Em Linthorpe

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The Presence Of The Block

<i>Sixteen years as a freelance journalist</i> <i><br>has taught me that neither the absence</i> <i><br>of ‘the muse’ nor the presence of ‘the block’</i> <i><br>should be allowed to hinder</i> …

Authors

Planning a Flying Weekend Visit to Austin

<b>Why Austin, Texas?</b><p>If you’re looking to get out of New York for the weekend, then you could pick a worse place to visit than Austin. The Texas capital …

A New York Rendezvous To Bermuda Without Breaking The Bank

When you’re looking for a break, but you don’t want to break the bank, you might start to think that some warm sunny beaches are beyond you. And of …

Rendezvous on the Roosevelt Island Tram

Every time I turn around, I learn or experience something new to add some kind of joy to my life. It’s my life’s motto actually. And isn’t that super …

North America

Chris Packham offers a moving reminder of how autism is misunderstood

Chris Packham last week accused the Daily Mail of deliberately attempting to make him “look a freak”, as they ran the headline ‘My pet poodle is more …

Autism

They Were There: Composite photos of Queen, Jagger, Beatles and Floyd on London streets then and now

I’m reliably told that photographs are polysemous—that is they have multiple meanings which can change depending on mood or understanding of what the …

London

Meeting My Stepchild For The First Time

I stood in the long, gray corridor just before room 208. I needed a moment, a moment to ponder, to catch my breath before I’d knock. Was I ready for …

Parenting

How She Went From Teaching To Writing

Time for a new interview in my Begin Again series. This time we meet Lisa who spent years teaching English and Journalism which is a career that she …

Freelancing

Writers block? Pah.. try this.

I have been looking around the world of blogs on WordPress and, while at first I thought I would be

Writing

4 Days In U.S.V.I – Our Girl Trip

Now that my daughters are older, I wanted to plan a trip for just us, a getaway that combined the things that all of us enjoy. I settled after some …

Travel

Why go to New Zealand?

Well, for a starter why would you not want to go! She is a beauty and worth the long haul journey

New Zealand

Goth AF black lemonade recipe

Instructables has a detailed recipe for “Black Lemonade.” I haven’t made it yet, so I can’t tell you if it’s any good or not. It does look very …

Beverages

Shock and disappointment for Tipping Point's refusal to acknowledge Prestatyn

PRESTATYN’S mayor has hit out at the makers of a TV game show after a local contestant was told to say she came from Birmingham because viewers in …

TV

Is it time to turn off comments on your blog?

Posted on October 16, 2017October 16, 2017<p>I’ve always believed that leaving and responding to comments on a blog is one of the actions at the very …

Digital Marketing

Summer Holidays 2018 - Affordable Family Vacation Ideas &Tips

7 Cool Affordable Family Vacation Ideas & Tips<p>Summer 2017 is over, autumn is here. It’s cold, it’s wet and it’s miserable outside. Although autumn …

Family Vacations

Best Places To Visit In Hawaii - The 6 Natural Wonders Of The Aloha State

6 Natural Wonders of The Aloha State<p>Everyone has a different reason to visit Hawaii. Some might be there to see their family while others to enjoy …

Hawaii

A Motivational Thought Of The Day On Relationships - A Life Shared or just 2 Individuals?

<b>A Motivational ‘Thought of the Day’ On</b><p><b>Relationships</b><p><b>A Life Shared or Just Two Individuals?</b><p><b>It almost</b>, almost isn’t fair that we are built in such a way …

What Is Happiness About? - Dealing With Dramas & Setbacks In Life

Dramas & Setbacks in Life Don’t Necessarily Have to be Negative!<p>If only life could be a matter of effortlessly swinging from one success to the next. …

Happiness

My First FabFitFun Box

Ya’ll! I finally broke down and joined every other basic bitch and got me a FabFitFun box. It was a splurge (even at the discounted price of $39.99) …

Shopping

Passion Or Purpose – Which Is More Important?

Do you remember the children’s story about the tortoise and the hare?<p>The hare boasted that he could beat the slow moving tortoise in a race. He was …

Happiness

Liebster Award: From One Blogger to Another

Thank you, Orla, for nominating me for the Liebster Award! Six months ago, I embarked on a new journey. A journey that I knew I would take at one …

Writing

When A Predator Is Your Friend

I knew I shouldn’t have, but I listened to the N.Y.P.D. recording of Harvey Weinstein admitting to a woman that he had previously sexually assaulted …

Mind

Rick and Morty Season 3 (Review) – The Best Season So Far - Soapbox

<b>Rick and Morty</b> has quickly become one of my favourite shows that is currently airing. I reviewed the first and second season earlier this year after …

TV

The Story Of My Summer: The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Today I have found myself with time on my hands to physically sit down and write a blog post for the first time since way back in the summer. It has …

Agatha Christie

Falling into Fall- Where to visit for Autumn adventures

Autumn is one hell of a season.<p>Crisp days, wooly knits and big scarves, falling leaves, pumpkins and spices, roaring fires, mulled cider, fireworks, …

Asia Travel

Meet Shirley & Terence – My New Neighbours

<b>A couple of months ago, I told you about My Perfect New Neighbour (to be).</b><p><b>So, who has been blessed with the privilege of living next door to moi?</b> …

Hair

Haunted at the Stanley Hotel

<i>This haunting at the Stanley Hotel is absolutely true. I should know. It happened to me.</i><p>We celebrated my sister Patty’s birthday on Friday the 13th …

Everyday Myths Busted!

So a while back we wrote this post 'I Am About To Blow Your Mind!' filled with fun facts and address some truths you had grown up believing but …

Slowly Known

In the palm of your hand I place my cheek to be cupped<br>to lean gently on that warmth that I need so badly,<br>only to find the skin rough<br>the shape …

Health

Unholy

<b>The autumn chill descended over the town</b> <b>and with it came rot and ruin</b>. But not from above like the people expected. No, it came from below.<p>They had …

Soil