One lovely thing about this time of year in the UK is that it's time to get out and about in the garden. This year I'm making a concerted effort with my veg patch, even though I am probably the world's worst gardener and some years produced only enough sprouts, parsnips or beans for a … Continue reading Being the world’s worst gardener can still be therapeutic…
I do enjoy a good funny sign. Actually I saw two , the one above and another which I couldn't photo because my phone was out of charge. The other, seen outside a village pub read, ' FRESHLY SEVERED FOOD!' I later went to a pub called the 'Quiet Woman' which had a board with … Continue reading Funny signs I noticed out and about on the Bank Holiday weekend…
This is a question that I keep asking myself over and over. And here's the thing: I have completed one book in the Liddy Grey Mysteries - 'Missing in Millfield' which roughly went to plan but now I'm struggling with the second, ' Mute in Millfield.' Somehow I don't like the draft at all. I've … Continue reading When should you give up with a book and start another one?
Many people believe that the moon cycle affects our creativity. Certainly it is thought to affect our moods and energy levels. I don't know if you've found this but it might be something worth taking into consideration as you labour away on various creative projects. Here's a few writing prompts to help: New moon- 'I … Continue reading Creativity and the moon cycle.
Just thought you might be interested in meeting the hero or heroine of my book Missing in Millfield, psychologist Liddy Grey. First of all she's a UK educational psychologist. I followed the maxim of write what you know. I know about this role as that's what I do and a very interesting and absorbing job … Continue reading Just who is Liddy Grey anyway? ( hero of Missing in Millfield)
Thank God the weather has improved and I ca at least get out walking more. The lighter nights help too. So hopefully my life as a writer and largely sedentary worker won't be too detrimental. In my quest to get fitter I've now got a pedometer and aim to walk 7-8000 steps per day. But … Continue reading Hurray! Keeping fit when you sit down a lot! 2
Thank you to all 720 odd of you who downloaded the FREE copy of ' Missing in Millifield' for review on amazon. I can see from the stats on KDP that's lots of you have read, are reading it, which is great. Don't forget to leave a review if you enjoyed the book, it would … Continue reading To all who downloaded a review copy of ‘Missing in Millfield’, thank you!
I recently attended a course in Emotional Coaching and this book was suggested as a reference. I have ordered this book , it'll come today today so I won't be reviewing it yet. But I was blown away by the hand model of the brain and felt I had to feature it in a post … Continue reading Emotion Coaching training and Siegel’s hand model of the brain, a key part of this approach.
As racing fever gripped my house at the beginning of the Aintree Grand National meeting I noticed a copy of AP McCoy's 'Narrowing the Field' in my local bookseller's and decided to give it a shot. I had lowish expectations because how could the greatest jump jockey the UK has ever seen be any good … Continue reading Review of Narrowing the Field by AP McCoy
This is the fab book I read which inspired me to use tarot cards. I'd lost it temporarily and then found it down the side of a bookcase when spring cleaning. I hugged it to me like an old friend and then read it again. I was not disappointed. It's cram jam full of simple … Continue reading Why I love ‘The Creative Writer’s Workbook’ by Cathy Birch