Does Blue Monday increase the blues?

Today I received lots of emails from companies I shop with.The subject matter were things like: ‘you don’t need to be blue’, ‘we can help stop you feeling blue’, you probably know the sort of nonsense I mean. I didn’t have a clue what it was about. Until I logged into the BBC News. ThereContinue reading “Does Blue Monday increase the blues?”

Snowdrops springing up

The magic of nature We’ve had morning frosts that have crackled the grass underfoot.Howling winds that have blown branches from trees.Rain and sleet that have lashed at windows. Underground, and totally unaware of the mayhem above, delicate snowdrops plan their escape.Unaware that their fragility is no match for the ice-hard earth, they emerge.Unaware that bitterContinue reading “Snowdrops springing up”

I've had a moving experience: check it out

Having decided I had just too many strands to my marilynunmasked blog, I have just launched a secondary site to feature my hand-made creations and my features on eco-friendly issues. I’ve posted my first Valentine Day themed jewellery set, a necklace and earrings set in lilac, rose quartz, and sterling silver. As befits the dayContinue reading “I've had a moving experience: check it out”

Surviving Time : a short story

From the damp stone wall the oppressive timepiece hammered out the death throes of a spirit: tock, tock, tock. The man fought to disassociate from the callous beat that marched down time, leaning back into the sharp bench slats and forcing his hard fists against his ears. Anything to block the unrelenting beat. He thoughtContinue reading “Surviving Time : a short story”

Sussex Saga: a passive protest

Well the news is in and I can only respond with a Passive Protest. The Queen’s statement following the ‘Sandringham Summit’ appears to be offering everything the Sussexes want. Let me re-phrase that, everything Ms Markle wants. Now I cannot fathom which of two reasons would have led the Royal Family (vis The Queen, PrinceContinue reading “Sussex Saga: a passive protest”