Habits

If you Google the word ‘Habit’, the definition is ‘a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up’ and even more enjoyably, the example given is, “he has an annoying habit of interrupting me” – I’d love to know the author behind that one – it’s not hard toContinue reading “Habits”

Filth

The mud cannot be avoided. It has been raining on-off for weeks now and all our favourite walks currently require a full outfit change (and sometimes even a shower) upon our return home. One of the undeniably joyful things about being a parent is the fact that it is once more socially acceptable to jumpContinue reading “Filth”

Finding Pace

Last night I was sat poring over another draft of a picture book text I have been working on for over a year now. Yep, you heard right. A picture book text of less than 800 words and here I am a year later, still working on it. It’s one of my favourite story ideasContinue reading “Finding Pace”

The Blank Piece of Paper

A blank piece of paper – depending on your feelings about generating new ideas for writing – can be either the most daunting or most exciting starting point for a writer.  Let’s assume for a minute it’s the most daunting. The panic of having to put something on the paper and the possibility that whatContinue reading “The Blank Piece of Paper”

Forwards and Backwards

When I met my half-Danish husband eleven years ago, he introduced me to Danish culture. Denmark isn’t somewhere I’d been before or knew very much about – I was more of an Ikea girl, myself. Fast forward a few years and a huge explosion and celebration of all things Danish happened in the UK andContinue reading “Forwards and Backwards”

Honourable Mention

Back sometime near the beginning of 2020 I entered a writing competition. Full disclosure – I didn’t win. I did, however, get an “Honourable Mention” from the judges which pinged through on an email back in October. I told a few people, not many, and some suggested writing a post about it. I’ve been avoidingContinue reading “Honourable Mention”

The Menu

This poem was inspired by our son’s love of baking, cooking, tasting and creating some truly unique dishes! The Menu In my kitchen I can makeChocolate soup, Ice-cube pie,Spaghetti with banana. Sandwich milk,Carrot toastAnd dinner for a Llama. Yoghurt eggs,Avocado cake,Cereal with jelly.Bacon LemonadeAnd tea served in a welly. The specials arePasta, served with broccoli flavoured lollies.Continue reading “The Menu”

The Chapter Book

I have loved writing picture books over the last year – they have proven themselves to be far more complex, exciting and demanding than one might believe of a story, especially one where so much is told through the illustrations and their interaction with the words.  For now though my picture books are resting –Continue reading “The Chapter Book”