South Stack Lighthouse

Day Five: A trip to the Lighthouse Ragged and wild, I felt at home. Seagulls soar below, dark wings arched. Uneven steps narrow and worn. The Lighthouse white and sturdy against the rough seas. Dark sprawling patches of water like the shadow of a Kraken. Tides meeting, white waves crashing against placid waters. A thrill … Continue reading South Stack Lighthouse

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Plas Newydd

Day Four: Magnolia Garden and two friendly robins Tom is still struggling today, weak legs and extreme fatigue. My mother-in-law is brewing a pot of tea and my father in law is off trying to take photos of RAF planes. Ridicules in it's opulence, tiered gardens, canons positioned against balustrades, the Menai straits spreading out … Continue reading Plas Newydd

The Oyster Catcher, Anglesey

Day Three: Games and Rhosneigr Tom and I played a pretty little game called Patchwork. tiles fit neatly into a grid, which represents the quilt. Essentially the one to fill the most of their quilt with the patchwork tiles wins. Shut up & Sit Down have done a great review. I won the first game … Continue reading The Oyster Catcher, Anglesey

Anglesey Again

Day Two: Silver Bay A lazy morning, and the discovery we'd forgotten a good many things. Most importantly my food. I'm still not confident with different foods. Tom was terribly ill in the morning and we both completely let things slip through the sleepy net. We'll be heading to a supermarket tomorrow. I've been writing … Continue reading Anglesey Again

A Week Away In Anglesey

I've been away living in a tiny cottage with no Wifi. Though I have not blogged, that doesn't mean I've not written...Our First Stop: Attingham ParkA windy path to a grand blocky mansion. Small seating areas scattered about the old stable blocks, seats outside in a sheltered courtyard. A variety of dogs big and small, … Continue reading A Week Away In Anglesey

Trace Your Logic

Today I look on the tricky task of skin colour in my novel. Even though my world is pure fantasy I want to be mindful of perpetrating negative stereotypes. I turned to Writing with Color (as a Brit it kills me to spell colour without the u). The website is an absolute treasure trove. After … Continue reading Trace Your Logic

Wonderbook

Tuesday's are always a bit of a write-off (no pun intended). the mornings are hectic as I look after my toddling nephew. Add a dentist appoint with all the fear adrenaline that brings. I found I needed the afternoon for rest. Wonderbook - The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction Today I used Widening Context … Continue reading Wonderbook

Tentative Steps Back To Writing

Let's try this again...There's a ball of worms squirming in my stomach. I feel like an utter failure. I write so infrequently it can barely be called a hobby. But enough of my self-pity.  Today I picked one of the numerous writing books from my shelf and sat down at my laptop and wrote.  The … Continue reading Tentative Steps Back To Writing