My Day as an Artist!

Last week I spent a day on a painting course called ‘Making Watercolours Behave’. Why? Have I decided to give up writing and try painting instead? Definitely not! I have always been hopeless at painting and drawing. When my family plays Pictionary at Christmas, my drawings always produce gales of... read more

The Power of Music

It’s always nice to be invited to write a guest post for someone’s blog. I’ve written a number in the past and generally find it rewarding. Being invited means the person whose blog it is trusts you enough to write something worthwhile, and with luck, more people will hear about... read more

4th August 1914

My piece to remember the beginning of the World War One - 100 years ago today: You Are You are a pointing finger You are the tramp of marching feet You are boys from school and field From factory, shop and mill You are Archduke Franz Ferdinand You are mothers,... read more

I’ve Been Away!

You may or may not have noticed the absence of posts over the last couple of weeks. I’ve been en vacances! I was in the Haut Var region of Provence in South of France and had a lovely time (apart from mosquitoes) staying in a converted 18th century olive mill.Wonderful... read more