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Yay, I won an award!


It’s a super duper awesome start to the new year, because after a long hiatus during which I’ve been working reeeeeeally hard and not blogging so much (sorry, I am still alive, honest!), I just found out I won an award for The Day Of The Wave, which I’d only just started writing this time […]

Who’s the Mills and Boon Man Of The Year 2016? Get your face on a book cover!


Here ye, all you amazing men – and women who know amazing men! Thought I’d spread the word about this. Mills & Boon are launching a nationwide hunt to find The Man of the Year 2016. The new romantic hero will front the cover of their 2016 Valentine’s Day blockbuster and be whisked away on a beach […]

Pills that make you poop glitter…


Oh my! We should give these to ALL the pigeons in London until the whole city is a sparkly rainbow! Granted we’d be covered in shit, but what a talking point. People would come for miles to see Big Ben how it is now… a shimmering beacon of birdy-poopy perfection, compared to how it was […]

Know your strengths…


I’m sitting in the cafe. It’s just me, two loud ladies who sound like they’re from Essex, and a blonde with her boyfriend. An Essex lady approaches the blonde. ‘Excuse me, have you done any modelling?’ Blonde: ‘Yes I have actually.’ Essex: ‘Ah right yeah we thought you ‘ad. We run a modelling agency, would […]

Humans of Iceland…


This is Sverrir and the replica of his great grandfather, who was once the pastor of the pretty and remote herring fishing town, Siglufjörður. He was also the mayor, the architect who designed the streets, the man to bring free electricity to the church and the first to record a pop song in Iceland. You […]

Adventures in Iceland (in brief because I’m VERY remote right now and WIFI is scarce)…


It started when we flew Fokker. Yes, Fokker. Oh come on, tell me I’m not the only child who finds this funny? It wasn’t long before we were in Dalvik at the annual fish day festival, watching these guys doing their thing in the streets. Check out those costumes! The mountains are always there, embracing the […]



A moving, emotional romance based on real-life events. NOW FREE ON AMAZON! The Day Of The Wave follows Isla and Ben in the wake of surviving one of the world’s biggest natural disasters – the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.  Separated at sixteen with no idea of each other’s survival the two meet by chance a […]

Comedy night at the Canna Clinic…

***FREELANCE PHOTO - POSTMEDIA NETWORK USE ONLY*** VANCOUVER, BC.:JUNE 24, 2014-- Pedestrian traffic in front of Canna Clinic on Commercial Drive, in Vancouver, BC, June 24, 2014.  Canna Clinic at 2223 Commercial Drive, has a doctor from 5 to 8 p.m. every day. Locals can get certified by an in-house  naturopath, and pick up some pot.  (PHOTOS by Don MacKinnon)

Today I learnt two things. The first is that penguins have knees inside their bodies. Yes. Knees. Inside. I’m not even kidding. The second is that if you go to a comedy show in a cannabis clinic and don’t smoke/consume a thing, you will get high anyway and you will laugh like a toddler on […]

Spalding School Reunion is Imminent…

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I got a message today about a school reunion for the class of 96. My first thought was JEEEEESUS, did I really leave school 19 years ago?! My second thought was, why the hell am I the only one looking to the side in this photograph?   I remember being very envious of Denise’s glasses […]

Best things to see on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. OK, maybe not the best…


I was just eating my sushi on a restaurant patio last night when a man seemingly dressed as a Mario Brother climbed a nearby tree and started throwing small sticks into people’s hair from above. He seemed to be enjoying himself immensely. I can’t say the same for the numerous girls we had to watch […]