Being Gail Porter

Being Gail Porter

"I just wish I was a better person." Gail Porter was a central part of my minds landscape from the moment she burst onto television in the nineties.  She was everything I wished I was at that point; popular, attractive, successful and famous.  For a while the nasty, vindictive, mean spirited little person who lives [...]

Christmas

  When, according to the Bible, Jesus was asked which of the commandments was the greatest His reply was to remind His followers to love God with their all.  When I defined myself as a person of faith and, more explicitly, as a Christian that was important to me.  It meant that I had an [...]

Now My Heart is Full

As I write this he is still here. The question, the only question now, is...for how long? Minutes. Hours. I doubt it will be days. Then he will be gone. I'm not sad. I'm not. I will cry and I will feel the dull ache of his passing but I won't be sad. The knowledge [...]

Be Write Here Now

Be Write Here Now

"I have an idea for a novel." I say to anyone who will listen. Once the laughter stops, once the look of incredulity has faded, once the awkward silence has lifted and once their own pitch for a best-seller has been delivered I am left feeling...awkward, unsure, disillusioned and full of doubt. No. More awkward. [...]

JoJo Siwa – SSE Hydro, Glasgow

JoJo Siwa – SSE Hydro, Glasgow

"No worldly success can compensate for failure in the home." (David O. McKay) Happiness. Such an elusive thing. It can come in the form of a kind word, an arm around your shoulder, a song playing on the radio, the kiss of the sun, a favourite television show, time with loved ones, a chocolate biscuit...the [...]