Category Archives: Countryside

Time

Time. It’s a slippery thing. There have been seasons of my life where I’ve had too much of it, waiting for it to pass, knowing that each ticking second is a second’s worth of healing, or a countdown to freedom. … Continue reading

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Oak trees

This is a favourite bench under an oak tree where I have sat to eat my lunch, on many of my rounds as a District Nurse. It seems a little silly to talk of saying farewell to hedgerows and trees … Continue reading

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The Faery Capital

My last film in my series exploring locations that inspired The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle. This week it’s all about the faery capital of Inchmahome! In other news, today was my last day as a District Nurse. More on … Continue reading

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School visit

One of the things I’d been looking forward to as a new author was meeting young readers at school visits and library events. Sadly, the pandemic threw a spanner in the works, and my carefully prepared, action-packed workshops have been … Continue reading

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The Railway Tunnel

At the weekend, we travelled up to North Devon to finally celebrate my mum’s 70th, eighteen months late. We’d re-booked the holiday cottage three times. It was a wonderful, glowing time of family, good food, long walks, and pottering around … Continue reading

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Six months!

Saturday marked the six-month birthday of The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle hitting bookshop shelves so I couldn’t resist celebrating with a cat cake! Publication had already been delayed by a year due to Covid, and even then, released just … Continue reading

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Departures

I hope you had a lovely Summer. We returned from Scotland with our hearts full of memories of mountaintop views and the evening light glittering the surface of the river. It was just wonderful and exactly what we needed. Back … Continue reading

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Pants

Last Thursday, the most amazing sound filled the evening air. Bells! I don’t think I’d realised how much I’d missed hearing them until they were ringing again. Thursday night is bell-ringing night at the parish church behind our house. Or, … Continue reading

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Super powers

It has been very wet down our way. At the weekend we disturbed Meadow Browns from un-cut fields of hay, the butterflies still flying despite the showers. I suspect the farmers will be glad of the hot weather forecast to … Continue reading

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Good Farmers

Here’s the view from our camping pod, early on Sunday morning, nipping out to the loo. It was wonderful to be somewhere different and look out on rolling hills. It’s a fabulous farm, not far from us, where the sense … Continue reading

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