Brexit Woes

How did the Brexit chicken cross the road? “I never said there was a road. Or a chicken”.

Favourite Inspirational Quotes

Quotes are like footprints in the sand… you can choose to follow the path they take or allow them to be washed away and replaced anew. Here is a favourite – please let me know yours!


When I came across this particular quote, it pulled me up short.

“I can shake off everything as I write, my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” – Anne Frank

The words for one so young, struck me as very mature and even sage. It made me realise the value of our liberty, of our freedom. As writers we should never take that for granted.


Wednesday Words of Wisdom


These wise words by Neil Gaiman make so much sense to me, it’s only through making mistakes that we learn…  Continue reading

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

“It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.”

Dylan Thomas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

Bob Hope’s quote on Christmas is quite so very true, don’t you think?  Continue reading

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

“You can’t be blocked if you just keep writing words. Any words. People who get blocked make the mistake of thinking they have to be good words.” ~ Martha Grimes

This is what NaNoWrimo is all about, getting words down on paper. That shitty first draft. It doesn’t have to make sense nor does it need to look pretty. My mantra is ‘just write’. The story arrives much later.

A presto,

Wednesday Words of Wisdom – Margaret Atwood


“A word after a word after a word is power.”
~ Margaret Atwood

Tiny baby steps, one after the other makes progress it’s true. Been loving the series The Handmaids Tale, bet the book is even better, but so near to reality very scary indeed.

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us” Gandalf the Grey

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground” – Theodore Roosevelt


Not a bad piece of advice, though I’d love to walk through stars…✨

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

“To write something you have to risk making a fool of yourself”
Anne Rice

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