I was thrown a bit of a curve ball this week

I was thrown a bit of a curve ball this week

I was thrown a bit of a curve ball this week, it was unexpected and took everyone by surprise, so I’ve turned to my poetry in dedication to someone whose strength and determination was and always will be an inspiration. To My

CSI, the rain & Jane Austen outside

CSI, the rain & Jane Austen outside

Human nature will always baffle psychologists, our behaviour is a complex mixture of nature and nurture which is why we have some complete angels but conversely some utter rotters on this planet. Then there’s the different reactions people have to

A nasty case of end-of-term colds and then the Americans arrived

A nasty case of end-of-term colds and then the Americans arrived

Apparently there are around 200 cold viruses; I think I must be on about cold virus number 156 thanks to my dear son who very generously shares his school germs with me, particularly as the end of term approaches. So

I learned all about crowd control this week with the invaluable help of some volunteers

I learned all about crowd control this week with the invaluable help of some volunteers

Did you see it? Well you missed a spectacular performance if you didn’t. I’m talking of Monmouth of course, that incredible production that engulfed the Marine Theatre in more ways than one over the past week or so. The reviews

Monmouth! Monmouth! Monmouth!

Monmouth! Monmouth! Monmouth!

Do you believe in ghosts? Well if you didn’t before seeing the Monmouth performance, I’d have money on it you do now. There’s no doubt in my mind that every rebel, royalist soldier and looker-on that lived through those terrible

The first person to mention the ‘C’ word will be dealt with appropriately

The first person to mention the ‘C’ word will be dealt with appropriately

There’s one thing for sure when it comes to the diverse range of activities that go on at the Marine Theatre, no sooner has your day begun than it suddenly comes to an end; the days literally fly by. But

12 million volts and a nice new window

12 million volts and a nice new window

When it comes to being a new parent you soon get used to lots of repetition, lots of questions and lots of unusual behaviour, it’s all part of the joy of seeing your little creation grow and develop. Then comes

A Jagger, Gaslight & the Lyme Regis Siege

A Jagger, Gaslight & the Lyme Regis Siege

There can be no doubting our country’s rich and dramatic history and no more so when it comes to the story attached to Lyme Regis. Friday 16 June marked a very important anniversary for this stereotypical English seaside resort; 2017

The best laid plans of mice & men (and Prime Ministers)

The best laid plans of mice & men (and Prime Ministers)

Things don’t always go to plan and Robert Burns’ poem to a mouse sums it up so perfectly; more often than not misquoted, the meaning is clear The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley I predicted a hung

Grockles, a court case and a Prosecco crisis

Grockles, a court case and a Prosecco crisis

When you live in a beautiful place like Lyme Regis you have to accept there is an occasional minor downside; during the holiday season, everyone who doesn’t live nearby descends on this small seaside resort and the population, vehicle and coach