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A Magical Process

Thursday, 9 August 2018

I am living inexciting times! Everything is now coming together rapidly in preparation for the publication of my first book, 'Merry Midwinter'. All the edits have now been completed; the design and wording for the cover is agreed upon and complete, the publishing date decided upon.

As this is my first book to be published, the whole process has been something of a learning curve, but I have to…

All Down Hill From Here!

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The Summer Solstice is now past; Midsummer and the Longest Day occurred a few days ago; as from last Sunday evening the days will now begin to grow shorter again as we beigin the very gradual descent towards harvest time, autumn and winter. Yes, I do​ know that we are currently in the middle of a heat wave and drought and that many of us haven't even had our summer holidays yet! But the fact remains…

My Seasonal Blogs... Take a Look

Thursday, 31 May 2018

It has just struck me that I have two blogs which you might like to take a look at. The first, dealing with topics related to the season of Winter, the Solstice and Christmas can be found at and reflects - but does not repeat - some of the topics which I have written about in Merry Midwinter. Being seasonl it is only active during the three Winter months of November, December…


Friday, 25 May 2018

A huge 'thank you' to everyone who has pledged to support my work! You are all related to me, one way or another; family, friends, aquaintances, past students... and you are all immensely important to me, and significant to the creation of this book. Each and every one of you has contributed to my life and development, helping to form the person I have become and write 'Merry Midwinter' - even those…

Loving the Radio

Thursday, 19 April 2018

What an amazing day I've just had! Lovely trip over to Wrexham... the countryside looked absolutely stunning in this glorious warm sunshine that we are having! and then a wonderful hour spent talking on air to the delightful Denise Oliver of Calon FM. I think that I could definitely take to going on the radio - it was such great fun! If you would like to hear us chatting about my book 'Merry Midwinter…

Radio Interview

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Venturing into getting a book published is a fascinating process and has some quite extraordinary - and unlooked for - results! This coming Thursday (19th April) I am being interviewed on one of the local radio stations, Calon FM, so if anyone is in the area, why not tune in around to hear me talking about 'Merry Midwinter'? The weather is due to be beautiful and spring-like, which is just…

Publication date: Autumn 2018
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