it

I got chatted up the other week. I haven’t blogged or tweeted about it until now (and I tweet about everything) because the pure shame and gynormous blush of embarrassment … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

In search of the butter pie

When I heard that Dodgy one of my favourite bands was playing Wigan of all places, I let out a shriek of delight. The reasons were two-fold. Firstly, I love … Continue reading

October 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

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