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Meerkat, pine cone, beach, tapestry, pencil – Five Word Stories

January 29, 2024 ,
[Thank you, Jenny Lisk, for gifting me the words above.] She loved sketching. Always had done. And sitting here, under... Read more

lamb, leaf, longing, likely, looks – Five Word Stories

January 19, 2024 ,
[Thank you, Olivia, for gifting me the following words: lamb, leaf, longing, likely, looks… I love you! 🫶] She closed... Read more

heart, tree, magic, ladder, sandwich – Five Word Stories

January 14, 2024 ,
Last night I remembered that I used to write stories from five or six unrelated words when I was very... Read more


January 7, 2024 , , ,
The keyboard just called me. I’m unsure why. But someone who I admire and adore – but have yet to... Read more

Panic Attacks….

January 3, 2023
It’s no secret: I suffer from panic attacks. But recently, they’ve been pretty well controlled to be honest. In fact,... Read more

‘Mrs Death Misses Death’ by Salena Godden – A Review

July 31, 2022
I just finished reading Salena Godden’s ‘Mrs Death Misses Death’, and I feel utterly emotional and compelled to write down... Read more

Why you should talk to yourself like you would talk to your children or best friend…

June 25, 2022
I have a nemesis. Running. As long as I can remember, I haven’t been able to do it. Even at... Read more

Poetry Slam: “Oh, Hello Demons…”

June 15, 2022
  Oh hello demons, You’ve come out to play­­, Shouting abuse in my head, Trying to make me crumble and... Read more

Poetry Slam – “Perfection doesn’t exist…”

May 29, 2022
  Perfection doesn’t exist No matter how much you persist, There will always be that thing That’s not quite right... Read more

‘Is it still ok to have cuddles?’ won in three categories at the Story Monsters Approved Awards!

May 28, 2022
Exciting news! “Is it still ok to have cuddles?” earned the seal of approval in the Picture Books, Family Matters... Read more