Butterflies

I wrote this originally for my youngest child. She has never been difficult, not as a baby, a teenager or as an adult. I always felt truly blessed because the pregnancy and birth were traumatic. Yet I knew the moment she arrived everything would be as it should be. To me she has been the…… Continue reading Butterflies

Love, poetry and ideas that inspire

Looking through some previous work I came across some things I had written regarding genre. I wanted to reassess what motivates me and so I went searching. We need to do this from time to time as a reminder of what we set out to do. I love the different worlds books offer us, but…… Continue reading Love, poetry and ideas that inspire

Il Volo and a little bit of Italy

I am totally in love with the Sicilian group, Il Volo. The truth is I love anything Italian but these voices are magnificent, individually unique and yet they blend perfectly. You will find I will choose Il Volo often because of the emotion they are able to express so beautifully. Someone suggested I translate the…… Continue reading Il Volo and a little bit of Italy

Un ora sola

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8bUQ5_U8-I This has been one of my favourite songs for a long time, and though an old song, the message is powerful. I love the sentiments expressed, the desperation for an opportunity we let slip away. One hour, just one hour, to say all the things that should have been said. How many of us…… Continue reading Un ora sola

Finding the right voice

Don’t be frightened by the length this post.  I am enclosing an extract from my book.  I am so excited to hear what you have to say. By now you would be aware I read random articles and then blog. I don’t have a pattern because I like the challenge of new things. This post…… Continue reading Finding the right voice