My alarm clock radio woke me this morning with the news that scientists would today be attempting to re-create conditions at the start of the universe. Hmm, human beings re-enacting the ‘big bang’? Sounds pretty dodgy to me, let’s hope they know what they are doing. What if they end up with a whole new... Continue Reading →
Twilight tells the story of clumsy, awkward 17 year old, Bella, who falls passionately in love with a gorgeous young man, Edward, who just happens to be a vampire. It is a hugely successful series of novels and film, with millions of fans, grossing millions of dollars. I’ve been wondering about its appeal. Fans of... Continue Reading →
‘How to Feel Good Naked’ By Sheila Bridge published TODAY!!
My book How to Feel Good Naked - Learning to Love the Body You've Got' is finally published today. The publisher is Lion Hudson and you can buy it from their website, or on Amazon or from any mainstream publisher, price £8.99. It will be published in a few months time in Australia, New Zealand,... Continue Reading →
How old is a ‘Sheila’?
If all you knew about me was my name, how old would you expect me to be? If I were an Ethel or Betty you'd probably be thinking 'over eighty'. A 'Kylie' is probably under 20? So how old is a 'Sheila'? Well, it's dawned on me that I am the youngest 'Sheila' I know.... Continue Reading →
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
is the title of a book by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Published by Bloomsbury in paperback in 2009. I'd just like to say it's FAB. Really joyous and uplifting and wonderful characters that seem so alive they almost walk off the pages. The story is set in Guernsey after the second world war... Continue Reading →
Chocolate Brownies by Nigella, slightly rewritten
This version of Nigella's recipe came to me from my friend Edwina. I laughed till I cried. Enjoy. 225g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), 225g butter (just wipe the other 25g left in the packet straight onto your hips), 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 200g caster sugar, 3 eggs, 150g ground almonds, 100g chopped walnuts. Oven... Continue Reading →