My Summer Bucket List: A Seasonal Separation

I’m breaking the mold. Normally I’d bring you poetry or a story or some perhaps lightly too-subverted philosophy hidden in shoes. But today is not only Sunday but exactly a week before I get to go home for the summer!  I haven’t started packing, in fact, right now I’m sat with my elbows resting on […]

At This Moment In Time: The Last Of April

The conservatory is emptied of sound while its roof is increasingly rebelled against by an army of rain droplets on their course to whatever earth they may find between the concrete water features and porcelain plant pots. The last day of April and I open the door to it, the scent of the heat ascending […]

The Groves

I wandered through wispy trees blind in the darkness of the fading woods, the brambles searing my feet as I stumbled forward. For days I walked the earthy maze, the bows would break and I would find that long the sun, I’d left behind. My face I’d lost, my name I’d never known and hope […]

The Butterfly with a thousand faces

I walked through the rainforest, the only unconvincing thing about it being the fake flowers I saw halfway round, the only ones the butterflies didn’t seem to want to land on. I was surrounded by these beautiful graceful creatures when I came across the one above, the world in its wings, not just an owl […]

Every end is a beginning

Yesterday I finished a 16,000 word marathon…from just two months. For the last few weeks I have been so wrapped up in life and a rollercoaster of everything I have not had chance to put pen to paper. But Here I am, my optimistic philosophy is that everything that ends start something new, with me […]

Dreary Days and Daisy’s

The Raindrops descended and a singular drop of this circular stated moisture fell onto the tip of her nose just as the only tear that would fall that day escaped the corner of her eye. 6 hours of a Wednesday disappearing in a hospital, half of which spent with worry about the new knowledge of […]

The Marina

The water a murky pastel blue, I looked down and longed to just jump. The boats docked from far away places, the familiar welsh flag adorned one of them and reminded me of home. The seagulls swarmed in gangs around us, and the breeze swept us back towards the land. It was beautiful by the […]

How to Fill an afternoon in 22 pages

My browser has 22 tabs open: 12 are asking me to learn something new and maybe write about it, 6 are giving me option of various ways I could travel and all the places I could go to, 3 are showing me that other people have and will continue to follow in the wonder-lust steps […]

Slumber into which we become…

Our eyes heavy from days that are filled not enough or unfilled just enough for a fatigue to creep in, The comfort provided by duck feather pillows and duvets lulls us into a sense that to rest just a moment will be forever in out favour. As we sit out eyes feel the weight of […]