Mermaid

Flash Fiction: Soap-White

She assumes her position at the sink, everything greasy from the day’s befores. She scrubs at silver insides; the eternal circle from clean to unclean. The water pounds in and she thinks of the river; a rat’s tail – just the tail, moving through rushes.

Flash Fiction: The Crowd

The crowd surge forward. They all wear blue. Despite the uniformity, I pick out faces. Each expression is unique. I focus on a young man – his brown eyes are round and expectant. His childish complexion gives him a glow. I don’t want to see him dashed.

Rediscovering The Sea

I wanted to go to the sea, realised I hadn’t been in almost a year.  Why?  I love the sea.  I grew …

Grasshopper on doorstep.

Grasshopper, Caterpillar, Mushroom Cake!

It seems we have a friendly grasshopper, content to stretch out on our doorstep and chirp a greeting. Obviously, he doesn’t realise his size puts him in great danger of being stepped on! He’s so relaxed that my husband was able to take a very detailed close up of him.

mistle thrush

The Fearless Mistle Thrush

The mistle thrush is a proud character, who first came to my attention last spring. He is back again this year and hard to miss.

Story Wise Creative Writing Workshop

The Story Wise Creative Writing Workshop is back! This time, taking place in Clonmel and Dungarvan, offering people the chance to learn to write a short story in a day!

China Gingerbread House, decorated with sweets, a heart over the frontdoor and a resident Gingerbread Man.

The Gingerbread House and Scotch Egg Story

You know you’ve had a successful shopping trip when you return home with a Gingerbread house and a packet of Scotch Eggs. Yes, I’m easily pleased, not for me the finery and luxury of a silk blouse or the exquisite tailoring of an expensive wrap dress.

Summer Watch: The Pine Marten Masquerade

When I was watching Springwatch a month ago little did I know that I would be one of the lucky few to spot a Pine Marten. The animal was featured on the programme and named as a rare and endangered species.

A Mini May Summer

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got no problem with the sun.  It’s heat I have trouble with and here are five reasons …

Romancing the Bric-a-Brac

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

When Heels and Nature Collide

Imagine . . . me in a red dress and heels tottering along the gravelly path towards one of Ireland’s most stunning, …

May Day and The Hokey-Cokey

    I’ve discovered a great antidote to this miserable weather. It’s singing a ludicrous song at the top of your voice. …

April Shimmers

A flash drive masquerading as a silver glittery locket – my find of the week.  It’s nerdy, yet pretty, back up and …

Comedy in Tragedy

I began a First Aid course last Saturday and was introduced to ABCs.  ‘A little late in life,’ I hear you cry …