Sellotape

There is so much writing inspiration to be found in the everyday; things that lie doormat until one day they become useful in our writing lives. This morning on Twitter, Mathew Tobin shared a carefully crafted sign his five-year-old son had made: Warning.  The sign...

Regards

Regards I received an email today. From a stranger. She sent me her regards. And I wondered – not your best regards? She must be saving her very best regards for someone else I thought. But would it have killed her to at least send me some kind regards –...

I Am A Plant

  This comes from something my daughter said to me as we were walking along. I said to her we’d turn it into a poem. I Am A Plant Tell your mum, or dad, or auntie or uncle, “Look! I’m a plant!” You’ll grab their attention for sure....
Freedom and the Tree

Freedom and the Tree

Imposing tree at the other side of the fence: You are mine! You don’t know any boundaries I know you have chosen me. When I dreamed that I had stolen you and relocated you to My garden You were already mine! Your roots are under My ground. When the wind shook your...

Lockdown Alphabet

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T V T V T V V T V (We were singing songs to our new baby cousin/niece and Maisie started singing the alphabet song. Half way through she got muddle and said she had forgotten the alphabet in an “oh, nevermind” way. “ Lockdown has...