One of my favourite magazines is ‘The Simple Things’ and in each issue they have a feature called ‘My Day in Cups of Tea’, where somebody takes you through their day in (you guessed it…) cups of tea. Since I’m still getting started with this blog, I thought this might be a pretty good thing … Continue reading My Day In Cups Of Tea
It’s a beautiful day today; the powder-blue sky is cloudless, there’s a whisper of wind rustling the new, green leaves on the trees, and my neighbourhood sings with people enjoying the outdoors. This is the sort of weather that penetrates the soul, rejuvenating and uplifting it after the long winter months. With that in mind, … Continue reading 10 Things That Make Me Happy
This was a little piece of micro-fiction that I wrote in class. Micro-fiction is a very short, stand-alone story. I wrote this with one of my nieces in mind; she is an otter fanatic, but much more sensible than Megan! Enjoy 🙂 X Megan was a meercat fanatic. She had been pestering to go to … Continue reading A Meercat Themed Micro-fiction
As a bookworm, it is a fairly regular occurrence to be asked what my favorite book is. It’s hardly surprising, as humans we seek common ground with others when we converse, so the question is confirmation that the person is taking an interest, but it also shows that they are seeking out possible common ground … Continue reading My favorite books
Our libraries are under threat. Government cuts over the last few years have forced many Councils across the country to reduce the library service, with many libraries and library vans falling casualty. I love libraries, and I'm incredibly lucky that my office is only a few minutes walk from a wonderful city library. I wrote … Continue reading What does your library mean to you?
I recently visited the churchyard in Upper Farringdon in Hampshire, a stone's throw from Chawton where Jane Austen lived. The tree is vast, hollow and impossibly old. When I got home, I Googled the tree and found that it could be 2000-3000 years old - nobody knows for certain. I love ancient trees and always … Continue reading The Yew Tree’s Story
In my writing class last week, my teacher gave us some writing prompts to choose from. I chose 'How different would life be if you had the occupation that you dreamed of as a child'. It prompted me to write about my childhood ambitions, and from there I've gone on to write about an ambition … Continue reading Dreams and Ambitions