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All six stockings hung above the fireplace, one for each of us. Slyly looking at the stockings each time one of us went by, the report was the same, nothing, nada, they were still empty. Of course, none of us had shown any knowledge of them when the momma’
Marta · 1939 days ago

I’m not ready to lose my sister, Not one kind, nor gentle part of her, The years of memories wash through me. The world will lose such intelligence, Laughter, gaiety and kindness too, When her light is gone and flame burned out. I want
Marta · 2093 days ago

What could be better in a loving relationship than being in tune with each other. I think in all the recent posts about sex and others as well ,stereotypes have been blown to the side. I loath stereotypes, I claim my right to be different. We all are and
Elle · 2227 days ago

Last week Rihanna was told to cover up by the farmer in which field she was filming her latest clip. At first I hadn't heard the whole story but then found out she was actually topless. As far as I'm concerned she can take the lot off if she so desires. Co
Elle · 2245 days ago

It's not all about Dominique Strauss-Khan, it's about attitudes. As I've said repeatedly, only two people know what happened that day. Whatever happened, whatever the conclusion, people have to live with their conscience. Yep, I know, I'm probably old-fash
Elle · 2338 days ago

Wow, love the new topic. Should prove very interesting. Words, I love them. They don't always come easy. They have so much power. For they can hurt you, cut you deep, very deep, leave scars no-one can see. But they can also heal you. Through words, I have
Elle · 2349 days ago

My mother died when I was a teenager. Many years have passed but I'm still learning about her, not from family or friends. When she married my father she distanced herself from the only friend she had and there is no family. My mother is still a mystery to
Elle · 2398 days ago

What is freedom? and what do you do with it? We can all be free, even when we don't think we can. It's a state of mind. "Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you." This is one of my favourite quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre. I know, you'll tell me it
Elle · 2124 days ago

I have the great pleasure and honour to welcome Ana on my blog on Monday. She has written a wonderful post for me and I can't wait to share it with you. She has also written a blurb for my new novel, out in November. I can't tell you how touched I am. This
Elle · 2220 days ago

England, you make me want to weep. Yes, I'm crying. I've watched the news in horror. The violence spreading over the country. Now, it's Gloucester. Gloucestershire was once my home. A beautiful place, where I was happy to bring up my children. I still can'
Elle · 2299 days ago

  Much was said today following the announcement of the death of Margaret Thatcher. Some said she didn't have an ounce of humanity. Clearly the ones who talked about dancing on her grave have plenty of this humanity they're talking about. Indeed crass comm
Elle · 1692 days ago

Switch on your laptop, read the papers, listen to the radio, connect onto social media, and what do you see? The world in all its misery. I'm optimistic by nature, it's probably saved me many times. I have to believe, find the strength somewhere. Still, y
Elle · 1776 days ago

The last time Sally saw her mother, they were sitting at the old kitchen table. It was a bright and sunny day. The sunlight glinting off the walls made the white cabinets look dingier than normal. But it made the red and white checkered curtains appear hap
Marta · 2170 days ago

  In life there are givers and there are takers, then you have all the people who hopefully fit in between the two.   Let's forget about the takers, let's talk about givers.   What makes a person giving so freely?   Some people are relentless ambassadors
Elle · 2201 days ago

To me sex is linked to love. I wouldn't engage in sex without love and a strong connection. Everybody is free to do what they want as long as they're not hurting anybody, that's my personal choice. Two people are in love, they're kissing. What's wrong with
Elle · 2231 days ago

Three years, my little one Watching your brother and your big sister Never forgotten   The rawness Those days I wanted to rip that part of my body It felt so useless So empty without you   Trying to feel the void Blaming myself My mind refusing to acknowle
Elle · 2238 days ago

You know these lovely people who make a point to leave a comment because they have nothing better to do and just want to annoy someone. Just for the hell of it. Why do they do it? I'm all for constructive criticism and a fair exchange but this? You make a
Elle · 2250 days ago

I have loved as always being a woman on the verge this month. One of my Twitter friends described me the other day as a writer on the verge, thank you Mark. Loved it, he always makes me smile.   This month again was crammed full of fantastic posts. What an
Elle · 2311 days ago

Small things, little things...   What are you grateful for? Tonight as I write this, I'm grateful that tomorrow I don't have to rush anywhere. I'm awfully tired and life has been rather frantic for the last few weeks.   So much to do, too much to do. Writ
Elle · 2323 days ago

Feminist author Erica Jong and her daughter Molly have very different ideas about parenting and sex – one famously bohemian, the other conservative.   Read this very interesting interview in the Guardian:   http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/jul/
Elle · 2324 days ago

What to think of the latest claims? As I said before, only two people know for sure what happened. What shocked me were the reactions of people who immediately sided with DSK, dirtying the alleged victim before knowing the facts. 'He couldn't have, he didn
Elle · 2339 days ago
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