Category Archive: writing

The perfect storm

The perfect storm

“The shower creates the perfect storm for the perfect idea.” – Mental Floss The instant the water touches my skin my whole being changes. Calmness descends and …

 

Find your own light

Find your own light

Until today I hadn’t left the house since Christmas Eve. I have loved the simplicity of these precious days with my husband, daughter and son. …

 

A kiwi fairytale…

A kiwi fairytale…

Once upon a time… … a beautiful princess was returning home from the ball. In her magical golden carriage. The carriage had barely emerged from the tunnel that …

 

Usual suspects

Usual suspects

Today I parted with our old and faithful computers. Desktop mini-towers, heavy CRT monitors, UPS, RS-323 connectors, dial-up modems, and enough cable to stretch to …

 

Memory joggers

Memory joggers

As a young girl I could never understand how my mother could get the names of her children wrong. I am not Diana or Valentina. …

 

The Theatre Spirit

The Theatre Spirit

Once upon a time… I wonder how many great stories start with that line… I once entered a competition to write a fairy tale, in the …

 

Fairy tales

Fairy tales

I love stories. Give me a good story and I’m gone – lost in the pages or the narrative until it’s good and done. I’ve been known …

 

You’re not a swan

You’re not a swan

You know, sometimes the ugly duckling grows up to be … a duck. I was raised on the Hans Christian Andersen stories. My uncle’s name …

 

The new Cinderella

The new Cinderella

Taking a walk at lunchtime a few weeks back I spied a woman’s shoe lying, abandoned, in a rather inaccessible spot beside the motorway. On my …

 

…and this is how…

…and this is how…

…and this is how we give up the precious hours of our lives… This year I have spent some of my precious free time creating with …