A letter to my readers….

Dear Readers, I am excited to share this with you. Sofa Stories, the platform that started with the contributions of multiple writers, is evolving. From June 2024 it will be known as Through The Stages, I’ve already made the changes on Social Media and it’s just the website to go. This change reflects a deeply…

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A Family Glamping Adventure Done Right

During the Easter holidays, my partner, our two children (Emily, 14, and Luke, 8), and I enjoyed a wonderful mini-break at Cayton Village, located on Mill Lane, Cayton Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NN. After considering the various accommodation options, including tent, a caravan pitch for Cub, yurts, pods, and cabins, we decided on a…

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New to me hair – an emotional update.

Today it’s my 48th birthday and yesterday I did a, ‘new to me’ thing. You can read the build up here. I’d always planned to grow old greyly (never graciously) but as more and more white stuff started appearing on my head I started to feel old as I looked older, and I’m not quite…

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How to: choose your hair stylist; adulting 101?

Part one of two. Seriously, I might be the wrong person to ask. Getting my hair ‘done’ is not enjoyable to me. It’s simply a means to an end as who doesn’t like their hair looking lovely? The whole experience is a sensory overload. Sounds, smells, touch, hair going in my face, noise, so many…

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Ward Thomas serenades Sage Gateshead, transforming madness into music

It’s taken 11 years for Ward Thomas a modern country-pop duo to come onto my radar. Off to Sage Gateshead to see twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas and check out their newest album, ‘Music in the Madness.’ Founded in 2012, Ward Thomas, a name that might initially evoke thoughts of a legal practice,…

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