Living in boxes

Although not always easy I try to schedule my posts ahead of time. Currently I am at my computer, writing this post for the middle of July, in the last week of June 2021. As a consequence, anything I write about may have been resolved by the time this goes up on my blog. I […]

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Walking the fine line of life

. Then we moved to pets and how in looking after them our mood can improve. This led to a discussion on mental health where we were both very frank. It is a necessary element to wellbeing.

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Small stories, big ideas and it’s never my fault

One of the reasons I love the haibun is because of its ability to make a point with its brevity. Let’s face it, most of us are prone to go into details, not just writers. When I started playing around with the idea for this piece, I was thinking of all the times I have […]

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Poetic devices, and the five senses – word magicians

Every now and then I like to play with words and turn them into poetry of sorts. I see it as an activity to challenge my brain. It keeps me writing when I don’t feel like tackling my novel. Searching for words also gives me the opportunity to practise description, to put things together that […]

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Roses and Doubts

There are days I doubt all the work I have done, wonder why I lost time and energy because like most creative people I doubt myself. It is these doubts that led me to poetry because the beauty of poetry is the way it allows flexibility to say what we think in the way we […]

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Vampires aren’t always supernatural creatures

Last month was about that joyous moment when new life is put into our arms. This month, that life grows up. How easily we go from the joy of the new to the heartache of real-life. Choices Time brings changes both good and bad. Everything we do in life is in our hands. We have […]

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Poetry and cooking, and things in common

My eldest daughter remarked that the current state of the world under the Corona Virus reign was not something she thought would ever happen in her lifetime. This is the 21st Century not some Gothic horror story. I don’t think anyone would disagree with her words. Normal is good Maintaining my blog as I have […]

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