I’ll Have What She’s Having: Jealousy and Writers

Remember the hilarious scene in the movie, ‘When Harry Met Sally’, where Meg Ryan fakes an orgasm and the woman in the diner says: ‘I’ll have what she’s having?’ I’ve just finished reading a brilliant book and I’m green with envy. Or maybe...

Mirror, Mirror…

I am an incurable collector. Shells on the beach. Old shoes. Gourds. Bird’s nests. Beads. Broken glass. Barbie dolls. Feathers. Wisteria seeds. Pottery shards from a wrecked ship. A porcelain doll from a flea market. And what do I do with my treasures? Mostly I make...

A Dog’s Life (2)

Is the dog happy? I asked my husband this the other morning. He spluttered over his muesli and suggested I worry about Syria and IS and asylum seekers–which I do worry about all the time because I am probably the world’s best worrier–which is why I was...

A Dog’s Life (1)

A few days ago, a friend lost her beloved dog, Charlie, who was bitten by a snake and died within minutes. Her family are devastated. They had rescued Charlie from a horrible life and she became a trusting and devoted girl who followed my friend around like a grateful...

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