Three Witches Drawing
Food for Thought, Great Britain and Ireland, Love & Writing, Myth, Magic & Superstition, The Organised Writer

Season of mists, marriage and mocha cake

We're definitely in the grip of Autumn over here, and loving every minute of it. We spent October half term deep in the depths of Sherwood Forest with 22 of our nearest and dearest, where I got to: indulge my inner Maid Marion by picking up a crossbow (and being great at it, thank you),… Continue reading Season of mists, marriage and mocha cake

Oak Tree at Celtic Harmony Camp
Great Britain and Ireland, Love & Writing, Myth, Magic & Superstition

The End of Games

I'm suffering rather from Olympic withdrawal already over here - it's much harder to procrastinate over revisions if I can't just skip over to the BBC website to check on our medal progress. Even the glorious sunshine we've experienced over the last week has faded away, as if the weather itself is feeling a bit… Continue reading The End of Games

Alice in Wonderland, by Jackie Leigh
Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing, Myth, Magic & Superstition

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll We… Continue reading Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Costumes at Chatsworth
Great Britain and Ireland, Love & Writing, Myth, Magic & Superstition

Being a Damsel in Distress in Derbyshire

Hilariously badly timed as our holiday to Derbyshire was, (really, who goes on holiday the week their first book is released? Who? Me.) we did get to stay at the beautiful Little Hallmoor Castle, near Darley Dale, so I'm not complaining. Apart from anything else, in between the rain showers, this was the view from our roof… Continue reading Being a Damsel in Distress in Derbyshire

Little Heart
Deep Thoughts, Myth, Magic & Superstition

St Dwynwen’s Day: much better than Valentine’s Day

Flickr Image Credit: Maja Gotti Today is not only the daughter's 3rd birthday (although since she's having a full fortnight of celebrations, it seems, what does the actual day matter?) but also an important day in the Welsh saintly calendar - St Dwynwen's Day. Wales has never managed to export many of its saints. Other… Continue reading St Dwynwen’s Day: much better than Valentine’s Day

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Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing, Myth, Magic & Superstition

Friday the Thirteenth

Today is Friday 13th, and I'm embarking on a train journey, alone, to spend a weekend writing and editing without interruption. And maybe I'll find time for a lie in, or a manicure, if I'm lucky. Now, despite my ongoing fascination with all things superstition, folklore and mythological, I'm not actually a superstitious person -… Continue reading Friday the Thirteenth