Romancing the Bric-a-Brac

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Why am I only now finding out that the traditional 2nd Wedding Anniversary gift is cotton?  I could have got clothes, I need a...

Words v Blue Monday

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Yesterday I congratulated myself on surviving 'Blue Monday' only to discover it hasn't actually happened yet!  I naturally assumed it would be the first...
Cat shadow on the wall.

Cat Shadow – Halloween Poem

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A cat is a witch's companion of choice.  A cat is also a household pet.  Both identities sit at ease within the animal's elegant...

Shoes, Writing and the Body

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I've been thinking, shopping and dreaming shoes for the last few weeks. I had a family wedding to go to and really wanted to look my best. I found a dress and flouncy scarf ages ago but I had no suitable shoes. So began my greatest fashion challenge, since, well . . . probably my own wedding!

Editing, Character Sketching & Workshop News

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I'm in the middle of editing two pieces of work that I feel have a lot of potential. The first piece is a short story, set against a flourishing landscape. I falteringly call it a love story, but it's primarily about self discovery and challenge.

‘Shopping Digression’ or ‘Distraction by Shiny Baubles’ A Writer’s take on...

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I love Christmas shopping.  I start it early and I finish it late.  Don't ask me how this happens.  It's probably down to very...

Poetry at Waterford Writers Weekend

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Waterford Writers Weekend is fast approaching, my excitement levels are rising . . . The urge to blog about it cannot be suppressed any longer! I will be reading a selection of my poetry at 2pm in Bishop's Palace Cafe, Waterford on the Saturday of the festival, March 23rd.
Orange leaf on ice.

Write Club Continues

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My new project, 'Write Club' continues to grow, as the third meeting took place last Saturday, at Waterford Central Library. The people who attended were full of positivity and passion for writing, which leant the session a definite energy. The atmosphere also seemed very relaxed, suggesting that people are settling in and beginning to enjoy this opportunity to meet with fellow writers, to work in a space away from home, and to receive support and encouragement.

A Writing Whirlwind

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I feel like I'm caught up in a writing whirlwind at the moment. Lots of words are swirling around me - some, taking the form of poems, some, stories and many, (although sometimes it feels like not enough) are combining to take the shape of a novel.