Snowdrops : a small story

One January morning I was walking through the rainy market, when I saw a woman in a yellow raincoat holding a perfect bunch of snowdrops. It’s unlike me to accost a stranger, but I had to ask her where she bought them. ‘At the end of the alley’, she pointed. There, with a large basket of delicate white ivy-wrapped bunches, I found a lady holding a sign that read ‘Snowdrops from my snowdrop farm.’ On a dreary January morning, could there be a more romantic notion than a snowdrop farm? I bought two bunches, and carried them home with a gladdened heart.

This year, I’ve set myself the task of sharing some of my smallest stories here on my blog. I’ll also be continuing to send out monthly Small Stories emails- a letter from me to you, straight to your inbox. If you don’t already receive my monthly musings, you can sign up here (and you’ll also receive my free storytelling E-book).

Finding your creative voice

I’m just popping in to let you know that I’m over on the 91 Magazine blog today talking about finding your creative voice through small stories. I share an exclusive extract of the Little Stories of My Life E-course (which begins again this Monday for the last time before summer 2020) and a time-limited discount

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‘I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.’ – L.M. Montgomery October is here, bringing wild autumnal winds and tumultuous rainstorms, raindrops bouncing off pavements, dripping from trees and running down necks. The October skies outside my window are glowering and grey, shot through with occasional rays of sunshine: illuminating the

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edging towards autumn

“I love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know… The border is to be on the way. It is the way that is the most important thing.” – Tove Jansson Year after year I revisit Tove Jansson’s words at the end of the summer, as

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