Summer is a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined.

The Hampton Court Garden Show is the epitomy of an English summer, a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined. Here is our summer’s day: People thronging in their sensible shoes and flowery shirts, the wise pulling a plastic cart to hold their purchases, The air filled with music and chatter, scented with coffee and … More Summer is a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined.

‘One day more, another day another destiny’. Is this the year I will get the kitchen cupboards clean?

Yesterday the UK government announced that the lockdown here will go on for at least another week. The Marsh family version of ‘One Day More’ from Les Miserables has been playing in my head. Like most of us I am missing friends and family, and struggling to keep motivated without the inspiration and creativity of … More ‘One day more, another day another destiny’. Is this the year I will get the kitchen cupboards clean?

The right question – a short story about a curious person.

I’ve had a difficult week. Someone I love has been away, and I miss them. I need their help to make important decisions. There are weeks when life sucks the creativity out of you. I was moaning to a colleague who said: ‘Why don’t you go and see Mark?’ ‘Mark?’‘Yes the guy in the top floor … More The right question – a short story about a curious person.

Sharing your life with someone is like having two people on a trampoline. The goal is to find a rhythm that suits you both. It helps to bounce to the rhythm of the One who created us!

My goal this week is to finish the first edit my next novel. It sounds a good aim, but writing does not work like this. The first six chapters were fine, with a few minor tweaks to the action or the description. Then I came to a chapter I knew did not work. The story … More Sharing your life with someone is like having two people on a trampoline. The goal is to find a rhythm that suits you both. It helps to bounce to the rhythm of the One who created us!