World Book Day 2018


It's World Book Day! I hope you're intending on reading a book today. Here are some suggestions... My book... The Long & The Short of it... my 1st collection of short stories, published at the end of 2013. I'm currently editing my second collection and very excited to release it to the word soon... The …

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Skipping past January…


Greetings folks! So the lurgy that went around did not pass by this house without making its mark. We quarantined ourselves, cancelled our week in Ireland and hid out, taking turns putting the kettle on (depending on who had the most energy). The rest of Jan was catch up time and it's only now that …

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2 weekends of inspiration and encouragement


I had the blessing of scooting off for two weekends, one after the other, on my own! The first was a weekend in Dublin. I caught up with lots of family, with two dear writing friends, with one of the first Christians ever to make a real impression on me, and I went to a …

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Jam & Jerusalem, and Jane


I'm a total disgrace. This post has been sitting in drafts for ages - time has just been whizzing by and my diary has got way too full too quickly lately. So the writing time has again, been pushed to one side. It is now going in the diary, with all the other things, so …

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Inspired by Austen (oh and by the way, I’m back!)


Hello there, after 7 months of being in the writing wilderness, I have returned. An updated look, and a fresh perspective.  I deliberately stopped writing for a while. I felt dry and empty of words, and so concentrated on my health and fitness. Walking, running, gymming (I'm not sure 'to gym' is a verb but …

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You’re so sweet for asking…


I've had a few requests for an update, since I wrote my blogpost about giving up sugar, almost 5 months ago. So, here you go... I went off radar when my sugar withdrawal started. Mainly because, as well as dealing with the eating issues, I also had to do something about my sedentary lifestyle. My health …

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