About Me


Hello and welcome to my blog. I’m Kate and I’ve been blogging since 2005 but since I became a teacher, I have had to do some extensive online housekeeping so this is my latest new home.

I enjoy films and television. I like making things. I love reading and I am passionate about my teaching subject, English. I write when I can and I am in constant search of a way to build regular writing into my daily routine. I am a wife and a mother to two beautiful kiddos. You will see a bit of all these things here along with anything else that strikes.

The previous incarnation of my blog, Single Glorious Thing, marked a shift in gears. As the pandemic struck in 2020, I had been struggling to find a rhythm in writing and so I tried something different. For a while, it was helpful to focus on those simple (and sometimes not so simple) pleasures and glories that make this life so wonderful. That blog title was inspired by an extract from Barbara Kinsolver’s High Tide in Tucson which was part of a weekly journalling prompt by Erin Loechner. It struck me so hard and felt so true. 


Two years on and it no longer feels like the focus or title is serving me. In fact, I found myself avoiding writing here because what I wanted to say didn’t seem to fit the label of a ‘single glorious thing’. I realised that I just wanted to go back to journalling in a way that allowed me to write notes on my day. And so the next incarnation of this blog is here. Thanks for sticking with me.

6 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. I ran across an article a year or so ago that listed books that everyone should read at least once and To Kill a Mockingbird was on the list. So I reread it and enjoyed it as much the second time as I did the first! Glad to see it’s on your list!

  2. Hi Kate!

    My name is Megan Dijong from TheNewFamily.com, I am the project manager for the New Family’s 1,000 Families Project, which has won us Best Blog by the Canadian Online Publishing awards. What we do is find 1000 families with interesting and unique lifestyles, traditions, and relationships. Your story can even be about friends who you consider family. We ask that you talk about a personal or unifying growth that you’ve experienced with your family and friends. We believe that everyone has a story to tell and what we’re aiming to do is find 1000 ways to be a family.

    We would be honoured to have your story featured on our blog. If you are interested please let me know, I will then follow up with a guideline on how to write a 1000 families post. We require that our writers contribute a short story with a minimum of 750 words, along with a family picture. Once we have your story we will promote your blog by linking your story to your blog so that our Canadian readers can refer to it after reading. Your story will also be featured on our Facebook and Twitter page. In the meantime, you can check us out http://thenewfamily.com/tag/1000-families-project/

    Looking forward to hearing from you, have a great day!

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