bee friendly


Here’s a special guest on this page- a busy girl, doing what she and her sisters do best.Do bee friendly when you see her.

I’m sitting in the glorious sunshine,watching all the winged beauties-hoverflies, native bees (Tetragonnula Carbonaria) go on, try to say it quickly, it helps if you clap it-they;re sociable,  delightful little things- dragonflies-soldier flies-honey bees- and the lurking spiders, with the sun sparkling on their webs. Fish are jumpin’ in the little pond- aaah, peace.

Useful(?) writing tips


How I begin- its called the plunge – in technique.

1. When you are woken by an amazing idea  early in the morning that demands that you sneak out of your warm bed  into the dark, cold house, and scribble till dawn-.just write write and write- that’s the new book/story calling  its mummy.

2..ASAP-in daylight-  read the pages, ignore the typos-feel the glow in your belly-Eureka! This is how IT begins.

3.Exert all your strength to avoid fiddling with your 3am inspiration-let’s call it the nucleus.

4.Close eyes tightly- call on the Muse- flex your eager  fingers-and write the next exciting bit.

There’s more- watch this space-