On turning 40 and not being Enid Blyton

Recently (ish), I turned 40. Sometimes I still catch myself wondering when it became possible I became middle aged? Oh – and when does ‘middle age’ official begin these days? What with everyone now chattering on about how 40 is the new 30 or 50 is the new 40, or something to that effect –…

Writing and the art of long hand

In the media recently there has been chatter about the death of hand writing and how it has become an obsolete lesson to teach the next generation. I find this disturbing – even though my writing is such that no one but myself can read it. With our obsession with technology getting out of control,…

Control Freakiness and asking for help

Hello, my name is Melanie and I am a control freak. It’s always best to get the introductions and confessions out of the way up front, don’t you think? That way we all know what we are dealing with! I would like to blame society for me being this way. A society that tells us…