• Joy Pockets

    Wondering what to bake – oh the sweet, gooey possibilities Direction with my writing – hurray, it feels like I have caught the train which for years I have chased after in my dreams, trying to jump on board and always missing it. Our garden […]

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  • The Tree of Knowledge- Another installment in my son’s quirky religious education

    So on Sunday we got the “rainbow book” out, on request of my Bible loving three-year-old (those of you of a religious persuasion will be reassured that we have my illustrated Good News version on our bookshelf – it has a picture of a rainbow […]

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  • The Magic Time

    ” A lot of the pull of creativity is an overcoming of time and space- we pull memories forward to us so they might live again, so that we might reignite the spark of life into things, times, people that we held dear – with […]

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  • What do YOU like??

    Dearest valued readers, I am STUCK. And I need potential readers’ insight to help me to find which way to go, so I am looking for YOUR input on this… My book is about creative mothers. It is jam-packed full of useful insight and information. […]

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  • Something for the weekend: The creative process

    Still totally absorbed in my book. Part two is flying – should be ready to go to my posse of critics by next weekend at this rate. So no writing for you here – but a great quote I came across this week in my […]

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  • Hot off the press – Part One!

    So part one of the book on creative mothers is hot off the press into the hands of the critics – ie my best friends and husband. They have been warned to be good lovers – firm but gentle! This book virgin is feeling excited, […]

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  • The Irish namaste!

    There is a custom here in rural Ireland. A quaint one, which speaks of a time when everyone knew everyone else. It is the culchie* salute – the greeting of country dwellers. Every driver greets every other driver, cyclist, pedestrian by raising their hand as […]

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  • Playing cowbabies and Indians

    We have had a creative day today – they led and I followed… First they painted the pots they had made on the wheel at the pottery last week.  Then it was decided that a teepee must be made – we improvised using a sheet, […]

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  • The comfort of strangers…

    So following on from last night’s post. I am feeling really odd about those I know reading my work. Any of my stuff, but especially this book in progress… Why do we feel easier being completely honest and open with strangers rather than those closest […]

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  • The book that cannot be read!

    Here’s the thing. I’m writing my book (about creative mothers), and I’m really pleased with it, with how it’s taking shape. It is nowhere near finished, but I am please with how it is forming. I have tried to explain to non-writers how it works […]

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