My 35th birthday

Ate with family at Nags Head en route to Flask Dam, just outside of Sheffield. After lunch walked round Flask Dam.

Finished time with family with nibbles and birthday cake at my house.

I then went to the pub to listen to some live music.


Seven Hills Bakery Hot Chocolate and Fudge

Biting into chocolate end, had that great sensation of chocolate snapping like on a magnum. A taste of chocolate then the beautiful intense fudge taste.

A smooth hot chocolate with the butter taste balanced by sweetness.

I tried a tester piece of frangipani and that was also very tasty.

The cafe is one side of the shop, it felt slightly cool but to be fair it was November and I had come into shelter from the rain as had open toe shoes on after a pedicure.A fairly basic feel rather than cosy. Concreate wall painted grey. White Walls, one dark blue and the rest of Shop behind cafe. One white wall had blackboard menus; all you can eat toast for the price of a sandwich – worth rembering!

It is on Sharrow Vale Road in Sheffield. There was a selection of gluten free products.

My opinion so far on using digital fiction

I would not use digital fiction, in the same way I read because, I normally read in bed. It is a different way of filling time with phone. Karen has been particularly entertaining (see Karen posts for more details), just pity didnot come to more of a cresecendo.

Using digital fiction together is more collaborative than reading  alone or just watching a film together as can talk about the options to take as go through the narrative.

Read my lips: A Stiff Drink

Digital Fiction


Birthday Jewellery from my parents

18th birthday bracelet. It was from Maysons in Keswick.

21st bracelet. A traditional 21st present is a watch but, I did not and still not really like wearing watches; I preferred to have something pretty rather then functional for my wrist. My Mum agreed I could look for a bracelet as I was living in London at the time I looked and bought the bracelet on my own. It is swarovski.

23rd birthday necklace. This was the year I graduated. My graduation ceremony was shortly after my birthday. My Mum gave me the necklace saying, I was a star for my degree and the necklace had a star on.

My 30th birthday necklace. A ruby necklace my Mum bought when she was on holiday in Turkey,


I’m not entirely sure which birthday this was, possibly 32 or 33. I did not know what I wanted for my birthday. My Mum was going to Dubai when it was my birthday so said she would bring a surprise back.

My 35th birthday necklace.

Digital Fiction Good bye Karen

Karen it was entertaining whist it lasted, but it ended up so suddenly.

All that I’m left with is the opportunity to find out what you know about me; but it seems that will cost therefore, I’m leaving it there.

Good bye 👋 

For anyone wanting to meet Karen, the app is free to download and up untill right at the end, free to use.

Sheffield Christmas Lights Switch On

The Christmas light switch on in the city centre brought crowds into the centre.

The moor had entertainment including Chorus choir previewing their Christmas show, a brass band playing carols, mini horses and goats, a traditional carrousel.

The lights on the moor were already on.

The other lights were switched on from a stage in the Peace gardens.