People are incredible; those that surround me, those that inspire me. I'm taking that jolly into the new year as an intention to... flourish; a living organism; to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a harmonious environment. 2017 featured amazing trips and conversations, a job in the community,… Continue reading Flourish
Enjoy the first of my 'Winter Morning' interviews; featuring creative skills. Today we sit down with Sal of One Empty Shelf. What motivates you to play piano? I've played piano since I was 4 - I went through the whole teenage angst thing of hating practising, but was still proud of the fact I could play.… Continue reading Piano: Sal of One Empty Shelf
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
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
A piece I've written of my maternal grandmother is featured in the winter issue of She Who Knows. It is an independent magazine based around the wisdom of the feminine. Helmed by Cheryl Tipple-Trepat and Isabella Lazlo, it is produced in Devon and ships worldwide. Each issue is packed with inspiring and empowering content by… Continue reading Winter Wisdom