some news…

I’ve got some exciting news to share! Last week, whilst sitting on a wild and windy beach in West Wales, I signed the contract with a publisher for my first book! Like every bookish child, I’ve always secretly dreamed of writing a book, and I’m pinching myself that this dream is actually coming true. I’m writing a

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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

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wild garlic & woodsmoke

I spent my early years on the edge of Dartmoor’s wilderness: the high, desolate moor, in summer dressed with a trimming of golden coconut-scented gorse. A ruined castle was my playground, ice-cold streams my paddling pool. As a small child I ran through steep woodland where the ancient hollow trees housed -I felt quite sure

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Why I write

I’ve been thinking about why I write. Almost a decade after I started blogging, I find myself wondering why I still show up in this space and commit my words to the screen, sending them out into the ether. I suppose I’m guided by E.M. Forster’s ‘only connect’, and the hope that my words will

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