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My editor reliably informs me that my story ‘Riding on the Crest of a Wave’ will be published in the 13th May edition of People’s Friend. It’s always a thrill to see a piece of my work published. I always say it is like getting a gold star from...

Hungry Visitor

I was wondering why the birdfeeder on one side of the garden emptied far sooner than the one on the other side….. then I spotted the culprit! This cute little field mouse.

Short but Sweet!

I have been concentrating on writing short stories for several months, so editing of my novel has taken a back seat, however this week I’m determined to get down to that tedious task! In common with many writers, I have so many ideas in my head and projects...

History under our feet

“Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest!” Last week , during our week in Kent, I visited Canterbury. For many years I have been fascinated by the story of the murder of Thomas Becket. The fateful words of Henry 11 (above), sealed Becket’s fate, however...

I really am back now

Winter. A less creative time for me. I now know I feel far more like writing during the lighter months. Many well-known writers insist they can only write in their specific special space. I know I have to have a view. During those dark mornings and long dark evenings...

Welcome to 2023

Thoughts for the New Year, There are so many concerning issues right now, I know, but I hope, despite that, you can approach the onset of this new year with as much hope and excitement as I am. It has been hard to choose the favourite of my photos of 2023, but it has...