Monthly Archive: August 2010

Why today's young graduates are my heroes

Posted on August 30, 2010

I'm a baby boomer who returned to university in my late 40s. This gave me a unique insight into into the world of today’s graduate and I discovered that it’s much tougher than I could ever have imagined.
When I first graduated from university in.. >>> more

Island in the sun?

Posted on August 29, 2010

When my husband told me he had booked a romantic island getaway I imagined he was whisking me off to somewhere balmy and Mediterranean - Capri, Sardinia or maybe Corsica. I was not thinking Shetland.  Yet here I am, stoically facing the buffeting.. >>> more

The Village: "Lady with the twenty pound note"

Posted on August 17, 2010

I’d just sprinted down the road to catch the No 5 bus and was out of breath by the time I mounted the steps. I fumbled around in my purse looking for loose change to pay my fare and silently cursed when I realised that I didn’t have any. I.. >>> more

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Go easy on my teeth

Posted on November 30, 2017

Years ago I used to be scared of the dentist. Now I have a new fear: the.. >>> more

Are you trying to be funny?

Posted on November 07, 2017

Picture the scene. A small harbour restaurant in the south of France. A nervous.. >>> more

The self help book that didn't help

Posted on September 08, 2017

Sorry, Susan. I couldn’t get beyond the post-it.. >>> more