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Half term adventures

Half term was full of adventures… On Friday, I visited the dinkiest, but most perfect bookshop in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, called Through The Wardrobe, to sign copies of The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle. I dropped off some extra goodies … 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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In Conversation

I’ll be honest, I took September hard. It started with being away in Scotland when the swifts left. This year more than any other, I was desperate for the light to linger, and the darkness and damp to stay away. … Continue reading

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October

In my seasonal reading Stephen Moss in his book Wild Hares and Hummingbirds describes the annual “house invasion” that occurs at this time of year. Moss lives in an old farmhouse with no doorstep so he often finds fledgling sparrows … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night

Festivities and special days cluster around this time of year like a group of teenagers on a street corner. Then November stretches out in grey dreariness with nothing to break it up until the countdown to Christmas begins. If it … Continue reading

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Bright moon

Here is a photograph from my life drawing class last night. At the beginning of the class I set the students some exercises using collage to help them develop their understanding of shape and the human body. On the way … Continue reading

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Halloween

I’m not much of a fan of Halloween. As a child with a vivid imagination I could never control my fears enough to find them entertaining. It was always pure terror or nothing. Now an adult and mum to boot, … Continue reading

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