Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m a mother of two based in Kent, down in the south-east corner of England. I do a bit of acting, and a bit of writing. My day job is in a university.

I don’t really have a theme for this blog, so if you’ve come looking for a themed blog, you’ve come to the wrong place. Most of my posts are pretty lighthearted, so if you’ve come looking for some smiles, then hopefully you’ve come to the right place.

I have a second blog as well where I share recipes.

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Leave me a comment if you like, I’d love to hear from you!


147 responses to “About

  1. I love the new blog look, Vanessa! It’s just bursting with personality! 😀


    • Thanks Mayumi, that’s the idea. I did like my old blog look, but I always thought that anyone landing there for the first time wouldn’t get the right impression of what the blog is about, so I wanted something a bit more fun! Thanks for stopping by here today 🙂


  2. Hi Vanessa. Just to let you know I’ve nominated you for the WordPress Family Award: http://mibih.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/the-wordpress-family-award/


  3. Sheesh! I’m gone for a month or two and your blog becomes unrecognizable!

    Hm. It’s kinda cool once ya get used to it, actually.

    Forgive me for asking (and if you no longer wanna do it, that’s fine) but are you still up for the book interview thing?


  4. Like your name Vanessa, it sounds very pretty. You are super talented. And an inspiration.


  5. Non-themed blog? Love it. Break that niche rule.


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    Just poking around WordPress. I like your sense of humor so I thought I’d follow and drop in once in awhile for a chuckle. Linda


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  9. If Mike Allegra is willing to invite you over for waffles you’ve got to be someone I need to know.
    Blue Skies,
    C. Muse


  10. I’ll cook you waffles for breakfast if you want to stay over 😉


  11. Hi Vanessa! Interesting…I have a friend from Kent !…Look forward to your writings 🙂


  12. Hi! Susie sent me.
    I really dig your blog. So much going on. I don’t even know where to begin!!!


  13. Vanessa -Jane ,i like your blog ,thanks ,with love Tavey ❤


  14. I just flipped through your blog – you do cool stuff! Nice to meet you.


  15. Hi Vanessa! I’ve seen your thoughtful comments throughout the ‘sphere, and wanted to meet you. You have a wonderful, interesting blog – looking forward to your posts and writing! 🙂

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  16. Hi, Vanessa! Just dropping by your amazing blog to let you know that I nominated your blog for the Sunshine Award. Here is the link – https://ricendine.com/2016/05/05/the-sunshine-award-and-facebook-page/

    In case you’re joining, I hope you enjoy this as much as we did! 🙂


  17. Hey, I found this by chance (yes, it was the fudge post!) and then I’ve enjoyed a happy half hour reading your blog. Thanks, I can see why the blog is popular. I’m not a ‘mumsnet’ person (does it have a short of self righteous feel??) and bulk at people taking about their families…it’s usually humble-bragging. This is really different and warm. Thank you

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