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    Personal,  Pets

    Rum: My Jack Russell Valentine

    This week, since it was Valentine’s Day, I’ve been thinking about who I love most in the world. I mean, really love. Readers of my books will know that I always thank three names in every book: Alex, Luke and Rum. So, I think Rum deserves to have a blog post written about him! Rum is my dog. He’s a Jack Russell Terrier who thinks he is a kangaroo – yes, that’s who inspired Ripper in Leger’s Valentine. He’s a real character, unlike any other dog I’ve ever met. He loves watching Emmerdale, eating carrots and bananas and climbing on top of people. He gets away with it because he’s…

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    Personal,  Wish List

    Lazeeva: Proof That The Universe Works In Mysterious Ways

    I’m going to get all spiritual for a moment. If you clicked on this article because it’s about Lazeeva, thinking this was going to feature bare bums and boobs and people who sound like they’re having asthma attacks, I’m sorry, you’re on the wrong site. Actually, I’m not, but thank you for visiting. For those regular readers who think they’re going to be put off because I’m talking about a pornography site, fear not. It’s actually about about my own faith and spirituality. I can hear my Dad breathing a sigh of relief already. Last year I set an intention. I wanted to get 5000 blog hits in one day.…

  • Mental Health,  Personal

    Inbox Zero

    I think in February, there is one thing I would really like to achieve. I would like to get to “inbox zero.” For those who don’t use that term, it’s just what it sounds like. Inbox Zero is the point where you have nothing sitting waiting for your attention. I think I last reached that point some time in 2017 when I wanted to have a big detox and in the digital age it’s not just about detoxing your body but also your mind. And your workload. Right now, I have things in my inbox waiting to be dealt with and they’ve been there for quite some time. For example,…

  • Mental Health,  Personal

    January 2019 – The Fall and Rise of Shaz (Again)

    With all the 10 Year Challenge stuff going around a few days ago, I started thinking about what my life was like 10 years ago. In January 2009 I was making mistakes left right and centre. But what I remember about that time of my life is the blogging. Back then I was on Blogger and my site then was called The Fall and Rise of Shaz, so called because I was having a run of bad luck and I was full of plans for getting back on my feet. Little did I know, life was actually pretty sweet then and I didn’t appreciate it. I just kept on making…

  • Parenting,  Personal

    Seeing Results

    I just want to do a short post today because I’m busy finalising the latest Leger story. I do think this is worthy of a mention on my blog though. For those who don’t know, I have a seven-year-old son named Luke. Luke has faced many challenges in his short life but he has also had a lot of love directed at him and been given many opportunities that I never had, for example travelling. Luke was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of four. He wasn’t able to communicate in a traditional way or as expected, although the communication is always there. We had minimal help and…