X marks the spot

X marks the spot

​I’m 7 years old, on holiday in Newquay, Cornwall. We’re leaning on a wall looking out over one of the lovely sandy beaches as the warm, golden sun sets over the Atlantic. Tummy full of sausage, egg, and chips, I’m a happy girl. Something catches my eye, bobbing about...
Feel the feelings

Feel the feelings

Last night I walked home after having dinner with my sister and nephew. That might not seem like a big deal, but for me it was a significant milestone for my physical health, and my belief in my ability to recover from prolonged effects of COVID. I haven’t...
A story within a story

A story within a story

I love this book. My Grandma gave it to me when I was about 7 years old. It was awarded to her almost 100 years ago by Newcastle Upon Tyne education committee for her progress at school. It has illustrations, activities, and stories to guide the reader through the...