A quandry (inspired by a staff night out)


Education, education, education


Good things come to those who wait…


An unexpected but very welcome change in my life

#9 Eat at a Michelin Starred Restaurant


A delicious dinner to celebrate my sister’s graduation.


#24 See Hadrian’s Wall


Today we walked along part of Hadrian’s Wall and explored Housesteads, an impressive Roman Fort.

#1 Walk around the walls of a walled city


I explored Carlisle which was a lot of fun (I’d never been before). There are some wonderfully old buildings and a great example of a Stone Keep castle. I even managed to find quite a lot of the old city walls.

#14 Circumnavigate a Lake in the Lake District


Originally, this was to climb Scarfell Pike however, snow and icy conditions meant I decided to circumnavigate Ennerdale Water. I thoroughly recommend this walk.


There’s space for you…


When we meet, you will fit in my life and I will fit in yours. Until then, I will dream and write (bad) poems about love. 

Know this: when I am sad

you will hold my hand.

You will sit, and wait and listen to the breathing

and hear the pause between what is said

and not said.


When you are sad,

I will rub your back. I will bring you

food and write you letters and badly structured poems.


We can get lost in the semantics of love but you – you.

You give my stomach butterflies

distract me at work

 enter my dreams

make me laugh

make me cry.

I can be my real self with you.

And you with me.

And for today, tomorrow and yesterday, 



#7 ‘Go to the Opera’: a booking


I have booked tickets to go and see Tosca with my friend in July. I feel like this is the first thing I have officially done on my list.

Snow Angels


As soon as there is a fresh and deep(ish) coating of snow I like to throw myself down and make a snow angel. Yes, it’s just snow but it brings out the child in me. 

#19 ‘Drink an A-Z of Cocktails’ D and K


I began my 25 things with a Mango Daiquiri and a Kim Sha