About Michelle

Ihave always believed that if you want something, you have to be prepared to work for it.  It’s all very well putting in your cosmic order with the angels or whatever else might be out there, but unless you are brave enough to put your head up above the parapet and shout ‘Here I am!”, it probably won’t happen.

‘I have always believed that if you want something, you have to be prepared to work for it.’

My ethos of ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’ has led me into some excruciating embarrassing situations over the years, but has also brought some amazing opportunities my way. …And if my Guardian Angel has worked his socks off organising that opportunity, surely it would be rude to turn it down just because I was unsure of how things would turn out?

I have an unshakeable faith that there’s something…extra…out there, something that cannot be explained by science. I call it ‘God’. You can call it the Amazing Wobbly Hoovaloo if you want, the name is not important. What is important, for me, is that I can feel a connection to this whatever-it-is; a connection that follows me through my day from waking to sleeping.  I didn’t realise how much I depended on this connection until I lost it for almost a year, during my treatment for Breast Cancer. It was a tough time, but we came through it.
I say ‘we’ because Cancer doesn’t just affect the person with the disease, it affects their family and friends too. we came through stronger, much closer, more tolerant and supportive of each other.

‘Cancer doesn’t just affect the person with the disease, it affects their family and friends too.’

The family all think I’m nuts, but (hopefully) in a nice way; our kids are all grown up now, still living at home, which I love. I’ll miss them when they eventually find the front door, but there will always be a supply of bakewell slices for visits. My husband Phil has put up with me for more than 20 years now, somehow…

My favourite things (in no particular order) are Reading, Cooking, Football (especially Pompey!) Gardening, Writing and Shopping. My favourite place on earth is my bed, but I ration my time there as I’m too afraid of missing out on something!  I hope you enjoy my ramblings…

Michelle Jones

Michelle is a writer and author; she is also a full time Bookshop Manager for Waterstones. She lives near Portsmouth on the south coast of England and considers herself to be extremely fortunate in still being here…