Christmas Gift Ideas For Lesbian Romance Lovers

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It’s December, which can only mean one thing: that’s right, the last-minute panic to buy gifts for those special lesbians in your life who like nothing better than a spot of romance. No idea what to buy? Never fear – I’m here to help! So without further ado, let’s run down some gift ideas for your nearest & dearest…


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2014: Ten Things I Learned

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Farewell then, 2014, the year I got married and launched two best-selling novels. You have most definitely been my best year yet, so can 2015 do any better? It would really have to go some, but here are ten things I learnt during the best year of my life…
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Why I Love Christmas!

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I heart Christmas – for me, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. So to celebrate, I’ve written a blog on the very things that make Christmas great, those special elements that elevate it from being just another chilly couple of days off into the cheery festival of excess we’ve all come to love & expect. Here are ten fantabulous reasons to love Christmas…
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London Cocktail Week 2014

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This week is London Cocktail Week 2014, seven days of merriment all around the capital, with bars serving signature cocktails at £4 a pop. All you need to buy one is a London Cocktail Week wristband, the appropriate four shiny pound coins and be upright enough to drink. What could be simpler? Pick your route, pick your cocktails and away you go. And that’s exactly what we did…
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Top Ten Things About Autumn

Top-Ten-Things-About-Autumn Autumn is my favourite time of the year with its vivid colours, sunshine, closing nights and fireworks galore. Plus, it has the run-up to Christmas which as everyone knows is far & away the most exciting time of the year! But what exacty make this such a thrilling time in the calendar of life? Well, these ten for starters…
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Great British Bake Off 2014

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So here we are again, back in the tent, back watching people staring frantically into ovens. Yes, the Great British Bake Off is currently mid-run on our screens and after last week’s bingate scandal, things are only going to get hotter under the collar tonight. Because later, it’s time to join Paul & Mary and Mel & Sue for pies and tarts week. So many puns, so little time…
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Books About Town

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Like books? Like sitting down? Then you’re going to love the National Literary Trust’s latest art project, Books About Town. The NLT has commissioned 50 book benches based on authors across the ages, magicked into being by artists from around the globe. Trip around London from now until September and there are 50 to sit down on, ranging from Dr Zeuss to Charles Dickens, Bridget Jones to Virginia Woolf. As 11 of them are lounging in my home borough of Greenwich, I decided to track a few down…


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World Cup 2014: Who To Support Next?

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As England left the pitch last night after their near-perfect display of mistimed tackles, flapping about and poor first touches, I got to thinking about who I should support now. After all, it’s still the World Cup and I still spent a good chunk of last night cheering on Japan, safe in the knowledge that Columbia were through so nobody was going to get shot. Bitten maybe, but not shot. So now England have limped out, who to support next? For me, it’s all about the players left, who has the best food and where you’ve had the best time…
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The One Where I Got Married…

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I don’t know if I mentioned it, but I recently got married. Yes, after months of preparation, a few belated weeks of stress and last-minute panic-buying from Poundland (no expense spared), it finally happened. Family and friends flew in from all corners of the globe and the country, I slept the night before, reminding myself to say I do and squeezed my eyes tight shut, hoping for no rain. Sure enough, when I woke up the sun shone bright with temperatures topping 80 degrees. Clearly, god loves the gays…
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