Home Alone in the time of Coronavirus

Strictly speaking I am not home alone. My two whippets are constant companions. Their playful antics keep me amused and there is an unspoken, unconditional love and understanding between us. Even in this early stage of self-isolation, we live together in complete harmony and unlike us humans, their daily life has not changed at all.…

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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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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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