At this very moment, there’s two major events happening that I should be at. One is the third annual Mumsnet Blogfest in London (which I spoke at in 2012), a huge gathering of bloggers who have travelled from all over the country to network, learn and share information and the other is the Jack the Ripper Conference in Salisbury (which I spoke at in 2013), a huge gathering of Jack the Ripper researchers, who have travelled from all over the WORLD to network, learn and share information. I should be at both. I am at neither. The reason for this […]

May 2014

I should have posted this ages ago but it’s better late than never, I suppose! Although this blog will still retain its emphasis on women’s history, I also really enjoy sharing more about my actual real life here too so am going to post a bit more about that in future. Anyway, May was a bit of a blinder of a month so I thought I’d kick off with some choice highlights via the wonders of Instagram and my gin fuddled memories. Let’s go! May kicked off with the completely amazing Georgian sleepover at Hampton Court Palace, which I enjoyed […]

I’m forever blowing bubbles…

I didn’t do very well at sticking to Book Review Sunday so instead I am introducing Weekly Roundup At Some Point Over The Weekend or something. I’ll have to think of a more snappy title by the end of this post, won’t I? Anyway, I used to really enjoy writing about the various things that I’d got up to during the week and lots of you seemed to like reading about it for whatever reason so I am BRINGING IT BACK. I know, I’m so good to you. Anyway, the lovely photo montage above shows you some of what I’ve […]

One Star Review!

Well, it finally happened. I got a one star drive by rating for one of my books on the Goodreads site. I’ve been bravely and with MUCH bravado claiming to look forward to this moment ever since I first timidly released The Secret Diary a couple of years ago but now that it is FINALLY upon us, I don’t know what to make of it to be honest. I kept telling myself that getting shoddy feedback would mean that AT LAST I am a real writer, but actually I’m now wondering if perhaps it means that I’m really NOT a […]