Archive of ‘Just For Fun’ category

The Bloggers' Hierarchy of Needs

Lately there has been a lot of chatter amongst bloggers about different people’s motivations for blogging, and a lack of interaction on social media. Whatever your motivation for blogging – whether it is a hobby, a profession, or whether you write to prove to yourself your brain still functions, to record family life, share recipes, craft ideas, host […] Read more…

The Hunger Games – a satire on our hunger for reality TV

The story central to the Hunger Games trilogy is feisty heroine Katniss Everdeen doing things her own way, sticking two fingers up to the authorities and leading a rebellion against an oppressive regime. The Hunger Games – the televised fight to the death – themselves are also a satire on our hungry passion for reality television programmes. For the benefit […] Read more…

What makes a pleasure 'guilty'?

Guilty pleasures. Most of us have them. But what makes a pleasure ‘guilty’? A pleasure is something we enjoy doing, something we look forward to. Something that makes us, us. A pleasure becomes guilty because it is something we think we shouldn’t be doing – often because it’s perceived as ‘uncool’. Back when I was […] Read more…

The Second-Hand Bookshop

She pushed open the heavy door to the bookshop. She had missed her train. It was an hour until the next train, so she had decided to have a bit of a wander around the small town to kill time. The meeting with the society hadn’t gone well, and missing the train added to her frustration. […] Read more…

Ten books that have stayed with me – Part 2

I was nominated a couple of weeks ago to take part in the latest Facebook challenge to be doing the rounds – to list ten books that have stayed with you for whatever reason, and in no particular order. You are asked to not think too much about it, and the books can be any you like – […] Read more…

Ten books that have stayed with me – Part 1

Reading has been a favourite pastime since I was a little girl. Losing myself in a good book has been one of my greatest pleasures. I will get through a book at a fast pace, especially if I am enjoying it. I have read fewer books than usual in the past year because I’ve been […] Read more…

10 (non-grief) things about me

I’ve been inspired by fellow baby loss mamas Baby Boy Blue and Expecting the Unexpected to share things about myself that are outside of my grief about Hugo. These lovely ladies’ posts have been very resonant with me, and I’ve been toying with writing my own ’10 facts’ post for the past couple of weeks. I often have a […] Read more…

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