The dreaded visit


What is your worst nightmare scenario when visiting someone’s house? Maybe they have so much clutter, that you can barely see the floor, and you politely shove things aside with your foot, in order to make your way through their house. Or perhaps they have creepy paintings, or ornaments whose eyes follow you wherever you go. Leaving you returning home, and having nightmares for the rest of the week. Maybe hygiene isn’t there top priority, and you find yourself sitting stiffly on the edge of the sofa. Too scared to move, in case you touch the odd looking lump of something unknown, resting on the cushion beside you.

Perhaps your worst nightmare is that they have purchased another expensive item, and are about to spend your whole visit, explaining each and every detail, leaving you raging with jealousy, or boredom :)

My worst nightmare is a dirty toilet, and no toilet paper in sight. I have been heavily pregnant, busting for a pee, and still not used a toilet because it was dirty. Seriously, how hard is it to clean a toilet? I have four males, and four females in my home who use the toilet. I’m constantly in there toilet brush in one hand, and bleach in the other. I can’t bear a dirty toilet, and I always have plenty of toilet paper. It’s okay for males when there isn’t any, but what do they expect a female to do?

So there is my nightmare, obviously I have come across other minor things, but that is the worst for me. What are yours?


Listening to the radio today, they were discussing whether there should be an age limit, for when you should stop doing certain things. For example, wearing bikinis, kissing in the street etc. Most of the callers targeted people aged 40 and onwards. Should there be an age limit? Why should someone aged 60, for example, not be allowed to wear a bikini? Is it because people don’t wish to witness the sight? While it’s true that for most of us, things start going south, after a certain age, does that mean we need to cover up for other peoples sake? If we’re comfortable in ourselves, then why should it matter? Everyone is an individual, age shouldn’t make any difference to our personal habits, if we don’t want it to.

I think it’s sweet to witness an old couple, kissing in the street. It shows that even after all these years, their love is still going strong. Unless of course, they have recently gotten together, which is all the more sweeter :)

One comment, was about riding a skateboard, and that they thought you stop at 60. If you can do it at that age, fair play to you. I can’t even ride a skateboard, at my age:)

What are your views? Should age matter?th (15)

Release day is finally here :)







Book three, Curses and Deception, is finally out now at most good online stores

Holidays out of school term time


This discussion has been debated widely, especially since fines, for taking children on holiday during term time has been instated. We all know that holidays can be sometimes doubled in price during the school holidays. Even with all of the many discount sites available online, a week earlier, can make a huge difference to the price. Some even say that they would rather pay the fine, than the extra 1000 added to the cost of traveling in peak times.

I can sympathise with both sides of the argument. Our children’s education is extremely important, but would a week really make a difference? If say, they had chicken-pox, wouldn’t having to take a week off school to recover from that, not have the same effect on their education? Sometimes there are certain circumstances that require taking children out of school, like a death in the family. Will they be fined for this as well?

I feel for the families like mine. When you have a large family, even a few days can seem like a small fortune, surely these companies are able to lower their prices. If they matched their prices with peak, and off peak times, we could avoid those families who struggle to afford it. They wouldn’t lose out on money, more people would take a holiday if it was more affordable in out of term time.

What are your views?

Too stubborn


Many of us recall that argument taking place, where both of you think you are right. You lapse into silence, each as stubborn as the other, refusing to give in. It could be days, weeks or months, before you even speak again. Meanwhile, everyone around you, are walking on eggshells, waiting for the tense atmosphere to finally evaporate. It’s worse when you live together, moving around the house, avoiding eye contact, maybe even a few harsh comments thrown around as you pass. Is this really the best solution? What about being the better person, and swallowing the need to be right, allowing harmony to be restored, at least for the other residents in your households sake.

I suppose it actually depends on the source of the fallout, but do we not encourage our children to kiss, and make up? Shouldn’t we follow the examples we set? Each case, of course is different. If we truly believe we are right, then why should we relent? Whatever the case, I believe not talking to an individual over something, (especially when you live together) is pretty pointless. Does it really get you anywhere? All I see is, that you make everyone (including yourselves) miserable. I am speaking from experience, it’s not fair on the rest of the family, and  you don’t stand to gain anything at the end of it. So is this really the best course of action?