Visiting Alice Liddells Grave

Any fan of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ will know that its eponymous heroine is based on a real person. Alice Liddell was the fourth child in the Liddell family. They were friends with Charles Dodgson AKA Lewis Carroll and it was on a boating trip that he whipped up the tale of Alice and the White... Continue Reading →

Have you got a Colouring Book?

Adult colouring books are all the rage. And by ‘adult’ I mean they’re more complicated than ones for the kids, not that they’ve got er, ‘adult’ subject matter (maybe yours do, I’m not judging). You can’t walk into a book shop without falling over a table full of them, swoops and curls of black and white, sometimes... Continue Reading →

Who are Your Writing Pals?

I have two writing pals on my desk; Catbutt and Grandad. Catbutt was a gift who is also a handy paperweight. I call him Catbutt as he has a hefty posterior. Grandad is actually a vicar troll but his cross fell of a while back. I gave him to my Grandfather (also a vicar) for... Continue Reading →

Inspiration – Cornwall

Cornwall has inspired many writers. My recent holiday certainly sparked a few ideas in my head. I won't waffle on, rather share some of the photos I took and hope they might inspire others. Padstow Land's End The Eden Project Bodmin Jail Lanhydrock House Carnglaze Carverns Woodland walk Japanese Garden   Related reads Dark Woods Exploring... Continue Reading →

Poetry – The Gate

There was a gate, that stood without walls, alone and patient, in the middle of the forest. It was not beautiful, with twisting filigree, and tingling gold, and cold, stone heads. It had been green, but now it's skin peeled, and rust in bloody patches, patterned each line and rod. If people ventured into the waving... Continue Reading →

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