Don’t give in to hate

‘I hate Donald Trump’. ‘I hate Theresa May’. I hate Jeremy Corbyn. Have you heard anyone say things like that recently? I have. In a politically divided country (and world!), they’re quite common statements. Some days (particularly on social media), it can feel like hate oozes so easily from the end of typing figures and […]

I got trolled…

I got trolled! My last blog post on the subject of Joel Osteen generated some pretty negative online responses from strangers.  Within an hour of posting, I’d sent several rather nasty comments straight to the Spam folder, which among other things, accused me of making up the story and oh, my particular favourite, the suggestion that […]

Don’t fight…make cake.

Many years ago, my family moved into a new home and almost immediately, found themselves in the middle of a war they didn’t want, with the neighbours. I was only a young teenager at the time but I could see the effect this was having on my parents.  My dad was recovering from a heart […]

Are you ready?

If Facebook was a country, right now, it’d be the most depressing place on earth.  If your timeline is anything like mine, it’s stuffed full of gloomy predictions, desperation, grief-stricken protests and in some cases, anger which has spiked into bitterness. I have my own feelings and worries too, but as I read, I can’t […]

When everyone lets you down.

The man was at the wrong end of a long, dark tunnel.  His vision was swimmy, there was a dull, deep throbbing pain at the back of his head and his thoughts were water clogged and pain-filled.  As he emerged along the black tunnel, into consciousness, he could hear voices.  People seemed to be talking […]

How to be kind…

On my way home from work yesterday, I popped into the supermarket and found myself walking across Sainsbury’s car park, behind two ladies wearing hijabs. As we approached the entrance, a woman walking out of the store, acknowledged the ladies in front of me, smiled brightly and said ‘good evening’.   The ladies turned to […]