Oh Pigeon

A birthday project Marking a birthday in COVID times is not easy. Marking a big birthday is even trickier. For my 30th I had a 'Festival of Sandy’ - there was a weekend away at the beach with multiple ‘events’ - food, swimming and generally hanging out with folk I loved. That was 10 years… Continue reading Oh Pigeon

What a Cake Might Mean

...for a long time I internalised the importance of being stoic. Thinking of it as a strength. I couldn't metabolize the sentimental. Anything saccharin was too much for me to take, to likely to errode my defences.

A writer’s guide to reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Writers Guide to Reading Kazuo Ishiguro info, writing tips,

What can a close reading of Never Let Me Go, by Nobel Prize in literature winner Kazuo Ishiguro teach you as a writer?

EPIPHANY | Take a tentative step forward in a relationship with Sandy Bennet-Haber’s short story.

FictionEPIPHANY | Take a tentative step forward in a relationship with Sandy Bennet-Haber’s short story.

The Mending Basket – sew your way to sustainability

sewing machine pin

sewing contains romance, excitement and a hit of the happy you usually need to spend money to get, all while adding feathers to your sustainability crown.

My Mother is an Artist

The second pop-up for the Emerald Bookshelf kicked off on Saturday at the Gala Opening of My Mother is an Artist at Bridgend Farmhouse. It as a lovely afternoon of book and chat - sharing the inspiration and sometimes frustrations of being a mother and an artist.

Women Writers Network Favourite Reads of 2018

I am still in that valley known as the kids school holidays, so 2019 will not officially start until later this week. In the meantime here is a list compiled by Helen Taylor of all the  Women Writers Network Favourite Reads of 2018 Feel free to tweet us @womenwritersnet with any of your favourites. Happy New… Continue reading Women Writers Network Favourite Reads of 2018