Cheveux naturelle au frizz, Kate Winslet & a 125th anniversary

There really is never a dull day in Lyme Regis and the Marine Theatre office has the best view anyone could wish for.

The World Wide Web, a broken down mobility scooter & fishnet stockings

Can you remember the world without the internet? It never ceases to shock me just how much we rely on it, both for work and socially. For instance this week I heard from someone out of the blue whom I worked with over 20 years ago and she summarised her life in 4 very short paragraphs

Christmas trees, the cat and mice & our wedding licence

The first full working week of the year and for many it was their first day back to work after a long Christmas/New Year break. With a combination of illness and holiday, I had the office to myself for much of the week so a good opportunity to sort stuff out that needed some extra desk space.

The Lyme Lunge, a long walk home & hopefully my car is fixed

It’s been a Bassett’s sort of week as we moved from one year to the next.

Uni-sex loos, pop-up tents & networking

What do you think of uni-sex loos? I’ve touched on this topic before, always with a pair of Marigolds on, personally I don’t like them. However, if the Pilot Boat had them, then there would have been no need for an apology to the town clerk. More about that later.

Hyperthermia, counting sheep and a non-rolling roller-ball eye de-puffer from M&S

You’ve been wondering haven’t you? Go on, you were just a little bit curious about this week’s embargo given the previous week was the huge announcement about Sir Ian McKellen coming to the Marine. Anyway, remember that hunch I had, the one about the weather?

More Poldark, poetry and reporting for Sky News

I was given a surprise gift this week by one of our lovely volunteers who had thought about me when she read my column in Lyme Online. The gift was a very fine mug with the tall dark and handsome, dashing and daring Poldark printed on it. My elevenses will never be quite the same now that I can sip from the top of his hat.

Time flies and size is in the eye of the manufacturer

The moment October arrives that’s it, you may as well hang your stocking on the mantle piece and start wolfing down handfuls of Celebrations (except the Bounty ones, no one likes those). I really don’t know what has happened to this year, it has raced by.

Alter-egos, cocktails and three little maids

Do you have an alter-ego? And if so, do you keep in check only to be let out on the odd occasion? Mine had a field day this week with social occasions at every turn.

Practising my inner teacher skills and enjoying another prosecco party with fish & chips

I always wanted to be a teacher, right up to the point I left my all girls school and went to 6th form college and discovered there was a whole lot more out there than simply following in my mother’s footsteps. I now work in the wonderful world of theatre which more than satisfies my creative urges, but there is a little bit of teacher left inside.