September news

Welcome to autumn – there’s a seasonal poem for you here, End of Summer by Stanley Kunitz.

But if you love summer and are dreading the ‘cruel wind’, here is some shelter for you:

*I’ve shared five of my favourite journal exercises exclusively for the Yummy Yoga Girl website.… More

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To keep a childish heart – a sad 50-word photostory

The toy was found twenty years later, behind the wardrobe. She washed it, smiling as she remembered the tears and tantrums when it was first lost. Hanging it to dry, she anticipated his face when finally reunited with Bobsy. ‘Rabbit,’ he said that evening.… More

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50 Things To Do To Help Other People Today

Is it just me, but oh, how hard the news is to listen to right now. It seems we’re being fed a constant stream of people out to save their careers, to further their careers… etc etc.

So to get rid of the nasty taste in my mouth, I sat down with my journal today and made a list of 50 things I could do to help other people – some small, some requiring more of a commitment.… More

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Sleeping with books

I’m just back a week writing at Gladstone’s Library – a library with bedrooms. Bliss. Here are some photographs of the general gorgeousness…



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August news

This month, I’ll be taking off to Gladstone’s Library for a week’s hard (and hopefully final) editing of my latest novel. If you don’t know Gladstone’s Library, it is like a reader and writer’s dream  – a library where you can actually stay the night.… More

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