Another perfect day: My ranking of favourite Beatrix Potter stories

Hope you're all having a lovely Easter break! It's when the weather starts turning towards Spring again, that I am immediately seeking out some old literary favourites that evoke my fondest memories of this time of year in particular.  This usually includes, but is not limited to: Wordsworth's famous Romantic poem 'The Daffodils', Arthur Ransome's … Continue reading Another perfect day: My ranking of favourite Beatrix Potter stories

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Three Zero

Friday, 7th August 1987.  Los Lobos are at number one in the UK charts with their cover of Ritchie Valens' hit 'La Bamba'.  Dynasty and the late Sir Terry Wogan's chat show are on TV that night.  Sylvanian Families are the must have toy of the moment.  And you, Mairi, my dear sister, are born … Continue reading Three Zero

Roald Dahl: The Finest Works of a Whimsical Genius

I've touched on finding inspiration as a writer in previous blog posts before. Never before though, have I touched on certain authors that inspire me, but in the case of today's post, I am doing just that. I have been back writing more stories for a children's series I've had in development for nearly two … Continue reading Roald Dahl: The Finest Works of a Whimsical Genius