Half a century of You

When I first saw him, I had been out of a nasty, violent relationship for a few months and had decided I was never going near a man again.  I had tons of baggage, tons of issues and tons of hurting. He was totally the opposite to ‘my type’; he had a blonde, shoulder length […]

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Chiffon and backlighting

Am at that stage where I dye my grey roots brown to make it look like my hair regrowth is growing through its natural colour..the one of youthful pigment.  Lets make no bones, getting older as a woman is crap in many ways and great in many ways.  I have the immeasurable wisdom of a […]

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Seeing stars…..

When I decided to write this blog, I knew I wanted to be open about certain experiences.  I am going to share with you some of my experience as a survivor of an abusive relationship. I hope it will be cathartic but also maybe someone reading this with similar demons can invite hope over for […]

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Take me to the Limit

Some of my best times ever were at  The Limit Club. It was just around the corner from our flat on Hawley Street (see ‘duo tan and doughnuts!).  Me and my best friend got jobs behind the bar and it was absolutely bloody great.  Am about to unleash some secrets so any management who happen […]

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‘Donuts and duo tan’

When I was around 17 years old Sheffield City Council thought it would be a good idea to build a block of flats, in the centre of town for single people under 25.  What a flippin great idea!! My friend and I went to the housing department after being on the list for 3 months […]

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A reyt good move….

I remember very clearly, the day my beloved grandpa showed me the photo of the school I would be going to.  It looked like some kind of weird space factory.  At the time we lived in South Devon in a village called Buckfastleigh.   I was around 8 years old. My stepdad got a place at […]

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It worked for Einstein……

Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger’s, is a developmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests.[1] As a milder autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it differs from other ASDs by relatively normal language and intelligence.[4] Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and unusual use of language are common.[5][6] Signs usually begin before two years old […]

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A short tribute….

1980: When I was 14, I rode my bike from Firth Park to Attercliffe where I sold it for a tenner.  It was brand new.  I then Walked from Attercliffe to town to a little alternative shop called ‘X Clothes’.  There I used my bike money to buy a pair of very tight, silver , […]

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