The Book: the journey to publication, *1.

The first 15,000 words of ‘The Rainbow Ribbon Way’ have gone off to The Literary Consultancy (Manuscript Assessment and Editorial Advice) for its first edit. This has only been possible thanks to a ‘Free Read’ scheme offered by Literature Works, a charity that helps ‘support creative writing and the development of writers and readers of…

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Instagram

It’s taken a few years but finally I am embracing the phenomenon that is Instagram! https://www.carowoods.pilgrimartist My first post was a ‘trial’ photo of my whippet, Tami, and there it languished in solitary confinement for 4 years until September this year.  Then I began to post a few pictures of what I was getting up…

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How to unlock the magic of the everyday

‘I love autumn and winter more. Something opens up in me then – something soft and deep and glowing – which is far too shy to expose itself to the inexhaustible light of summer.’ Sharon Blackie, The Enchanted Life.

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My Nativity, a Soapy Opera

I remember my father saying that before I was conceived I was just the twinkle in his eye.  So its true then, we really are created out of star dust? Recently, I decided to record the experience of going through a car-wash.  I am mesmerised as miles of accumulated grime is scuffed and rinsed away.…

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Candy Stripes and Winter Blues

Tammie and I found ourselves on a deserted beach at West Wittering, one rather cold and wet day this week. This punctuated orange triangle stood out from the crowd We dried ourselves out and warmed ourselves up in the pub afterwards Then I found this in my bedroom. For other Converge posts, this weeks’ photo…

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Hubble and Bubble and Remembering Loved Ones

I keep seeing frogs.  Live ones and even a dead one.  Could this mean I’m about to find my Prince Charming?  Unlikely. Only the other day I rescued this little beauty that had fallen into a bucket of water. What could be more appropriate as a Halloween animal spirit?  As we all know, many a…

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