• 2022

  • The Menopause

  • If today were the last of your life, would you do what you were going to do today? Steve Jobs

    If today were my last day I’m not sure what I would do or what I would change! My life and career has changed so much since completing my degree. As a child I was hell bent on becoming a teacher and learning to speak French! I was lucky to have fulfilled two very solid goals in my life! Nothing was going to stop me from achieving those dreams and I was incredibly single minded.
  • Finding Help!

    Part of the reason behind Hattie Boo Designs is that my childen needed me at home! They struggled in school and they wanted me to be there for them! I could have returned to work however I didn't have the support needed from family to do this! I felt that had I returned to secondary school teaching, even on a part time basis, I would be failing in both roles! As a parent I would miss assemblies, school shows and plays, the school run, and as a teacher, even if I went part time I would always have one eye on the clock!
  • Did you hear the one about the bloke that went to a toga party dressed as a goat?

    From the moment she came into this world I could see that she was different.
  • My top ten Best and Worst Telly Adverts...probably!

    So in respect for the adverts that we no longer watch I thought that I’d take another stroll down Memory lane to remind you lovely readers of my favourite 10 adverts as a blast from the past. Some you will love, others you will hate so here are my best and possibly worse telly ads that will be instantly take me back to those days when you watched telly live, in the same room as your family! You watched them! So in no particular order here goes…
  • My Top Ten Video Nasties of the 1980s!

    So… younger readers, prepare to be horrified at the thought of actually leaving the comfort of your sofa to exit the house in search of a film or two for that night's viewing! With this new technology of renting films, one of my school pals used to host Video Nasty Parties. A date and time was set, parents usually went off to the local pub, and we all piled in, ready to watch whatever treat was in store. My parents happily provided me with a large plastic bottle of cider and agreed to return to collect me at a set time! These, dear readers, were golden times! So as it is that time of year when things go bump in the night, I thought I'd share the best, or perhaps worst of the films we enjoyed so much!
  • Ten things I did in the 1970s that I would never let my Kids do!

    So... 1978 was the best summer to be a child, FACT!
    This was the year of Grease, Superman and Watership Down! BoneyM, Showaddywaddy, Rose Royce, Gerry Rafferty, The Darts, Blondie, The Boomtown Rats, Kate Bush, The Bee Gees and Abba were in the charts! Remember Father Abraham and the Smurfs? God life was good! We all have fond memories from our childhoods, particularly from those seemingly never ending summer holidays, many of the things I’ve chatted about are actually still around or obtainable. Perhaps we don’t use our summers to their full potential anymore!
  • Ten reasons why Primary School rocked in the 1970's

    So, here are just a few of my primary school memories! Fingers crossed they made you smile or stimulated a few of your own memories. If so, I'd love to hear about them. Was school better then? It's not for me to say but I certainly wouldn't change a thing!
  • Twenty things you wish you didn't know about me, but I'm going to tell you anyway!

    People say to write about your passion, talent or share a skill with the world! I don't think I'm brave enough to do any of the above but I can begin by telling you twenty things you probably don't need to know about me!