A few months ago, I wrote a blog about the film, ‘You Before Me’, about a guy who is mown down by a motorbike and ends up in a wheelchair which obviously impacts his life on every level. I spouted forth about the fact that we never really know what is round the corner, so […]
I was recently asked by Primula Cheese to tick something off my bucket list, as part of their Little Moments of Adventure challenge. This really appealed to me, as Primula cheese are owned by the Kavli Trust, and their profits go to charities and good causes. Brilliant! Take a peek at http://www.primula.co.uk/ Having done lots of […]
Invited to do a talk on ‘Life Begins at Fifty’ last night at Hamsterley WI, which was quite a challenge ‘cos I was feeling a bit grotty. However, it made it all worth while when a lovely lady at the front said afterwards, ‘Well, it seems as if you encountered lots of challenges. In fact, […]
Gap years are a waste of time! So says advertising tycoon Sir Martin Sorrell in a recent newspaper article. He thinks a ‘structured programme working for a business could prove more useful’ and that a gap year should be ‘much more organised’ and that if students teach in a foreign country for some of their […]
Last week, I was invited to attend a celebration of World Book Day with another 17 authors at the magnificent Crewe Hall with all it’s architectural splendour. As we chatted over coffee and tea in the small Conference Room before the start, I remember thinking, ‘Oh this is nice, just a room full of […]
I’m at it again! Speaking that is! I’m giving a talk about Life Begins at Fifty at 7.00pm tomorrow evening in the Art Gallery at Darlington Library. Be there or be square!
Been invited back to BBC Newcastle (95.4 FM) on the Anna Foster programme at 10.30am tomorrow to talk about Life Begins at Fifty. Can’t wait! I’ve got a good face for radio 🙂
‘Julie was supposed to be going house sitting with Katie in Spain,’ trilled my sister down the phone. ‘But Katie’s got a problem with her eyes, so she can’t fly. You’ve always said you want to go house sitting. Why don’t you go out there with her?’ ‘Hmm, I’m not sure! I’ll have a think […]
Very excited! Tomorrow I’m going to be interviewed on the radio about ‘Life Begins at Fifty’ by Anna Foster on BBC Newcastle (95.4 FM) at 10am…and then by Mike Parr at BBC Tees (95FM) at 10.30am! I’ve got a good face for radio!!!
At my launch party for ‘Life Begins at Fifty’ last year, three of my ‘hairy biker’ mates were good enough to auction their services for a road trip up into the Yorkshire Dales and beyond and three of my kids’ friends were lucky enough to experience the leathers, the bikes and the crazy North Yorkshire […]