Daisies

Daisy-Chained Summers – Poetry of Childhood

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Over long, daisy-chained summers I wonderedhow an imaginary horse might move,I took on the actions, my hands were the hooves, my feet made the noise and as I galloped, friend after friend joined me, became a parade.

Story Wise: A Short Story Workshop

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It's official! I'm branching out into Creative Writing tuition starting with a Short Story Workshop. For those of you still humming and hawing about whether to book a place here are a few 'Story Wise' secrets to give you a flavour of the workshop . . .

Memories of a Multicoloured Mullet

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I was at a 21st birthday party on Saturday and it started me thinking about my own celebrations a few (aherm) years ago.  Instead...

Heart to Heart

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Apparently the Valentines gift you buy for your other half depends on the stage your relationship is at.  If you've just met gifts may...
Frog and lily pad flower

Write a Short Story, Find the Spring

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I thoroughly enjoyed teaching a Creative Writing workshop over the weekend. The aim was to write a short story in one day and the attendees rose to the challenge with breathtaking results. I can't reveal too many story secrets but will say that the quality of writing was very high.

May Day and The Hokey-Cokey

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  I've discovered a great antidote to this miserable weather. It's singing a ludicrous song at the top of your voice. An example of how...

Micropoetry – Piebald Rug & Flood

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Burgundy-earth patches on cream, soft as calla lily.

Sky Spirit – Micropoetry

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Sky Spirit is a piece of micropoetry about the ghostly, magical effect dew can have on dandelion clocks and grass.  It aims to capture...

Tree Sisters – Nature Poem for National Poetry Day

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Happy National Poetry Day, everyone! I'm celebrating with the release of my nature poem: Tree Sisters. It's the first time the poem has appeared online, although it has been published in my third poetry collection: 'Landscapes and Hearts'.