Getting Out There in 2022

In 2021 I made the decision to step away from my paid job for a while to concentrate on my writing. Having got myself an incredible agent I wanted to be able to focus on getting my first novel published and get novel number two written. … More Getting Out There in 2022


Laurie Colwin – Cookery Writing for COVID times

I’ve recently been reading Laurie Colwin’s More Home Cooking, her second book of witty and warm cookery essays, mainly taken from articles she wrote for the now defunct Gourmet Magazine. The late Laurie Colwin, born and based in New York, was initially known for her fiction writing, first publishing in the New Yorker, followed by … More Laurie Colwin – Cookery Writing for COVID times

Plant Heaven

Yesterday this fair weather gardener was lucky enough to spend a stunning spring morning at a beautiful plant fair, held in the grounds of the inspirational Rowdeford School, Wiltshire. In truth you should never go plant buying on a beautiful day – without fail you will always buy far more than you will ever be … More Plant Heaven