Saturday, November 27, 2021

Writer's Block

A Stone Wall (wiki commons)

Join me on the RLF Vox series for a short podcast on Writer's Block.

Saturday, November 20, 2021


 Over on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure today - see you there!

Saturday, November 13, 2021

A Pile of Paws


Toby. The boy really knows how to sleep.

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Listen to Skivvy and Cuttle

Robert Topp of Read Me a Story Ink 

Robert has been updating his amazing collection of stories and has made a brand new recording of Skivvy and Cuttle! Thank you, Robert! 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Do Writers Ever Quit?

Henriette Browne A Girl Writing; The Pet Goldfinch 
(ca. 1870-1874)
wiki commons

I was at the optician this week, and the very nice young(ish) man said to me, 'Oh, I guess you're retired - what did you do?' I explained I wasn't retired and I was - am! - a writer, and he said, 'I guess that means you never retire.'

And then up popped this article by Robin Blake Retirement? What's That? on the RLF website on that very subject ...

Sunday, October 24, 2021



Saturday, October 16, 2021

Freshwater Habitat - 26 Pledges


This is a detail from one of Lydia Thornley's luscious illustrations for the project 26 Habitats/26 Pledges - a collaboration between 26 (the writers' collective) and The Wildlife Trusts, in the run-up to COP26.  The whole website is full of inspiring images and wonderful words.

I love taking part in these projects - to see my contribution, visit Freshwater Habitat here, for 3 facts, a poem, a memoir, a list and a pledge.