Author: Holly Harvey

First Time Pass!

One of my biggest regrets was that I  cancelled my driving test when I was eighteen. My nerves got the better of me but, looking back, it was just a few jitters that I could have easily overcome rather than the full blown anxiety that I have now. Had I persevered, it would have opened… Read more »


Anyone who follows me on social media will know that I’ve been having lots of dental issues, which caused much anxiety which, in turn, stopped me from writing. When I finally plucked up the courage to see a dentist (who was lovely), it led to a LOT of appointments with fear! I’m genuinely grateful to… Read more »

Mulled Whine: New Year’s Eve 2022

2022, what a weirdo you have been! I’ve mainly been dragged through it in a haze of dental pain and anxiety. We lost two of our eldest dogs this year, one in May (just before her 14th birthday) and one during Christmas week (just before her 12th birthday). Dogs to us are like children to… Read more »

Drive Me Crazy

I keep promising myself that I’ll keep up this blog (as it’s the only writing I currently seem capable of, yet….) So, the driving is going OK. I’m still anxious. I’m still terrified of many aspects of learning but I’m doing it. I think I’m more scared of the other road users than the actual… Read more »

And the winner is (2022)…

So, there was a NAWG award ceremony at the weekend and, hearing nothing, I assumed I didn’t get anywhere in the two categories I was shortlisted for: Romantic Fiction and SciFi & Fantasy. However…they posted photos from the event and I thought I saw my name on a trophy, so I did what anyone would… Read more »

Me v the Team Valley

My one and a half hour lesson turned into a two-hour lesson and involved a trip around (some of) the Team Valley. I haven’t been down there since the pandemic began and haven’t driven down there since I was at school. That was a VERY long time ago. Things have changed quite a bit. There’s… Read more »

Driving Lesson Eve

I’m starting to feel a little prickle of anxiety ahead of tomorrow’s lesson (lesson 2). I’m not in a hurry to tell my family that I’m learning to drive as it will put more pressure on me, but my mam is bringing her dog to be doggy-sat just around the time my instructor is due…. Read more »

Back again!

I haven’t done a lot of writing lately. I’ve done a lot of worrying instead, which seems to occupy the creative section of the brain. My anxiety has been an issue…so much so that it caused a dental problem (stupid sleep-teeth-clenching). I have a phobia of dentists (among many other things) but it got to… Read more »

2021 (or 2020: Here We Go Again)

I’m surprised that I’m blogging, as I haven’t been able to log in for months. Randomly, my password has appeared and here I am! As for most people, 2021 has been a stinker – pretty much a twin to 2020, except we’ve had vaccinations every few months (or so it seems). I’ll talk about important… Read more »