50 Shades of Graphite – The Longhand of the Hill

'Most people enjoy the sight of their own handwriting as they enjoy the smell of their own farts.' - WH Auden Anyone who has followed my Twitter account @hell4heather since it's birth may remember that before I decided to introduce myself to the world as a 'Mum of Five - not the band' my original …

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Throwing Away Cups of Coffee and Other Hilarious Things

I opened Twitter this morning to catch up on the news and spotted a tweet from @VictoriaAPepe, that said: “Wellcome Book Trust Prize 2012 longlist of fourteen books has ONE written by a woman.” Now, I’m never going to write anything profound about medicine, except, 'doesn’t it taste bloody awful?' But this inequality still makes my head …

The New Mrs D – A Greek Travesty

Bearded lady, 41, slightly used, with squishy, puffball belly subtly disguised by low-lying nipples, seeks man with GSOH, porn allergies and willingness to share razor.      As I finished the last pistachio and gazed over the blue Aegean Sea, a promise of marital happiness peered back at me in the form of that annoying …

How to Build a Friendship in 140 Characters

On Friday, 2nd March I crossed two UK borders to attend the Tenovus St David's Day Dinner.  Tenovus are a wonderful organisation that work to provide essential care and support for cancer patients and their families, where and when they are most needed.  Before I continue with my own mini story of Scots/Welsh relations, I'd …

The Day The World Ended

The beginning of the end of the world came and went yesterday starting with punishments from hell, including fire and brimstone raining down on me and an earth shattering BOOM!  It's good to have Mother and her humungous, oh-my-God-how-long-is-she-here-for suitcase staying over again... Sorry Mother - I jest of course 😀 Some people were expecting …