So many leaves! Pretty Autumn colours everywhere. And rain, which I love. I'm litter picking more. It began with the odd item if I could see a bin in sight or was almost home. Inspired by Australia's "take three for the sea" initiative (when visiting the beach), I take an extra bag with me on… Continue reading Leaf & Parcel
As a child I remember thinking I had tons of books. I actually had about 20. I could see the library from our door and visited weekly. For a small building it packed a lot in. At home, the selection was also diverse. Arthur C Clarke and Isaac Asimov, Edwardian Lady and Master Painters. Science,… Continue reading Collection of Impulses
Here is contentment and excitement, here is the end of some things and the beginning of others. Here is where I write more and do more, with the freedom that cooler weather brings. The last few painting jobs and repairs, digging while the spade still cleaves soil. With its chill air and flaming trees, Autumn… Continue reading You Are Here
I'm currently working on home/garden and longer-term projects. Embracing the present and the process. I'll be posting again in the Autumn. Have a great Summer!
Some uplifting reading for you today! Enjoy my interview with writer Carol Lovekin, author of two books (both published by Honno, the Welsh Women's Press). You can find Carol online, via her blog and on Twitter. What were your reasons for taking up swimming? Initially, & predictably, because I thought it would be good for me.… Continue reading Set the Scene: Writer Carol Lovekin
Fantasy is a broad spectrum of wonders. As a story ends, I often find myself asking, "Then what?" I'm fascinated by the big TA-DAAA moment. A glimpse of what comes after. The sun rises, people gather, rebuilding awaits. I often linger there. It cannot be all rainbows and ribbons - a battle is won though struggles continue… Continue reading What Happens Next?
This week, I interview the lovely Jill Seidenstein of Seattle, who blogs at Slow Bloom. 1: What were your reasons for becoming a librarian? When I was finishing up college, I went to a career counselor, did their tests and the only thing I can remember from that process was librarian or archivist. At the time I… Continue reading Set the Scene: Librarian Jill Seidenstein
I'm asking people about an activity or skill they love. This week I'm happy to share my interview with representational artist Wendy Andrew... 1. What drew you to becoming an artist? I have always drawn and painted and made things! My father was an artist and took me to life drawing classes as a young… Continue reading Set the Scene: Artist Wendy Andrew