Travels and Tales in Wonderful Wales

It’s great to get away: even though I love my house and I have so many jobs lined up – electrics, oiling floors, fixing holes in ceilings, so much gardening (sighs!!) – it’s so lovely to take a break. It was Big G‘s birthday, and although I have several ideas for new books in the …

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The glorious outdoors

I've always been thankful for blessings. Family, friends, good health, food on the table, shelter and warmth are things I'm grateful for every day. There are other areas of my life that I'll be ever-grateful for; my work has always made me happy: learning, researching, teaching drama, writing novels. It is an incredible feeling, being …

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Appreciating ‘Dappl’d Things’ during lockdown

During the difficult lockdown moments when the sun isn’t shining and the world looks quite bleak, when people no longer have a reliable source of income and they can’t buy some foods or they have to queue at a distance to get them; when we all miss the simple things like going out for a …

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Sometimes what’s outside affects what’s inside: on nature and inspiration

I decided to have a couple of weeks away from writing. It was a simple idea - it was summer time, so I'd write nothing, just let the summer shine in through the mind’s window and the brain bask in the warmth. After all, I have three new novels more or less completed – maybe …

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