Christmas is back in its box and we have all been plunged back into darkness as the lights are down or at the very least switched off. This is when people like me (whingers) have to dig deep to make it through to Spring. I often have a massive falling out with Orkney at this … More My Week In Pictures – From Couch to Couch Potato.
It’s National Writing Day today and I thought I would share with you a short story I wrote a couple of years ago. I love writing observational stuff on life, but I also enjoy writing more serious work too. This piece won 2nd prize in a folklore short story competition and 50 quid too! Not … More National Writing Day – A Short Story
‘If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced’ … More My Week In Pictures – How To Write (and Read)
There are many reasons why I write this blog. It all started with people encouraging me to do so, and as I enjoy entertaining people through writing I thought I would give it a go. I’ve received loads of really lovely comments and messages over the last couple of years and I appreciate every single one … More My Week In Pictures – Gardening, Solitude, Friendship and Hope.
My week started with ripping off the next page of my desk calendar, with its wisdom perhaps pointing to what kind of week I was going to have.
it’s a chance for the introverts of the world to celebrate their special day in their own homes, quietly, alone, with a book or jigsaw. … More Happy World Introvert Day
This photo of me was taken exactly 30 years ago this week. I know this because it was taken on my 18th birthday while at a works Christmas party. 30 + 18 = 48 and that is the age I turned this week. I don’t tend to get too hung up about age but every … More 18 Year Old Me