Author Archives: sonyanemec

Does Anyone Know the Way?

Got any song lyrics stuck in your head that you find particularly apt for the current times? I’m not referring to a chest-swelling anthem or a tear-jerking ballad crooned from the side of a Hollywood swimming pool. No, what I … Continue reading

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Memento Vivere

We all know the story of the origins of the phrase ‘memento mori’ – whispered in the ears of Roman emperors to remind them that – whatever your status, power or wealth – you’ll end up the same way as … Continue reading

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Green Shoots… and where to find them

What can I say about this awful situation that isn’t being said by a million others? I have to admit I’m generally a glass-half-empty type of gal who definitely tends more towards an Eeyore disposition than that of a Tigger. … Continue reading

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Trust a Woman to Do It

Do what exactly? Everything and anything, in my book. Sadly, 90% of people don’t agree with me. According to a recent global survey, 90% of respondents said they were biased against women (follow the link below for the fuller depressing … Continue reading

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Brexit, finally… really?

‘On the 31st of January 2020 across the British Isles there was much joy, matched by an almost equal amount of sadness. For many, however, there was an overwhelming feeling of resignation and acceptance. The one thing that united everyone … Continue reading

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When in Rome… kill me

Here it is at last – my very first Mary Dollar mystery. As far as introductions go, I’ll let one of the other characters describe her: ‘I can see you as a funky Miss Marple sorting out crime on the … Continue reading

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Trump the Unifier – you’re having a laugh!

Unity is the big buzzword of the moment. But where to find it and can we get it in time to glue together our fractured (dis)United Kingdom? Look yonder over the hill – is it a monster? Or is it … Continue reading

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Brexit Wounds

    Brexit Wounds – a warning. We are where we are…  29th March 2019 has come and gone and Brexit still hasn’t happened. It’s almost like I had a crystal ball! Okay, I got the triggering of Article 50 … Continue reading

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Improve your life in 7 (easyish) steps

This year Blue Monday falls on 21st January. It’s the one day in the year when you have the perfect excuse to be miserable. The experts have calculated that debt + weather + time since the festive season + time … Continue reading

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Best Ever ‘Sonsie’ Vegan Haggis Recipe

‘Sonsie’ can mean a lot of things: pleasing, cheerful, buxom – even. I think this vegan haggis has all those things going for it, and with no animal by products is suitable for vegans or people who would just rather … Continue reading

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