An apology really …

In Health, Lifestyle by A Phoenix from the Ashes

Hi all. This is a very brief blog just to apologise for not having written any blogs over the last two weeks. I am currently in recovery following major surgery and to be totally honest, movement in general is causing me pain. So bending, lifting and setting up my laptop is proving a painfully chore. Yes I know that I …

Officially a published writer

In Books, Lifestyle by A Phoenix from the Ashes

Just a short post to ask you all to download this book from Amazon. I have had a short story published in it. So in short I am now officially a published writer. Susan x

The Artists Way: Week 4 review

In Beauty, Books, DanielSandlerCosmetics, Entertainment, Food, Hair, Health, Lifestyle, Makeup by A Phoenix from the Ashes

Week 4: this was the week that I had been dreading! Really dreading! This was the week/chapter titled ‘Recovering a Sense of Integrity’ . Description of week 4 as stated in book: This week may find you grappling with changing self-definition. The essays, tasks and exercises are designed to catapult you into productive introspection and interrogation of new self-awareness. This …

The Artists Way: weeks 2-3 reviewed

In Beauty, Books, Family, Lifestyle by Susan

Weeks 2 and 3 have gone in a flash, but not without achievement and emotion. Week 2 saw me being spontaneous. Yes you read that right. Spontaneous!!! I decided to enter a writing competition! Within 10 minutes of deciding I had the laptop open and magic happened! The very next day I posted it, letting my story, my words and …

Easter holidays from school = 3 Boys get their haircut

In Hair, Health, Lifestyle by A Phoenix from the Ashes

3 Boys aged 6, 11 and 14 all in need of a haircut. It was the Easter holidays and (better late than never) I decided it was time to take the boys into Hertford and get their haircut before they headed back to school. (As you can see i am writing this after Easter). Josh (aged 11) was surprisingly up …

Saturday: food glorious food

In Entertainment, Family, Food, Lifestyle by A Phoenix from the Ashes

Saturday began with the realisation that I had been out the night before having consumed a little too much red wine. What better way to kick-start the day by packing up a bag of food and heading to the same BFF whom shared the red wine the previous night for a fab brunch. My lovely hubby had packed up the …

Good Friday: what we did

In Entertainment, Lifestyle by A Phoenix from the Ashes

Our Good Friday was a day of family, friends, singing, music and laughter. Oh and red wine, a lot of red wine!! I was banned from taking pictures of George having singing advice/tuition from Steve (great friend and fantastic singer). However I have managed to get some pictures of the music, the keyboard and my makeup studio (which is temporarily …

A Letter from a Friend

In Lifestyle by A Phoenix from the Ashes

Today I received a letter from a dear friend. Ok, we do occasionally text, email and comment on each other’s instagrams as well, but we are trying really hard to bring back the old-fashioned form of a handwritten letter. Very exciting! I am looking forward to sitting back and enjoying reading what she has written about. Lianne has come up …