BLUE BUTTERFLIES

On the brink of receiving my small collection of short stories proof copy for ‘A Smattering of Alice’, I muse over a couple of incidents that led to its completion and became the glue that held me together during its journey. My love of blue butterflies is a common denominator in the relationship I haveContinue reading “BLUE BUTTERFLIES”

HEAVY LIGHT

On Sunday, 13th June, I attended a Books by the Beach Festival Event at the YMCA Theatre, Scarborough to hear Horatio Clare discussing his brave memoir about mental illness ‘Heavy Light’. The former Head of BBC Radio, Helen Boaden (the Festival’s Patriot) led the discussion and it was interesting that the repertoire and mutual respectContinue reading “HEAVY LIGHT”

INSPIRING MOMENTS

Being in the moment and noticing the small things helps us to focus on the ‘now’ and allows peaceful rest to enter into our mind, body and soul. It is impossible to be anxious about other things when you are truly focussed on the ‘now’. This mindfulness attitude has been of significant value to meContinue reading “INSPIRING MOMENTS”