Sometimes my name is Dory.

Man calls me this because I can be a bit ditsy (remember Finding Nemo?)

Sometimes my name is Muggins.

Daughters number one and two started this. It’s short for Cottonheadedninnymuggins (another film reference, this time Elf). It means someone cute and loveable but not really very bright.

Are either of those me?  Probably.

I’m a single mum, working journalist, wannabe photographer, part-time blogger, jack-of-all-trades, master of none.

I was married for more than 20 years, divorced three years ago, to a man who sadly died a few months ago after losing his long-term battle with alcohol.

My life is busy, full, demanding, chaotic and loads of fun. It sometimes reads like a bad soap opera, but it is never dull.

I have two beautiful and amazing daughters and a Man I want to spend the rest of my life with.

I want to change my life by the time I’m 50 and the countdown clock has begun.

The following posts explain more:

I’m glad you stopped by, thank you, and I’d love to hear from you so leave me a comment or two.
  1. You have some ambitious and very worthwhile goals – best wishes in accomplishing them. Thanks so much for stopping by Whimsey Pie and deciding to follow. I really appreciate it

    • Thank you. I really enjoyed reading your blog too :)

  2. You sound like a very lovely person. I’m glad you made your way to my blog, and I’m looking forward to reading more of yours. I think you are a wonderful photographer from the photos I’ve seen so far.

    (As you may or may not know, my blog’s name is based on a quote by Dory in Finding Nemo. We both can relate to her! – Nothin in my noggin! :) )

    • Thank you for stopping by, and for your comments. Yep, I think we can both relate to her :) I am enjoying your blog very much :)

  3. I just had to say I love your about page…you just sound so fun and fiesty…love it!! :D Hugs ~

    • Thank you :) My daughters say I’m a gremlin lol … but I think it’s said with affection (I hope so anyway!!!)

  4. Hi i read your article about Clifton Colliery I worked with Jef Page I was a fitter on the photo the man with no shirt was his striker ( blacksmith striker that is) his dad is not on the photo I think this was a blast from the past it was great to see it , will have to get in touch with him

    • Wow, what a very small world it is. Hope you manage to get in touch :)

  5. I stopped by while I was sorting through various blogs I found in relation to the weekly writing challenge… and I love your blog! Everything is so familiar, within reach and individual… and with a twist! :)

    • Wow, thank you so much Lyann :) I’m sorry I have been absent for a little while but I am extremely flattered and I shall respond very soon. Thank you so much :)

  6. thank you for following my blog. you seem to be a real character and I look forward to following your blog!

  7. sam said:

    Hi and thankyou for the interesting history!

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